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Northrop to Produce 3 More USAF Global Hawks for $345M; Mick Jaggers Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $354 million contract to manufacture three additional Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Air Force. The order will increase the number of RQ-4 Global Hawks operated by the branch to 37 by 2017, Northrop said Monday. “Even as Global Hawk …

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Bob Ranck to Lead Gulfstream Gov’t Programs, Sales; Larry Flynn Comments

John “Bob” Ranck, former vice president of business development at Integrated Systems Solutions, has joined General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary Gulfstream Aerospace as senior VP for government programs and sales, effective January. The company said Monday Ranck will succeed retiring Buddy Sams and report to Gulfstream President Larry Flynn. “[Ranck] has invaluable intelligence, surveillance and …

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Report: US, South Korea Discuss BAE F-16 Upgrade Contract’s 2nd Phase

BAE Systems could receive $1 billion of work to upgrade 134 South Korea’s F-16 fighter jets as the U.S. and South Korean governments work to finalize the second phase of of a foreign military sales contract between both companies, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal writes that the U.S. Air Force wants to finalize the pricing …

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USAF Considers Air Force One Contract Split as Frank Kendall Seeks More Contract Competitions

The U.S. Air Force is looking into a potential splitting of work on the future presidential plane between Boeing (NYSE: BA) and other contractors as Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall recently pushed for more competitive contracts. Tony Capaccio reports Thursday for Bloomberg News that Kendall has noted a low contract competition rate at DoD and …

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Air Force Wants Anti-Jam Tech for Global Wideband Satcom

The U.S. Air Force is interested in procuring a ground-based technology that can mitigate jamming threats to military broadband communication satellites. A sources sought notice released Tuesday outlines the branch’s plan to acquire an X-band anti-jam system for the Wideband Global SATCOM constellation. A potential contractor would update the WGS ground …

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Report: Air Force Could Award Long-Range Radar Contract Next Week

The U.S. Air Force is close to naming the winner of a contract to produce long-range, ground-based sensors for tracking hostile aircraft and missiles, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes that Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) are competing for the Air Force’s …

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Air Force Wants Info on EELV Rocket Engine Alternatives

The U.S. Air Force has requested information on the availability of locally made rocket engines that the service can use for its Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. AF is looking to utilize industry’s existing launch systems or alternative configurations to currently used boosters in EELV-class platforms, the branch said Wednesday …

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Lisa Finneran: General Dynamics to Apply Open Architecture to AF ICBM Guidance Evaluations

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (NYSE: GD) will assess Intercontinental Ballistic Missile guidance technology options for the U.S. Air Force. under a $6.4 million contract. The business unit of General Dynamics work to analyze and design test strategies and plans for the Air Force to match program requirements with the Minuteman III and ICBM …

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Northrop Gets $241M Modification on USAF Global Hawk Sensors Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a $240.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to deliver three Block 30M RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft fitted with the company’s Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite and Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload. The award also covers two extra retrofit kits for the ASIP sensors and brings the …

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Linnie Haynesworth: Northrop Extends AF Weather Service Support Under $300M IDIQ

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will help U.S. Air Force Weather provide other military branches and forces with space and terrestrial environmental products, services and information under a potential $300 million contract. Linnie Haynesworth,  a vice president in Northrop’s information systems sector,  said Wednesday the company aims to help the Air Force “provide the continuous, complete and …

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