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Boeing Closes Acquisition of Mobile Aviation App Provider ForeFlight

Boeing (NYSE: BA) finalized its acquisition of web-based and mobile flight applications provider ForeFlight for an undisclosed sum as part of the company’s growth strategy. Ken Sain, vice president of digital solutions and analytics at Boeing, said in a statement published Wednesday the company will build on Foreflight’s accomplishments in …

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Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Nominated to Join Boeing Board

Nikki Randhawa Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has been nominated to be a member of Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) board of directors. She is set for election at the aerospace and defense contractor’s annual shareholder meeting on April 29, Boeing said Tuesday. Haley left her U.S. envoy position …

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McAleese & Associates: Boeing’s Defense Business Reports 13% Rise in 2018 Sales

A new report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says Boeing’s (NYSE: GD) defense, space and security business posted $23.2B in 2018 sales, reflecting a 13 percent increase from the previous year. The BDS segment saw its 2018 backlog rise 30 percent to $57B driven by its “buy-in” strategy associated with …

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Navy Picks 19 Firms for $12.6B CMMARS Aircraft Maintenance, Logistics Contract Vehicle

The U.S. Navy has awarded 19 companies spots on a potential seven-year, $12.6B contract vehicle for aircraft maintenance and logistics support services. The Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services program covers logistical support for Navy and Air Force rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, subsystems and related weapon …

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Eight Firms to Help Air Force Develop Open Architecture Standards

Eight companies have secured contracts worth $22.5M combined to develop, manage and update a set of Open Architecture standards for the U.S. Air Force. The contractors will work as a single entity to create and offer configuration control for Universal Command and Control Interface and Open Mission systems standards, the …

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McAleese & Associates: GovCon Execs Talk AI, Hypersonics at Reagan Forum

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on key takeaways from the two-day Reagan National Defense Forum that kicked off Friday in California. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) CEO Marillyn Hewson; Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) CEO Thomas Kennedy; Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) defense, space and security business; and Harris (NYSE: …

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Boeing Awarded $383M USAF Tactical Satcom Tech Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a potential seven-year, $383.4M contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide tactical warfighters with a joint ground platform designed to deliver anti-jam satellite communications capabilities. The service received three proposals for the cost-plus-incentive-fee contract in support of the Protected Tactical Enterprise Service program, the …

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McAleese & Associates: Boeing ‘Self-Funds’ R&D Work on Some Defense Programs

A new report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says Boeing (NYSE: BA) has begun to “self-fund” research and development work on some Defense Department programs as it aims to win new contract opportunities. Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates, wrote that one of those opportunities is the U.S. Air Force’s …

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Boeing Unveils New Computing & Networks Org, Names Charles Toups Lead

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has launched a new organization to build communications and computing platforms for government and commercial aerospace applications. Charles Toups, formerly vice president and general manager of Boeing’s research and technology unit, will lead the Disruptive Computing and Networks organization that will operate in Southern California as part …

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