Bell Boeing Awarded $70M Osprey Improved Inlet Solution Contract

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The Naval Air Systems Command has contracted the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office to perform upgrades on the V-22 Osprey aircraft under a $69.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order. The deal encompasses work laid out from a previously issued basic ordering agreement to improve the ventilation design for the aircraft used by Air Force and Navy services, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Specifically,...

Diane Balderson, Former NAVAIR Official, Joins Northrop as Contracts & Pricing VP

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Diane Balderson Diane Balderson, former executive director and assistant commander for contracts at Naval Air Systems Command, has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as vice president of contracts and pricing. Northrop said Monday that the 33-year government acquisition veteran will oversee the company’s policies on contracts and pricing, as well as be responsible for Northrop’s contract...

Rolls-Royce to Maintain Navy Training Aircraft Engines for $100M; Paul Craig Comments

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Rolls-Royce has won a potential one-year, $100 million contract to maintain and provide logistics support for the U.S. Navy T-45 Goshawk training aircraft’s F405/Adour engines. The company said Thursday the contract to support at least 200 F405 engines is a follow-on to the company’s ongoing support of the Navy’s training crew. “We have been working with the US Navy’s...

BAE to Build Navy Missile Decoys; David Logan Comments

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A BAE Systems division has been awarded a $28.2 million contract by the U.S. Navy to develop decoys for guarding fighter-bomber jets from radar-guided missiles, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Sunday. John Keller writes the electronic systems segment will build 262 AN/ALE-55 fiber optic towed decoys with 70 electronic frequency converters that are intended to protect F/A-18E/F Super Hornet...

ManTech to Evaluate Navy Aircraft System Safety

A subsidiary of ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT) has been awarded an $11,788,957 contract option to continue performing engineering and technical support work on U.S. Navy aircraft and systems. ManTech Systems Engineering Corp. works to analyze and diagnose system safety issues during an aircraft’s lifecycle through the design, development, production and in-service phases, the Defense...

Wyle to Help Test Navy Electromagnetic Systems; Stu Ashton Comments

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Wyle Laboratories has won a $24 million contract to help the U.S. Navy acquire and test electromagnetic systems for compatibility with Naval Air Systems Command aircraft, weapons and ground support systems. The company will also help the Navy’s electromagnetic environmental effects division evaluate aircraft, weapons, equipment, training and avionics systems, the company said Monday. Engineering...

Northrop Wins $71M For Navy Vertical Takeoff UAVs

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $71,623,427 contract modification to deliver six vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles to the U.S. Navy. The company will modify and deliver both the drones and seven ground control stations for a Navy endurance upgrade rapid deployment capability effort, the Defense Department said Monday. A third of the work will occur in Dallas and...

Lockheed Wins $330M to Supply U.S., European Militaries with F-35 Parts

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Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] aeronautics company has won a $333,786,000 advanced acquisition contract to provide F-35 long lead-time parts, materials and components to the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department’s Thursday announcement said the order is required for the delivery of 35 low rate initial production F-35 aircraft. Nineteen conventional takeoff and landing aircraft will be for the U.S. Air...

ATK to Help Build Up Missile Warning Systems in Iraq, India, Oman, Australia

ATK has won a $31,279,117 contract to provide various AN/AAR-47 missile warning system assemblies for installation on American and foreign military helicopters, rotocraft and low/slow fixed wing aircraft. Domestically, the systems will be delivered to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and other services. The contract was awarded through the foreign military sales program and includes purchases...

ManTech Wins $46M for NAVAIR Flight Test Support; Lou Addeo Comments

ManTech International Corp (NASDAQ: MANT) won a $46 million contract to provide program management and engineering support for the Navy’s flight test operations. The Fairfax Va.-based technology firm said the contract has a three-year performance period. Lou Addeo, president and chief operating officer of the technical services group, said the company has provided flight test support for fixed...