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Boeing Secures $240M Contract for Saudi Air Force AWACS Tech Upgrades

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential $240.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to support the first phase of the Saudi Arabian air force’s airborne warning and control system modernization program. The Defense Department said Monday Boeing will modernize AWACS communications, mission computing and navigation systems as well as …

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State Dept Clears Kuwait’s $343M Follow-On Boeing C-17 Logistics Support Request

Kuwait has requested follow-on logistics support for the country’s C-17 military transport aircraft from the U.S. government through a potential $342.6 million foreign military sales transaction. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday the deal covers the provision of an additional three years of two C-17 support and equipment to the Kuwaiti air …

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Boeing Subsidiary Tests GIS-Equipped UAV for Firefighting

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 5, 2017 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has partnered with Esri to demonstrate an unmanned aerial vehicle with a geographic information system for potential use during firefighting missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Insitu said Tuesday the team held test flights of the ScanEagle UAV at the Federal Aviation …

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Greg Hyslop: Boeing Makes Autonomous Tech Push Through Aurora Flight Sciences Buy

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to buy Aurora Flight Sciences for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to accelerate the development of autonomous technology for aerospace vehicles. Chicago-based Boeing said Thursday it would integrate Aurora into the aerospace and defense contractor’s engineering, test and technology segment upon closing of the acquisition. Greg Hyslop, chief …

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Boeing Provides Gift to Support Future B-29 ‘Doc’ Hangar; Leanne Caret Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 2, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has partnered with nonprofit organization Doc’s Friends to help build an interactive hangar and education facility for a company-manufactured B-29 Superfortress bomber aircraft dubbed “Doc,” GovCon Executive reported Sept. 25. Doc’s Friends said Sept. 23 Boeing has granted a gift to support the $6.5 …

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Boeing Australia Develops VR Training Platform for Starliner Spacecraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 27, 2017 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) business in Australia has utilized virtual reality and simulation technology to build a training platform for NASA‘s future CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday the trainer is part of its space research and development efforts outside the U.S. and …

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Boeing Lands $600M Contract Modification for Future Air Force One Preliminary Design Work

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential $599.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to conduct preliminary design activities to convert a pair of 747-8 aircraft into presidential planes. The modification covers the initial design of the future Air Force One fleet that includes the integration of a mission communication platform, self-defense …

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Boeing to Produce Additional Super Hornet Aircraft Under $677M Navy Contract Modification

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has secured a $676.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to build and deliver six Lot 41 F/A-18E and eight F/A-18F Super Hornet jets. The Defense Department said Wednesday Boeing will perform work in Arizona, California, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Texas, Canada and other locations within the U.S. through …

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State Dept OKs Potential $5.23B Boeing Super Hornet Aircraft Sale to Canada

The State Department has approved Canada’s request to buy Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft and related equipment and services from the U.S. government under a potential $5.23 billion foreign military sales agreement. Boeing, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) will serve as principal contractors …

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Boeing Names Troy Lahr CFO of Autonomous Systems Unit, Board Member at ULA

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 8, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has appointed Troy Lahr, vice president of investor relations, to serve as chief financial officer of the autonomous systems business and board member at the company’s United Launch Alliance joint venture with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) beginning Sept. 22, GovCon …

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