Air Force

Embraer, Cobham ink KC-390 tanker deal

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30,000,000 USD
Announcement Date: 
08/16/2012

Aviation manufacturer Cobham has received a $30 million contract from Brazil's Embraer Defense and Security to develop and supply the auxiliary fuselage fuel tank for the KC-390 tanker aircraft.

Brazil is banking on seizing markets that use the C-130 Hercules and are looking to replace the workhorse aircraft with an economical tactical transport and refueling plane.

The KC-390 is touted as a cheaper alternative to not only the Hercules but other rivals from Europe, Russia and Asian manufacturers.

At about $50 million the KC-390 competes against C-130J at about $62 million.

Environmental remediation deal for Versar

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Contract Amount: 
11,500,000 USD
Project Timeframe: 
9 years
Announcement Date: 
08/14/2012

 

Environmental remediation efforts at four U.S. Air Force facilities in the United States will be performed by Versar Inc. and partnering companies.

Boeing continues helo improvement work

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18,000,000 USD
Announcement Date: 
08/09/2012

Boeing reports it has received a U.S. Army contract for continued development of technology to improve helicopter maneuverability and performance.

The Phase II contract for the Adaptive Vehicle Management System is worth $18 million.

"This second phase will encompass more than 100 hours of flight test time and allow us to build on the great work we've accomplished over the past two years," said James Dryfoos, AVMS program manager for Boeing.

L-3 Selected as Prime Contractor to Provide C-27J for Australian Battlefield Airlifter Program

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Contract Amount: 
600,000,000 USD
Announcement Date: 
05/11/2012

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has been selected by the Commonwealth of Australia to provide the C-27J Spartan for the country’s Battlefield Airlifter program. The U.S. Foreign Military Sales program has an approximate contract value of $600 million and includes the supply of 10 new C-27J aircraft worth about $300 million, plus contractor logistics support, spares and training.

The announcement was made by the Australian Minister for Defence and the Minister for Defence Materiel on May 10.

L-3 Awarded U.S. Navy P-3 SMIP Contract

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Contract Amount: 
104,000,000 USD
Announcement Date: 
06/28/2011

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Platform Integration division has been competitively awarded an approximately $104 million contract to perform aircraft sustainment for the U.S. Navy's fleet of P-3, EP-3 and NP-3 aircraft. This indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) program follows a previous program awarded to L-3 in 2005.

L-3 Awarded Contract for C-17 Training System Program

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Contract Amount: 
976,000,000 USD
Announcement Date: 
05/18/2011

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) unit has been awarded a contract to operate the U.S. Air Force's C-17 Training System (TS) program. In addition to an initial one-year award, the program includes four one-year options and an additional option for two more years of training support. The contract, which was originally awarded in November 2010, has a maximum potential value that is expected to be $976 million.

L-3 Awarded Life-Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) Contract for Army Fixed-Wing Aircraft

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Contract Amount: 
440,000,000 USD
Announcement Date: 
10/14/2010

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Systems Field Support (SFS) division was awarded a competitively-bid contract from the U.S. Army to provide life-cycle contractor support (LCCS) for C-12, RC-12 and UC-35 aircraft. The five-year contract, with options, will exceed $440 million and is managed by the Army's Fixed Wing Product Management Office from PEO-Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

L-3 WESCAM Awarded $200 Million Contract from U.S. Air Force

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Contract Amount: 
200,000,000 USD
Announcement Date: 
07/19/2010

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its WESCAM subsidiary has been awarded a third indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the U.S. Air Force. Valued at $200 million, the funding from this contract will be used to purchase the latest generation of L-3's MXTM-15Di targeting systems, complete with high-definition (HD) sensors, and MXTM-20D targeting systems, also with HD sensors, for an undisclosed customer.

L-3 wins U.S. Army helicopter contract

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Contract Amount: 
1,980,000,000 USD
Project Timeframe: 
1-5 years
Announcement Date: 
07/26/2012

Maintenance and logistics support for rotary aircraft at Fort Rucker in Alabama is to be provided by L-3 Communications.

The New York company said the award from the U.S. Army Contracting Command -- Redstone, on behalf of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command has a 1-year period of performance with four one-year options.

If all options are exercised, the contract's total value would be an estimated $1.98 billion.

BAE Systems wins South Korean F-16 upgrade

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BAE
Contract Amount: 
1,100,000,000 USD
Project Timeframe: 
9 years
Announcement Date: 
08/02/2012
Termination Date: 
12/31/2021

BAE Systems pipped Lockheed Martin to a $1.1 billion contract for upgrading South Korea's aging F-16 jet fighters -- a Lockheed Martin aircraft.

South Korea's Defense Acquisition and Procurement Agency announced the deal, saying the U.S. division of BAE will do the work up to 2021, a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency stated.

The multiyear project calls for upgrading 134 of the air force's KF-16 fighters by improving mission computers and operating systems with the latest versions and the installation of active electronically scanned array radar, known as AESA.

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