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

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...

Ray Duquette: CAE to Build Poseidon Simulation Hardware for Navy’s ‘Synthetic Training’

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Ray Duquette CAE (NYSE: CAE) has been awarded a contract to manufacture additional flight simulation and training equipment for Poseidon maritime surveillance planes that Boeing (NYSE: BA) builds for the U.S. Navy. Boeing has ordered CAE hardware for six P-8A operational flight trainers and five P-8A desktop environment trainers, CAE said Thursday. The additions will bring the total number of CAE-made...

Tony Abbott: Australia to Buy Northrop’s Triton UAV

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Australia plans to purchase a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-built unmanned aerial vehicle for maritime surveillance operations over the country’s northern region, Flight International reported Thursday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Thursday the government intends for the aircraft to help protect Australia’s border, assets and marine resources, according to the report. Andrew McLaughlin writes...

General Dynamics to Maintain USS Minnesota Submarine for $57M

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A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary will perform maintenance and repair work on the USS Minnesota attack submarine under a $57.2 million contract awarded by the U.S. Navy. General Dynamics Electric Boat will perform post-shakedown availability testing, repairs and other technical work on the Virginia-class vessel, the company said Tuesday. Work will occur at the subsidiary’s shipyard...

Navy Orders 4 Lockheed, Austal Littoral Combat Ships for $1.4B

The U.S. Navy has awarded approximately $1.4 billion in contract funds to Austal USA and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for construction of four additional Littoral Combat Ships. Contract line items for each ship cover seaframe construction, systems integration and test and systems equipment, the Defense Department said Monday. Lockheed was awarded approximately $698.9 million to build the seventh...

Boeing, Navy Ink New $2B Poseidon Deal

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Navy have signed a $2.4 billion contract for the company to build 16 additional P-8A Poseidon planes, bringing the branch’s total fleet to 53 and moving the P-8A program from preliminary low-rate production to full production. The maritime patrol plane is based on the 737-800 commercial aircraft and is built to carry out submarine warfare, surface security and...

Carlo Zaffanella: General Dynamics, Raytheon to Use Open Architecture for Navy Radar

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Raytheon has awarded a potential $250.1 million subcontract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (NYSE: GD) for manufacturing and engineering support of the U.S. Navy‘s Air and Missile Defense Radar. The companies will develop and test the AMDR-S Digital Receivers/Exciters and Digital Beam Forming components, then integrate them into the engineering development model radar,...

Exelis to Repair and Modify Navy Minesweeper Systems; Dave Prater Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has won a $13 million, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division to provide maintenance, repair and modification services to its two airborne mine countermeasure systems with the U.S. Navy. The company said Monday it will work on the Airborne Mine Neutralization System and the MK-105 Minesweeping System, which the Navy has...

Robert Smith: Lockheed-Visible Assets Team Builds Electromagnetic Asset Tracking Tech

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Lockheed photo Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Visible Assets have co-developed a wireless asset tracking and identification technology designed to use electromagnetic fields for environments where traditional radio-frequency signals have difficulties. The RuBee technology is based on the IEEE 1902.1 wireless protocol standard and is built to tag and track sensitive items such as fused munitions that...

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