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Companies to Deliver Cargo Unmanned Aerial Systems in Afghanistan

December 3, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Owego, New York, is being awarded a more than $45 million contract for two cargo unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and pre-deployment readiness activities in support of cargo UAS services in Afghanistan and required modifications to the systems. Frontier Systems Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Boeing Company, Irvine, California, is being awarded nearly $30 million for a similar contract. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Provides Helmet Mounted Cueing System

November 18, 2010
By George Seffers

Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $59 million contract to provide for joint helmet mounted cueing system full rate production seven for the Air Force and foreign military sales. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Provide B-52 Beyond Line of Sight Communications

October 8, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Wichita, Kansas, was awarded a $12 million contract modification for a future beyond line of sight (BLOS) communication capability with the advanced extremely high frequency family of advanced BLOS terminals on the B-52. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Continues Sea-Based X-Band Radar Development for Missile Defense Agency

October 4, 2010
By George Seffers

The Missile Defense Agency recently announced the award of a contract modification to the Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama. The not-to-exceed price of the award is nearly $28 million. Boeing will continue the Sea-based X-band Radar development and sensors test and evaluation efforts.

Boeing to Retrofit Globemaster IIIs With Countermeasures System

October 1, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Long Beach, California, was awarded a $15 million contract modification to the C-17 Globemaster III sustainment partnership contract to retrofit aircraft with large aircraft infrared countermeasures, a mission critical laser-based countermeasures system required to defend mobility air forces aircraft against lethal heat-seeking missiles. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Update B-52 Offensive Avionics System Software

September 29, 2010
By George Seffers

Boeing Company Integrated Defense Systems, Wichita, Kansas, was awarded an $11 million contract modification, which will provide B-52 software updates to expand the offensive avionics system operational capabilities to correct deficiencies. Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Receives More Than $136 Million for P-8A Low Rate Initial Production

September 10, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a more than $136 million modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract to procure long-lead materials in support of P-8A low-rate initial production II aircraft. The P-8A Poseidon is a long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Design Shipboard Free Electron Laser Weapon

September 8, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a more than $23 million task order for the critical design of a 100-kW class Free Electron Laser (FEL) device to demonstrate scaleability of the necessary physics and engineering for an eventual MW class FEL.  The Navy FEL Innovative Naval Prototype Program will encompass the transition from a demonstrated 14 kW FEL capability, currently at hand, to a weapon class 100-kW class capability, which is intended to provide the physics and engineering information needed to support a MW class FEL device development.  The desired outcome of this effort is to transfer laboratory capability to industry and to assess potential industrial roles in supporting the procurement program for FEL weapon systems. The Navy also wishes to gain insight into industry's longer term interest in participating in the follow-on integration, at a government test facility, or elsewhere, of the FEL device into a complete naval weapon system test bed to validate the concept for shipboard use. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Integrate Virtual Training System into T-45C Aircraft

August 25, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded an $8 million delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for non-recurring engineering associated with the integration of a synthetic radar Virtual Mission Training System (VMTS) into T-45C aircraft. Efforts to be provided include design, integration, test, validation and verification of two flight-worthy VMTS retrofit kits. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Provides F/A-18 Data Link Kits to U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Air Force

July 28, 2010
By George Seffers

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded an $11 million firm-fixed-price order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the procurement of 889 Rover data link kits, 837 for the Navy and 52 for the Royal Australian Air Force, in support of engineering change proposal #6342 for the F/A-18E/F advanced targeting forward-looking infrared upgrade.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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