Rockwell Collins awarded $12.7M for Navy E-6B Mercury upgrades
Rockwell Collins Inc. was awarded more than $12.7 million to upgrade communication systems on the U.S. Navy’s E-6B Mercury aircraft. The aircraft which has the ability for command and control authority to launch land and sea-based nuclear ballistic missiles. The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is... Read more
State Department approved possible $10.5 billion Patriot sale to Poland
(Reuters) – The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co’s (RTN.N) Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in... Read more
General Electric Aviation awarded $143.4M for CH-53K helicopter engines
General Electric Aviation has been awarded a contract worth more than $143.4 million for the procurement of 22 low-rate initial production Lot 1 and 2 T408-GE-400 turboshaft engines for the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter. The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is under a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract,... Read more
Boeing to upgrade B-52 Stratofortress Bombers for U.S. Air Force
The Boeing Co. has been awarded a modified contract for 10-full-rate production combat network communication technology upgrade kits for B-52 bombers. The deal, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, is worth more than $23.8 million under a fixed-price-incentive-firm cost-plus-fixed-fee modified contract, meaning that the contract between the Air... Read more
Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs for the first time
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft. Researchers with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S Army Aviation and Missile Research,... Read more
Lockheed Martin integrates new engine for Fury unmanned air vehicle
Fury, the expeditionary, runway-independent unmanned air vehicle (UAV) now has engine updates that will further increase its flight endurance, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced. With the integration of the 1803 engine into the platform, engineering tests performed by the company indicate that Fury will be able to stay in... Read more
Raytheon sale of AMRAAMs to Norway for $170 Million approved by Govt
The State Department announced Wednesday the possible foreign military sale of 60 Raytheon-produced AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles, or AMRAAM, and four AMRAAM guidance section spares to the government of Norway. The contract, if approved by Congress, who was notified of the potential sale on Tuesday, will... Read more
Lockheed awarded $44.1M Air Force contract to test AGM-158 JASSM
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force for Intelligence Test Instrumentations Kits for use on the AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile flight tests for telemetry and flight termination purposes, the company announced on Tuesday. The $44.1 million deal seeks to test the AGM-158 during... Read more
Navy received first operational Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton drone
 Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational MQ-4C Trition aircraft to the U.S. Navy facility at Point Mugu, the company said in a press statement on Friday. Northrop Grumman in April received $19.9 million for engineering and analysis of obsolescence issues with the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle. In May, the company... Read more
Oshkosh Defense in talks with Saudi manufacturer armored vehicles
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Al Tadreea Manufacturing’s top executive confirmed that the company is in talks with Oshkosh Defense to manufacture armored vehicles in Saudi Arabia. “We are discussing partnerships with many international companies, particularly negotiating with Oshkosh Defense to produce armored vehicles” in Saudi Arabia, Al Tadreea... Read more