Ralph Acaba: Raytheon to Build Processor Kits Under Int’l Patriot Engineering Program

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State Dept. photo Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will produce radar digital processor kits for Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems operated by the U.S. and two partner countries under a $235.5 million contract. The company said Wednesday that the full-rate production contract is intended to reduce the number of battery replaceable units from 759 to 56 and increase reliability by 40 percent. Production work...

Raytheon to Update Army Patriot Defense System; Ralph Acaba Comments

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won $71.7 million in contracts to add a radar digital processor and man station into the U.S. Army‘s Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The company will use a software update released in June for the work and aims to help warfighters gain situational awareness in the field, Raytheon said Monday. Ralph Acaba, vice president of integrated air and missile defense for...

Raytheon Wins $231M for Navy Weapon, Ship Defense Systems; Rick Nelson Comments

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won a potential $231 million contract from the U.S. Navy to remanufacture and update weapon systems, as well as to build anti-ship missile defense systems. The award contains $136.2 million in base funds from federal fiscal year 2013 and a $94.8 million option for fiscal 2014, Raytheon said Wednesday. Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon’s naval and area mission defense...

Lockheed to Engineer Aegis Upgrade Under $1.4B MDA Contract

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $69,386,572 contract modification to acquire equipment and other materials to engineer an upgrade baseline for missile defense systems on U.S. Navy destroyers. This sole-source, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-award-fee contract modification increases the total contract value from $1,340,453,696 to $1,409,840,268, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The...

Raytheon To Upgrade Navy Missile Pulse Decoder

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won an $8,761,875 contract modification to upgrade a pulse encoder on Tomahawk cruise missiles for the U.S. Navy, Signal Magazine reports. George Seffers writes that the Navy wants to upgrade the Pulse Code Modulation Encoder inside the missile’s mid-body range safety subsystem kit. PCM encoders are embedded on the kit’s flight test configured missiles and intend to provide...

Lockheed Wins $105M For AF Missile Defense Satellite Logistics

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $105,868,182 contract to provide logistics support for a U.S. Air Force missile warning and defense satellite system. The company’s space systems business will also perform legacy sustainment and combined task force support work under the cost-plus incentive-fee and fixed-price incentive-firm contract, the Defense Department said Friday. According to the...

Lockheed Wins $284M For Infrared Satellites

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $284,439,355 U.S. Air Force contract to move into the advanced procurement phase of a space-based infrared satellite program. This fixed-price incentive firm target contract covers geosynchronous orbit satellites five and six, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Lockheed will perform work in Sunnyvale, Calif. through June 19, 2016 and the Air Force is funding...

Jim Chilton Named Boeing Defense Systems Head, Greg Hyslop Tech Research VP; Roger Krone Comments

Jim Chilton, Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) former vice president and program manager for exploration launch systems, has been appointed vice president and general manager of strategic missile and defense systems. The 29-year company veteran will succeed Greg Hyslop, who will serve as VP and GM of research and technology, Boeing said Tuesday. Jim Chilton Since March 2009, Hyslop has led missile defense,...

Lockheed Installing, Testing Navy Aegis Systems For $1B

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will install ballistic missile defense systems on three U.S. Navy destroyers under a potential $1,316,430,438 Missile Defense Agency contract. The contract reached that value as the company won a $30,226,670 modification under a previously-awarded sole-source-cost-plus-incentive-fee/cost-plus-award-fee contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. This modification covers...

Kratos To Build Ballistic Missile Defense Electronics; Richard Poirer Comments

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Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (NASDAQ: KTOS) has won a $11.9 million contract to build electronic hardware for a U.S. ballistic missile defense program, the company said Thursday. The company won the contract from one of the program’s prime contractors. Richard Poirier, president of Kratos’ electronic products division, said the company will build hardware for tracking, flight safety...