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McAleese & Associates: Boeing ‘Self-Funds’ R&D Work on Some Defense Programs

A new report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says Boeing (NYSE: BA) has begun to “self-fund” research and development work on some Defense Department programs as it aims to win new contract opportunities. Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates, wrote that one of those opportunities is the U.S. Air Force’s …

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DynCorp to Continue Navy, Marine Trainer Maintenance Support Under $173M Award

DynCorp International has received a $173M contract modification to help the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps maintain three aircraft models used for basic flight training. The company said Thursday it will provide organizational, intermediate and depot-level maintenance support for 287 T-6 Texan, 54 T-44 Pegasus and 16 T-34 Mentor platforms through …

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Boeing Lands $9.2B Air Force T-X Trainer Contract; Leanne Caret Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a potential 16-year, $9.2B contract to build up to 475 T-X trainer aircraft and 120 ground-based training platforms for the U.S. Air Force. “Today’s announcement is the culmination of years of unwavering focus by the Boeing and Saab team,” Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s …

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L3 Subsidiary Lands $79M Contract to Help Manage AETC Trainer Aircraft Base Supply

A subsidiary of L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has secured a $79.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to manage and sustain the base supply of T-1A trainer aircraft for the Air Education and Training Command. L3’s Vertex Aerospace business will support AETC’s fleet of 178 T-1A trainers under the firm-fixed-price contract, the Defense Department …

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CAE Books $139M Defense Contracts for Aircraft Training Products & Services; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE has secured more than $138.5 million in contracts during the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year to provide aircraft simulation products, training services and in-service support to U.S. and international defense customers. Montreal-based CAE said Tuesday it received contracts from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), L3 Technologies‘ (NYSE: LLL) MAS subsidiary and Airbus Group‘s …

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Beechcraft to Replace Argentina’s Military Training Aircraft Under $88M Air Force FMS Contract

Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Beechcraft subsidiary has landed a one-year, $88.2 million “undefinitized” contract with the U.S. Air Force to build trainer aircraft and provide maintenance support and pilot training services for Argentina’s air force as part of a foreign military sales deal. The Defense Department said Tuesday Beechcraft will deliver four T-6C+ …

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Pilatus Books $295M in PC-21 Trainer Aircraft Orders

Pilatus Aircraft has received three contracts worth more than $294.6 million in total to supply PC-21 trainer jets to two international military customers and one defense company. The orders include 17 PC-21s for the French air force and two units each for Jordan’s air force and British contractor Qinetiq, Pilatus Aircraft said Wednesday. Oscar Schwenk, chairman of Pilatus’ …

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Air Force Issues RFP for $16B T-X Trainer Jet Replacement Program

The U.S. Air Force has released a request for proposals for a potential $16.3 billion program that seeks to build a new trainer jet designed to replace the T-38 aircraft and train pilots of F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, Air University reported Friday. The RFP for the Advanced Pilot Training program …

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State Dept OKs Potential $300M Beechcraft Trainer Aircraft Sale to Argentina

The State Department has approved Argentina’s request to procure 24 Beechcraft-built trainer aircraft as well as related training and support from the U.S. government under a potential $300 million foreign military sales agreement. Argentina asked to acquire 24 T-6C+ Texan trainer aircraft along with initial spare parts and U.S. Air Force Materiel Command services …

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Gene Colabatistto: CAE to Bring Simulation Tech for Raytheon-Led Team’s T-X Program Bid

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 24, 2016 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has officially unveiled that its teaming arrangement with CAE (NYSE: CAE), Finmeccanica and Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will offer the T-100 trainer aircraft for the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X program, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Raytheon said Monday T-100 is based on the Aermacchi …

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