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Air Force Awards Three JSTARS Prototyping Contracts

Three industry teams have received $31.4 million in contracts to help the U.S. Air Force develop prototypes and risk reduction strategies for its future Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes the military service awarded $9.9 million to Boeing (NYSE: BA), $10 million …

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Orbital ATK Selected for Tibbetts Small Business Research Award by SBA

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has selected Orbital ATK to receive the Tibbetts Small Business Research Award. The award recognizes Orbital ATK’s work on the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM), a supersonic, air-launched tactical missile system, upgrading legacy AGM-88 HARM systems with advanced sensors and algorithms. Mike Kahn, president of …

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State Dept Approves $69M AGM-88B Tactical Missile Sale to Australia

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to purchase AGM-88B high-speed anti-radiation missiles, related parts and services from the U.S. government under a $69 million foreign military sales agreement. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday the sale includes 14 AGM-88B tactical missiles, 16 AGM-88E advanced anti-radiation guided missiles, eight CATM-88E AARGM, four …

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Defense News: General Dynamics Ends Prime Role on Air Force T-X Trainer Program Pursuit

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has decided to abandon the company’s pursuit for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X trainer replacement program as a prime contractor, Defense News reported Thursday. The company told the publication it made the decision after the information systems and technology group’s reorganization, which completed in January. Alenia Aermacchi originally partnered with …

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Air Force Releases Specs for Trainer Jet Replacement Program

The U.S. Air Force has published a set of capability requirements for the military service’s future T-X trainer aircraft, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes USAF’s top-level trainer specifications call for sustained G, simulator visual acuity and performance and aircraft sustainment. Other system requirements include aerial refueling, a 10-knot …

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William LaPlante: Air Force Could Use Cost-Plus Contract to Procure Long-Range Bomber

William LaPlante, assistant secretary for acquisition at the U.S. Air Force, said he expects the military branch to use a cost-plus pricing strategy for the service’s long-range strike bomber development program, Defense News reported Thursday. “My belief on the LRS-B is its going to be more traditional, ” LaPlante told …

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Navy Orders Additional Orbital ATK Missile Warning Systems; Mike Kahn Comments

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has received a $30 million contract to produce additional missile warning systems for the U.S. Navy. The company will build optical sensor converters and computer processors, retrofit weapon-replaceable assembly upgrades and deliver countermeasures signals simulator to test systems operability, Orbital ATK said Friday. Mike Kahn, executive vice …

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Japan Chooses Bell Boeing-Built Osprey Aircraft, Northrop’s Global Hawk ISR System; Caroline Hutcheson Comments

Japan has moved to purchase the Bell Boeing (NYSE: BA)-built V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for an undisclosed amount through a foreign military sale agreement with the U.S. government, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes the East Asian nation also procured the Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-developed Global Hawk unmanned surveillance system and E-2D Hawkeye aircraft. Boeing spokesperson …

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Joe Rambala: Exelis-Airbus Team to Combine Tech for F-16 Missile Warning Functions

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will combine its electronic warfare system technology with Airbus Group‘s AAR-60(V)2 Missile Launch Detection System for Fighters under a teaming agreement to deliver missile warning functions to the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Joe Rambala,  vice president and general manager of Exelis’ integrated electronic warfare systems business, said Monday the combined offering is available both domestically and …

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Report: Israel to Place 2nd Lockheed F-35 Order

Israel will order 25 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35A fighters in addition to the 19 jets the nation committed to buy in 2010 from the U.S. government, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes the government of Israel ordered a first set of Lockheed-built conventional takeoff and landing fighters four …

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