Tag Archives: U.S. Air Force

William LaPlante: Air Force Could Use Cost-Plus Contract to Procure Long-Range Bomber

William LaPlante, assistant secretary for acquisition at the U.S. Air Force, said he expects the military branch to use a cost-plus pricing strategy for the service’s long-range strike bomber development program, Defense News reported Thursday. “My belief on the LRS-B is its going to be more traditional, ” LaPlante told …

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SAIC to Buy Intell Contractor Scitor for $790M Cash; Tony Moraco Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has agreed to acquire intelligence community contractor Scitor Corp. for $790 million cash from private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners in a push to expand in the IC and Air Force markets. SAIC expects to close the transaction in May 2015 and for the deal to increase its …

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UTC Subsidiary to Redesign USAF Aircraft Engine Components for $407M

A United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) subsidiary has received a potential $407 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force‘s aircraft engine component modernization efforts. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Pratt & Whitney will help redesign, analyze, test and manage engines for the military service and DoD expects the company …

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Raytheon Gets Approval to Export Gallium Nitride-Based Patriot Sensor; Ralph Acaba Comments

Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) has received approval from the U.S. government to export a Gallium Nitride-based sensor to countries that use the Patriot air and missile defense system. Ralph Acaba, vice president of integrated air and missile defense at Raytheon’s integrated defense systems business, said Thursday the GaN-based Patriot radar is …

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Steve Hogan, John Parker Take New Leadership Roles at Northrop

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has named John Parker vice president and general manager of the integrated logistics and modernization division and successor to Steve Hogan, who has taken the new role of global sustainment VP. The company said Tuesday the appointments are effective March 7. Hogan, who will be Northrop’s first VP for global sustainment, …

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Boeing to Upgrade US Air Force B-52 Bomber’s Comms System; Scot Oathout Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received an order to upgrade the communications systems for the U.S. Air Force’s B-52 Stratofortress bomber. The company will install the Combat Network Communications Technology kits in 10 B-52 bombers under the full rate production contract, Boeing said Wednesday. Scot Oathout, Boeing’s B-52 program director, said CONECT …

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Air Force Chooses 4 Firms for $486M Defense Security Systems IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has awarded four companies positions on a potential seven-year, $486 million contract to support tactical defense systems at the branch’s force protection sites worldwide. USAF is obligating $5, 000 to each contractor at the time of award, the Defense Department said Thursday. L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL), …

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Boeing to Help Air Force Sustain Ballistic Missile Guidance Tech; Peggy Morse Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a $51 million contract to maintain guidance systems for the U.S. Air Force‘s land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. The company said Thursday it will perform sustaining engineering work on the Minuteman III ICBM guidance technology through the contract. Peggy Morse, vice president of Boeing’s directed …

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ULA Adds New Launch Services Work for Air Force

United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has received a $383 million contract modification to deliver additional launch vehicle production services to the U.S. Air Force. The modification adds three pre-priced contracts for the configurations of one Air Force Delta IV, one U.S. Navy …

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Bill Toti: Cubic to Continue Support for AF Research Lab Work

Cubic (NYSE: CUB) will provide the U.S. Air Force with research,  analysis, testing and evaluation support for survivability and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons counterproliferation missions under a five-year, $9.9 million contract. The company said Monday its mission support services unit will perform the work for the Human-Centered Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division of the Air …

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