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Rheinmetall tapped for laser light for Bundeswehr assault rifles

Rheinmetall tapped for laser light for Bundeswehr assault rifles

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July 6 (UPI) -- Rheinmetall has received a $ 5.9 million contract for laser light packages for the German Bundeswehr's Special Forces Assault Rifle. The order, announced this week by Rheinmetall, will provide 1,745 laser light packages to the Bundeswehr, with deliveries beginning in early 2019. The procurement falls under the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-service Support. The package features a Variable Tactical Aiming Laser which is designed for compactness and to be mounted on shorter assault rifles. The package includes two weapon lights, including a standard dual LED and a special version for hostage rescue operations. The work will be performed by Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics in Stockach, Germany. The Special Forces Assault Rifle is a modi...
Boeing tapped for three P-8A Poseidon aircraft

Boeing tapped for three P-8A Poseidon aircraft

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May 25 (UPI) -- Boeing has been awarded a contract by the Defense Department for three P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The deal was announced Thursday by the Defense Department in a contract worth more than $ 416.4 million under the terms of a modified firm-fixed-price contract. The contract enables Boeing to manufacture and deliver three P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft for the Navy, according to the Defense Department. The P-8A Poseidon is an anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare aircraft designed to work in conjunction with the MQ-4C Triton, an unmanned aerial vehicle, for maritime patrol operations, according to the Navy. Work on the contract will occur across the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, and is expected to be complete in October 2020. The total cumulative...
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...
Boeing tapped for Navy sensor upgrades

Boeing tapped for Navy sensor upgrades

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April 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a contract for upgrades in support of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the EA-18G Growler.The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 18.7 million under the terms of a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order, which is a modification to a previous award.The contract from Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, out of Orlando, Fla., enables Boeing to integrate advanced software to the Tactical Operational Flight Trainer sensor models on F/A/-18E/F Super Hornet and the EA-18G Growler, according to a Defense Department contract announcement.Work on the contract will occur throughout the U.S. and Japan. The contract is expected to be complete in July 2021.The total amount of the contract award will be ob...
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 ...