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Lockheed nabs $63.1M Navy contract for work on undersea warfare system

Lockheed nabs $63.1M Navy contract for work on undersea warfare system

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May 22 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 63.1 million contract for continued work on one of the U.S. Navy's undersea warfare systems, the Defense Department announced. The contract with Lockheed Martin Rotary and Missions Systems, headquartered in Manassas, Va., was announced on Tuesday. It is a modification to a prior contract for development, integration and production of future upgrades to the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare system. The new contract modification covers development, integration and production of future Advanced Capability Build and Technical Insertion baselines, the Defense Department said. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 system offers capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like ...
Raytheon awarded $19M contract for work on SM-2, SM-6 missiles

Raytheon awarded $19M contract for work on SM-2, SM-6 missiles

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April 19 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a $ 19 million contract for engineering and technical services on the Standard Missile-2 and Standard Missile-6. The contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, covers engineering and technical services to support SM-2 and SM-6 production and development. The combined contract is 90 percent for the Navy, with the rest under foreign military sales for Australia, Germany, Denmark, Korea and Japan. Work will be performed at Raytheon Missile Systems' plant in Tucson, Ariz., which formerly was Sentinel until it was acquired in 2015, and is expected to be completed by April 2020. The full value of the contract was obligated to Raytheon at time of award, of which $ 700,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Obligated fu...

California fire risk shows urgent need for prevention work

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With nearly 40 million people living in California and development spreading into once-wild regions, some of the state's best tools toward preventing wildfires can't be widely used. Still, there is growing agreement that the state must step up its use of forest management through prescribed burns and vegetation removal in an attempt to lessen the impact of wildfires. In March, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on wildfires, designed to expedite forest-thinning projects and other programs. In May 2018, former Gov. Jerry Brown called for doubling the amount of forest land treated each year in California by 2023. The state significantly increased the money it was spending on those efforts, with the Legislature earmarking $ 1 billion over five years in funds generated by the st...
BAE nabs $41.8M for work on USS Anchorage

BAE nabs $41.8M for work on USS Anchorage

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March 22 (UPI) -- BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair received a $ 41.8 million contract for maintenance and repair of the transport dock ship USS Anchorage. The contract, announced on Thursday by the Defense Department, calls for "completing, coordinating, and integrating multiple areas of ship maintenance, repair, and modernization" of the vessel, whose home is San Diego. The vessel is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, which includes the amphibious assault ship USS Essex, San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage, and amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore. The Group has carried embarked commands including the "Blackjacks" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21, Assault Craft Unit 5, Naval Beach Group 1, Beachmaster Unit 1, Fleet Surgical Team 3, and Tactical Air...