General Atomics to Provide UAS Logistics Support Under AF Foreign Military Sale

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A General Atomics business unit will provide logistics support for U.K.-operated unmanned aircraft as part of a potential $34.6 million foreign military sale through the U.S. Air Force, the San Diego Business Journal reported Thursday. General Atomics’ aeronautical systems group will perform work through Oct. 31 at facilities in Poway, California, and abroad, the report said. The Air Force Life...

Boeing to Provide More Radios for USAF Search & Rescue Communications; Steve Capps Comments

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) will supply the U.S. Air Force with additional Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios and modernize the communication system’s global base station network under a new contract worth $9.7 million. The company said Thursday it received an order for 336 CSEL radios as well as speed and security upgrades to support communications during combat search-and-rescue missions. “CSEL...

WBB Adds USAF Program, Technical Support Task Order; Mike Perez Comments

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WBB has won a five-year, $13.9 million task order under the U.S. Air Force‘s GSA blanket purchase agreement to provide the service with technical, professional and administrative services. The company said Tuesday the task order covers program and technical support services for the Special Programs Division of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Fighter/Bomber Directorate. Mike...

Dan Johnson: General Dynamics-Raytheon JV to Support USAF Launch Facilities

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Dan Johnson A joint venture of Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will provide operations, maintenance and sustainment support for the U.S. Air Force‘s space launch ranges in Florida and California under a $1.5 billion contract. Raytheon said Friday Range Generation Next will support spacelift vehicle launches and tracking as well as aeronautical, ballistic missile and guided...

General Atomics to Configure US Air Force’s Predator, Reaper UAS for $375M

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General Atomics’ aeronautical systems company has received $375.2 million contract to configure the U.S. Air Force’s Predator/Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles and maintain the systems’ software. The company will also provide logistics support, inventory control point management, flight operations support, depot repair and depot field maintenance for the UAS, the Defense Department said Dec....

Raytheon to Supply Multispectral Targeting Systems to US Navy, Air Force

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded two separate contracts worth $27.6 million and $17.8 million from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, respectively, to supply multispectral targeting systems to the military services. The Navy and Air Force seek airborne, electro-optic, infrared, turreted sensor systems to fulfill the requirements for their MH-60 and C-130 programs, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The...

Northrop Receives USAF Order of Global Hawk UAVs for South Korea

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The U.S. Air Force will supply South Korea with four Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, two spare engines and ground control environment components under a foreign military sale worth $657.4 million. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Northrop will also equip the aircraft with the Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite. The sale is part of...

Accounting Firms to Audit US Military Services

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KPMG, Ernst & Young and Cotton & Company have each won contracts with the Defense Department to perform audits on the U.S. military services’ current year appropriated funds. KPMG will audit the budgetary activity of the U.S. Army, Ernst & Young for the Air Force and Cotton & Co. for the Navy, the DoD said Wednesday. The companies will begin the audits in January through...

ASRC Federal to Help Air Force Engineer Ballistic Missiles

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An ASRC Federal subsidiary has won a potential $21.7 million contract to provide launch mission assurance services for the U.S. Air Force‘s ballistic missiles program. The contract has an initial $4 million value and covers missile engineering and sustainment work at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico through Dec. 30, 2021, the Defense Department said Wednesday. ASRC Federal Space and Defense...

John Fratamico: Leidos to Develop Threat Warning Systems for US Air Force

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Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has won a six-year, $49 million contract to develop threat warning and countermeasure technologies for the U.S. Air Force. The company will also test the infrared countermeasure response and integrated warning system against missile, laser and hostile fire threats, Leidos said Thursday. John Fratamico, a Leidos group president, said the company will build the countermeasure...