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David Calhoun Named Boeing Lead Director, Kenneth Duberstein Nominated for Re-election to Board

David Calhoun, a board member at Boeing (NYSE: BA) since 2009, has been elected to succeed Kenneth Duberstein as lead director of the Chicago, Illinois-based defense and aerospace contractor’s board in a move that takes effect April 30. “Dave is a tremendous asset to Boeing, bringing invaluable skills and experience …

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Boeing Gets $282M Contract Modification for Lot 10 P-8A Long Lead Parts

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a $282.3 million contract modification to obtain components for lot 10 P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft for the U.S. Navy, Norway and the U.K. The company will obtain long lead items needed to manufacture 19 Poseidon units and perform work under the modification through March 2022, the Defense Department said Monday. …

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Timothy Keating Promoted to Boeing Govt Operations EVP

Timothy “Tim” Keating, formerly senior vice president of government operations at Boeing (NYSE: BA), has been promoted to executive VP of government operations at the aerospace company. Keating will continue to oversee the company’s philanthropic efforts worldwide through the Boeing Global Engagement organization, lead public policy initiatives and serve on …

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Report: Trump, Boeing Reach Potential $3.9B Deal for Presidential Aircraft Production

The White House and Boeing (NYSE: BA) have reached a potential $3.9 billion deal for the aerospace company to build two presidential planes, Reuters reported Tuesday. “President Trump has reached an informal deal with Boeing on a fixed-price contract for the new Air Force One Program,” Hogan Gidley, deputy press secretary, told the publication. …

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Report: Trump, Boeing in Talks to Finalize Presidential Aircraft Deal

The White House and Boeing (NYSE: BA) are in the final phase of talks over the terms of a potential deal to modify a pair of 747-8 aircraft and convert them into presidential planes, Defense One reported Thursday. Sources said Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg met with President Donald Trump Tuesday at the …

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Boeing, Lockheed Among ‘Eligible’ Bidders for Canadian Fighter Jet Replacement Program

Canada has named five aerospace companies that have been asked to participate in a potential $15 billion competition to produce 88 new fighter planes, Defense News reported Friday. Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Airbus, Dassault and Saab have been included in a list of approved suppliers that will …

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State Dept OKs $1.2B Apache Helicopter Upgrade Equipment, Services Sale to Netherlands

The State Department has approved the Dutch government’s request to procure from the U.S. government equipment and services to support upgrades to AH-64D Block II Apache attack helicopters under a potential $1.2 billion foreign military sales agreement. Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will serve as principal contractors in the proposed …

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Pamela Drew Joins Serco’s US Board; Dave Dacquino Comments

Pamela Drew, formerly executive vice president and president of information systems business at Harris’ (NYSE: HRS) Exelis subsidiary, has joined the board of directors of Serco’s North American arm. Serco Inc. Chairman and CEO Dave Dacquino said in a statement released Thursday Drew’s track record in new business pursuit and capture will …

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Air Force Begins GPS III Phase 2 Production Contract Solicitation

The U.S. Air Force has issued a request for proposals for the second phase of a program that seeks to procure 22 GPS III satellites. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the service will award a fixed-price-incentive contract to build the GPS III space vehicles and expects production work to …

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State Dept OKs Finland’s Requests for $735M in Harpoon Block II, Evolved Seasparrow Missiles

The State Department has cleared Finland’s request to buy Harpoon Block II surface-launched missiles and Evolved Seasparrow Missiles under two foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $734.7 million combined. Finland asked to purchase RGM-84Q-4, RGM-84L-4, RGM-84Q-4 upgrade kits, RTM-84L-4 and RTM-84Q-4 Harpoon Block II+ Extended Range Grade B missiles under a potential $622 million FMS …

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