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GE contracted for F414 engine support on Super Hornet, Growler aircraft

GE contracted for F414 engine support on Super Hornet, Growler aircraft

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July 3 (UPI) -- General Electric has been awarded a contract for support of the F414 engine, found in the Super Hornet and Growler aircraft. The contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, comes under a $ 37 million modification to an existing contract for the repair, replacement and general support of 773 F414 engines for the F/A-18E and F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler fighter aircraft. The F-18 series of aircraft -- the Growler is an electronic warfare variant -- is the primary naval fighter of the United States, as well as a number of allied nations. The fighters specialize in jamming enemy aircraft and ground defense systems. Work will be performed at General Electric locations across the United States, as well as the Fleet Readiness Center at Jacksonville, Fla. Work i...
Raytheon contracted for ballistic radar systems for Romania

Raytheon contracted for ballistic radar systems for Romania

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May 25 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a contract from the Defense Department for ballistic radar tracking. The deal, from U.S. Army Contracting Command, was announced Thursday in a Pentagon press release and is valued at more than $ 395.8 million, enabling Raytheon to provide "phased array tracking on radar to intercept option fire unit." Phased array radar systems are used to scan, identify and track both enemy planes and incoming ballistic missiles from the ground level, extending to the air. Work on the contract will occur in multiple locations in Massachusetts, along with Texas, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. The contract is expected to be complete in April 2020. More than $ 289.6 million will be obligated to Raytheon at time of award from fiscal 2018 foreign military sales fund,...
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...
GenDyn contracted for upgrades to Navy electronic warfare system

GenDyn contracted for upgrades to Navy electronic warfare system

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May 4 (UPI) -- General Dynamics has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for services in support of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program.The deal, announced by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 9.7 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price, which is a modification to a previous Pentagon award.The contract from Naval Sea Systems Command enables General Dynamics to provide Block 1B3 full-rate production in support of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, the Defense Department said.The program is designed to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system, which will ultimately include "enhanced shipboard electronic warfare for early detection, analysis, threat warning, and protection from anti-ship missiles." The Block 1 upgrades are ...
Pacific Ship Repair contracted for PSA on USS Ralph Johnson

Pacific Ship Repair contracted for PSA on USS Ralph Johnson

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April 26 (UPI) -- Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for post shakedown availability services on the new USS Ralph Johnson.The deal, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 17.2 million under the terms of a cost-plus-award-fee contract.The contract from Naval Sea Systems Command enables Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication to accomplish post shakedown availability on the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson, the Defense Department said.Post shakedown availability or PSA is an shipbuilding industry term used to describe work assigned to a contract that corrects deficiencies found during the shakedown cruise, which is when test trials on the ship are conducted at sea in order to spotli...