Tag Archives: Northrop Grumman

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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Navy Taps Northrop for Potential $91M Laser Demonstrator Program Contract

Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) space and mission systems business will provide support for the Solid State High Power Laser Weapon System Demonstrator program under a potential three-year, $91.1 million U.S. Navy contract. The Defense Department said Thursday the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a base value of $53.1 million and base period of performance through …

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Kevin Mickey Appointed Northrop Aerospace Advanced Design VP; Chris Hernandez Comments

Kevin Mickey, formerly president of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) subsidiary Scaled Composites, has been named vice president of advanced design in the company’s aerospace systems sector. Mickey will oversee the sector’s aircraft design activities in his new role that he will start Nov. 2, Northrop said Thursday. “He will be a great …

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Lockheed Marks F-16V Maiden Flight with Northrop AESA Radar

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 22,  2015 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) flew the F-16V for the first time integrated with the latest avionics configuration, including Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) APG-83 AESA flight control radar. Lockheed said the maiden flight took place over Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 16. Other enhancements to …

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Northrop Breaks Ground on UAS R&D Facility at Grand Sky

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 19, 2015 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will operate a new research and development facility for drone technologies at Grand Sky, North Dakota, to serve as the main tenant of the 217-acre unmanned flight application development park, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Construction has begun on the $10 million …

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Weekly Roundup Oct 12 – Oct 16 2015: Frank Kendall Expands Thoughts on Defense Sector Consolidation Prospects & more

Weekly Roundup Oct 12 – Oct 16 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The military’s chief weapons buyer took to the TV airwaves this week to expand further on his message that the defense prime contractor landscape should remain in …

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Northrop Realigns Businesses, Appoints Gloria Flach COO

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will restructure from four business segments to three, effective Jan. 1, in a move President and CEO Wes Bush said is aimed to align strategies with customer requirements. On that date, Gloria Flach, corporate vice president and president of Northrop’s electronic systems sector, will assume the …

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NASA Chooses 11 for $400M Langley Center Research Support IDIQ

Eleven companies have been awarded positions on a potential five-year, $400 million contract to help build new aerospace systems at a NASA research facility in Virginia. NASA said Thursday contractors will compete to perform technology basic and applied research, development, analysis, integration and demonstration services for Langley Research Center. Work …

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October 12 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Close Up on Light Volume Day

The GovCon Index gained 0.230 points to 74.428 Monday and mirrored a narrow day of trades for U.S. stocks that saw losses in the morning session followed by gradual gains afterward. Monday was a light volume day for U.S. markets due to the Columbus Day holiday and bond markets were closed, …

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US Navy Awards $49M Sensors Contract to Three Firms

Consolidated Resource Imaging LLC,  Manufacturing Techniques Inc. and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) have each received a $49 million contract combined to build sensor prototypes for the U.S. Navy. The companies will produce sensor systems for use in the Navy’s intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and force protection operations, the Defense Department said Thursday. Performance …

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