Tag Archives: U.S. Air Force

CAE Wins $100M Air Force UAV Pilot Training Contract

CAE (NYSE: CAE) has won a $100 million five-year contract to manage pilot training on General Atomics-made drones for the U.S. Air Force, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes CAE instructors will facilitate command and control coursework for MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft at air bases in California, New Mexico …

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BAE Wins $535M to Maintain Weapons Launch Facility; Erin Moseley Comments

BAE Systems has been selected to help the U.S. Air Force maintain a weapons launch facility under a $535 million eight-and-a-half-year military contract, Reuters reported Wednesday. Patrick Rucker writes the London-based defense and aerospace firm will provide sustainment services for silo bases that protect and store intercontinental ballistic missiles and …

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Northrop Wins $490M to Extend Air Force Training Support; Mike Twyman Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will continue to provide technical services for the U.S. Air Force‘s global simulation training programunder an exclusive five-year $490 million deal with the military. The Ohio-based Air Force Life Cycle Management Center awarded the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity firm-fixed-priced contract with options to extend until 2023, Northrop said Tuesday. Most of the work …

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Michael Kostelnik Appointed EADS North America Space VP, Astrium Americas CEO

Michael Kostelnik, a retired U.S. Air Force major general, has been selected to succeed John Schumacher as vice president for the space business of EADS North America. Kostelnik has also assumed the role of president of the Astrium Americas subsidiary, which provides telecommunications, space transportation and satellite services to federal …

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Gregory Crawford, Mark Maybury Appointed MITRE Natl Security Center VPs

Gregory Crawford and Mark Maybury have been appointed vice presidents at MITRE Corp.‘s Center for National Security. Crawford will serve as VP of programs and technology while Maybury will assume the roles of VP and chief technology officer, MITRE said Wednesday. Alfred Grasso, MITRE president and CEO, said the two executives will use …

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Rockwell Collins Wins Int’l Contracts for Satellite Terminals; Mike Jones Comments

Rockwell Collins expects to deliver around 90 satellite terminals for communications and data transmission purposes under foreign military sales contracts from the U.S. Air Force. The contracts are meant to provide Belgium’s defense ministry and an unknown Asia-Pacific region client with SWE-DISH CCT120 Suitcase and CCT200 Fly-Away models, Rockwell Collins said Wednesday. …

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Exelis to Update AF Intell Data System’s Memory Tech; Nick Bobay Comments

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has won a $6.1 million contract modification to install new memory and data storage technology for the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force intends to use the new technology to retrieve and authenticate intelligence through a command and control system it uses to verify pass codes and …

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Northrop wins $174M to Sustain LITENING Infrared Targeting System

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. has won a $173, 643, 542 contract with the U.S. Air Force to sustain the LITENING targeting pod system, which externally attaches to several aircraft and includes an infrared sensor. The Defense Department announced Thursday that the award was structured as a firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable-no-fee, time and …

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Northrop Appoints James Culmo VP of New Unmanned Systems Enterprise

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has appointed James Culmo vice president of the company’s new high-altitude, long endurance enterprise (HALE) organization. The Falls Church, Va.-based contractor formed the organization to house individual unmanned systems programs in an effort improve efficiency and affordability,  according to a company statement. Culmo will lead HALE and be responsible for enhancing …

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Oz Garcia Jr. of Harris CapRock Discusses Air Force Career, Technologies and Sequestration

Oz Garcia Jr. is the VP of intelligence programs at Harris CapRock Communications. The U.S. Air Force veteran is responsible for sales to all 16 intelligence agencies and  served in the National Security Agency for 12 years. He spoke with ExecutiveBiz about technologies such as tri-band antennas, produced by Harris Cap Rock, the …

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