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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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Lockheed Receives Northrop F-35 Center Fuselage for Australia; Brian Chappel Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received the first center fuselage for Australia’s fleet of F-35 fighter jets from Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), who will manufacture 100 of the fuselages for Australia. Thirty-five total F-35 center fuselages are in flow at Northrop’s integrated assembly line in Palmdale, Calif., including another center …

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ATK to Convert 120 Anti-Radiation Missiles for $102M

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has been awarded a $102, 426, 881 contract to convert 120 anti-radiation missiles into all-up-rounds and captive air training missiles for the U.S. Navy and both Italy and Australia under foreign military sales agreements. The U.S. is acquiring 97 converted missiles, Italy is purchasing 15 and Australia …

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Orbital Sciences to Build Navy Target Base Vehicles

Orbital Sciences Corp. has won a $29, 862, 025 contract to produce eight base vehicles for the U.S. Navy and two international governments to fulfill foreign military sales agreements. The Navy will acquire five GQM-163A Coyote Supersonic Sea Skimming Target base vehicles, Australia will buy two vehicles and Japan will …

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Northrop to Acquire Australia’s Qantas Airways Defense Unit; Wes Bush Comments

A Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) subsidiary has reached an agreement to buy Qantas Airways’ defense business for an undisclosed amount as Northrop looks to further its international strategy. Northrop Grumman Australia Pty Ltd.’s acquisition of Qantas Defence Services Pty Ltd. could wrap up in 2014 after meeting several conditions, Northrop Grumman …

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Northrop Wins $294M for Torpedo Components, Foreign Sales Included

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a potential $294, 384, 741 contract to produce first articles and functional item replacement level components for array kits on torpedoes. Fifty-two percent of purchases are for the U.S. Navy, along with 41 percent for the governments of Australia and India under the foreign military …

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Australia Commits to 100 Lockheed F-35 Jets, Will Buy 12 Boeing Growlers

Australia has committed to purchase 100 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 jets and will buy 12 Boeing (NYSE: BA) EA-18G Growler planes as part of a new defense strategy,  Reuters reports. James Grubel writes the Australian Defence Ministry announced its acquisition in a white paper, saying the country aims to …

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Exelis Wins $102M for Ship Radars, Electronics; Dave Prater Comments

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has won a $102 million contract to provide electronics support systems to Australia’s navy as the country aims to increase defenses in the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. ANZAC class frigates and Canberra class LHD ships will receive Windows-based graphical displays, designed to recognize radars from …

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