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General Atomics to Produce 8 More AF MQ-9 Reaper Systems

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TYSONS CORNER, VA May 22, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on the U.S. Air Force ordering eight more MQ-9 Reaper drones from General Atomics for $72 million. The Defense Department said Wednesday work on the contract modification will occur in Poway, California, through to Dec. 31, 2017. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in ...

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Lockheed Awarded $736M to Help Sustain US Military Comm Satellites

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The U.S Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a six-month, $735.5 million contract to perform sustainment work on three U.S. satellite systems for tactical communication. Lockheed’s space systems unit will maintain the Defense Satellite Communications System III, Milstar and Advanced Extremely High Frequency satcom networks for the Air ...

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Raytheon Completes Milestone C for Small Diameter Bomb II

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TYSONS CORNER, VA May 20, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) completing Milestone C of the U.S. Air Force’s multimode seeker Small Diameter Bomb II after completing functional configuration, system verification and production readiness checks. Raytheon said Monday the $700 million SDB II program would soon be cleared for ...

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TASC Wins AF Systems Engineering Support Contract

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TYSONS CORNER, VA May 19, 2015 — TASC has been awarded a $66 million contract to provide systems engineering and integration support to the Los Angeles Air Force Base in California. The award involves baseline maintenance, test and verification work from the Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) company through November 2021, the Defense Department ...

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GE, Pratt & Whitney Land Aircraft Engine R&D Contract Modifications

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded $210 million in contract modifications to General Electric (NYSE: GE) and Pratt & Whitney to develop adaptive aircraft engines. The companies will work to advance the development of adaptive engine systems up to the preliminary design and compatibility review phases, the Defense Department said ...

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Raytheon Delivers GPS III Control Hardware

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TYSONS CORNER, VA May 18, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has delivered the hardware for the GPS OCX controls to Schriver Air Force Base in Colorado, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. GPS OCX functions as GPS III‘s satellite constellation monitor during missions, with upgrades that include precision adjustments and ...

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Air Force Starts Bidding Process for GPS III Satellite Launch Services

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The U.S. Air Force has issued a preliminary request for proposals for companies that aim to help the military service launch Global Positioning System III satellites. The contract will cover GPS III launch vehicle production, mission integration and operational services, the Air Force said Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, Air ...

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Lockheed Enters Testing Phase for AF Space-Based IR System; Vinny Sica Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA May 13, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) completing development of the Increment 2 ground station integration program for the Air Force’s Space-Based Infrared System. The company said Monday it has finished hardware and software installation on the SBIRS and will now ...

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Report: Air Force Plans $4B Global Hawk Modernization Contract for Northrop

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) could receive around $4 billion in contract funds to perform upgrade and sustainment work on the U.S. Air Force‘s RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems, Flightglobal reported Tuesday. Citing a FedBizOpps notice, James Drew writes the Air Force plans to award the Global Hawk modernization project to Northrop on ...

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Northrop Awarded $99M Minuteman Safety Checks Contract

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TYSONS CORNER, VA May 13, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Monday on Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) being awarded a $99 million contract to perform nuclear safety checks on Minuteman III hardware and software for the U.S. Air Force. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Hill Air Force Base is the ...

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