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Lockheed awarded $492.1M for HIMARS systems for U.S., Poland, Romania

Lockheed awarded $492.1M for HIMARS systems for U.S., Poland, Romania

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July 16 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 492.1 million contract for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems M142 launchers and associated hardware for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Romania and Poland. The contract includes Poland's first acquisition of HIMARS launchers. In February, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak, at a meeting in Warsaw with President Andrzej Duda and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, signed an agreement worth $ 414 million for 20 HIMARS launchers, including two trainers, as well as Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems missiles and Army Tactical Missile Systems ammunition. In November, the State Department approved a possible contract $ 655 million in foreign military sales with Poland for the total weapons system. A Defense Security Cooperation Agen
BAE Systems, Rheinmetall launch military vehicle joint venture

BAE Systems, Rheinmetall launch military vehicle joint venture

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July 1 (UPI) -- Defense contractors Rheinmetall of Germany and BAE Systems of Britain launched a joint venture on Monday to build combat vehicles. The companies issued a statement announcing the formation of Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land, to be headquartered in Telford, England. The new venture is expected to play a major role in the development and construction of the eight-wheeled Boxer 8x8 vehicle for the United Kingdom's Mechanized Infantry Vehicle program, as well as the rest of the British Army's vehicle fleets. The vehicles have also been purchased by several other NATO countries. BAE agreed to sell a 55 percent stake in its Global Combat Systems business, builders of armored vehicles and artillery, to Rheinmetall for $ 36.1 million. The United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Aut...
Navy removes ‘space’ from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

Navy removes ‘space’ from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

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June 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has removed "space" from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and added "information" in a rebranding effort that emphasizes information warfare. The agency's new name is the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command. Adm. John Richardson, the Chief of Naval Operations, announced the immediate name change Monday at the Information Warfare Senior Leadership Symposium in Washington, D.C. "We have been on a steady drumbeat since the issuance of the Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority to further normalize information warfare into the way we do operations and warfighting in the Navy," Richardson said in a news release. "Today, we will take an important step in that direction as we rename the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to the Naval Info...
Tecolote awarded $38.8M for Space and Missile Systems Center operations

Tecolote awarded $38.8M for Space and Missile Systems Center operations

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Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Tecolote Research was awarded a $ 38.8 million contract to support acquisition and financial operations at the U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center. This contract provides the remote sensing systems directorate to execute integrated program management for a broad range of acquisition, financial, and administrative capabilities of space-related research, development, production, sustainment and lifecycle acquisition activities, the Pentagon announced Thursday. Work will be performed at the center in El Segundo, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Aug. 17, 2024. Tecolote Research's offer was the only bid received. Funding is from fiscal 2019 space procurement of $ 940,000; operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $ 707,006, and fiscal 2019 rese...
State Dept. approves sale of VIP aircraft missile defense systems to India

State Dept. approves sale of VIP aircraft missile defense systems to India

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Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of two large aircraft self-protection suites for aircraft used to transport the prime minister and president of India. The U.S. Defense's Security Cooperation Agency notified the Congress on Wednesday that it has approved the sale of two systems -- large aircraft infrared countermeasures, or LAIRCAM, and Self-Protection Suites, or SPS -- at an estimated cost is $ 190 million. The systems will be installed on two Boeing-777 aircraft to be purchased from the national air carrier Air India, according to DSCA. The India Economic Times reported India's government recently requested the LAIRCAM SPS, given the high-level threat to the prime minister and the president. The systems will put the Indian planes on par with Air Force One....