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State Dept OKs Potential $1.4B Lockheed Transport, Tanker Aircraft Sale to Germany

The State Department has approved Germany’s request to procure three Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) C-130J-30 military transport aircraft and three KC-130J tanker planes from the U.S. government under a potential $1.4 billion foreign military sales agreement. Lockheed will serve as the prime contractor in the proposed deal that seeks to build up …

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Boeing, Embraer Begin Merger Talks

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and aerospace conglomerate Embraer are in talks over a “possible combination.” Brazil-based Embraer said Thursday any deal that would emerge from the discussions would need to be approved by Embraer shareholders, both firms’ boards of directors, the Brazilian government and other regulatory authorities. Embraer added there is …

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Airbus to Support UK Military Transport Aircraft Fleet Under Potential $506M Contract

Airbus has secured a $506 million contract from the U.K.’s defense ministry to provide in-service support for the Atlas A400M airlifters of the British air force. The ministry said Thursday the contract covers maintenance, upgrade and repair services for the country’s Atlas fleet through 2026. Julian Young, chief of air materiel at the U.K.’s defense …

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State Dept OKs $225M UAE Request for C-17 IR Countermeasures, Logistics Services

The State Department has cleared a potential $225 million foreign military sale of Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure systems and logistics support for the United Arab Emirates’ C-17 military transport planes. Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will act as principal contractors for the sale,  the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday. The deal covers eight Globemaster III AN/AAQ-24 …

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France Requests $650M Lockheed C-130J Transport, Refueling Aircraft Sale

The State Department has approved France’s request to purchase four Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) transport planes and tankers from the U.S. government under a $650 million foreign military sales agreement. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday the future sale includes two C130J transport planes and two KC-130J tankers with turboprop engines from Rolls-Royce plus four engine …

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Lockheed Awarded $480M for C-130J Aircraft System Upgrades

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a potential 15-year, $480 million contract to provide follow-on research and development services for the C-130J aircraft upgrade program. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Lockheed will also help enhance systems of the military transport aircraft under the sole-source contract. …

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Lockheed Lands USAF C-130 Aircrew, Weapon Training Contracts; Jim Weitzel Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded more than $80 million in contracts to provide C-130 flight training systems and services to the U.S. Air Force. The company said Monday it will deliver a weapon systems trainer and a loadmaster part-task trainer for the C-130J transport aircraft at a U.S. …

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Australia to Order Additional Boeing C-17A Planes, Equipment

Australia intends to procure additional two Boeing-made (NYSE: BA) Globemaster III military cargo aircraft and related equipment from the U.S. government. The Australian defense department said Friday it will spend approximately $1 billion to buy the C-17As as well as to modernize an aircraft maintenance facility and other infrastructure at …

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Lockheed Awarded $662M Transport Aircraft Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $662, 032, 335 contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to build 10 transport planes and 20 quick engine change kits. The award covers the production of four HC-130J, three KC-130J, two MC-130J and one C-130J aircraft, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The …

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