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Historic: USAF Allows Defense Company to Choose Next Plane

In a move that Defense One described as “unprecedented,” the U.S. Air Force plans to allow a defense company to choose the USAF’s new electronic-attack jet. According to industry sources and Pentagon officials, this is the first time in the 70-year history of the Air Force that a defense contractor has …

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Air Force Consolidates and Migrates Top-Secret Network

All legacy Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications Systems throughout the Air Force and National Guard are nearly consolidated, reports C4ISRNet. This core migration will cover over 100 individual top-secret communication sites, which make up 38 legacy domains. ” JWICSs, which are centrally managed, were owned and operated by individual commands and units,” …

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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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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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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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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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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: CBP, Border Walls, Drones and More

Weekly Roundup April 10 – April 13 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Since the election of President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security has been a topic of much discussion, particularly the Customs and Border Protection agency. Trump’s campaign promises …

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AECOM Subsidiary Wins $3.6B Contract for Air Force Range Support Services

AECOM‘s (NYSE: ACM) URS Federal Services subsidiary has won a potential $3.6 billion contract to provide range support services to the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Thursday the cost-plus-award-fee contract covers testing, tactics development, advanced training and joint and Air Force mission support. Work is scheduled to occur through March 31, 2034, at the Nevada …

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Air Force Issues $147M Contract Funds for ULA Atlas V 551 Launch Vehicle Production

United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has received $146.5 million in contract funds from the U.S. Air Force to provide launch vehicle production services for a new Atlas V configuration. The Defense Department said Friday that ULA will provide an Atlas V 551 rocket configuration and payload fairing and transportation under …

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Navy Awards Lockheed $582M F-35 Air Vehicle Spares Delivery Order

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a four-year, $581.8 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy to supply air vehicle initial spares for the F-35 program. The Defense Department said Friday the order covers F-35 common spares; F-35A, F-35B and F-35C unique spares; aloft spares packages/deployment spares packages and reprogramming lab spares in support of the …

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