US, Iraq Strike $6B Deal for Boeing Apache Helicopters

ArmyLogistics
Iraq will acquire 24 Boeing-made (NYSE: BA) Apache attack helicopters through an approved .2 billion deal under the Pentagon’s foreign military sales program, Defense News reported Monday. Paul McLeary writes the Iraqi military’s purchase and lease of AH-64Es was approved by a U.S. congressional panel Monday. The deal also includes spare parts production, training, maintenance and technical...

Raytheon Wins $190M Air Force Deal for Reaper Drone Targeting System

Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) has won a $191 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide 149 multispectral targeting systems for the branch’s General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles. The company will begin delivering the systems in January 2013 and also provide support systems and spares, according to a Tuesday company announcement. Raytheon said the system aims to provide long-range...

Lockheed To Provide Army Sight Systems For Hellfire Missiles

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) has won a $47,586,369 million contract to provide the U.S. Army with 18 target sight systems and data, the Defense Department announced Monday. AN/AAQ-30 systems track and identify targets, support laser-guided weapons and provide passive targeting for integrated weapons such as Hellfire missiles. The Pentagon said the Army awarded the firm-fixed-price contract on...

Lockheed, Air Force to R&D Sensor, Radar Target Seeker for Weapons Systems Integration

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a five-year cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory‘s munitions directorate to test if its cooled tri-mode seeker can integrate into Air Force weapon platforms. R&D will assess tri-mode weapon capabilities, emerging targeting concepts and guidance techniques. Lockheed’s cooled tri-mode seeker...