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Lockheed awarded $506.9M contract for PAC-3 missiles

Lockheed awarded $506.9M contract for PAC-3 missiles

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March 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $ 506.9 million contract to build the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles. The contract is for incidental services, hardware, facilities, equipment, as well as all technical, planning, management, manufacturing and testing efforts to produce the Patriot, which is an acronym for the Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. Work will be performed at Lockheed's plant in Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2024. Army fiscal 2019 other procurement funds in the full amount were obligated at the time of the award. Patriots defend against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft. The PAC-3 missiles first...
Boeing receives $428M contract for modifications on P-8A Poseidon maritime plane

Boeing receives $428M contract for modifications on P-8A Poseidon maritime plane

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March 1 (UPI) -- Boeing Co. has received a $ 428 million contract to support long-lead material and activities for 16 P-8A aircraft for three countries. The contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, calls for six planes to be built for the U.S. Navy, as well as four for New Zealand's armed forces and six for South Korea. The aircraft is the U.S. Navy's next-generation maritime surveillance aircraft. Up to 117 P-8As are expected to be purchased by the Navy to replace its fleet of 196 P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, now approaching the end of their operational lives. The majority of the work will be performed at Boeing's Seattle facility, with work expected to conclude by June 2020. The plane, known as the Poseidon, is based on Boeing's 737-800 fuselage, with wings fro...
Thales awarded contract to build 3 new frigates for Netherlands, Belgium

Thales awarded contract to build 3 new frigates for Netherlands, Belgium

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Feb. 28 (UPI) -- With multipurpose frigates for the Royal Netherlands and Belgian navies reaching the end of their life cycles, Thales has been awarded a contract for three frigates by 2024. France-based Thales will replace two Dutch and two Belgian M-class frigates with an Above Water Warfare System, according to news release Thursday. The contract amount wasn't specified. Although they will be primarily anti-submarine, the new frigates will defend themselves as well as nearby units against air and surface threats. The frigates will be designed to handle threats of increasing complexity, coordination and speed, the company said. "Missiles go up to three times faster than the speed of sound, and possibly even up to five times faster in 2020," the company said in a news release. "Currentl...
PAE awarded $27.6M contract for Afghanistan defense, security support

PAE awarded $27.6M contract for Afghanistan defense, security support

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Feb. 15 (UPI) -- PAE Government Systems Inc. was awarded $ 27.6 million to provide contractor logistic support efforts for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Work on the U.S. Army contract, announced Thursday by the Pentagon, will be performed in Hikia, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 30, 2022. Army fiscal 2019 other procurement funds in the full amount were obligated at the time of award. PAE Government Systems Inc. is based in Arlington, Va. The secretary of state determines approves foreign military sales and informs the U.S. Congress. The purpose of the fund is "to provide assistance to the security forces of Afghanistan to include the provision of equipment, supplies, services, training, facility and infrastructure repair, renovation and construc...
AECOM gets $9M Army contract for assault breacher supplies

AECOM gets $9M Army contract for assault breacher supplies

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Jan. 25 (UPI) -- AECOM Management Services Corp. received a $ 9 million contract for equipment and parts used on the Assault Breacher Vehicle. The firm-fixed-price contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, includes the Army's purchase of linear demolition charge systems, spare parts and data items for the vehicle weapons system, a heavily armored minefield and complex obstacle breaching system based on the Abrams M1A1 tank chassis. The system is also capable of carrying and firing rockets. Modifications include a specially-functioning turret, demolition charge systems to clear mines and a high-lift adapter that accommodates a mine plow or a combat bulldozer blade. Locations of work under the contract, as well as funding, will be determined with each order, the Pentagon sa...