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GE contracted for F414 engine support on Super Hornet, Growler aircraft

GE contracted for F414 engine support on Super Hornet, Growler aircraft

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July 3 (UPI) -- General Electric has been awarded a contract for support of the F414 engine, found in the Super Hornet and Growler aircraft. The contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, comes under a $ 37 million modification to an existing contract for the repair, replacement and general support of 773 F414 engines for the F/A-18E and F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler fighter aircraft. The F-18 series of aircraft -- the Growler is an electronic warfare variant -- is the primary naval fighter of the United States, as well as a number of allied nations. The fighters specialize in jamming enemy aircraft and ground defense systems. Work will be performed at General Electric locations across the United States, as well as the Fleet Readiness Center at Jacksonville, Fla. Work i...
Lockheed to support, train Iraqi air force on C-130J aircraft

Lockheed to support, train Iraqi air force on C-130J aircraft

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July 2 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has been awarded an $ 85 million five-year contract to train the Iraqi air force on their six C-130J aircraft. The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, allows the U.S. Air Force to support the Iraqis with contractor logistics support, technical assistance and logistics. It will also include aircraft and aerospace ground equipment, spares, repairs and familiarization training on the C-130J aircraft. Work will be performed at Martyr Mohammed Ala Air Base in Iraq and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2022. Foreign military sales funds amounting to more than $ 16 million will be obligated at the time of award, with the overall value of the contract set at a ceiling value of $ 100 million. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

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President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation's legal landscape for pot users and businesses. The federal ban that puts marijuana on the same level as LSD and heroin has created a conflict with about 30 states that have legalized pot in some form, creating a two-tiered enforcement system at the state and federal levels. The legislation would ensure states have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders, but some U.S. restrictions would remain, including sales of non-medical pot to people under 21. The proposal introduced Thursday has support from members of Congress from both parties, including Republican U.S. Sen. C...
Raytheon contracted for aircraft identification systems support

Raytheon contracted for aircraft identification systems support

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May 24 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a contract by the Defense Department for systems sustainment of identification friend or foe systems. The deal, from the Air Force Sustainment Center, is valued at $ 7.2 million and enables Raytheon to provide services and hardware in support of APX 114 and APX 119 systems, the Pentagon said. The APX 114 and APX 119 systems are Identification Friend or Foe systems, which are designed for command and control and enable both military and civilian air traffic control systems to identify aircraft, vehicles or forces as friendly or foe to determine their bearing and range. Work on the contract will occur in California and is expected to be complete in June 2020. No funds will be obligated to Raytheon at time of award, the Pentagon said. Let's block ad...
Boeing tapped for Super Hornet variant support

Boeing tapped for Super Hornet variant support

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May 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a contract to Boeing for materials in support of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets aircraft.The deal, which the Department of Defense announced Tuesday, is valued at more than $ 41.3 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price advance acquisition contract.The contract from Naval Air Systems Command enables Boeing to provide long-lead materials for full rate production of 20 F/A-18E and four F/A-18F Super Hornet variants, according to a Defense Department contract announcement.Work on the contract will occur in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be complete in March 2022.The total cumulative value of the contract will be obligated to Boeing at time of award.The obligated funds will be allocated from Navy fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement funds, which will not...