Sikorsky Wins $3.5B to Build Helicopters for Turkey

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has signed a $3.5 billion agreement with Turkey for the production of multi-purpose helicopters, Defense News reported Friday. Burak Ege Bekdil writes the United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) subsidiary will initially co-build 109 T-70 utility helicopters in partnership with Turkish Aerospace Industries. The T-70 is a variant of Sikorsky’s S-70 Black Hawk International aircraft,...

Thales to Install Naval Radars for Dutch Military

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Thales Group has signed a contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding to supply and install surveillance radars for the Netherlands’ Joint Support Ship program. Thales will install its Scout Mk3 sensor technology on a vessel Damen Schelde is building for the Dutch defense materiel organization, Thales said Friday. Netherlands’ military is slated to conduct initial sea trials of its JSS...

Exelis Buys ARC’s Air Travel Mgmt Tool; Rene Colyer Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has purchased a Web-based tool developed by travel analytics firm ARC to manage corporate air travel. FareSight works to compare average ticket prices for air travel and also analyze both air travel patterns and spending, ARC announced Wednesday. “When FareSight transitioned to general availability, we purchased the product knowing the value was in understanding how our air...

10 Firms Picked for $243M Natl Guard Environmental Engineering Contract

Ten companies have won positions on a three-year, $243 million contract covering environmental engineering support services for the Army National Guard. The National Guard Bureau received 21 bids for the firm-fixed-price contract and will determine funding and location with each order, the Defense Department said Friday. Work is scheduled to complete Jan. 23, 2017. Awardees include: AECOM Technical...

Rob Smith: Lockheed Data Processor Built to Help Air Force Collect Space Data

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $3.9 million contract to continue developing a technology the U.S. Air Force plans to use for tracking and sharing data on assets and debris in space. The Non-Traditional Data Pre-Processor is intended as an expansion to the Integrated Space Command Control system and is aimed at helping operators share data with the Air Force’s Joint Space Operations Center...

Northrop to Push Through Air Force GPS-Challenged Navigation Contract

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Northrop Grumman will push through with the third phase of a U.S. Air Force program to improve geo-registration accuracy for positioning and pointing applications in locations and conditions not covered by global positioning system. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory awarded the contract after the company completed the first two phases of the Maintain Accurate Geo-registration via Image-nav Compensation...

Paul Dillahay: Lockheed, ASRC Federal Subsidiary Form Civil Space Team

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Paul Dillahay Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has awarded a potential three-year, $50 million subcontract to an ASRC Federal subsidiary for civil space support services. ASRC Federal Space and Defense will provide engineering and technical support services to Lockheed Martin for work supporting agencies such as NASA and the U.S. Air Force, ASRC Federal announced Tuesday. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity...

BAE to Continue Navy Missile Canister Production

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BAE Systems has been awarded $19.2 million in contract options to produce additional shipborne missile canister launching systems for the U.S. Navy, Naval Today reported Friday. The options cover work through March 2016 on 89 Mk 21 MOD 3 canisters, coding plug assemblies, impulse cartridge assemblies and explosive bolts. BAE was awarded a $91.4 million contract by the Navy in June 2013 for engineering...

$122M Modification Grows General Dynamics Electric Boat’s Virginia-Class Submarine Contract to $716M

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A General Dynamics subsidiary has won a $121.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide the branch with long lead-time materials for three Virginia-class submarines.  The modification grows the value of the contract General Dynamics Electric Boat won in April 2012 to $716.5 million, the company said Dec. 23. General Dynamics said the modification covers materials to support the...

Jacobs to Continue Air Force Info Security, Engineering Services

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A Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) subsidiary has been awarded a $12,800,149 contract modification to continue providing engineering and information security services to the U.S. Air Force. The cost-plus-fixed-fee modification covers services to Defense Department agencies, military service branches and foreign military sales customers, the Pentagon said Friday. Jacobs Technology will work to...

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