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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...
Terminally ill British boy dies after being taken off life support: Father

Terminally ill British boy dies after being taken off life support: Father

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Alfie Evans, the terminally ill British child who gained international attention due to a series of court cases surrounding his removal from life support, has died, according to his family. Thomas Evans, the father of 23-month-old Alfie, announced his son had died in a Facebook post at about 6 a.m. British time. The post already had over 41,000 interactions and 23,000 shares within an hour of Thomas Evans' posting the news. Thomas wrote, "My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30." Alfie suffered from a neurodegenerative disease that ravaged his brain and left him hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit in Liverpool since December 2016. The hospital decided in December 2017 there was no chance for recovery and moved to remove Alfie from life support -- a dec...
Lockheed tapped for ship repair support on Fitzgerald

Lockheed tapped for ship repair support on Fitzgerald

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April 13 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for continued repair service support on the USS Fitzgerald and to deliver five upgraded systems for ballistic missile defense.The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 68.5 million under the terms of a firm-fixed price contract, which is a modification to a previous award.The agreement enables Lockheed Martin to provide additional support in the restoration of the USS Fitzgerald, a guided missile destroyer that collided with a container ship offshore Japan in June 2017. Seven U.S. sailors were killed.Additionally, the contract calls for the manufacture and delivery of five upgraded AN/SPY-1D(V) phased arrays for the purpose of enhancing in-service ballistic missile defense ...
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 ...