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Aerospace Defense Firms Launch Measures to Avoid COVID-19 Spread; Ellen Lord Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA), Textron’s (NYSE: TXT) Bell subsidiary and other aerospace defense manufacturers have increased cleaning efforts and implemented telework capabilities, social distancing and other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and maintain operations, FlightGlobal reported Friday. Other companies that have initiated similar efforts are Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Sikorsky and AeroVironment.

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Bell, Sikorsky-Boeing Team Awarded Army Future Assault Aircraft Demo, Risk Reduction Contracts

The U.S. Army has awarded contracts to Textron’s (NYSE: TXT) Bell subsidiary and a team of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky business to proceed with the competitive demonstration and risk reduction effort for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft program, Defense News reported Monday.

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Army to Award Robotic Combat Vehicle OTAs to QinetiQ NA, Textron

The U.S. Army has informed the National Advanced Mobility Consortium that it will award other transaction agreements to QinetiQ North America and Textron (NYSE: TXT) to build two variants of a robotic combat vehicle.  The military service said Thursday it expects to finalize the OTAs in mid-February to procure four light RCV units from QinetiQ NA and four medium RCVs from Textron.

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NASA Plans Rotocraft Wing Tech Development IDIQ Recompete

NASA’s Ames Research Center plans to launch a solicitation for a recompete indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure various technical services for its Rotorcraft Wing Technology Development program.

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Textron’s Bell Subsidiary Gets $815M Navy Contract for Helicopter Logistics Services

Bell, a subsidiary of Textron (NYSE: TXT), has secured a potential five-year, $815M contract to repair, update or replace 35 items for AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters. The company will also manage inventories, establish metrics for supply response time and provide warehousing under the performance-based logistics contract, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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