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General Atomics Pushes MQ-25 Bid With Aircraft Carrier Deck Taxi, Launch & Recovery Demo

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2018 — A business unit of General Atomics has conducted a demonstration of flight deck taxi and launch-and-recovery operations aboard an aircraft carrier using the Predator C Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle in support of the company’s bid on the U.S. Navy‘s MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based tanker drone program, ExecutiveBiz …

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General Atomics Announces Teammates for Navy’s Stingray Tanker Drone Requirement

A General Atomics business unit will collaborate with several other companies to compete for the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said Monday it will work with Boeing (NYSE: BA); BAE Systems; United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTC) Pratt & Whitney and aerospace systems business; L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL); Rockwell Collins …

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Reports: Northrop Ends Navy Stingray Tanker Drone Contract Pursuit

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has decided to drop the company’s pursuit of the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program, Defense News reported Wednesday. The contractor’s decision came two weeks after the service issued the final request for proposals for the MQ-25A Stingray program. “Winning is great… but if you can’t …

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Dave Bolcar, Bill Smith Promoted to VP Ranks at HII Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has promoted two executives to vice president roles at its Newport News Shipbuilding division as part of the company’s business transformation efforts in support of the U.S. Navy. Dave Bolcar, formerly director of the Columbia-class submarine program at the division, will serve as VP of submarine construction …

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Lucas Hicks, Charles Southall, Mike Shawcross Take New Leadership Roles at HII Newport News Shipbuilding

Lucas Hicks, facilities director at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been promoted to vice president of construction for the John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) aircraft carrier at the division in a move that takes effect July 1. The 26-year HII veteran will directly report to Ken Mahler, VP …

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Navy Picks IMIA, QED Systems for $260M Ship Preservation IDIQ Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded International Marine & Industrial Applicators and QED Systems positions on a potential $260.1 million contract to help the military branch preserve and install coatings on various naval ships and vessels. The Defense Department said Thursday both companies will compete for individual delivery orders over a five-year period to provide single …

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IAI Lands Nearly $2B in Surface-to-Air Missile Supply Contracts with India

Israel Aerospace Industries has secured contracts worth nearly $2 billion to provide two kinds of surface-to-air missile system to India. IAI said Thursday it will supply the India’s army with a medium-range surface-to-air missile under a contract valued at $1.6 billion as well as build a long-range variant of the system for integration onto the country’s …

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Navy Exercises $533M Option in General Atomics’ Aircraft Launch System Assembly, Testing Contract

General Atomics has received a potential 10-year, $532.6 million contract modification to build, produce, test, inspect and facilitate the checkout process for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System aboard the U.S. Navy’s CVN 80 aircraft carrier. The modification exercises an option in a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract and covers installation work, …

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Report: Navy Eyes Super Hornet Purchase to Address Carrier-Based Strike Fighter Shortfall

The U.S. Navy looks to unload its Boeing-built F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets and buy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft to address a shortage of fighters jets aboard the service branch’s carriers, Reuters reported Saturday. Andrea Shalal writes a Navy official said the plan could be implemented as part of the fiscal year 2018 budget alongside …

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Rockwell Collins to Build Landing Guidance Subsystems Under $67M Deal With Raytheon

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has awarded Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) a potential six-year, $67 million contract to develop, test and produce communication and navigation subsystems for the U.S. Navy’s Joint Precision Approach and Landing System. The contract with Raytheon also covers systems engineering and logistics services in support of the JPALS program, Rockwell Collins …

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