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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...
Oshkosh receives $40M for heavy tactical vehicles

Oshkosh receives $40M for heavy tactical vehicles

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Dec. 26 (UPI) --Oshkosh Defense on Tuesday announced it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army for procurement of Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles or FHTV.The $ 40 million delivery order comes from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command. Under the contract, Oshkosh will install the latest model configuration to the Army's fleet of Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks, or HEMTT, enabling them to be set at "zero-mile, zero-hour conditions," the same as newly produced vehicles.The HEMTT is a 13-ton, diesel-powered, eight-wheel drive tactical truck used by the U.S. military used for hauling gear and equipment."Our recapitalization services officer significant cost savings to the Army Reserves by returning vehicles to current operational readiness with the same performa...
BAE receives $40M from Lockheed for sensor technology

BAE receives $40M from Lockheed for sensor technology

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Nov. 2 (UPI) -- BAE Systems announced Wednesday that the defense contractor has begun production on its sensor technology for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, or LRASM, following a $ 40 million prime contractor order from Lockheed Martin.The sensor technology will enable the AGM-158C LRASM anti-ship cruise missile that's currently under development for the U.S. Navy to "seek and attack specific high-threat maritime targets within the groups of ships, including those protected by sophisticated anti-aircraft system," the company said.The sensor technology will be used by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force, BAE said.The LRASM is said to be a "next-generation" precision-guided stealth missile that relies on precision routing and sensor guidance technology versus intelligence, surveillance, ...
Patriot Shipping receives contract to lift USS Fitzgerald back to the U.S.

Patriot Shipping receives contract to lift USS Fitzgerald back to the U.S.

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Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Navy's Military Sealift Command announced Friday that it has awarded a $ 3.1 million contract to Patriot Shipping for the heavy-lift transfer of the USS Fitzgerald back to the United States.The Fitzgerald will be moved from the naval base at Yokosuka, Japan, to the Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., where it will be repaired and refurbished. The transfer is slated to be completed by November.The USS Fitzgerald was involved in a collision with a Philippine-flagged commercial cargo ship on June 17 that killed seven U.S. sailors and inflicted severe damage to the starboard side of the ship.Retired Vice Adm. Peter Daly, CEO of the U.S Naval Institute told UPI that lifting and transporting a 7,000 ton destroyer is an extensive effort which the Navy relies on ...
Leonardo receives $58M for tactical vehicle computers

Leonardo receives $58M for tactical vehicle computers

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Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Leonardo DRS is receiving more than $ 58 million in new orders from the U.S. Army for the Mounted Family of Computer Systems for tactical vehicles.The contract will provide the Army with dismountable tablets, processor units, and ruggedized touchscreen displays. The production will be performed in Melborne, Fla."We have been able to significantly increase the computing power, storage and mission flexibility of the platform computer, while simultaneously improving performance in all areas of size, weight, power and cost," Jerry Hathaway, vice president of DRS Land Electronics business at Leonardo, said in a press release.The MFoCS is a modular series of networked computers designed for field use with ruggedized components. The have their own encryption systems included. Eac...