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...

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...

Raytheon to Build Airborne GPS Receivers Under Air Force IDIQ; Sharon Black Comments

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $15.8 million contract order to build an airborne GPS receiver for the Air Force, representing the first order under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The company is scheduled to produce 323 MAGR 2000-S24 units under the IDIQ and complete the first order by June 2015, Raytheon said Wednesday. Sharon Black, director of GPS and navigation systems...

The SI Organization to Help Air Force Integrate GPS Segments

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The SI Organization has won a $83,748,017 contract to work with the U.S. Air Force on integrating three product segments for the branch’s GPS enterprise system. The cost-plus-incentive-fee and firm-fixed-price contract covers systems engineering and integration technical support work through April 11, 2020, the Defense Department said Monday. GPS enterprise system stems comprise of a space segment,...

Harris Wins 1-Year Air Force GPS, Satellite Services Extension

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Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won a one-year, $65,083,169 contract extension to continue helping the U.S. Air Force operate and maintain its satellite control network and GPS antenna sites. The Defense Department expects to have $52,594,739 in fiscal year 2013 operations and maintenance funds obligated before the additional year of services starts on Sept. 30, according to a Friday Pentagon notice. Services...

Raytheon Wins $106M Commercial Bomb Sale; Harry Schulte Comments

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won a $106 million contract to provide two types of precision-guided bombs to an unidentified international customer through a direct commercial sale. The order is for the Paveway II munitions family that uses laser and GPS technology, Raytheon said Thursday. Harry Schulte, vice president of air warfare systems at Raytheon’s missile systems group, said international clients...

Boeing to Provide Navy, Air Force with Laser Guidance Kits for JDAM Missiles

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Boeing (NYSE:BA) Defense, Space and Security has won a $17.7 million modification contract from the U.S. Navy to provide 1,496 laser bomb guidance kits, according to a Military & Aerospace Electronics article. John Keller writes the modification from the Naval Air Systems Command exercises an option for full-rate production of DSU-38/B precision laser guidance sets for the joint direct...

Boeing Wins $65M AF Bomb Guidance Kit Sale

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $65,877,538 contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce 2,701 guidance tailkits for bombs in support of a foreign military sales agreement. Israel will receive the Lot 17 Joint Direct Attack Munition kits through the firm-fixed-price contract, the Defense Department said Friday. According to Boeing, JDAM kits intend to convert free-falling bombs into weapons guided by GPS...

Boeing to Build Air-Based Torpedo Launch System

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a potential $47,034,172 contract to design and build a system aimed at helping the U.S. Navy launch torpedoes from altitudes of up to 30,000 feet. The High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability Air Launch Accessory is designed to help Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) Mark 54 torpedo glide through the air after launching from a Boeing-made Poseidon plane, Military...

Boeing To Continue Helping AF Build GPS Network; Craig Cooning Comments

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a potential $51 million contract to ship U.S. Air Force GPS satellites to a Florida launch site as the company prepares for a satellite launch later this year. The company is contracted to provide the Air Force 12 GPS IIF satellites and three have been launched into service, the company said Tuesday. Nine remaining satellites are scheduled for completion by the end of this...

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