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Boeing Gets $14B Air Force Contract to Update B-1, B-52 Weapons Systems

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential 10-year, $14.31B contract to modernize weapons systems used on the U.S. Air Force’s B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress bomber platforms. The company will also modify, engineer, test and sustain the aircraft weapons in an effort to increase system lethality, responsiveness, supportability and survivability, the Department of …

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Armed Russian Jet Buzzes Within 5 Ft. of USAF Recon Aircraft

A Russian Su-27 jet with air-to-air missiles under its wings was “provocative” and flew “erratically,” approaching “rapidly” within five feet of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet “rapidly,” officials told Fox News. “The incident comes one day after the Russian Defense Ministry said it would treat any U.S. jet …

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Raytheon, Air Force Test GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System on Decoy Jammer Aircraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 2, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has worked with the U.S. Air Force to complete six flight tests to validate the GPS Aided Inertial Navigation System II aboard the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer vehicle, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the flight tests were held at the White Sands Missile Range …

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Harris to Update Air Force B-52, C-130 Electronic Warfare System; Ed Zoiss Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 25, 2016 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) has received a four-year, $55 million contract to provide sustainment services for an electronic warfare system that works to protect the U.S. Air Force‘s B-52 strategic bombers and C-130 military transport aircraft from radar-guided threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday …

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Harris Lands Contract for Engineering Support to Air Force EW Test Labs

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 13, 2016 — Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will provide engineering services to the U.S. Air Force‘s testing laboratory for B-1 reprogrammable electronic warfare and defensive avionics systems under a $9.8 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday the contract also covers test equipment support to the 53rd …

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Air Force Orders $99M in Lockheed Targeting Pods for 10 Foreign Govt Clients

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received $99 million in delivery orders to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods, spares and upgrade services to Belgium, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand,  Turkey and the Netherlands through the foreign military sales program. The orders come under a potential $485 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract the U.S. Air Force  awarded to Lockheed’s missiles …

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Boeing Adds Internal Weapons Capacity on 6 Air Force B-52 Bombers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 15, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has upgraded six B-52 bomber planes of the U.S. Air Force with increased capacity for internal weapons, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the upgraded internal weapons bay launchers can load up to eight Joint Direct Attack Munitions. “The upgrades to …

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Reports: William LaPlante Says Air Force to Award Bomber Contract Soon

William LaPlante, assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for acquisition, has said the service will award the potential $80 billion contract for the Long Range Strike Bomber soon, Reuters reported Wednesday. Idrees Ali and Andrea Shalal write that LRSB will succeed the Air Force’s aging fleet of B-1, B-2 and B-52 …

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Northrop, Boeing-Lockheed Bid on Potential $55B USAF Long-Range Bomber Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and the Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team are bidding on a potential $55 billion U.S. Air Force contract to build next-generation long-range strike bomber aircraft, The Motley Fool reported Sunday. Katie Spence writes that these companies are the main contenders to build …

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