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BAE nabs $4M to demonstrate new radio system for P-8A Poseidon

BAE nabs $4M to demonstrate new radio system for P-8A Poseidon

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Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Navy has awarded BAE Systems with a $ 4 million contract to conduct a quick-turnaround demonstration of a new radio frequency countermeasure system for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft. According to BAE, the RFCM system is a light-weight, high-power system that will add a new self-protection capability to the Poseidon. Advertisement "The ability to meet this unprecedented response time underscores our agility, focus on meeting customer needs, and our ultimate goal of protecting our warfighters," said Don Davidson, director of the Advanced Compact Electronic Warfare Solutions product line at BAE. "A process that used to take 18 to 24 months has been scaled to five or six months, which is remarkable, as is deploying this new self-protection capability." BAE said it plans to de...
Boeing nabs $189.3M for repair and support work on F-15 warning system

Boeing nabs $189.3M for repair and support work on F-15 warning system

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Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Boeing was awarded a $ 189.3 million contract modification Thursday for repairs and support equipment of the F-15's Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System. Per the Pentagon's contract announcement, the deal modifies an earlier contract for low-rate initial production to add funding for property repair, acquisition of support equipment, technical Made by BAE Systems, the EPAWSS is an integrated digital avionics system designed to protect the F-15E Eagle against enemy air defense systems by providing radar warning, geo-location and situational awareness. Advertisement The F-15E Eagle Fleet at California's Air Force Base began testing the EPAWSS system on aircraft in April. The EPAWSS was also one of the "prioritized tests" during an exercise called Large Forc...
Lockheed nabs $70.2M for Aegis development for Navy, foreign partners

Lockheed nabs $70.2M for Aegis development for Navy, foreign partners

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June 9 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 70.2 million contract to support Aegis development for the Navy, as well as the governments of Japan, South Korea and Norway, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The contract funds Aegis weapon system upgrades to the U.S.S. Ticonderoga and U.S.S. Arleigh Burke, as well as Aegis ballistic missile defense and foreign military sales requirements. Advertisement It also supports continued technical engineering, configuration management, associated equipment/supplies, quality assurance, information assurance and other operations and maintenance efforts required for the Aegis development and test sites. The Aegis combat system is capable of simultaneous operations against multi-mission threats: anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. It was ...
Boeing nabs $3.1B in cruise missile deals for Saudi Arabia, other partners

Boeing nabs $3.1B in cruise missile deals for Saudi Arabia, other partners

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May 14 (UPI) -- The Navy awarded Boeing with a combined $ 3.1 billion in contracts this week for cruise missile weapon systems for foreign partners, including Saudi Arabia. "We are pleased to continue our long legacy of partnering with the Navy to build weapons that defend America and its international partners," Cindy Gruensfelder, vice president, Boeing Weapons, said in a press statement. The first of the two contracts -- a $ 1.9 billion deal for work on the Stand-off Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response, or SLAM-ER -- will support a redesign of the missiles, as well as production and delivery of 650 SLAM-ERs to Saudi Arabia through the Pentagon's Foreign Military Sales Program. The second is a $ 657 million contract modification that procures and delivers 467 Harpoon full rate produc...
Raytheon nabs $19M for RAM missiles, GMLS launchers

Raytheon nabs $19M for RAM missiles, GMLS launchers

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May 7 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems was awarded a $ 19 million contract modification to exercise options for Navy Rolling Airframe Missile and Guided Missile Launching Systems, according to the Department of Defense. The deal modifies a contract awarded in June 2019 to provide the missile system for the U.S. Navy and the Japanese military, under the Foreign Military Sales program. Under the contract Raytheon will procure material, fabricate parts, aassemble and test RAM MK 49 Mof 5 GMLS and GMLS alteration kits. The missile is a small, infrared homing surface-to-air missile used primarily against anti-ship cruise missiles, and developed jointly by the United States and Germany. It is in use aboard Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers, Nimitz-class carriers, Wasp-class amphibious as...