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Charles Davis Named L3 International SVP; Christopher Kubasik Quoted

Charles Davis, former acting president of L3 Technologies’ (NYSE: LLL) reconnaissance mission systems business, has been appointed senior vice president of the company’s international subsidiary. He will work with Stephen O’Bryan, corporate SVP and chief global business development officer, to manage global customer outreach, marketing and sales functions, the company said Monday. Davis will …

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Boeing to Replace Huey Helicopters Under $2.4B USAF Contract; Ed Dolanski Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a potential 13-year, $2.38B contract to replace the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of UH-1N Huey helicopters. The company said Monday it will deliver and maintain up to 84 MH-139 helicopters and provide training devices and related support equipment for the aircraft. MH-139 is based on the Leonardo-built AW139 helicopter that …

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Lockheed Eyes Multiple Aircraft Concepts for Air Force’s KC-Z Aerial Tanker Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is exploring multiple concepts for an aerial refueling plane as the company looks to bid on the U.S. Air Force‘s KC-Z tanker aircraft program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Drive reported Thursday that Lockheed is preparing proposals to offer hybrid-wing and …

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IBM to Develop Neural Inference Hardware & Software for Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) will research, design, build, integrate and deliver a new neural inference system for the U.S. Air Force under a $14.8M contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will work on the hardware and software for the “NorthPole” machine …

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Johns Hopkins APL Lands Air Force Contract for Space Program Support

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has received a $23.8M contract from the U.S. Air Force for lifecycle services in support of the service branch’s space assets, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said Thursday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award includes a cost-plus-fixed-fee task order and covers technical and program …

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Army Taps Chemring, Smiths Detection for Chemical Agent ID Tech Dev’t Contracts

Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems and Smiths Detection have each won a potential 10-year contract from the U.S. Army to develop platforms designed to detect aerosols, threat vapors and other chemical agents. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday says Chemring received a potential $838.5M contract and Smiths Detection a potential $667.3M …

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Lockheed Pushes Agile Dev’t to Update SIGINT for Distributed Common Ground System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 20, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has utilized agile development approaches to deliver integrated signals intelligence capabilities into the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system of the U.S. Air Force, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday it worked with the Air Force to update and migrate …

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BAE to Help Mature Air Force GaN Semiconductor Tech for Future Radar, EW Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 19, 2018 — BAE Systems will collaborate with the Air Force Research Laboratory to advance the development of gallium nitride semiconductor technology for the U.S. Air Force, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday its cooperative agreement with AFRL aims to transition Air Force-built GaN microelectronics to the …

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Kira Training Services Lands $221M Air Force Academy Civil Engineering Contract

Editor’s Note 9/19/18: The Defense Department said the contract for Kira Training Services has not yet been awarded. Kira Training Services has won a potential seven-year, $221.4M contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide civil engineering support to a military academy that trains officer cadets. The company will repair and …

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McAleese & Associates Cites Multi-Domain Ops, End Strength Increase as Potential Topics at AFA Conference

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has issued a report that offers a preview of potential topics that military leaders could discuss at the three-day Air Force Association conference in Maryland. The firm said U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein could deliver a message on “multi-domain operations” at the AFA event, while …

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