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General Dynamics to Update US, Australian Sub Combat Control Systems; Mike Eagan Comments

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit has received $50 million in contract modifications to continue modernization work for combat control systems in U.S. and Australian naval submarines. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has worked on the AN/BYG-1 combat control systems since 2003,  General Dynamics said Tuesday. “By introducing our open architecture framework into …

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DRS, Laurel Technologies JV to Produce Tech Insertion Hardware for Navy Submarines

A DRS Technologies and Laurel Technologies joint venture will develop,  integrate and manufacture technology insertion hardware for the combat control and sonar systems of U.S. Navy submarines under a new $171.1 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The Defense Department said Monday that DRS Laurel Technologies‘ TIH will be installed on new Virginia-class submarines and upgrade the current systems on SSN 688i, …

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Boeing Awarded $296M for Lot 2 Poseidon Plane Parts

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a $295, 643, 284 contract to start acquiring parts to produce 12 P-8A Poseidon planes for the U.S. Navy and Australia. The advance acquisition contract includes $152, 043, 495 in purchases for the U.S. Navy and $143, 599, 789 in foreign military sales funds for sales to …

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State Dept OKs $534M Raytheon-Built Sidewinder Missile Sale to Australia

The State Department has approved a potential million foreign military sale of Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) Sidewinder missiles and related equipment to Australia. Australia plans to install the missiles on its fleets of F/A-18 and F-35 fighter jets and also intends to bolster its ability to partner with coalition forces in …

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Mike Gibbons: Boeing Reaches Agreement on Multi-Billion Dolllar Growler, Super Hornet Contract

Mike Gibbons, program manager for Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) lines of F/A-18 fighter jets and EA-18G electronic attack planes, said his firm is “very close” to finalizing a multi-billion dollar contract with the U.S. Navy for 47 total aircraft,  Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal quotes Gibbons as saying the contract will include planes …

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Australia to Buy 58 Lockheed F-35 Jets for $12B

Australia will purchase 58 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 fighter jets for nearly $11.64 billion in addition to the 14 planes the country ordered in 2009, Reuters reported Wednesday. Matt Siegal and Andrea Shalal report that Australia intends to give its air force enough jets to create three operational squadrons …

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Tony Abbott: Australia to Buy Northrop’s Triton UAV

Australia plans to purchase a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-built unmanned aerial vehicle for maritime surveillance operations over the country’s northern region, Flight International reported Thursday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Thursday the government intends for the aircraft to help protect Australia’s border, assets and marine resources, according to the report. …

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Raytheon to Build Naval Aircraft Circuit Card Assemblies for US, Australia and Canada

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will build aircraft circuit card assemblies for the U.S. Navy and two other countries under a potential $8, 970, 000 contract. The Defense Logistics Agency awarded the firm-fixed-price contract to Raytheon’s space and airborne systems unit on a sole source basis, the Defense Department said Friday. Australia and …

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Ian Irving: Northrop Targets Australian Market Growth with Qantas Defence Buy

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) Australian subsidiary has acquired Qantas Defence Services Pty Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. Qantas has been renamed Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services Pty Ltd. within Northrop Grumman Australia and will coordinate with Northrop’s logistics and modernization division, Northrop said Thursday. Ian Irving, Northrop chief executive for …

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Unisys Extends Australian Defense IT Services Contract; Scott Whyman Comments

Unisys (NYSE: UIS) will continue to provide information technology support processes to the Australian defense department under a two-year, $52 million contract extension, ARN reported Thursday. Brian Karlovsky writes the contract covers network security, infrastructure, server and desktop support services to more than 400 locations throughout the country. Scott Whyman, …

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