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Sikorsky Aircraft receives contract for MH-60 naval helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft receives contract for MH-60 naval helicopters

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Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Conn., has received a $ 9.7 million order against a previous agreement for service life analysis of MH-60 Sierra aircraft. The order provides engineering necessary for fatigue analysis to define the expected service life of the MH-60 Sierra Multi-Mission Helicopter. Work will be performed in Stratford and is expected to be completed in January 2022. Navy fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $ 2.6 million will be obligated at time of award. The MH-60S Sierra is a modification of the standard Blackhawk medium transport helicopter. It has been designated the Knighthawk. It is designed specifically for amphibious assault operations but it fulfills multi-role operational capabilities. It has been in servi...
Insitu receives contract for ScanEagle UAVs for Afghanistan

Insitu receives contract for ScanEagle UAVs for Afghanistan

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July 25 (UPI) -- Insitu out of Bingen WA has received $ 10.8 million for a modification to an existing contract for ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems. The contract, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, provides for the procurement of 27 ScanEagles, spare parts and 37 payloads for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The ScanEagle is an unmanned aerial vehicle with a 10 ft. wingspan that provides intelligence surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance data with high endurance. The aircraft can loiter over a target area for over 24 hours at a maximum altitude of 19,000 ft. and carry a variety of sensor payloads and other mission gear. It is designed to be launched from makeshift sites using a catapult and a hook-and-line recovery line, so it does not require a runway...
Bell-Boeing receives $4.2B contract for Ospreys for U.S., Japan

Bell-Boeing receives $4.2B contract for Ospreys for U.S., Japan

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July 6 (UPI) -- Bell-Boeing has received a $ 4.2 billion contract modification for the delivery of multiple V-22 Osprey type tilt-rotor aircraft for the militaries of the United States and Japan. The modification allows for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the Navy, 14 MV-22B aircraft for the Marine Corps, 1 CV-22B for the Air Force and 4 MV-22B aircraft for Japan. The majority of work will be performed in Fort Worth and Amarillo, Texas, and Ridley Park, Penn., with other work taking place at locations throughout the United States. Navy, Marine and Air Force 2017-2018 procurement funds of $ 1.1 billion will be obligated at the time of award. The contract is expected to be completed by November 2024. The CMV-22B is a variant of the V-22 meant to replace the 27C-2A G...
49ers WR Goodwin receives Halas Award

49ers WR Goodwin receives Halas Award

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was named winner of the 2018 George Halas Award, The Pro Football Writers of America announced on Wednesday. The award is presented to an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed. Goodwin notably played through personal anguish last season, as his infant son died from pregnancy complications. Hours later, Goodwin caught an 83-yard touchdown pass against the New York Giants and broke down in the end zone with his teammates by his side. Five weeks later, his father died before a game against the Tennessee Titans. Goodwin reeled in a career-high 10 receptions for 114 yards in that contest. "On behalf of my wife and I, I would like to thank the PFWA for this prestigious award," Goodwin said. "I am so...
Bell-Boeing receives $35 million contract to upgrade V-22 Ospreys

Bell-Boeing receives $35 million contract to upgrade V-22 Ospreys

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Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Hardware and software upgrades for the V-22 Osprey aircraft are included in a $ 34.9 million contract awarded to Bell-Boeing JPO, the Defense Department has announced.The contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, sets the company up to provide upgrades for 28 flight training devices to integrate necessary software into Marine Corps and Air Force V-22s.First introduced in 2007, the aircraft is a tri-rotor helicopter with vertical takeoff and landing capability, designed to merge a helicopter's functions with the long-range cruising ability of a turboprop airplane.Work on the contract, which is expected to be finished in April 2022, will mostly be performed in Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas, with the rest spread through locations in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Flo...