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PAE to Support Air Force 96th Test Wing’s Work at Eglin AFB

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 3, 2017 — PAE has received a potential $44 million contract to continue its support for the U.S. Air Force‘s 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday its work at the base includes back shop maintenance services for military aircraft under …

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Lockheed Receives $1.4B Contract for Lot 12 F-35 Long Lead Parts

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $1.38 billion contract to fund the procurement of long lead parts and components for the 12th batch of F-35 aircraft. The Defense Department said Friday the materials are needed for the manufacture of 130 lot 12 F-35s in support of U.S Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-DoD …

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Raytheon to Update Air Operations Center Baseline Software Under $375M USAF Contract; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential six-year, $375 million contract from the Air Force Materiel Command to upgrade the baseline software for the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System. The AOC WS platform works to help the service branch perform aircraft command-and-control operations at 22 sites worldwide, Raytheon …

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Boeing-Saab Team Holds Flight Test on 2nd T-X Trainer Aircraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and its teaming partner Saab have conducted a flight test on a second production-ready T-X trainer aircraft as part of a U.S. Air Force program to replace the T-38, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The test sought to validate the aircraft’s design and performance following …

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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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