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,...

ONR Seeking Proposals on Data Analytics Tech for Naval Warfare Missions

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The Office of Naval Research is accepting proposals and white papers on the development of a big data ecosystem that will help the forces apply analytics to data from national and Naval combat and weapons systems. According to the presolicitation notice posted June 19 on FedBizOpps, ONR is looking to establish data access and use the extracted insights in the Navy‘s warfare activities. In...

Report: Northrop Expecting Multiyear, $4B Navy Contract for Hawkeye Aircraft

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is set to receive a five-year, .86 billion contract by the end of June to provide the U.S. Navy with 25 new carrier-based surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, Bloomberg Businessweek reported Thursday. Tony Capaccio writes the future contract was revealed in a notice sent by Pentagon acquisitions chief Frank Kendall to Congress last month. Northrop’s E-2D Advanced...

Navy Extends Contract With AtHoc for Mass Notification Tech; Dave Brown Comments

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The U.S. Navy has awarded a three-year, $9.2 million contract extension to AtHoc for continued usage of a technology to issue emergency mass notifications to branch personnel. The Navy uses AtHoc IWSAlerts’ emergency mass notifications to notify sailors, government civilians and contractors of situations such as internal and external threats, AtHoc said Monday. “The nature of the work...

Sikorsky to Engineer, Develop Presidential Helicopter for $1B

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Sikorsky has signed a .2 billion engineering and manufacturing development contract with the U.S. Navy to build the next fleet of presidential helicopters, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes that the Navy has awarded $42 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to Sikorsky for an immediate start to the program and the company expects to deliver six test aircraft and two simulators to the...

Ball Aerospace to Install Self-Defense Sensor System on U.S. Navy Ships; Rob Freedman Comments

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Ball Aerospace & Technologies has won a $23.9 million contract from the NATO Seasparrow Project Office, with $10 million in options, for the transition and production of the Stalker long-range electro-optical infrared laser sensor system. The company said Wednesday the contract covers up to fabrication, test and installation and includes options for spare components, sustaining engineering...

Mike Gibbons: Boeing Reaches Agreement on Multi-Billion Dolllar Growler, Super Hornet Contract

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Mike Gibbons Mike Gibbons, program manager for Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) lines of F/A-18 fighter jets and EA-18G electronic attack planes, said his firm is “very close” to finalizing a multi-billion dollar contract with the U.S. Navy for 47 total aircraft, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal quotes Gibbons as saying the contract will include planes funded in fiscal years 2013 and...

Jonathan Padfield to Oversee Customer Affairs for Huntington Ingalls Amphibious Programs

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Jonathan Padfield Jonathan Padfield, a retired U.S. Navy captain and former assault craft unit commanding officer, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) as corporate director of customer affairs for amphibious programs. He has also served as a staff member for military organizations such as the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Amphibious Group 3, Naval Surfaces Force-Pacific...

Rolls-Royce to Maintain Navy Training Aircraft Engines for $100M; Paul Craig Comments

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Rolls-Royce has won a potential one-year, $100 million contract to maintain and provide logistics support for the U.S. Navy T-45 Goshawk training aircraft’s F405/Adour engines. The company said Thursday the contract to support at least 200 F405 engines is a follow-on to the company’s ongoing support of the Navy’s training crew. “We have been working with the US Navy’s...

Bill Toti: Navy, HP Target December Finish for NGEN Transition

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The U.S. Navy and a Hewlett-Packard-led (NYSE: HPQ) contractor team have set a new timeline to transition from the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet to the Next Generation Enterprise Network, FCW reported Friday. Mark Rockwell writes that NGEN will work under a government-owned, contractor operated model Bill Toti, vice president of HP’s Navy and Marine Corps accounts and Capt. Michael Abreu, the...