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RUAG Aviation wins $25M Sidewinder missile support contract

RUAG Aviation wins $25M Sidewinder missile support contract

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March 28 (UPI) -- RUAG Aviation was awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for guidance and control systems on Sidewinder missiles for the Northrop-manufactured F-5 aircraft.The deal, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 25.1 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price contract.The agreement enables RUAG Aviation, of Emmen, Switzerland, to provide guidance and control section technology for use on AIM-95P-5 Sidewinder missiles in support of F-5 aircraft used in support of foreign military customers, the Pentagon said.The AIM-95P-5 Sidewinder missiles are integrated onto the Northrop Grumman-produced F-5A and F-5B Freedom Fighter and F-5E and F-5F Tiger II variant aircraft.Work on the contract will occur in Emmen, Switzerland ,and is expected to be ...
Bell tapped for services to support MQ-8 Fire Scout

Bell tapped for services to support MQ-8 Fire Scout

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March 19 (UPI) -- Bell Helicopter has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for three Bell 407 variant commercial airframes in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aerial system.The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 9.8 million under the terms of an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.The agreement between Naval Air Systems Command and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. enables the company to provide up to three Bell 407 variant commercial airframes and associated Bell 407 unique components, the Pentagon said.Additionally, the contract will provide for preservation and storage of the MQ-8 Fire Scout, a Northrop Grumman-manufactured unmanned autonomous helicopter used for reconnaissance, aerial fire support and other naval missions.W...
InDyne to support Solid State Phased Array Radar System

InDyne to support Solid State Phased Array Radar System

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March 6 (UPI) -- InDyne Inc., was awarded a contract for services in support of the Solid State Phased Array Radar System.The deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 417.7 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price contract.The agreement between InDyne Inc. and the U.S. Air Force will provide operation and maintenance services for the Air Force's Solid State Phased Array Radar System. The complex system provides continuous coverage and monitoring of potential missile threats, including space.Specifically, the Pentagon says InDyne will provide for "all non-personal services, administrative, financial, and managerial resources necessary on a continuous 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week basis to support the five Solid State Phased Array Radar System instal...
Teacher on life support as worst flu outbreak in years engulfs US

Teacher on life support as worst flu outbreak in years engulfs US

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A special education teacher in Texas is reportedly on life support after contracting both strains of influenza, as the worst flu season in years engulfs the United States. Crystal Whitley, who teaches in Mullin, got the flu shot in October after giving birth to her son, family members told ABC affiliate WFAA. But she caught both the H3N2 and H1N1 flu strains two weeks ago. Then she came down with pneumonia in both lungs and contracted MRSA, a bacterial infection that's become resistant to many of the antibiotics. Now, Whitley is on life support at Baylor University Medical Center, according to WFAA. "She's making all of this progress, but [doctors] keep telling us she is still very ill. She is still critical, and she is still on life support," Whitley's mother, Mary O’Connor, told WFA
Lockheed Martin wins C-5 logistics support contract

Lockheed Martin wins C-5 logistics support contract

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Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for contractor logistics support for the C-5 Galaxy, a military transport aircraft.The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 6.6 million under an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.The agreement taps Lockheed Martin to provide "supply chain management, repair, and technical support services," the Pentagon said in a press release.Work will occur in Marietta, Ga., and Greenville, S.C., and is expected to be completed in July 2018.The total amount of the contract will be obligated to Lockheed Martin at the time of award from a combination of fiscal 2018 transportation working capital funds and operations and maintenance funds, according to the Defense Department.Let's block ads...