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Air Force Awards Lockheed $132M Contract to Sustain C-5 Airlifters

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $131.6M contract to perform sustaining engineering work on the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of C-5 Galaxy airlifters. The Air Forcewill obligate $23.5M at the time of award from its fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance and transportation working capital funds, the Department of Defense …

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Lockheed Partners With Raytheon on Payload Dev’t for New USAF Missile-Warning System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 11, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has named Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a partner in its effort to develop a missile-detection platform for the U.S. Air Force that would succeed the current Space Based Infrared System satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Raytheon said Wednesday it will help design …

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Boeing’s Leanne Caret Talks Women’s Challenges, Opportunities in Defense

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 10, 2018 — Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) defense, space and security business, has said she believes the challenges that women professionals encounter in the defense sector are more “aspirational” instead of institutional, as the industry sees a surge in women leaders …

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General Atomics to Host French Payload on Orbital Test Bed Satellite Under USAF Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 8, 2018 — General Atomics will integrate a France-supplied sensor-based data collection payload with a 242.5-pound Orbital Test Bed satellite that it will launch for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under a U.S. Air Force order, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the Air Force’s Space and Missile …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Calls for Clear Gov’t Strategy, Funds for Commercial Satcom Procurement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 4, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, has said the government needs a defined strategy and funding for the acquisition, operations and maintenance of commercial satellite communications capabilities, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 13. Space News reported Dec. 12 …

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DynCorp Lands $75M Air Force Contract for Rotary-Wing Aircraft Maintenance

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 3, 2018 — DynCorp International will provide aircraft maintenance services in support of the U.S. Air Force‘s 811th Operations Group under a potential $75M contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Department of Defense said Monday the Fort Worth-based company will help maintain rotary-wing aircraft as well as support associated personnel …

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Raytheon Awarded $434M Sidewinder Block II Production Contract Modification

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential $434.4M contract modification to produce and deliver lot 18 AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missiles for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and seven foreign military sales clients. The modification covers the production of AIM-9X Block II all-up round tactical missiles, captive and special air training …

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Pratt & Whitney to Help Test F-35 Block 4 Propulsion System Under $230M Navy Contract

United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a five-year, $230.1M contract from the U.S. Navy to support flight testing of a new F-35 aircraft propulsion system. Pratt & Whitney will help test F-35 Block 4 engine technology for Navy, the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and non-Department of Defense …

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Air Force to Solicit Small Business Bids for $500M Design-Build Services IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force‘s Sixth Contracting Squadron plans to accept design-build bids from small businesses for a potential $500M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. USAF said in a FedBizOpps posted Thursday it could issue a formal solicitation notice by Feb. 15 to support construction projects at MacDill AF Base and Avon Park AF Range in Florida. …

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Eight Firms to Help Air Force Develop Open Architecture Standards

Eight companies have secured contracts worth $22.5M combined to develop, manage and update a set of Open Architecture standards for the U.S. Air Force. The contractors will work as a single entity to create and offer configuration control for Universal Command and Control Interface and Open Mission systems standards, the …

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