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Report: Navy Eyes Super Hornet Purchase to Address Carrier-Based Strike Fighter Shortfall

The U.S. Navy looks to unload its Boeing-built F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets and buy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft to address a shortage of fighters jets aboard the service branch’s carriers, Reuters reported Saturday. Andrea Shalal writes a Navy official said the plan could be implemented as part of the fiscal year 2018 budget alongside …

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UTC Subsidiary to Provide F-35 Propulsion System Services Under $310M Navy Contract

A United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) subsidiary has secured a $309.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide propulsion system services in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Pratt & Whitney will supply hardware, training course materials and equipment for the F-35 aircraft of the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, …

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Lockheed Gets $1.3B Upfront DoD Payment to Begin Lot 10 F-35 Production

The Defense Department has paid Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) an upfront fee of $1.28 billion to bankroll the 10th batch of F-35 aircraft through a potential $7.19 billion “undefinitized” contract action by DoD, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Anthony Capaccio writes DoD made the down payment to Lockheed as both parties work to definitize the …

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Reports: Canada Eyes Interim Purchase of 18 Boeing-Built Super Hornets

Canada plans to buy 18 Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft from the U.S. government on a temporary basis for an undisclosed amount in an effort to support the country’s existing fleet of CF-18 fighter jets, National Post reported Tuesday. David Pugliese writes Canada’s liberal government announced the plan as it works to …

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F-35 Program Office Taps Northrop, BAE & Australia-Based Teammates for MRO&U Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2016 — The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program office has tapped Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) Australia-based subsidiary for maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade services, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Northrop said Friday it will a join a team of other companies including the Australian operations of BAE Systems and …

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Pratt & Whitney Awarded $168M Contract for Lot 11 F-35 Propulsion System Components

United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a $167.5 million contract to fund long-lead engine materials needed for the low-rate initial production of lot 11 F-35s. Pratt & Whitney will supply 48 F135-PW-100 fighter engines for the U.S. Air Force, four F135-PW-100s for the U.S. Navy and 14 F135-PW-600s for the …

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November 7 Morning Report: GovCon Index Enters Election Eve on 6-Week Losing Streak

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index enters the eve of the U.S. presidential election on a six-week streak of declines with Friday’s close at 78.088, up 0.024 points from Thursday. Both the GCI and U.S. stock market at-large have felt effects of election-related uncertainty among investors over the past month with frequent swings …

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November 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Stuck in Neutral, Posts 6th Straight Negative Week as Election Draws Closer

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index gave back most of its morning gains Friday to close in narrow range on mixed large-cap stock performances and register its sixth straight weekly decline. Friday afternoon trading activity saw the GCI reset itself with the larger U.S. financial market as investors watched for new election-related developments and gauged the …

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November 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Down 1% on Huntington Ingalls 3Q Miss, Leidos Jumps on Street Beat

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Thursday after Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) reported a year-over-year decline in third quarter earnings with GCI-S&P 500 companies also notable laggers as U.S. stocks also fell on investor worries over election uncertainty. GovCon Index advancers edged decliners 16-14 and three of its 11 S&P 500 companies …

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Reports: DoD Issues $6.1B ‘Unilateral Contract Action’ on 9th Lockheed F-35 Production Batch

The Defense Department has finalized a “unilateral contract” worth more than $6.1 billion to fund Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) low-rate initial production of 57 lot 9 F-35 fighter jets, Reuters reported Wednesday. Mike Stone writes the deal covers 42 F-35As for the U.S. Air Force, Japan, Israel and Norway; 13 F-35Bs for the U.S. Marine Corps and the …

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