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Marines Plan to Buy 13 Additional F-35s

The Marines plan to add 13 F-35s to their program, bringing the total to 2,456 jets, according to the latest figures included in the 2017 annual Selected Acquisition Report. The program’s acquisition costs rose to $406.5 billion from $379 billion, below SAR estimates, according to the report. Some of the …

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Marines Ready to Launch 3-D Printed Drones

Marines are ready to launch a 3-D-printed drone, nicknamed the “Nibbler,” into combat zones in the upcoming weeks, reports 3D Printing Industry. The Nibbler would be able to operate like other, far more expensive unmanned aircraft and conduct “over the hill” intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Nibbler is composed of …

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Navy Debuts Drone-Based Mine Detection

Researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) are using drones to detect submerged and buried mines using a system sponsored by the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) TechSolutions program. Designed to safely remove explosive ordinance in both coastal surf and shallow-water, the Mine Warfare Rapid Assessment Capability system (MIW …

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Huntington Ingalls Awarded $1.5B to Build Navy’s 12th San Antonio-Class Amphibious Warship

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has secured a potential $1.46 billion contract modification to design and construct a 12th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Monday it expects Huntington Ingalls to complete detail design and construction work on USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) by October 2021. The …

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Carestream Health Wins $571M DLA Radiology Tech Supply, Training IDIQ

Carestream Health has won a potential 10-year, $570.9 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for radiology systems, accessories and related training services. DLA Troop Support received 27 bids for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, which contains five base years and one five-year option period,  the Defense Department said Friday. The company will supply the radiology equipment to the U.S. Air Force, U.S. …

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Navy Awards Lockheed $181M F-35 Logistics, Sustainment Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) aeronautics business a $181.2 million contract modification to perform recurring logistics and sustainment work on F-35 fighter jets for U.S. and foreign military customers. The modification covers ground maintenance, action request resolution, depot activation, operations and maintenance, reliability, maintainability and health management implementation and …

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Lynn Dugle: Engility to Help Train Marines With Live, Virtual & Simulation Platforms

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 26, 2016 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) will provide training and advisory support to the U.S. Marine Corps under a two-year, $16 million task order from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Friday it will help the service branch train Marines on newly fielded command-and-control systems …

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Huntington Ingalls Gets $242M Engineering Support Contract for Navy Amphibious Warships

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has received a potential $242 million contract to provide life-cycle engineering and related services for the U.S. Navy’s LPD 17-class amphibious transport dock ships. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract covers systems integration, class material readiness, ship alteration installation, design services, obsolescent management, logistics and training support, data management and …

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Raytheon to Develop Humvee-Based Anti-Drone Lasers; Bill Hart Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will work with the Office of Naval Research to build a vehicle-based laser weapon system to target drones and other low-flying adversarial assets. Bill Hart, vice president of space systems at Raytheon, said Wednesday the laser will be based on planar waveguide technology and have a compact design for use on mobile platforms. …

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EMCOR to Replace Military Base HVAC Systems; Robert Lake Comments

An EMCOR Group subsidiary (NYSE: EME) has been awarded a set of four contracts to repair and replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at three military bases. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest contracted EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems to refresh systems at 64 buildings located in San Diego County, …

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