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KBR to Buy Sigma Bravo in Govt Services Expansion Push

KBR (NYSE: KBR) has agreed to purchase Australia-based information and communication technology services provider Sigma Bravo for an undisclosed sum in a move to broaden its government services offerings. Sigma Bravo will become part of KBRwyle and will retain its existing structure to facilitate business continuity, KBR said Monday. Stuart Bradie, …

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Harris Secures $133M Contract for US, Australian F/A-18 Countermeasure Systems

Harris (NYSE: HRS) has received a potential $133.2 million contract to produce electronic countermeasure systems for integration into F/A-18 multirole combat jets of the U.S. Navy and Australia. The Defense Department said Wednesday Harris will deliver Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures Onboard Jammer systems, equipment and racks under the firm-fixed-price contract. The company will also repair test assets and …

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Boeing Australia Develops VR Training Platform for Starliner Spacecraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 27, 2017 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) business in Australia has utilized virtual reality and simulation technology to build a training platform for NASA‘s future CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday the trainer is part of its space research and development efforts outside the U.S. and …

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BAE Plans Digital Shipyard in Pursuit of Australia’s SEA 5000 Future Frigate Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 27, 2017 — BAE Systems aims to establish a digital shipyard in Australia to support the construction of nine anti-submarine warfare ships for the country’s navy as part of the company’s bid for the SEA 5000 Future Frigate contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Thursday the potential facility in Adelaide will …

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Leonardo DRS Lands $90M Navy Contract Modification for Submarine Tech Insertion Hardware Devt

Leonardo DRS has been awarded a five-year, $90.2 million contract modification to develop, integrate and produce submarine technology insertion hardware for the U.S. Navy as well as the governments of Australia and the U.K. The Defense Department said Thursday TIH will consist of display, processor and network equipment designed to support for combat control and sonar …

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Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Part of Networked Joint Force Operations Trial in Australia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 18, 2017 — Inmarsat has provided its Global Xpress satellite communications service to support encrypted file transfer and live video streaming capabilities as part of tests on the Australian air force’s C-130J Hercules transport aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Friday the six-month trial through December will utilize GX and …

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General Atomics Expands Industry Team to Address Australian RPA Requirement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 8, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has added five more industry partners to support work on an Australian government project that aims to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the new members of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems-led Team Reaper …

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State Dept OKs Australia’s Request for $360M in MH-60R Helicopter Upgrade Services

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to purchase follow-on technical services and related equipment to support updates to 24 MH-60R helicopters under a potential $360 million foreign military sales agreement. Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky business will serve as the principal contractor in the proposed FMS transaction that also …

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BAE Systems Unveils Plans for Centralized Defense Facility in Victoria, Australia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 2, 2017 — BAE Systems aims to open a new facility in Australia that will serve as a hub for the company’s aerospace, land and maritime business operations in Victoria, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday the future defense hub will house production of the Land 400 armed …

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Lockheed to Produce 50 Lot 11 F-35s for FMS Clients Under $3.7B Navy Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $3.69 billion contract modification from the U.S. Navy for the low-rate initial production of 50 lot 11 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for foreign military sales clients. The modification covers the production of 22 F-35A jets for FMS customers, eight F-35As for the Netherlands, six F-35As for Norway, four …

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