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Jim Chilton Promoted to Boeing Network & Space Systems Business President

Jim Chilton, vice president of strategic missiles and defense systems at Boeing (NYSE: BA), has been promoted to president of the aerospace and defense contractor’s network and space systems business in a move that takes effect Oct. 21. Boeing said Thursday the 32-year company veteran will succeed Craig Cooning, who has led N&SS since July 2014 …

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State Dept Clears $2B Sale of Boeing KC-46A, Raytheon & Northrop Components to Japan

The State Department has given Japan the go-ahead to purchase the Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft and related support from the U.S. government under a potential $1.9 billion foreign military sales agreement. Japan asked to procure four KC-46A aerial refueling planes equipped with Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) ALR-69A radar warning receivers and MAGR …

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WSJ: Boeing Questions Denmark’s Fighter Aircraft Replacement Proposal Evaluations

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has raised concerns about a decision of Denmark to choose the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35 over the former’s F/A-18 to serve as the next fighter aircraft platform for the Danish military,  the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Robert Wall and Doug Cameron write that Denmark’s defense ministry …

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Boeing Awarded $700M Air Force IDIQ to Continue Small Diameter Bomb Increment 1 Production

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) defense, space and security segment has received a potential $700 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force for the production of lots 12 to 14 Small Diameter Bomb Increment 1 weapons and carriage systems. The Defense Department said Thursday the sole-source contract includes support for foreign military sales agreements and work will …

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DoD Supports Boeing, Lockheed Plans to Found F-18, F-16 Manufacturing Lines in India

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 8, 2016 —The Defense Department voiced support for Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) plans to establish manufacturing for their F-16 and F-18 fighter jets in India under the Make in India project, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The companies will lead technology transfers and build F-16 and F-18 aircraft platform production …

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Report: South Korea Considers Purchase of Boeing P-8 Anti-Submarine Patrol Aircraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 8, 2016 — South Korea may purchase four Boeing-developed (NYSE: BA) P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft as North Korea continues test firings of its submarine-launched ballistic missiles, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The country seeks an anti-submarine aircraft equipped with wide surveillance coverage and high speeds to help detect enemy submarines as they surface,  JoongAng Ilbo …

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Boeing, NASA to Hold Qualification Tests on SLS Insulation System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 7, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will work with NASA to test a new insulation system that will be used to protect the Space Launch System during its Mars exploration missions, Executive Gov reported Tuesday. The space agency said Saturday the qualification tests will focus on three types of cryogenic foam that make up …

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Air Force to House Formal Training for Boeing-Built KC-46 at Altus AFB

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 2, 2016 — A new U.S. Air Force facility at Altus Air Force Base will house the service branch’s formal training activities on the Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker aircraft, Executive Gov reported Thursday. The Air Force said Wednesday the Leverett Formal Training Center will serve to support aerial refueling …

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Reuters: Sales of Boeing F-15, F/A-18E/F Jets to Kuwait, Qatar Near US Approval

The U.S. government could approve this month a pair of foreign military sales agreements for Qatar and Kuwait to procure up to 76 Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F-15 and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jets worth an estimated $7 billion, Reuters reported Thursday. Tom Finn and Andrea Shalal write sources said the deals include the sale of 36 …

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ORNL-Built 3D-Printed Tool for Boeing Sets World Record

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 31, 2016 — The Energy Department‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has set a record for building the largest solid 3D-printed object with the trim-and-drill tool the lab built for Boeing (NYSE: BA) measured at 17.5 feet long, 5.5 feet wide and 1.5 feet tall, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. ORNL said Monday it …

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