Vivek Saxena to Lead ICF Aerospace Supply Chain Work in VP Role; Sergio Ostria Comments

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Vivek Saxena, a former general manager at Pratt & Whitney, has joined ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) as a vice president for the consulting company’s SH&E business segment. The 20-year aerospace industry veteran will lead ICF’s work in the operations and supply chain fields for aviation and aerospace clients, the company said Monday. Sergio Ostria, an executive VP at ICF, said...

Chris Hughes: BAE Wins $34M for the Navy’s Guided Projectile Project

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BAE Systems will work to develop and demonstrate a modular hypervelocity projectile under a $33.6 million contract awarded by the Office of Naval Research. The guided weapon will be designed to work with the Navy’s 127-inch and 155-mm gun systems and an electromagnetic railgun, BAE said Thursday. Chris Hughes, vice president and general manager of weapon systems at BAE, said the company will apply...

UTC Subsidiary Wins $65M For F-35 Propulsion System Maintenance

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A United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) subsidiary has won a $64,999,589 contract modification to continue maintenance work on a propulsion system for the F-35 fighter jet. This modification covers a previously-awarded advance acquisition contract for lot six of low rate initial production, the U.S. Defense Department said Thursday. Purchasing details of the contract include: Marine Corps: 69 percent,...

Air Force One To Be Upgraded By Early Next Decade, Pentagon says

The Pentagon launched a new program on August 10 for the development and acquisition of replacement presidential aircraft scheduled to be operational early next decade, reports Tony Capaccio for Bloomberg. Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Frank Kendall ordered the Air Force to assemble an office for the replacement project which involves new designs for Air Force One and Marine One helicopters. The...

UTC Closes $18.4B Goodrich Buy, Forms New Aerospace Unit; Louis Chenevert Comments

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has completed its acquisition of Charlotte-based aerospace manufacturer Goodrich Corp., UTC announced Thursday. According to the Washington Business Journal, UTC will divest assets from its aircraft engine manufacturing business as part of an agreement with the government for the $18.4 billion transaction. The Hartford, Conn.-based company will also sell Goodrich’s...

Sikorsky Selling ‘Most Technologically Advanced’ Black Hawk Helicopter to Sweden

Mick Maurer, Sikorsky Military Systems Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies company (NYSE: UTX), announced the U.S. government has given the OK to sell 15 of the company’s Black Hawk helicopters to the Swedish armed forces. The transaction, which will take place under the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program, would introduce the latest and most technologically advanced...

Cobham Wins Multimillion Dollar Contract from Sikorsky

Cobham plc (LSE:COBClose of Business) has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp (NYSE: UTX). The contract is worth a potential $25 million and requires Cobham to manufacture composite components and assemblies for the main rotor blades of the US Marine Corps’ CH-53K Heavy Lift Replacement helicopter currently being developed...

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