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Raytheon Awarded $90M Air Force Contract for Multi-Spectral Sensor Platform

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Raytheon has received a $90 million contract to produce a new multi-spectral targeting system variant for the U.S. Air Force. The AN/DAS-4 MTS sensor works to provide soldiers with intelligence data derived from aerial tactical sensors to help them detect and engage airborne targets, the company said Friday. AN/DAS-4 has …

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Northrop Lands $62M Option on Air Force Comms Payload Support Contract

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a $61.7 million contract modification to support battlefield airborne communication node technology for the U.S. Air Force. The modification exercises an option on a previously awarded contract for BACN payload operations and support services, the Defense Department said Thursday. BACN is designed to integrate with Northrop-built Global Hawk unmanned …

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Harris’ Exelis Unit to Provide Radar Systems Sustainment Under $73M AF Awards


Harris (NYSE: HRS) subsidiary Exelis has received two contract modifications with a combined value of $73.5 million from the U.S. Air Force to provide system engineering and sustainment support for two radar systems. The Defense Department said Thursday the first modification requires mission assurance and other services for the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System Pave …

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Air Force Awards SpaceX $83M GPS III Satellite Launch Service Contract


Elon Musk’s SpaceX has won a two-year, $82.7 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force build and launch a rocket to send a Global Positioning System III satellite into orbit. The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center received two bids for the firm-fixed-price contract that covers GPS III launch vehicle production, mission integration and operational …

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Air Force Orders $90M in Raytheon Targeting System Turrets, Spares

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Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) has received a two-year, $90.1 million contract to supply 39 Multi-Spectral Targeting System turrets to the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Monday the company will also provide associated MTS data, spares and production support services under the fixed-price-incentive-firm contract. An MTS sensor comprises electro-optical/infrared, laser designation and laser illumination tools designed to generate intelligence …

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A&D Tech Industry Vets Carl Johnson, Rebecca McGrane Join Norsk Titanium

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Aviation component manufacturer Norsk Titanium has named Carl Johnson as senior vice president of technology, engineering and quality and Rebecca McGrane as vice president and general manager of its technology center. Norsk Titanium said Monday Johnson, a veteran of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) for more than three decades; and McGrane, who spent 15 years at General Dynamics (NYSE: …

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Vectrus Unit to Provide C3I Support at USAFE Sites in 4 Countries


TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 22, 2016 — A subsidiary of Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) will provide command, control, communications and intelligence support to the U.S. Air Forces in Europe under a potential $12 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the Enterprise Legacy Voice and Information System award covers C3I support from Vectrus Systems at …

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Chris Pehrson: Air Force Flew General Atomics ‘Avenger’ With UTC Sensor

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 22, 2016 — The U.S. Air Force has flown a General Atomics-built Predator C Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle carrying sensors from United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) in a series of flight demonstrations, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Chris Pehrson, strategic development senior director at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, told …

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HPE Selected for $443M Follow-on Stratcom IT Support Program

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) a 10-year, $443.2 million contract to support information technology systems and applications for U.S. Strategic Command. Five offers were submitted to the Air Force’s 55th Contracting Squadron for the Stratcom Information Technology Capabilities Contract II and the obligated amount of $451,217 is from fiscal year 2016 …

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Bloomberg: Air Force’s Randall Walden Cites ‘Correlation’ Between LRSB Aircraft Cost, Capacity

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The U.S. Air Force does not want to publicly disclose the Long Range Strike Bomber contract’s value because the military service believes a disclosure may give adversaries a hint about the aircraft’s specifications, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Randall Walden, director of the Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office, told Sen. John McCain in a letter obtained by …

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