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Boeing tapped for three P-8A Poseidon aircraft

Boeing tapped for three P-8A Poseidon aircraft

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May 25 (UPI) -- Boeing has been awarded a contract by the Defense Department for three P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The deal was announced Thursday by the Defense Department in a contract worth more than $ 416.4 million under the terms of a modified firm-fixed-price contract. The contract enables Boeing to manufacture and deliver three P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft for the Navy, according to the Defense Department. The P-8A Poseidon is an anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare aircraft designed to work in conjunction with the MQ-4C Triton, an unmanned aerial vehicle, for maritime patrol operations, according to the Navy. Work on the contract will occur across the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, and is expected to be complete in October 2020. The total cumulative...
Raytheon contracted for aircraft identification systems support

Raytheon contracted for aircraft identification systems support

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May 24 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a contract by the Defense Department for systems sustainment of identification friend or foe systems. The deal, from the Air Force Sustainment Center, is valued at $ 7.2 million and enables Raytheon to provide services and hardware in support of APX 114 and APX 119 systems, the Pentagon said. The APX 114 and APX 119 systems are Identification Friend or Foe systems, which are designed for command and control and enable both military and civilian air traffic control systems to identify aircraft, vehicles or forces as friendly or foe to determine their bearing and range. Work on the contract will occur in California and is expected to be complete in June 2020. No funds will be obligated to Raytheon at time of award, the Pentagon said. Let's block ad...
Airborne Tactical contracts for subsonic, supersonic simulation aircraft

Airborne Tactical contracts for subsonic, supersonic simulation aircraft

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May 11 (UPI) -- Airborne Tactical Advantage has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for subsonic and supersonic aircraft. The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 54.4 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for Type III high subsonic and Type IV supersonic aircraft, according to a Defense Department contract announcement. The Type III high subsonic and Type IV supersonic aircraft are designed to simulate incoming threats for testing and training defensive capabilities. Work on the contract will occur in Newport News, Va., where Airborne Tactical Advantage is located, along with California and other undisclosed locations across the United States, the Pentagon sai...
Lockheed Martin to upgrade special operations C-130 aircraft

Lockheed Martin to upgrade special operations C-130 aircraft

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April 17 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract for upgrades on special operations C-130 fixed wing aircraft, along with engineering and support services.The deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is potentially valued at $ 18 million under the terms of a indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity with firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee agreements on varies line items.Known officially as the MC-130H Combat Talon II, the contract enables Lockheed Martin to provide "operational flight program upgrades" on the aircraft, in addition to, "systems engineering and integration support activities encompassing multiple third-party systems sources," according to a Defense Department contract announcement.Work on the contract will occur in Marietta, Ga., and is expected to b...
Sydney seaplane crash: Aircraft was off course

Sydney seaplane crash: Aircraft was off course

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The seaplane that crashed near Sydney on New Year's Eve killing five Britons and the pilot was off course, according to a report.A preliminary report by the Australian Safety Bureau says the aircraft was "away from the expected and standard flight path".Richard Cousins, the 58-year-old chief executive of FTSE 100 company Compass Group, died alongside his sons Will and Edward, aged 25 and 23, his fiancee Emma Bowden, 48, and her 11-year-old daughter Heather.Image:Richard Cousins, Will Cousins, Ed Cousins, Emma and Heather BowdenThe aircraft's Australian pilot, Gareth Morgan, 44, also died.The Cousins family had gone for lunch and taken the flight about 3pm to return to Rose Bay, near Sydney Harbour.Mr Cousins was due to step down from his position at Compass in March.The de Havilland Canada...