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Former AgustaWestland Exec Craig Wade Joins United Research as Contracts, Grants Administration VP

Craig Wade, formerly director of contracts at AugustaWestland‘s North American subsidiary, has been named vice president of contracts, grants administration and cost and pricing at University Research Co. and its Center for Human Services not-for-profit unit. URC said Tuesday Wade brings to the company 25 years of contract management experience in the government …

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State Department Approves Sale of Boeing-Built Munition Tail Kits to Kuwait

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 28, 2016 — The State Department has approved the $37 million sale of 750 Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) Joint Direct Attack Munition tail kits and associated equipment to the government of Kuwait, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday the foreign military sales contract will include …

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Donald Wetekam, Jeffrey Wehrenberg to Lead AAR’s Airlift Business as Chairman, Interim President

Donald Wetekam, vice president of government and defense business development at AAR‘s aviation services sector, and Jeffrey Wehrenberg, previously chief operating officer at the company’s airlift division, have been appointed to lead AAR Airlift. The company said Thursday Wetekam and Wehrenberg will report to John Holmes, COO at AAR’s aviation services segment, as AAR …

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State Dept OKs $1.75B Sale of P-8A Patrol Aircraft, Support to Norway

The State Department has approved Norway’s request to buy Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) P-8A patrol aircraft and associated support under a $1.75 billion foreign military sales agreement  with the U.S. government. Norway asked to purchase up to five P-8A aircraft with commercial engines, tactical open mission software, electro-optical and infrared MX-20HD, AN/AAQ-2(V)1 acoustic …

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State Dept Clears $1.7B Main Battle Tank Recapitalization Deal for Kuwait

The State Department has approved Kuwait’s request to buy equipment and support services for the recapitalization of 218 General Dynamics-built (NYSE: GD) Abrams M1A2 main battle tanks under a potential $1.7 billion foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday the deal covers 240 .50 Cal M2A1 machine guns, 480 7.62mm M240 …

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State Dept OKs $8.6B in Helicopter, Missile, Logistics Support Requests from 4 US Allies

The State Department has approved foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $8.6 billion combined with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Morocco. Saudi Arabia requested to buy 48 Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) CH-47F Chinook helicopters, aircraft engines, GPS inertial navigation platforms, machine guns and common missile warning systems from the U.S. government …

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State Dept Approves $668M General Dynamics Stryker Vehicle Sale to Peru

The State Department has approved Peru’s request to purchase reconditioned General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) Stryker infantry carrier vehicles as well as related support, equipment and training under a potential $668 million foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. Peru asked to buy 178 units each of reconditioned Stryker infantry carrier vehicles, M2 Flex …

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State Dept Clears $115M Electronic Warfare Range System Sale to Australia

The State Department has approved a potential $115 million foreign military sale of AEA-18G electronic warfare range system from the U.S. government to Australia in a transaction that includes Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as the hardware contractor and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) as the software provider. Australia sought further funds on top of the $79.09 …

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State Dept OKs $156M Sale of F/A-18 Joint Tactical Radio Systems, Support to Finland

The State Department has approved Finland’s request to buy F/A-18 aircraft equipment and related services from the U.S. government under a potential $156 million foreign military sales agreement. Finland asked to procure 90 Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems, test and training equipment, spares, and repair parts in support of …

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Report: Navy Eyes Super Hornet Purchase to Address Carrier-Based Strike Fighter Shortfall

The U.S. Navy looks to unload its Boeing-built F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets and buy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft to address a shortage of fighters jets aboard the service branch’s carriers, Reuters reported Saturday. Andrea Shalal writes a Navy official said the plan could be implemented as part of the fiscal year 2018 budget alongside …

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