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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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Cubic Supplies Combat Training Systems for Australia’s Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter Jet

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 28, 2017 — A Cubic (NYSE: CUB) business unit has marked the delivery of more than 60 P5 Combat Training Systems with Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation pods for the Australian air force’s fleet of Hawk 127 lead-in fighter aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Thursday its Cubic Global Defense business …

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Engility Secures Navy Contract Modification to Provide Engineering, Technical Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 28, 2017 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) will provide engineering and technical services in support of the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Denmark, Japan, Norway, Saudi Arabia and Spain under a $30.7 million contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Defense Department said Monday the award calls for support …

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Speedcast Eyes Potential $100M UltiSat Acquisition to Launch Gov’t-Focused Division

Speedcast International has signed a definitive agreement for a potential $100 million acquisition of UltiSat in efforts to establish a new government division and build on existing remote communications offerings to the public sector. Speedcast said Sunday the pending transaction with the U.S. government contractor is anticipated to complement the Speedcast portfolio for …

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Lockheed- & Northrop-Led Teams in Shortlist for Australia’s Simulation Requirement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 19, 2017 — The Australian government has shortlisted industry teams led by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) for the JP 9711 Core Simulation Capability program, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Shephard Media reported Monday that the teams will seek to secure work to update Australia’s networked simulation …

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State Dept OKs $151M in Tactical Radio Systems, Tank Ammo Requests From Australia

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to buy tactical radio systems to support upgrades to F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft as well as 120mm tank ammunition and related services under two foreign military agreements worth approximately $151.4 million combined. Australia requested to procure Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems, AN/ALQ-214A(V)4 …

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Northrop-Led Team to Build Satellite Ground Station, Network Mgmt System for Australia Under $170M Contract

A team composed of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) and Optus has received a potential $170 million contract to build a satellite ground station and a wideband satellite communications network management system for Australia’s defense force. The team will install a satellite ground station at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales under the Joint Project 2008 Phase 5B2 …

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BAE, CAE, Cubic Help Update Hawk Trainer Jet for Australian Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 6, 2017 — BAE Systems has rolled out the first updated Hawk trainer aircraft for Australia’s air force featuring replacements and installations completed in partnership with CAE (NYSE: CAE) and Cubic‘s (NYSE: CUB) defense applications unit, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The updates include three CAE-built full-mission simulators as well …

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Australia Picks Boeing for $443M E-7A Early Warning Aircraft Modernization Program

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been selected to support a $442.9 million effort to upgrade the Australian air force’s fleet of E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft. The service branch said Wednesday Boeing will equip E-7As with new combat identification sensors, tactical data links and communication and encryption systems under the modernization project. Australian …

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