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Navy contracts Austal for next two littoral combat ships

Navy contracts Austal for next two littoral combat ships

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Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Austal has been awarded contracts for the construction of the Navy's next two Independence-class littoral combat ships, LCS 38 and LCS 38. The contract, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is potentially worth well over $ 1 billion as each of the vessels has a congressional cost cap of $ 584 million per ship. Austal has now been awarded contracts for four new LCS vessels in 2018. The company already has delivered eight of the ships, and has six more under construction and three awaiting the start of construction -- bringing the total number of LCS ships by Austal to 19. "To be awarded two more LCS contracts before the end of the year is beyond exciting," Craig Perciavalle, president of Austal USA, said in a press release. "The skill, hard work and dedication o...
Navy contracts Raytheon for LOCUST prototype

Navy contracts Raytheon for LOCUST prototype

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June 27 (UPI) -- Raytheon Co. has been awarded a contract to produce a Low Cost UAV Swarming Technology, or LOCUST, Innovative Naval Prototype. The deal, announced by the Navy Tuesday, comes under a $ 29 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the LOCUST Innovative Naval Prototype. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 25, 2020. LOCUST can launch swarming UAVs to overwhelm an adversary autonomously and have been in development and testing phases for several years. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds amounting to $ 7.1 million have been obligated to Raytheon upon award of the contract. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
Army contracts with TCOM for aerostat surveillance work

Army contracts with TCOM for aerostat surveillance work

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May 21 (UPI) -- TCOM Limited Partnership has been awarded a contract by the Defense Department for services to support the Tethered Aerostat Radar System. The contract, awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, is valued at more than $ 9.9 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price contract and taps the company for 30-yard aerostat survivability and other services, according to the Pentagon. The Tethered Aerostat Radar System, or TARS, is a low-level, airborne ground surveillance system that's used for active surveillance and early-warning base defense. Additionally, the contract provides "engineering and technical, logistics, and flight operations support services," the Pentagon said. Work on the contract will occur in Afghanistan and is expected to be complete in February 2019. ...
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...