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Matt Donovan: USAF to Spend $2B Bomber Fund Request on Software Devt, Recruitment

Matt Donovan, Air Force undersecretary, has said the service’s $2 billion funding request for the B-21 bomber aircraft program for fiscal year 2018 would be spent on software development and staffing efforts at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Bloomberg Technology reported Wednesday. The military branch will also allocate part of the …

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USAF Posts ‘Sources Sought’ Notice for Hyper-Sonic Air-Launched Strike Weapon

The U.S. Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) issued a Sources Sought notice on Thursday for a rapidly fielded and developed hyper-sonic, conventional air-launched strike weapon, Janes reported. Capabilities statements are being sought from potential sources “that are capable of accomplishing systems integration of all the elements of a hyper-sonic, conventional …

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Bloomberg: GAO Issues Declassified Version of Air Force Bomber Contract Award Protest Decision

The Government Accountability Office has said that Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s Long Range Strike Bomber program held “significant structural advantages” over a bid by the team of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Anthony Capaccio and Julie Johnsson write GAO made …

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Air Force Seeks Proposals for Ground-Based ICBM, Long Range Standoff Weapon Programs

The U.S. Air Force has asked industry to submit proposals for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinentinal ballistic missile program and Long Range Standoff nuclear cruise missile system. The service branch said Friday it plans to award up to two contracts for the GBSD ICBM program in the fourth quarter of fiscal …

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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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Lockheed Lands $176M Targeting Pod Production Contracts for USAF Fighter, Bomber Fleet

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won contracts worth $176.1 million combined to produce new targeting pods and related upgrade kits for the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of bomber aircraft and fighter jets. Lockheed said Thursday the new Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod-Sensor Enhancement platform has a two-way datalink tool, algorithms and updated sensors that …

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