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Boeing Wins $409M IDIQ Spot Under AF Thermal, Power, Controls Research Program

The U.S. Air Force has selected Boeing (NYSE: BA) as the latest awardee under a potential $409 million contract to help the military branch  develop thermal, power and controls systems for air platforms. The Defense Department said Thursday Boeing will participate in the Next Generation Thermal, Power, and Controls program that covers applied research …

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Lockheed Secures $219M Navy Contract Modification for F-35 Sustainment, Logistics Services

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $218.7 million contract modification to sustain and perform logistics support for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft of the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, non-Defense Department participants and foreign military sales customers. DoD said Friday Lockheed will carry out ground maintenance; action request resolution; depot activation; …

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Honeywell Added to $409M USAF Contract for Thermal, Power & Controls R&D Services

Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) has joined the list of awardees on a potential $409 million contract to research and develop thermal, power and controls technologies for future U.S. Air Force platforms and engines. The Defense Department said Friday Honeywell will perform work under the Next Generation Thermal, Power, and Controls program — a multi-government agency and industry …

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USSOCOM #1 Unfunded Priority: Laser-Armed C-130s

U.S. Special Operations Command’s top unfunded priority is to equip C-130s with lasers, according to Lt. Gen. Brad Webb of Air Force Special Operations Command. Currently, command has money for only “the first steps” of the project, he said. AFSOC wants to install a moderately low kilowatt laser in order to …

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CAE Books $139M Defense Contracts for Aircraft Training Products & Services; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE has secured more than $138.5 million in contracts during the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year to provide aircraft simulation products, training services and in-service support to U.S. and international defense customers. Montreal-based CAE said Tuesday it received contracts from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), L3 Technologies‘ (NYSE: LLL) MAS subsidiary and Airbus Group‘s …

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Johns Hopkins APL Gets $92M IDIQ for Engineering, R&D Support to AF Nuclear Weapons Center

Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has received a potential seven-year, $92 million contract to provide complex systems engineering, research and development support to the U.S. Air Force‘s Nuclear Weapons Center. The Defense Department said Monday APL will support AFNWC in the areas of development planning; strategic system capability assessments; …

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Air Force Adds Northrop, Pratt & Whitney to $409M Thermal, Power & Controls Devt IDIQ

Editor’s Note 7/13/17: The Defense Department said the contract for Pratt and Whitney was mistakenly announced on July 11 and has not yet been awarded. The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTC) Pratt and Whitney subsidiary as additional awardees on a potential seven-year, …

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Marines Plan to Buy 13 Additional F-35s

The Marines plan to add 13 F-35s to their program, bringing the total to 2,456 jets, according to the latest figures included in the 2017 annual Selected Acquisition Report. The program’s acquisition costs rose to $406.5 billion from $379 billion, below SAR estimates, according to the report. Some of the …

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Boeing Secures $93M Air Force Contract for E-3 AWACS Technical Support Services

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) a potential five-year, $92.9 million contract to provide sustainment engineering and technical services for the E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft. Boeing will support the military branch’s E-3 AWACS division under the sole-source contract that also covers foreign military sales to Japan, Saudi Arabia, …

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US Bombers Flyover Contested South China Sea

Two U.S B-1 Lancer bombers from Guam flew over the contested South China Sea Thursday, the U.S. Air Force confirmed Friday. The U.S. flyover asserts its “freedom of navigation” rights and challenges China’s claims to almost the whole waterway, Reuters reported. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the country …

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