Orlando Carvalho: South Korea, US Could Ink Finalized F-35 Agreement This Year

South Korea has decided to acquire Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35 fighter jets through a foreign military sales process with the U.S. The South Korean government evaluated and selected the F-35 Lightning II aircraft under that country’s F-X fighter acquisition program, Lockheed said Monday. Orlando Carvalho, Lockheed executive vice president of aeronautics, said the company expects South...

Raytheon to Build Naval Aircraft Circuit Card Assemblies for US, Australia and Canada

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will build aircraft circuit card assemblies for the U.S. Navy and two other countries under a potential $8,970,000 contract. The Defense Logistics Agency awarded the firm-fixed-price contract to Raytheon’s space and airborne systems unit on a sole source basis, the Defense Department said Friday. Australia and Canada are also acquiring the assemblies through the five-year...

Exelis Deploys F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech For AF Foreign Sales; Joe Rambala Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has built electronic warfare equipment for F-16 fighter jets under a series of U.S. Air Force foreign military sales agreements with five international partners. The Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite has been certified for operational use in the F-16 programs of Chile, Turkey, Poland, Oman and Pakistan, Exelis said Tuesday. Exelis provided its AIDEWS with software...

Northrop to Help Sustain Air Force Embedded GPS System for $200M

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a potential four-year, $200 million contract to help the Air Force integrate and sustain a GPS navigation system. Up to 45 percent of the contract ceiling could include unclassified foreign military sales agreements, with the first two confirmed orders covering sales to Iraq and Thailand, the Defense Department said Friday. According to the Navy, the Embedded...

DSCA to Hold Competition for $600M Libya Force Training, Arms Sale

The Defense Department agency responsible for the U.S. foreign military sales program intends to name a contractor for a potential $600 million training and arms sales agreement with Libya through a competition. Libya intends to develop and train a general purpose force for protecting the country’s infrastructure and to maintain peace and security, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said...

Raytheon Awarded $70M for Air Force Countermeasures

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $70 million contract to build electronic countermeasures and line replaceable units for in-country spares, software sustainment and other work at two Air Force bases. Warner Robins and Eglin Air Force Bases are acquiring the Advanced Countermeasures Electronic Systems and LRUs to help support foreign military sales agreements with Egypt, Iraq and Morocco, the...

Saudi Arabia Submits Request for $1B in Raytheon Missile Sales

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Saudi Arabia has asked to buy more than 15,000 Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) missiles from the U.S. government under two foreign military sales transactions worth close to $1.1 billion combined. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the proposals Thursday in two separate notices, one detailing a $900 million deal for 13,935 missiles and another potential $170 million sale covering...

PAE to Develop, Test SureTrak Surveillance System

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PAE’s applied technologies business has been awarded a $44,577,164 U.S. Navy contract to develop, test and integrate a surveillance system for three U.S. agencies and governments in Africa to support a foreign military sales agreement. The SureTrak System is designed as a multi-sensor, data acquisition and display system used for airspace surveillance, waterway clearance, shoreline surveillance...

Raytheon Nears Agreement on Qatar Missile Sale; Tim Glaeser Comments

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) is on the verge of closing a U.S. foreign military sales agreement with Qatar for the Patriot air and missile defense system, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal-EsaEmployment Standards Administration writes the company also expects to finalize an order agreement with Kuwait for additional Patriot fire units before year’s end. Tim Glaeser, Raytheon vice president for...

Report: South Korea to Buy Northrop’s Global Hawk for $848M; Raytheon’s Bob Busey Comments

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South Korea wants to purchase four Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) unmanned aerial vehicles for nearly $848 million from the U.S., Reuters reported Sunday. Joyce Lee and Andrea Shalal-EsaEmployment Standards Administration write South Korea plans to buy those UAVs through a foreign military sales agreement and sign that deal in 2014. Lee Young-geol, administrator of South Korea’s Defense Acquisition...

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