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Navy extends contract with Phoenix Air for electronic warfare training

Navy extends contract with Phoenix Air for electronic warfare training

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June 4 (UPI) -- The Defense Department modified a contract aimed at training aircrews in electronic warfare. The modified contract between the U.S. Navy and Phoenix Air Group, is valued at more than $ 14.6 million and extends the current period of performance by two years, expiring in November 2020. The deal, announced Friday, provides services in support of Navy electronic warfare aircraft training jamming systems. They are designed for "stand-off jamming for opposing force threat simulation during various levels of exercises for shipboard and aircrew tactics, aircraft weapon system operators and for procedures to counter potential enemy electronic attack threats," according to the Pentagon. Work on the contract will occur in Florida, California and Virginia. No funds will be obligated ...
Navy contracts for RQ-21A Blackjack sustainment

Navy contracts for RQ-21A Blackjack sustainment

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May 8 (UPI) -- Insitu Inc. has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for sustainment parts for the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system.The deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 11 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price delivery order, which is a modification to a previous Pentagon basic order agreement.The contract from Naval Air Systems Command enables Insitu Inc. to provide "sustainment parts to maintain the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system in support of the Marine Corps," according to a Defense Department contract announcement.The RQ-21 Blackjack is a small tactical unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform used by both the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.The RQ-21A is used to supplement another unmanned...
U.S. Navy reactivates Second Fleet amid Russia tensions

U.S. Navy reactivates Second Fleet amid Russia tensions

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May 5 (UPI) -- With tensions between NATO and Russia rising, the U.S. military is resurrecting a fleet to patrol the Atlantic Ocean and help respond to global contingencies.The U.S. Second Fleet will provide forces along the U.S. coast and in the northern Atlantic Ocean, according to Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, who made the announcement Friday during a change of command ceremony in Norfolk, Va."Our National Defense Strategy makes clear that we're back in an era of great power competition as the security environment continues to grow more challenging and complex," Richardson said. "That's why today, we're standing up Second Fleet to address these changes, particularly in the north Atlantic."Russian submarine activity is at its highest levels since the Cold War, accordin...
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 ...
Boeing tapped for Navy sensor upgrades

Boeing tapped for Navy sensor upgrades

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April 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a contract for upgrades in support of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the EA-18G Growler.The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 18.7 million under the terms of a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order, which is a modification to a previous award.The contract from Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, out of Orlando, Fla., enables Boeing to integrate advanced software to the Tactical Operational Flight Trainer sensor models on F/A/-18E/F Super Hornet and the EA-18G Growler, according to a Defense Department contract announcement.Work on the contract will occur throughout the U.S. and Japan. The contract is expected to be complete in July 2021.The total amount of the contract award will be ob...