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5 Firms to Explore Solar Electric Propulsion Under NASA Research Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 6, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), Sierra Nevada Corp. and Space Systems Loral will perform research on power and propulsion technologies for deep space missions under a $2.4 million NASA program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The space agency said …

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Orbital ATK Records Delivery of 100,000th Hellfire Propulsion Motor; Mike Kahn Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 1, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has marked the delivery of the 100,000th propulsion motor for the AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile in a ceremony held early October at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in West Virginia, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 25. The company said Oct. 25 the tactical motor …

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SSL Among Selected Companies to Collaborate With NASA on Space Tech Dev’t

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 6, 2017 — Space Systems Loral is one of 10 companies that NASA has picked to help advance space technologies in support of future commercial and government space missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. NASA said Friday the collaborative partnership program seeks to engage industry to help address potential requirements …

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Pratt & Whitney to Provide Initial Lot 11 F-35 Propulsion System Spares Under $340M Award

United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a three-year, $339.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide initial spares for the F-35 propulsion system. The Defense Department said Friday Pratt & Whitney will supply initial spare modules, parts and engines in support of the low-rate initial …

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L3 to Supply Transmission Systems for South Korean Army Vehicles

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 27, 2017 — L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) will deliver 800-horsepower transmission systems for South Korea’s infantry fighting and light-recovery vehicles under a potential $17.3 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday its combat propulsion systems division will deliver the transmission systems from the third quarter of …

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GE, UTC Awarded Air Force Adaptive Engine Design, Testing Support Contracts

A General Electric (NYSE: GE) subsidiary and United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) have each received a potential five-year, $1 billion contract to provide design, fabrication, testing and integration support services for the U.S. Air Force’s turbofan adaptive engines. The service branch awarded the sole-source contracts with priced options to GE Aviation and UTC …

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Raytheon Awarded $2B Contract Modification for SM-3 Block IB Missiles

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has secured a potential six-year, $2.3 billion contract modification to produce Standard Missile-3 IB weapons for the Missile Defense Agency. MDA increased its order for SM-3 Block IB missiles from 44 to 52 units under the sole-source modification, which also includes all-up-round and recertification support, the Defense Department said Friday. …

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SPA Lands $76M Navy Program Assessments, Studies Contract

Systems Planning and Analysis Inc. has received a potential $75.7 million contract to perform assessments, studies and engineering services for various U.S. Navy programs. The award is for the Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile program, Navy strike and deterrence technologies and concepts, arms control program, weapons system launcher subsystem and …

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