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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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Air Force Taps Rolls-Royce to Update C-130 Engines

Rolls-Royce has received a potential $36 million contract to upgrade T56 engines onboard the U.S. Air Force’s C-130 transport aircraft. Rollys-Royce said Tuesday it will start deliveries of Series 3.5 engine enhancement kits in December and install those kits onto C-130 planes of the service branch and the U.S. Air …

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NASA Taps 13 Companies for Aerospace Research at Glenn Center

NASA has selected 13 companies to support aerospace research and provide propulsion and communications systems to the Glenn Research Center in Ohio under five-year contracts with a maximum value of $190 million. The space agency said Wednesday awardees will work to develop, verify and demonstrate communications, propulsion, structures and materials technology for space …

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GKN to Acquire Dutch Aircraft Manufacturer Fokker for $780M

GKN has agreed on the estimated $779.6 million acquisition of Arle Capital‘s Fokker Technologies company as part of GKN’s efforts to establish its business as a global supplier to the aerospace sector. GKN said Tuesday its aerospace business will absorb Fokker as an operating unit following the close of the acquisition scheduled …

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Former Exelis CEO David Melcher Appointed AIA Chief Executive

David Melcher,  formerly CEO of defense technology manufacturer Exelis, will join the Aerospace Industries Association trade group as president and CEO on June 8, the AIA said Thursday. Melcher led McLean, Va.-based Exelis through its October 2011 spinoff from ITT Corp. (NYSE: ITT) into an independent company and May 2015 sale to …

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Boeing Announces Exec Moves After Data Analytics Team Launched; Chris Chadwick Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has announced several executive appointments following the creation of a data analytics organization within its defense, space and security business. The company said Wednesday Dewey Houck will serve as chief data analytics officer and lead the new team, which seeks to build information capability onto various product and service offerings. “This is …

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Former AIA Chief Marion Blakey Named Rolls-Royce North America President, CEO

Marion Blakey, formerly president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, has joined Rolls-Royce as president, CEO and chairman of the board for its North American business. The company said Tuesday Blakey will succeed James Guyette, who plans to retire in May. “We are extremely pleased to have Ms. Blakey leading the North …

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Northrop Switches With BAE for Prime Contractor Role in AF T-X Trainer Bid

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has taken the prime contractor role in its joint bid with BAE Systems for the potential $11 billion U.S. Air Force T-X trainer contract, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Colin Clark writes Northrop will now lead its partnership BAE, L-3 Link Simulation & Training and Rolls-Royce as they offer BAE’s Hawk trainer jet for the Air …

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Northrop Awarded $3.6B to Build 25 Navy Hawkeye Aircraft

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $3.6 billion multiyear contract to build a new batch of Hawkeye aircraft for the U.S. Navy. Northrop will work to build 25 new E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes and incorporate a rotating rotodome and four vertical stabilizer tail configuration into the aircraft for …

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Rolls-Royce to Maintain Navy Training Aircraft Engines for $100M; Paul Craig Comments

Rolls-Royce has won a potential one-year, $100 million contract to maintain and provide logistics support for the U.S. Navy T-45 Goshawk training aircraft’s F405/Adour engines. The company said Thursday the contract to support at least 200 F405 engines is a follow-on to the company’s ongoing support of the Navy’s training crew. “We have been working with the US …

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