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Northrop-BAE Team Stops Air Force T-X Trainer Contract Pursuit

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and BAE Systems have ended a joint pursuit of the U.S. Air Force’s T-X trainer aircraft program, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. “The companies have decided not to submit a proposal for the T-X Trainer program, as it would not be in the best interest of the companies and their …

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Air Force Issues RFP for $16B T-X Trainer Jet Replacement Program

The U.S. Air Force has released a request for proposals for a potential $16.3 billion program that seeks to build a new trainer jet designed to replace the T-38 aircraft and train pilots of F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, Air University reported Friday. The RFP for the Advanced Pilot Training program …

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Canada to Evaluate Data From Potential Contractors on Fighter Jet Replacement Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 29, 2016 — Canada will analyze data collected from Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Saab, Dassault Aviation and the consortium comprised of BAE Systems, Airbus and Leonardo-Finmeccanica as the country seeks to replace its CF-18 fleet, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Reuters reported Monday the Canadian government currently works to explore options …

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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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Weekly Roundup Jan. 11 – Jan. 15 2016: Air Force, NASA Give Space Partnerships w/ Industry a Lift & more

Jan. 11 – Jan. 15 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson America’s space program appears to be the place where government and industry are taking concrete steps toward increased public-private partnerships as a means to spur innovation on both sides and create opportunity …

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Northrop Wins Air Force Long Range Strike Bomber Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has beaten out a team of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for the highly-anticipated contract to build the U.S. Air Force‘s Long Range Strike Bomber plane, Defense Department officials announced Tuesday. The service branch plans to purchase up to 100 of the bombers at a cost of $511 million per plane …

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NASA Chooses 11 for $400M Langley Center Research Support IDIQ

Eleven companies have been awarded positions on a potential five-year, $400 million contract to help build new aerospace systems at a NASA research facility in Virginia. NASA said Thursday contractors will compete to perform technology basic and applied research, development, analysis, integration and demonstration services for Langley Research Center. Work …

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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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Northrop Switches With BAE for Prime Contractor Role in AF T-X Trainer Bid

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has taken the prime contractor role in its joint bid with BAE Systems for the potential $11 billion U.S. Air Force T-X trainer contract, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Colin Clark writes Northrop will now lead its partnership BAE, L-3 Link Simulation & Training and Rolls-Royce as they offer BAE’s Hawk trainer jet for the Air …

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