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,...

Air Force Extends Northrop’s Weather Forecasting Contract

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Northrop Grumman  (NYSE: NOC) has won a contract worth 跌 million to help the U.S. Air Force disseminate weather prediction data for military users worldwide, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. Jill Aitoro writes that Northrop will continue to provide systems engineering, management and sustainment assistance to the Air Force Weather Agency through July 31, 2009. The company helps...

Northrop, Boeing-Lockheed Bid on Potential $55B USAF Long-Range Bomber Contract

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and the Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team are bidding on a potential billion U.S. Air Force contract to build next-generation long-range strike bomber aircraft, The Motley Fool reported Sunday. Katie Spence writes that these companies are the main contenders to build 80 to 100 LRS-B aircraft at $550 million procurement cost per unit, as the Air Force...

Air Force Picks 10 for $960M NETCENTS-2 Application Services IDIQ

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Ten companies will compete for delivery orders to provide application services to the U.S. Air Force for a 10-year period under a potential $960 million contract.  program over a 10-year period. The Defense Department said Monday on its website that the Network-Centric Solutions-2 Application Services contract covers sustainment, integration, migration, training, testing and operational and...

Northrop Switches With BAE for Prime Contractor Role in AF T-X Trainer Bid

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has taken the prime contractor role in its joint bid with BAE Systems for the potential billion U.S. Air Force T-X trainer contract, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Colin Clark writes Northrop will now lead its partnership BAE, L-3 Link Simulation & Training and Rolls-Royce as they offer BAE’s Hawk trainer jet for the Air Force’s 350-plane program. “The...

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...

Dale Bennett: Sikorsky-Lockheed Team to Build AF Helicopter Replacement

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A team of Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team has won a potential .9 billion U.S. Air Force contract to build the branch’s next Combat Rescue Helicopter, Defense News reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes the team will build 112 Sikorsky Black Hawks equipped with Lockheed mission systems as replacement for the HH-60G Pave Hawks under the potential $7.9 billion contract. “We...

Lockheed Martin Wins $222M for C-5 Upgrades

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Aeronautics has been tasked to carry out additional work worth 2 million to modernize the U.S. Air Force’s C-5M aircraft, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The fixed-price contract modification under the Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program involves the installation of General Electric-made engines and 69 other enhancements to 11 C5 aircraft. The Air...

Carl Smith: Northrop Wins $238M AF Countermeasure System Support Contract

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a $238 million contract modification to provide additional hardware and support work for a countermeasure system the Air Force uses to protect large aircraft from missiles. The company will continue to supply the branch with Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure transmitters, lasers, missile warning sensors, processors, control interface units and support...

Lockheed Expecting New USAF Contract for F-35 Jets; Orlando Carvalho Comments

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is set to secure a deal to provide the U.S. government with 43 additional F-35 fighter aircraft, but with less price reductions compared to previous orders, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal reports a U.S. Air Force contract with Lockheed is expected before the end of June, according to Orlando Carvalho, the company’s aeronautics division executive vice president. Carvalho...