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The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat an $18.9 million contract modification to perform reactor-plant planning yard services for nuclear submarines and support-yard services for moored training ships. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics . Initially awarded in November 2011, the contract has a…

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The United States is damaging stability in the Asia-Pacific region by positioning a missile defence radar in Japan, China said on Thursday. Japan, an ally of the United States, has voiced growing anxiety over China's more assertive posture in the East China Sea, where the neighbours are locked in a…

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The US and South Korea have delayed transferring wartime operational control of allied forces by taking on a “conditions-based approach” and scrapping the previously set deadline of 2015. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Korean Minister of National Defense Han Min-koo made the announcement Thursday during a joint press briefing at…

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The latest milestone in the F-35A program belongs to Airmen on the ground. The first operational weapons load crew with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit qualified on the aircraft during a load Oct. 10 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, the base announced this week. The airmen, crew chief Staff…

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Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded contracts from an Asian country in a total amount of approximately $85 million. Most of the amount is for an F-5 aircraft avionics upgrade program and the balance is for the supply of electro-optic and communications systems. The contracts will be…

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Northrop Grumman has formally issued a protest against the US Air Force’s decision to award its next-generation ground based radar to competitor Raytheon. An Air Force spokesperson confirmed a protest was lodged Tuesday with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which set into motion a mandatory stay on Raytheon’s contract. The…

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The US State Department has cleared the sale of M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition to Iraq, according to an announcement by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). If approved by Congress, the deal will be worth $600 million and includes US government and contractor technical and logistics support. DSCA said in…

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Boeing today celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.  Permitting for the new 1-million-square-foot facility was completed approximately seven weeks earlier than anticipated, allowing for an accelerated start to construction. Boeing is investing more than $1 billion in the Everett site for…

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to certify and deliver its new LCR-350 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) for several helicopter platforms. Developed by Northrop Grumman's subsidiary in Germany, Northrop Grumman LITEF, the LCR-350 AHRS can be used in civil and military applications on rotary- and…

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Multinational defense giant Thales was awarded a contract Sunday to supply the Qatar armed forces with a military satellite communications system for their ground and naval forces. The contract, signed in Doha, is the latest round of wins in the aggressive expansion by the Neuilly-sur-Siene-based company that was initiated by…