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Boeing to Update P-8A Aircraft Training System for Navy, Australia Under $145M Contract Modification

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential $144.9 million contract modification to perform production concurrency updates to the training system of P-8A multimission maritime planes for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia. The Defense Department said Friday P-8A trainer upgrades are necessary to ensure training devices will fully function and address future mission requirements. The …

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Australia Unveils $27B Tender for Future Frigate Construction

Australia’s defense ministry has issued requests for tender on a $26.7 billion frigate shipbuilding program to down-selected offerors BAE Sytems, Fincantieri and Navantia. The ministry said Friday it seeks to procure nine warships that will conduct maritime warfare operations, such as anti-submarine missions, under the Future Frigate project. “The three shortlisted designers must demonstrate and develop an …

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Raytheon Awarded $200M to Produce Additional Sidewinder Missiles for US, Intl Clients

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has landed a three-year, $199.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy for the full-rate production of lot 17 AIM-9X Sidewinder tactical missiles. The Defense Department said Friday the company will also produce AIM-9X Block II captive air training missiles, all-up-round containers, spare advanced optical target detectors, captive air training missile guidance …

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Unisys, Australian Research Agency to Utilize Data Analytics for Border Security Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 15, 2017 — Unisys (NYSE: UIS) will help Australia’s scientific research agency CSIRO build a data analytics platform that will work to identify security risks at land, air and sea entry points, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said March 7 that it will collaborate with CSIRO’s data science …

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Australia’s Jindalee Radar Update Program Lands Bids From BAE, Lockheed

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 7, 2017 — The latest phase of the Australian air force’s potential multimillion-dollar program for the modernization of its over-the-horizon radar system has received bids from BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Aviation Week reported Thursday phase 6 of the Jindalee Operational Radar Network update effort …

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Northrop Gets $91M Modification on Navy EA-18G Software Upgrade Contract

Northrop Grumman has secured a $91 million contract modification to provide software configuration set upgrades to software and ancillary hardware of the U.S. Navy‘s and Australia’s EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft. The Defense Department said Monday Northrop will design, develop and implement airborne electronic attack requirements in support of EA-18G aircraft under …

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Australian Fleet of Boeing-Built Growlers to Get Funds for New Jammer, Radar

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 2, 2017 — Australia’s fleet of Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) EA-18G Growler aircraft will potentially receive new radio jammers and radar systems through the country’s planned $191.6 million investment on the technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Australian defense department said Wednesday Marise Payne, the defense minister, made the comments as the country marked …

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CAE to Provide Support for Australia’s Hawk Mk127 Trainer Aircraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 2, 2017 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) will provide support for Australia’s Hawk Mk127 trainer aircraft under a contract from the Australian defense ministry’s capability acquisition and sustainment group, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Wednesday the contract covers the deployment of classroom and simulator instructors as well as maintenance and …

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General Atomics Unveils Industry Team for Australia’s RPA Requirement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 28, 2017 — The aeronautical systems business of General Atomics will work with industry partners Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), CAE (NYSE: CAE), Cobham and Flight Data Systems to support the Australian military’s Project Air 7003, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. General Atomics said Tuesday the team aims to offer the MQ-9 Reaper remotely …

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Lockheed, Inmarsat, GMV to Support PNT Program in Australia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 15, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Inmarsat and GMV will support Australia’s geoscience research agency in a program that aims to develop a testbed that would demonstrate the potential applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems on positioning, navigation and timing, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Lockheed said Monday the effort seeks to utilize …

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