Jon Hunsberger: Boeing Wins $250M to Update NATO Warning, Control Aircraft Systems

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a $250 million contract to modernize flight decks and avionics equipment on NATO airborne warning and control system aircraft. The company will integrate digital technology into 13 NATO AWACS planes through the engineering and manufacturing development contract, Boeing said Tuesday. Jon Hunsberger, a Boeing program manager, said the systems upgrade is intended to...

Ian Bell: CAE to Refresh NATO’s Flight Training Equipment

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CAE (NYSE: CAE) has been awarded a contract of an undisclosed amount to update NATO’s flight training equipment at an alliance airbase in Germany. The company will refresh an E-3A flight deck simulator and flight training device at NATO Airbase Geilenkirchen in order to align that work with updates to the E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, CAE said Tuesday. Ian Bell, CAE’s...

State Dept OKs Potential $250M USAF-Boeing Aircraft Sustainment Deal for UK

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) is set to provide equipment and parts, training, technical and logistics support for the U.K.’s C-17A Globemaster III fleet after the State Department approved a potential $250 million foreign military sales agreement. According to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency news release posted Thursday, the U.K. government seeks to acquire continued involvement in Boeing’s...

NATO Country Buys Exelis Radios to Secure Data Backbone

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Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will supply a NATO client with high-capacity radios that are intended to serve as the customer’s communications data backbone under a $12 million contract. The data radio system is designed to protect data connections between command headquarters and ground forces, Exelis said Monday. Exelis will perform the work through 2016 at its Basingstoke, Hampshire-based facility. The NATO...

Lockheed Taps Selex ES to Help Test, Install Future NATO HQ Network

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has awarded a potential eight-year subcontract to a Finmeccanica subsidiary for testing and accreditation work on the network infrastructure for NATO’s future headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Selex ES will help Lockheed go through NATO’s security accreditation process and help install new systems for wireless voice and data communications, Selex ES said Thursday. NATO...

Brian Moran Named Boeing President of EU, NATO Relations; Shep Hill Comments

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Brian Moran, formerly Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) international activities lead in Northern Europe, has been appointed president of European Union and NATO relations for the aerospace contractor. Moran will report to Shep Hill, senior vice president of business development and strategy at Boeing International, and represent Boeing at the EU, European Parliament and NATO, Boeing said Tuesday. Hill said Moran...

Raytheon-Astrium Team to Pursue NATO Missile Defense Contract; George Mavko Comments

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State Dept. photo Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Astrium have partnered to compete for a potential seven-year, $91 million contract to engineer and integrate a ballistic missile defense system for NATO. NATO intends to address its territorial defense requirements in Europe under the contract and build both a BMD command and control system and a testing platform, Raytheon said Monday. George Mavko, director...

Saudi Arabia Submits Request for $1B in Raytheon Missile Sales

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Saudi Arabia has asked to buy more than 15,000 Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) missiles from the U.S. government under two foreign military sales transactions worth close to $1.1 billion combined. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the proposals Thursday in two separate notices, one detailing a 0 million deal for 13,935 missiles and another potential 0 million sale covering 1,764...

David Dacquino, SkyLink Aviation Form JV with the First Compliant Afghan Airline

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David Dacquino SkyLink Aviation and Afghanistan-based East Horizon Airlines have formed a joint venture to provide aviation and logistics services across that country, the companies said Nov. 19. The announcement noted East Horizon is the youngest airline in Afghanistan and the first to be compliant with the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority‘s new rules and regulations. “The Afgan...

Raytheon, Lockheed Look to Revise Turkey Missile Defense Offer

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State Dept. photo Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) could pitch a new bid to construct a missile defense system for Turkey and have begun internal discussions with the U.S. government on their proposal, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the talks started after Ankara indicated it could withdraw from its interim arrangement with China. The proposed Raytheon-Lockheed...