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Report: Germany Begins $4.72B Heavy-Lift Helicopter Replacement Bid Process

Germany’s military has cleared a plan to start the competition for a potential $4.72 billion contract to purchase 45 to 60 heavy-lift helicopters to replace its current fleet of CH-53G aircraft, Reuters reported Friday. A source said Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of staff of the German Bundeswehr, signed Thursday a …

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Report: Saudi Arabia to Buy $7B in Precision-Guided Munitions From Raytheon, Boeing

Saudi Arabia will purchase precision-guided munitions from Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) under an agreement worth approximately $7 billion, Reuters reported Thursday. Sources told Reuters the proposed deal was part of a potential $110 billion package of weapons sales agreements that President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman …

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Melanie Anderson Joins HII Technical Solutions Business in VP Role; Andy Green Comments

Melanie Anderson, formerly head of human resources at KBRWyle’s engineering business, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) technical solutions division as vice president of human resources. Anderson has two decades of HR experience in several companies across aerospace and defense, government services and technology sectors, HII said Tuesday. She came …

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Reports: Northrop Ends Navy Stingray Tanker Drone Contract Pursuit

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has decided to drop the company’s pursuit of the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program, Defense News reported Wednesday. The contractor’s decision came two weeks after the service issued the final request for proposals for the MQ-25A Stingray program. “Winning is great… but if you can’t …

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Aurora Flight Sciences Vet Mark Cherry Joins Boeing as Phantom Works VP; Leanne Caret Comments

Mark Cherry, president and chief operating officer at Manassas, Virginia-based autonomous systems maker Aurora Flight Sciences, has been appointed to succeed Darryl Davis as vice president of Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) Phantom Works technology arm. Davis, who served as head of Phantom Works for a decade, will transition into a program management …

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State Dept Clears Kuwait’s $343M Follow-On Boeing C-17 Logistics Support Request

Kuwait has requested follow-on logistics support for the country’s C-17 military transport aircraft from the U.S. government through a potential $342.6 million foreign military sales transaction. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday the deal covers the provision of an additional three years of two C-17 support and equipment to the Kuwaiti air …

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ULA Gets $832M Contract Modification Under Air Force Expendable Launch Vehicle Program

United Launch Alliance has received a potential one-year, $832.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to continue to provide program management and mission assurance support for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. The Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture will also perform systems engineering, vehicle integration, launch infrastructure sustainment and …

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Boeing Lands $600M Contract Modification for Future Air Force One Preliminary Design Work

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential $599.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to conduct preliminary design activities to convert a pair of 747-8 aircraft into presidential planes. The modification covers the initial design of the future Air Force One fleet that includes the integration of a mission communication platform, self-defense …

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State Dept OKs Potential $5.23B Boeing Super Hornet Aircraft Sale to Canada

The State Department has approved Canada’s request to buy Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft and related equipment and services from the U.S. government under a potential $5.23 billion foreign military sales agreement. Boeing, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) will serve as principal contractors …

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Greg Hayes: UTC-Rockwell Collins Merger Deal Aims to Advance Digital Platforms, Predictive Analytics

Greg Hayes, CEO of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has said UTC’s move to acquire Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) under an estimated $30 billion deal seeks to advance the development of digital platforms for the aviation sector, Reuters reported Tuesday. Hayes told Reuters the proposed acquisition also aims to facilitate the adoption of …

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