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Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. JPSS CGS, a global system of ground antennas and high-performance…

The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co’s Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response to Moscow’s renewed…

Boeing, through its subsidiary Aviall, today announced it has launched its parts sales and distribution agreement with Rolls-Royce in support of their global fleet of AE defense engines. This agreement, announced at the Paris Air Show, includes Rolls-Royce’s AE 2100 engine. Aviall became the sole sales and distribution provider for…

BAE Systems has received a $139.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). The Tortuga will undergo 16 months of restorative work at the company’s shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, the ship’s homeport. The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring…

Fury, the expeditionary, runway-independent unmanned air vehicle (UAV) now has engine updates that will further increase its flight endurance, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today. With the integration of the 1803 engine into the platform, engineering tests performed by the company indicate that Fury will be able to stay in…

Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a through life support (TLS) contract for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter fleet. The five-year base, 22-year rolling wave, performance-based contract includes engineering and logistic services. “Our team will provide capabilities that go beyond daily sustainment operations to provide forward-thinking,…

Lockheed Martin received a $44.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce Intelligent Test Instrumentation Kits (iTIK) to be used on Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) flight tests for telemetry and flight termination purposes. This contract for iTIKs provides benefits across multiple missile programs. These upgraded iTIKs eliminate…

DARPA has awarded BAE Systems a contract to develop an innovative space evaluation and analysis testbed The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $12.8 million to develop an innovative space evaluation and analysis testbed to support the development, integration, evaluation and…

Kuwait’s Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) on Monday announced it was exercising options for 20 Boeing 737-8 MAX jets at the Dubai Airshow. The order, first announced at the Paris show in June, is valued at $2.2 billion at list prices. The aircraft will start being delivered from 2020,…

France and Germany edged toward achieving a 70-year-old ambition to integrate European defenses on Monday, signing a pact with 21 other EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces after Britain’s decision to quit the bloc. First proposed in the 1950s and long resisted by Britain, European defense planning,…

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