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NASA Taps 13 Companies for Aerospace Research at Glenn Center

NASA has selected 13 companies to support aerospace research and provide propulsion and communications systems to the Glenn Research Center in Ohio under five-year contracts with a maximum value of $190 million. The space agency said Wednesday awardees will work to develop, verify and demonstrate communications, propulsion, structures and materials technology for space …

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GKN to Acquire Dutch Aircraft Manufacturer Fokker for $780M

GKN has agreed on the estimated $779.6 million acquisition of Arle Capital‘s Fokker Technologies company as part of GKN’s efforts to establish its business as a global supplier to the aerospace sector. GKN said Tuesday its aerospace business will absorb Fokker as an operating unit following the close of the acquisition scheduled …

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Former Exelis CEO David Melcher Appointed AIA Chief Executive

David Melcher,  formerly CEO of defense technology manufacturer Exelis, will join the Aerospace Industries Association trade group as president and CEO on June 8, the AIA said Thursday. Melcher led McLean, Va.-based Exelis through its October 2011 spinoff from ITT Corp. (NYSE: ITT) into an independent company and May 2015 sale to …

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Boeing Announces Exec Moves After Data Analytics Team Launched; Chris Chadwick Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has announced several executive appointments following the creation of a data analytics organization within its defense, space and security business. The company said Wednesday Dewey Houck will serve as chief data analytics officer and lead the new team, which seeks to build information capability onto various product and service offerings. “This is …

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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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Northrop Awarded $3.6B to Build 25 Navy Hawkeye Aircraft

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $3.6 billion multiyear contract to build a new batch of Hawkeye aircraft for the U.S. Navy. Northrop will work to build 25 new E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes and incorporate a rotating rotodome and four vertical stabilizer tail configuration into the aircraft for …

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CAE Joins General Dynamics & Alenia Aermacchi Team in Bid for Air Force Trainer Contract

CAE USA (NYSE: CAE) has partnered with General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Finmeccanica‘s Alenia Aermacchi subsidiary to pursue a contract to build an U.S. Air Force trainer aircraft and related systems, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes the General Dynamics-led team will offer a version of Alenia’s M-346 jet …

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Abby Lilly to Head Supply Chain of Eaton’s Aerospace Group

Abby Lilly, formerly vice president of supply chain at GKN Aerospace, has joined power management contractor Eaton Corp. to serve in the same role. She led supply chain functions across 14 North American locations for GKN and is also a 14-year veteran of Rolls-Royce North America, Eaton said Wednesday. Her …

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Northrop’s Modernized Fire Scout Takes First Flight; George Vardoulakis Comments

A Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) MQ-8C unmanned helicopter variant built for the U.S. Navy has completed its maiden flight, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the Navy’s updated Fire Scout aircraft flew for 7 minutes across Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mogu, Calif. on Thursday. The chopper flew …

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UK Signs $547M Lockheed Hercules Maintenance Deal

The U.K. Ministry of Defence has awarded a $547 million contract for maintenance and repair of the country’s Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) -built Hercules fleet, Flightglobal reports. According to the report, the contract replaces several short-term awards with one agreement to maintain the entire C-130J/K Hercules fleet through 2015. Lockheed, …

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