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Air Force Pushes Boeing JDAM Tail Kit Production Contract Ceiling to $927M

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) a two-year, $195 million contract modification to produce additional tail kits for the service branch’s Joint Direct Attack Munitions. The modification will increase the cumulative face value of a previously awarded JDAM tail kit production contract to nearly $927.5 million, the Defense Department said Thursday. Boeing said its …

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Bell-Boeing JPO to Update Configuration of 3 Navy Osprey Aircraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 1, 2018 — The Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Bell Helicopter joint venture will work to update three MV-22 Osprey aircraft for the U.S. Navy under a $69.6 million contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office will apply Block C updates to the Block B aircraft as …

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Boeing-Led Team Lands $6.6B MDA Contract Modification for Missile Defense System Devt, Sustainment Services

A Boeing-led (NYSE: BA) team has received a six-year, $6.56 billion contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to continue the production and sustainment of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense ballistic missile defense system. The modification covers the delivery of a new missile field with 20 additional silos; two additional silos in an …

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Boeing Ventures Unit Invests in California Startup’s Battery Technology

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 31, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) HorizonX ventures unit has placed an investment with California-based startup Cuberg for further development of the latter’s battery cell technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Cuberg designed the battery with a lithium metal anode, a high-voltage cathode and proprietary electrolyte to deliver high …

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Jeff Shockey Named Boeing Defense Sales, Marketing VP; Leanne Caret Comments

Jeff Shockey, formerly vice president of federal and international affairs at Boeing (NYSE: BA), has been appointed VP of global sales and marketing at the company’s defense, space and security segment. He succeeds Tom Bell, who left the Boeing after more than two years leading the segment’s sales and marketing efforts …

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Report: Boeing’s KC-46 Tanker Eyed for FAA Supplemental Type Certificate

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft is anticipated to receive a supplemental type certificate for its military-specific components soon, following the Federal Aviation Administration‘s award of an amended type certificate in December, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Military Times reported Thursday that Gen. Carlton Everhart, head of Air …

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Boeing Lands $150M Contract to Help Engineer USAF Commercial Derivative Aircraft Platforms

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has secured a one-year, $150 million contract to provide engineering support for the U.S. Air Force‘s commercial derivative aircraft platforms. The award represents option one under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and work will take place in various U.S. locations through January 2019, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The Air Force Life …

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Report: Boeing Amenable to Keeping Brazil’s ‘Golden Share’ in Embraer to Advance Tie-Up Talks

Boeing (NYSE: BA) intends to maintain the Brazilian government’s “golden share” in aerospace conglomerate Embraer in a push to address the Brazilian military’s concerns over a potential combination between the two aerospace companies, Reuters reported Friday. The “golden share” allows the South American country to exercise veto power over changes …

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More Lockheed-Built F-35, Boeing-Built P-8 in Procurement Pipeline for Norway

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 16, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) could supply F-35 fighter jets and Boeing (NYSE: BA) could deploy P-8 maritime surveillance planes to Norway as the country considers additional procurement of the two aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Fox Business reported Wednesday Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has expressed interest …

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Boeing Develops UAV Prototype to Test Autonomy, Electric Propulsion Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has unveiled a prototype electric unmanned aerial vehicle that it aims to use as a testbed for the development of autonomous and electric propulsion technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the vertical-takeoff-and-landing multicopter UAV will serve as a cargo air …

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