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...

Exelis to Refresh Digital Memory of US Air Force’s Command Control System; Jennifer Schoonover Comments

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Exelis Inc. (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $10.3 million contract to update the digital memory technology of the U.S. Air Force’s automated command control system. The company will work to install a new data storage and retrieval technology on the command control system for operational continuity through 2030, Exelis said Wednesday. The Air Force uses the system to authenticate orders and pass...

Richard Stapp Joins Northrop as VP of Aerospace Systems Tech Development

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Richard Stapp Richard Stapp, formerly director of special programs at the office of the defense secretary, has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as vice president of technology development in the company’s aerospace systems sector. The retired Air Force brigadier general will report to Dale Burton, VP of research and technology within Northrop’s aerospace systems sector, Northrop...

John Wilson Named VP of MITRE’s Nat’l Security Engineering Center; Alfred Grasso Comments

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John Wilson John Wilson, formerly technical director of MITRE‘s information technology technical center, has been named vice president of programs and technology of the nonprofit company’s national security engineering center. He most recently led MITRE’s effort to apply information technology across national security and civilian customer programs, MITRE said Monday. “We...

Airbus to Help Air Force Operate Satellite Imagery Ground Stations

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Airbus‘ defense and space segment will help the U.S. Air Force with system evolution and maintenance support on the service’s five Eagle Vision ground stations through 2019 under a new five-year contract. Airbus said Tuesday the contract includes 24/7 support, spares management, failure corrections, preventive maintenance and staff training services as well as satellite integration,...

Peter Martin to Lead Exelis’ Electronic Attack, Release Systems Business; Rich Sorelle Comments

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Peter Martin Peter Martin will serve as vice president and general manager of Exelis‘ (NYSE: XLS) electronic attack and aircraft release systems business and will oversee operations at company facilities in Amityville and Bohemia in New York. The company said Monday Martin holds close to 35 years of defense and aerospace industry experience and served as a cryptologic linguist in the U.S....

Air Force Awards 9 Spots on $800M Advisory Services IDIQ

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Nine companies have won positions $800 million contract to jointly advise and assist the U.S. Strategic Command in the organization’s mission areas. Awardees will perform work at Offutt Air Force Base inNebraska through Nov. 30, 2019 under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. The Air Force received 11 offers for the Systems and Mission...