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Infoscitex Lands $70M USAF Aerospace System R&D Contract Modification

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Infoscitex a four-year, $70 million contract modification to support the military branch’s aerospace technology and simulation-based research and development efforts. Infoscitex will provide R&D services in areas such as flight control laws, cooperative control autonomy, vehicle integrity management and automation, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The company …

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State Dept Clears Australia’s $1.3B Modified Gulfstream Aircraft Purchase Request

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to buy up to five units of modified Gulfstream G550 aircraft from the U.S. under a potential $1.3 billion foreign military sales agreement. Australia seeks to procure Gulfstream G550 planes that have been modified to integrate airborne intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare mission systems as well …

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Boecore Wins $93M IDIQ to Help Air Force Operate Shared Early Warning System

Boecore has won a potential five-year, $93 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to sustain, operate and maintain a shared early warning system designed to alert the U.S., NATO and foreign partner nations of ballistic missile launches. Seven offers were submitted to the Air Force for the SEWS support indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and …

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General Atomics Completes Critical Design Review of Block 50 RPA Ground Control Station

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 22, 2017 — General Atomics has concluded the critical design review of the U.S. Air Force‘s Block 50 Advanced Cockpit Ground Control Station for remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday its aeronautics systems business worked with Air Force pilots and sensor operators to design the Block …

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Air Force Unveils Comms Device for Crew of General Atomics-Built Reaper UAV

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2017 — The U.S. Air Force has developed an updated communications device to connect ground forces and aircrew of the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle during counterterrorism operations, ExecutiveGov reported Monday. The service branch said Thursday the “Frankenphone” features self-contained electronics and other updates for …

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Raytheon to Repair Radars on Air Force’s P-3 Orion Fleet

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will perform repairs on the APS-137 radar system installed on the U.S. Air Force‘s P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft under a potential $17.8 million order, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday the order is part of a previously awarded performance-based logistics contract …

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Reports: US, Qatar Ink Potential $12B Deal for Boeing F-15 Jets

The U.S. and Qatar have signed a potential $12 billion deal to supply Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F-15QA fighter jets to the Arab country, Defense News reported Wednesday. A spokesman for the Defense Department said Defense Secretary James Mattis and Khalid al-Attiyah, Qatar’s defense affairs minister, signed a letter to facilitate …

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Raytheon to Deliver ‘Identification Friend or Foe’ Cryptographic Applique to Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 13, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will supply the cryptographic applique for the Identification Friend or Foe systems used by the U.S. Air Force and multiple foreign military customers under a $42.8 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday the company’s space and airborne systems business will …

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Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Named Special Advisor at Bain & Company

Deborah Lee James, former secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has joined Bain & Company as a special advisor in the consulting firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Bain said Thursday James will advise aerospace, defense and government services customers and work with the firm’s local leaders to establish relationships with “high-potential” individuals and companies. “Deborah …

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US Air Force Requests Millions for Construction Funding to Improve Aircraft Ranges

In its fiscal year 2018 budget request, the US Air Force (USAF) has requested funding for construction to improve aircraft ranges in Utah and Nevada. This would allow the USAF to utilize the full range of capabilities available to F-35A aircrews, said USAF Chief of Staff General David Goldfein and …

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