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Beechcraft to Replace Argentina’s Military Training Aircraft Under $88M Air Force FMS Contract

Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Beechcraft subsidiary has landed a one-year, $88.2 million “undefinitized” contract with the U.S. Air Force to build trainer aircraft and provide maintenance support and pilot training services for Argentina’s air force as part of a foreign military sales deal. The Defense Department said Tuesday Beechcraft will deliver four T-6C+ …

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Lockheed Secures $110M Navy Contract Modification for F-35 Block 3F Upgrade Support

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $109.6 million contract modification to support Block 3F upgrade of company-built F-35s. The Defense Department said Tuesday the modification covers the provision of 567 modification kits for offboard system hardware and turnaround assets as well as recurring labor for the completion of hardware and software upgrades. …

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Raytheon GPS OCX Launch & Checkout System Proceeds to Tests at Shriever AFB; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 24, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has transferred the launch and checkout platform of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System to Schriever Air Force Base for site-specific acceptance and qualification tests, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday previous tests on the GPS OCX launch and …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Taps Former Orbital ATK Exec Mohammed Khan as Defense SVP; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has hired Mohammed Khan Jr., formerly vice president for government, commercial and international space systems initiatives at Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), to serve as senior VP of the Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings (NYSE: AJRD) subsidiary’s new defense business unit. Khan will report to CEO and President Eileen Drake and oversee company programs with its …

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Navy Awards Raytheon $79M Sidewinder Block II Sustainment Contract Modification

Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) missile systems business has received a $78.7 million contract modification to provide sustainment and support services for AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missiles of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force as well as 20 government clients under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Defense Department said Friday the modification covers repair, depot management, software …

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William LaPlante Appointed SVP, GM of Mitre’s National Security Center

William LaPlante, formerly a vice president of Mitre, has been appointed as senior vice president and general manager of the nonprofit research company’s Center for National Security. Mitre said Thursday LaPlante will lead efforts to increase the organization’s strategic value across its Defense Department, intelligence and cybersecurity portfolios. CNS is comprised of two Mitre-operated, federally …

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Ensco to Continue Applied R&D, Engineering Support for AFTAC Under $74M Award

Ensco will continue to provide applied research and development as well as engineering services to a U.S. Air Force unit that performs nuclear treaty compliance monitoring and nuclear event detection under a potential eight-year, $74 million contract. The company said Tuesday it received the Modeling, Software and Engineering Support contract from the Air Force Technical …

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Lockheed Awarded $100M Contract for Air Force JASSM Production, Lifecycle Support

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a five-year, $100 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to support production of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will also provide lifecycle support for JASSM, Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, JASSM-Extended Range and other JASSM variants in the areas of system upgrades, …

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Lockheed’s F-16 Jets Get Air Force Approval for Service Life Extension

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 17, 2017 — The Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-16 fighter jet has received clearance from the U.S. Air Force for an extended service life from an equivalent 8,000 to 12,000 flight hours, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday it worked with the Air Force to cut projected service …

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Vectrus to Support Keesler Air Force Base Operations Under $97M Contract

Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) has won a one-year, $97.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide operations support services at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. The Defense Department said Wednesday Vectrus will support the military base in 11 functional areas that include community services, emergency response management, grounds maintenance, human resource …

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