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Lockheed Wins $111M For Apache Fire Control Systems; David Belvin Comments

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) has won a $111 million performance-based logistics contract to supply the U.S. Army with advanced electro-optical fire control systems for Apache helicopters. In an announcement today, Lockheed said it will provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor systems under the four-year PBL contract. David Belvin, program director of Apache …

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Robert Stevens Says Lockheed & DoD Deal for Fifth Batch of F-35’s Could Come by Year’s End

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) is attempting to formalize a deal for its fifth batch of F-35 fighter jets with the Defense Department , Lockheed CEO Robert Stevens said at a Morgan Stanley investor conference. Stevens said Friday that he thinks it’s possible that Lockheed is able to wrap up the …

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NASA Accepting Bids For Next Commercial Crew Program Phase

NASA has released a request for proposals for the first of two contract phases, where the agency intends to certify commercially-developed space systems for sending human crews to the International Space Station. During that 15-month phase, the agency said companies will provide strategies to meet the agency’s standards and safety …

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Navy Hands Down $780M for Data Products Instruction, Development

The U.S. Navy has awarded a potential $780 million contract for acquisition and life-cycle support of training data products, the Defense Department announced Friday. Contractors will compete for task orders to carry out an instructional systems development process involving analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation, sustainment and delivery of products. Awardees …

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Northrop Names Ginger Wierzbanowski as a Space Program VP; Sid Ashworth Comments

Northrop Grumman Corp. named Ginger Wierzbanowski as the new VP of space, missile defense, advanced technology and ground programs, the company announced today. Prior to her appointment, Wierzbanowski was the Falls Chuch, VA.-based firm’s VP of government relations and special projects. Sid Ashworth, corporate VP of government relations and Wierzbanowski’s current …

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AF Awards $106M to Lockheed, Northrop, Raytheon for Long-Range Radar

The U.S. Air Force has awarded an estimated $106 million in contracts to continue developing a long-range radar for the branch, the Defense Department announced Monday. Contractors will continue technology development work for the three-dimensional expeditionary long- range radar, review designs and demonstrate prototypes. Awardees were: Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT): …

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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 …

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HP Names 25-Year Northrop Vet Ramon Baez Global CIO

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has appointed Ramon Baez senior vice president and global chief information officer, effective Aug. 20, the company announced Wednesday. He will report to John Hinshaw, executive VP for global technology and business processes. Hinshaw joined HP in November to fill that newly-created position after previously serving as …

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Report: BAE Wins Potential $1.1B South Korea Fighter Upgrade Program

BAE Systems Inc. will upgrade South Korea’s KF-16 fighter jet fleet in a potential $1.1 billion project, the Wall Street Journal reports. The British contractor’s U.S. subsidiary will install new mission computers and operating systems in the planes, built in the 1980s and mostly versions of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) …

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Lockeed, Raytheon Primes On Proposed $4.2B Kuwait Patriot Missile Sale

Kuwait plans to purchase up to $4.2 billion in Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) Patriot missiles from the U.S. government through a foreign military sales agreement. Both Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon are listed as prime contractors of the sale, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency release dated July 20. …

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