Navy Orders Northrop Mission Computers for Marine Corps’ Viper, Venom Choppers

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide mission computers to the U.S. Marine Corps for two types of attack helicopters under a $10.6 million low-rate initial production contract. The Marines use the company’s second-generation Flight Pro computers on the UH‑1Y Venom and AH‑1Zk Viper helicopters and plans to install the third-generation computer on future rotorcraft, Northrop said Thursday. The...

Boeing to Produce 82 Army Apaches for $1.1B

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a $1,156,446,681 modification to perform full-rate production work on 72 remanufactured and 10 new AH-64E Apache helicopters for the U.S. Army. The Army has obligated $380,043,678 in fiscal year 2013 procurement funds and $494,322,830 in fiscal 2014 other procurement funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The company will also refresh...

Lockheed to Continue Marine Corps Fire Control Tech Production; Brad Partain Comments

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will continue to produce fire control technology for U.S. Marine Corps attack helicopters under a $33.9 million contract awarded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Crane Division. This contract covers production lot 10 of the Target Sight System for the Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Cobra helicopters, Lockheed said Monday. Brad Partain, senior program manager of airborne...

Boeing, Army Sign $4B Chinook Helicopter Contract; Chuck Dabundo Comments

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Army have signed a multi-year contract potentially worth $4 billion for up to 215 helicopters intended for combat, logistics and humanitarian operations. The Army currently has 241 CH-47F Chinooks in its fleet and this order intends to bring the branch’s total procurement close to its goal of 464 helicopters, Boeing said Tuesday. Boeing will provide the Army at...

Sikorsky Wins $435M for Marine Corps Heavy Lift Helicopters; Michael Torok Comments

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has won a $435 million contract to build four heavy lift helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps to fly during operational evaluation missions. This award falls under the potential $3.5 billion system development and demonstration contract Sikorsky won in April 2006, Sikorsky said Thursday. To date, Sikorsky has delivered two out of seven helicopters and the company is close to...

Boeing Wins Apache Rotor Blade Contract

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $36,599,871 contract modification to acquire rotor blades and related equipment for U.S. Army attack helicopters. The composite blades and equipment are for the block three configuration of the Apache helicopter, the Defense Department said April 12. Fiscal year 2012 procurement contract funds are covering the firm-fixed-price modification and the Army Contracting Command’s...

Report: Boeing to Receive New Army Chinook Contract in May

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) is scheduled to receive a contract in May for a second batch of CH-47 Chinook helicopters after the company and the U.S. Army agreed to a price. This second multi-year contract will comprise of 155 helicopters and options for 60 more, 16 of which are set aside for Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, Flightglobal reports. Army Col. Bob Marion, project manager for cargo helicopters,...

CAE Closes FY 2013 with $128M in Training Contract Wins; Gene Colabatistto Comments

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Gene Colabatistto CAE (NYSE: CAE) won approximately $128 million in contracts during the last month of its 2013 fiscal year from U.S. and international military customers for trainer products and related services. One of those wins came via an option from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), where CAE will design and build a weapon systems trainer for the U.S. Air Force‘s C-130J aircraft, CAE said Wednesday. CAE’s...

CAE Wins $90M in Training Support, Flight Equipment Work; Gene Colabatistto Comments

Gene Colabatistto CAE has won approximately $87.7 million in contracts to provide training support services, update flight trainers and help maintain military flight simulation equipment for military customers. The modeling and simulation company won the contracts during the first two months of the fourth quarter for its 2013 fiscal year, the company said Thursday. Under a fourth contract, the company...

General Dynamics Wins $224M For Army Rockets, Engineering; Steve Elgin Comments

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General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) armament and technical products business unit has won two contracts worth $223.9 million combined to produce air-to-ground rockets for the U.S. Army. The company will also provide engineering services to the Army for the Hydra-70 rocket program, General Dynamics said Wednesday. Since 1996, General Dynamics has served as systems integrator for Hydra rockets, which...