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Lockheed awarded $24M contract for MH-60 Electronics Engineering

Lockheed awarded $24M contract for MH-60 Electronics Engineering

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a $23,607,682 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-17-C-5353) to exercise options for engineering manufacturing and development for advanced off-board electronic warfare (AOEW).  The AOEW program will provide an electronic warfare mission package to integrate with a flight vehicle.  The AOEW program will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Sep-17

Bell-Boeing awarded $18M contract for V-22 cockpit Engine Modification

Bell-Boeing awarded $18M contract for V-22 cockpit Engine Modification

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $17,578,247 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00015 to previously issued delivery order 0090 placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006.  This order provides for non-recurring engineering associated with Phase II of the development of the V-22 cockpit engine health indicator.  Work will be performed at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (46… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Sep-17

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Rolls-Royce awarded $115M contract for Production of AE1107C V-22 Engines

Rolls-Royce awarded $115M contract for Production of AE1107C V-22 Engines

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded a $115,083,696 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of production and spare AE1107C engines in support of the V-22 Osprey.  This contract provides for the procurement of 56 V-22 AE1107C engines, including 36 production engines for the Marine Corps, and 16 production and 4 spare engines for the government… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Sep-17

Bell-Boeing awarded $40M contract for Procurement of 4 MV-22 Components

Bell-Boeing awarded $40M contract for Procurement of 4 MV-22 Components

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $40,000,000 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0015) for the procurement of long-lead components associated with the manufacture and delivery of four fiscal year 2018 Lot 22 MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft for the government of Japan.  Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Sep-17

Lockheed awarded $24M contract for 24 MH-60R/S Audio Management Lite Computers

Lockheed awarded $24M contract for 24 MH-60R/S Audio Management Lite Computers

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $23,141,340 firm-fixed-price delivery order (4018) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) in support of the Navy and the governments of Australia and Denmark.  This order provides for the procurement of non-recurring and recurring efforts required to manufacture, test and deliver… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 13-Sep-17

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $38M contract for V-22 Generator Repairs

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $38M contract for V-22 Generator Repairs

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Illinois, is being awarded $38,223,326 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7015 under a previously awarded long-term contract (N00383-12-D-011N) for the repair of the constant frequency generator used on the V-22 aircraft in support of both MV-22 (Marines) and CV-22 (Air Force).  Work will be performed in Rockford, Illinois, and work is expected… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 13-Sep-17

Dragon Masters Deactivated Friday after Six Decades of AMCM Excellence

Dragon Masters Deactivated Friday after Six Decades of AMCM Excellence

After 63 years of flying test and evaluation mission flights, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Dragon Masters Aviation Unit was deactivated in a ceremony Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The aviation unit mission was to fly test and evaluation missions for the only Navy lab located along the Gulf Coast. The unit is… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 12-Sep-17

Lockheed Martin MH-60 Missile Detection System Passes US Navy Review Milestone

Lockheed Martin MH-60 Missile Detection System Passes US Navy Review Milestone

The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system, developed by Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), passed Preliminary Design Review on schedule, demonstrating outstanding sustained performance. The AOEW system will provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats. “The battlefield at sea is constantly changing,” said Joe Ottaviano, electronic warfare program… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 08-Sep-17

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Sikorsky awarded $39M contract for CH/MH-53E Tail Rotor Blade Delivery

Sikorsky awarded $39M contract for CH/MH-53E Tail Rotor Blade Delivery

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $38,738,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0001) against a basic ordering agreement (SPRPA1-17-G-C101) for CH/MH-53E tail rotor blades. This is a single, stand-alone contract with no option periods. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). Location of performance is Connecticut, with a Sept…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Sep-17

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Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 Delivery

Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 Delivery

Bell-Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $7,671,686 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification 11 to deliver order 0096 under previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006 in support of the V-22 aircraft.  This modification provides for the procurement of Marine Corps MV-22 integrated aircraft survivability equipment and Air Force CV-22 directional infrared counter measures, advanced mission computer kits, validation/verification… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Sep-17

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Hensel Phelps Construction awarded $10M contract for Parking Extension for MV-22 Osprey

Hensel Phelps Construction awarded $10M contract for Parking Extension for MV-22 Osprey

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $10,417,000 modification under a firm-fixed-price contract to extend existing Taxiway C airfield concrete at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.  The existing Taxiway C is located on the portion of the existing parking apron that the MV-22 Osprey aircraft will be parking on.  The work to be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Sep-17

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Raytheon awarded $15M contract for 63 Smart Multi-Function Color Display B-kits to support the CH-53E Heavy Lift Delivery

Raytheon awarded $15M contract for 63 Smart Multi-Function Color Display B-kits to support the CH-53E Heavy Lift Delivery

Raytheon Co. Intelligence, Information and Services, Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded $15,090,453 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001917F0399 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003) for 63 Smart Multi-Function Color Display B-kits to support the CH-53E Heavy Lift helicopter.  Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed in August 2020.  Fiscal 2017… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Sep-17

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Sikorsky awarded $304M contract for 2 CH-53K Production

Sikorsky awarded $304M contract for 2 CH-53K Production

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $303,974,406 for fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00004 to a previously awarded contract (N00019-16-C-0048).  The modification will provide for the Lot I low-rate initial production of two CH-53K Heavy Lift helicopters, associated aircraft and programmatic support, logistics support, peculiar support equipment, and spares.  Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Sep-17

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Raytheon awarded $11M contract for H-60 Repairs

Raytheon awarded $11M contract for H-60 Repairs

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $10,724,180 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7011 under a previously awarded contract (N00383-15-G-009H) for the repair of the turret, sensor-sight in support of the H-60 helicopter.  Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and work is expected to be completed by September 2017.  Fiscal 2017 working capital (Navy) funds… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Aug-17

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Bell Boeing awarded $32M contract for V-22 Repairs

Bell Boeing awarded $32M contract for V-22 Repairs

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is being awarded $31,980,025 for delivery order 7014 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity basic contract (N00383-16-D-951N) for repair of various parts on the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (80 percent); and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (20 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by December 2018. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Aug-17

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DynCorp International awarded $54M contract for aircraft maintenance, modification and aircrew support for the Naval Test Wing Pacific

DynCorp International awarded $54M contract for aircraft maintenance, modification and aircrew support for the Naval Test Wing Pacific

DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $53,765,867 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable contract for aircraft maintenance, modification and aircrew support for the Naval Test Wing Pacific. Support includes organizational-level aircraft maintenance and logistics support on aircraft, systems/subsystems aircrew systems, search-and-rescue equipment, and support equipment forP-3 Orion, C-130 Hercules, F/A-18 Hornet, E/A-18 Growler, AV-8B… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Aug-17

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Honeywell International awarded $9M contract for delivery for V-22 aircraft side air panel assemblies

Honeywell International awarded $9M contract for delivery for V-22 aircraft side air panel assemblies

Honeywell International Inc., Torrance, California, has been awarded a maximum $9,323,719 firm-fixed-price delivery order (THB2) against a three-year contract (SPE4AX-14-D-9406) for V-22 aircraft side air panel assemblies. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). Location of performance is California, with a March 30, 2019, performance completion date. Using military service is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Jul-17

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L-3 Communications awarded $9M contract for Procurement of Installation of 96 ADS Broadcast avionics kits

L-3 Communications awarded $9M contract for Procurement of Installation of 96 ADS Broadcast avionics kits

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded $8,790,461 for modification P00022 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007) for the procurement and installation of 96 automatic dependent surveillance (ADS) broadcast avionics kits (48 A kits and 48 B kits) required to upgrade the transceiver and transponders; navigation aid system wiring, radio/ADS-broadcast… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Jul-17

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Lockheed Martin awarded $20M contract for Delivery of MH-60 spare parts

Lockheed Martin awarded $20M contract for Delivery of MH-60 spare parts

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, has been awarded a maximum $19,700,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order (5028) against a basic ordering agreement (SPRPA1-15-G-002Y) for various MH-60 aircraft spare parts. This is a single, stand-alone contract with no option periods. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). Location of performance is New York,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Jul-17

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US Navy appoints new Program Manager for V-22 Joint Program Office

US Navy appoints new Program Manager for V-22 Joint Program Office

Marine Corps Col. Matthew Kelly took command of the V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) July 5 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Kelly took over the leadership responsibilities for the PMA-275 from Marine Corps Col. Dan Robinson, who has served as the program manager since 2013. Kelly, who previously served as the MV-22 military lead… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 11-Jul-17

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CH-53K King Stallion arrives at NAS Patuxent River

CH-53K King Stallion arrives at NAS Patuxent River

The first CH-53K King Stallion to touch down at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland arrived June 30. Relocated from Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, it is the first of seven aircraft expected to arrive over the next 12 months. At NAS Patuxent River, the helicopter will undergo various flight quality,… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 10-Jul-17

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Bell awarded $17M contract for yoke assemblies

Bell awarded $17M contract for yoke assemblies

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $17,129,411 firm-fixed-price delivery order (5052) against a five-year basic ordering agreement (SPRPA1-16-G-001W) for yoke assemblies. This is a four-year, five-month contract with no option periods. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1). Location of performance is Texas, with… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Jul-17

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Sikorsky awarded $10M contract for Delivery of CH-53K spare parts and Labour

Sikorsky awarded $10M contract for Delivery of CH-53K spare parts and Labour

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $9,616,992 delivery order (N0001917F1618) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004) for aircraft spares and manufacturing labor for the Marine Corps’ CH-53K system demonstration test article.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed in May 2018.  Fiscal 2017 research, development, test… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Jun-17

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Bell awarded $147M contract for the repair of 35 items on UH-1Y and AH-IZ

Bell awarded $147M contract for the repair of 35 items on UH-1Y and AH-IZ

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $146,596,266 firm-fixed-price, long-term contract for the repair of 35 items used on the UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft.  This contract includes a two-year base period and a one-year unpriced option year.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Jun-17

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L-3 Vertex awarded $83M contract for TH-57 Support and Maintenance

L-3 Vertex awarded $83M contract for TH-57 Support and Maintenance

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded an $83,050,682 modification (P00021) to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract activity (N00019-13-D-0007) to exercise an option for the organizational and depot level logistics services required to support and maintain the TH-57 fleet. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Jun-17

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Bell-Boeing awarded $7M contract for Designing and Developing VSLED for V-22

Bell-Boeing awarded $7M contract for Designing and Developing VSLED for V-22

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $7,378,057 for cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order 0002 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-13-G-0010).  This order provides for the design and development of the Midwing Avionics Obsolescence Vibration Structural Life and Engine Diagnostic (VSLED) operational test program set, as well as the production of three… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Jun-17

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Raytheon awarded $9M contract for Delivery of Part for V-22 and H-53

Raytheon awarded $9M contract for Delivery of Part for V-22 and H-53

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $9,088,102 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7000 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-17-G-AE01) for seven different part numbers with various quantities of in support of the V-22 and H-53 aircraft.  Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and work is expected to be completed by June 2018…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Jun-17

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Sikorsky awarded $55M contract for modification on four CH-53Ks

Sikorsky awarded $55M contract for modification on four CH-53Ks

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $55,000,000 for modification P0003 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price advance acquisition contract (N00019-16-C-0048).  This modification is for the long lead items in support of low-rate initial production Lot II for four CH-53K aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed in March 2022.  Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Jun-17

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Raytheon awarded $11M contract for MH-60 Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems

Raytheon awarded $11M contract for MH-60 Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $10,957,861 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver low-rate initial production Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems (AMNS) and engineering services and support.  The AMNS will explosively neutralize bottom and moored mines using an expendable mine neutralizer device.  The system will be deployed from the MH-60… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jun-17

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Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 proprotor blade work

Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 proprotor blade work

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $7,708,381 for cost-plus- fixed-fee delivery order N0001917F1034 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002) in support of the V-22.  This order provides for the non-recurring engineering and testing for the expansion of the Nickle Cap on the proprotor blades to extend the life and increase readiness… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jun-17

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US Navy helicopter squadron puts MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV to work

US Navy helicopter squadron puts MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV to work

The “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 made history this month, operating MQ-8B Fire Scout Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) from Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) San Clemente Island utilizing a Mobile Mission Control Station (MMCS). Teams of pilots, aircrewmen, maintenance personnel and civilian specialists functioned organically to complete integrated missions with various surface… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 24-May-17

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US Navy awards Elbit $150M MH-60S fleet helmet contract

US Navy awards Elbit $150M MH-60S fleet helmet contract

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for approximately $50 million by the U.S. Navy to provide the Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS) with the Continuously Computed Impact Point (CCIP) algorithm for the MH-60S. The work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and completed by June 2021. An initial order… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 24-Apr-17

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first test period aboard LCS

MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first test period aboard LCS

The Navy’s MQ-8C Fire Scout returned from USS Montgomery (LCS-8) April 11 after completing initial testing aboard a littoral combat ship. The Fire Scout test team along with Navy Sailors (aboard the USS Montgomery) conducted dynamic interface testing to verify the MQ-8C launch and recovery procedures and test interoperability between the unmanned helicopter and the ship…. Read more »

Source: US Navy, 12-Apr-17

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Textron to Demonstrate Vertical Capability for Aerosonde on US Navy Vessel

Textron to Demonstrate Vertical Capability for Aerosonde on US Navy Vessel

Textron has developed a modification to its Aerosonde unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to give it a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability and will demonstrate it at sea this summer. The modification allows for more flexibility in operations and a reduction in footprint for launch and recovery equipment. The Aerosonde HQ — Hybrid Quad —… Read more »

Source: UAS Vision, 06-Apr-17

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Coast Guard Budgets for New Hangar

Coast Guard Budgets for New Hangar

The Coast Guard are allocating $31 million to the construction of a new hangar at Naval Base Ventura County. Capt. Kent Everingham has said that the US Navy have finished their environmental report and designs will soon be done for the hangar. The new hangar was needed after the closure of Air Station Los Angeles… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Feb-17

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FRCSW H-60 Facility Increases Seahawk Throughput

FRCSW H-60 Facility Increases Seahawk Throughput

Since opening its new H-60 Seahawk maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Building 325 just over one year ago, the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) helicopter program has gained operational efficiencies and staffing improvements that will send about 10 more aircraft to the fleet every year. The intention to consolidate H-60 MRO operations from… Read more »

Source: NAVAIR, 07-Feb-17

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Lockheed will provide US with the Latest Electronic Warfare System

Lockheed will provide US with the Latest Electronic Warfare System

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will build on its 45-year legacy of integrated electronic warfare system success under a newly awarded U.S. Navy development contract to provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats. Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) Active Mission Payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system, is… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 17-Jan-17

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U.S. Navy awards $600 million multi-service contract

U.S. Navy awards $600 million multi-service contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth as much as $600 million to fulfill the growing demand for Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rockets. With an initial award of more than $130 million, the three-year, indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract will help speed the delivery of these precision guidance… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 27-Oct-16

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Multi Year Navy Contract for Aspen

Multi Year Navy Contract for Aspen

Aspen Helicopters has been chosen by the Defence Department to support the Navy in a multi-year contract. They will be certified to land on naval ships at seas, supporting the Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu. Aspen will transport passengers as well as cargo, from ammunition to hazardous materials. They will also be recovering aerial… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-16

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U.S. Navy selects Leonardo for MQ-8C Fire Scout

U.S. Navy selects Leonardo for MQ-8C Fire Scout

Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s Osprey AESA radar has been picked to serve as look-out on-board the US Navy’s newly-upgraded unmanned helicopter, the MQ-8C Fire Scout. The helicopter will be launched from the decks of US naval combat vessels to keep watch for distant threats. The contract will see Leonardo delivering an initial batch of 5 radars to the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Oct-16

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Bell given $3.3M to test MQ-8C Fire Scout tail boom cracks

Bell given $3.3M to test MQ-8C Fire Scout tail boom cracks

A $3.3 million contract has been awarded to Bell Helicopter to further investigations on the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout UAS. The US Naval Air Systems (NAVAIR) has awarded this money in the hopes to research more into the potential of future flight strain, tail boom cracking and fatigue on the craft. HIS Janes has… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Oct-16

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History made as MH-60S uses MQ-8B as laser designator platform

History made as MH-60S uses MQ-8B as laser designator platform

The “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 made history Sept. 14 when they used a MQ-8B unmanned air system as a laser designator platform for a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter to fire a AGM-114N Hellfire missile. For the mission, the MH-60S launched from Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, while the Northrup Grumman MQ-8B… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 07-Oct-16

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Northrop Grumman to Build Additional MQ-8C Fire Scouts

Northrop Grumman to Build Additional MQ-8C Fire Scouts

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is set to build 10 additional MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters for the U. S. Navy, giving maritime commanders persistent, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). The additional build will bring the total number of MQ-8C Fire Scout air vehicles procured to 29, extending the range and endurance of naval operations…. Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 03-Oct-16

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CAE to upgrade two US Navy simulators

CAE to upgrade two US Navy simulators

CAE today announced that it has won defence contracts valued at more than C$120 million to provide a range of training services and simulation product upgrades for global military customers. One of these sees the United States Navy has exercised additional contract options as part of the MH-60R/S Tech Refresh and Procurement of Simulators (TRPS)… Read more »

Source: CAE, 14-Sep-16

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Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

Navy and Coast Guard representatives from 11 countries came together for dialogue and information sharing during a Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC) conference in Singapore, Aug 29-Sept 2. Conference participants represented Great Britain, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. HOSTAC is an… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 08-Sep-16

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Lockheed Martin awarded $67M contract for MH-60R radar work

Lockheed Martin awarded $67M contract for MH-60R radar work

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $67,600,195 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the non-recurring engineering, manufacture, and delivery of up to 103 AN/APS-153(V)1 automatic radar periscope detection and discrimination multi-mode radar kits to upgrade the MH-60R fleet aircraft.  Work will be performed at Farmingdale, New York (82.77 percent); Owego,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Aug-16

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Univ Texas professor receives grant to research novel rotor system

Univ Texas professor receives grant to research novel rotor system

In summer 2015 a research team led by Jayant Sirohi, an associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, tested an experimental helicopter rotor design in a wind tunnel, generating the first publicly available performance data on a cutting-edge, dual-rotor design. This spring Sirohi received a five-year, $550,000 grant from the U.S. Army, U.S…. Read more »

Source: Univ Texas Austin, 16-Aug-16

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V-22 flies with 3D printed, safety-critical parts

V-22 flies with 3D printed, safety-critical parts

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) marked its first successful flight demonstration of a flight critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing (AM) techniques, July 29. An MV-22B Osprey completed a test flight outfitted with a titanium, 3-D printed link and fitting assembly for the engine nacelle. This link and fitting assembly is one of four… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 08-Aug-16

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts awarded $14M MH-60R tactical training contract

Advanced Acoustic Concepts awarded $14M MH-60R tactical training contract

Advanced Acoustic Concepts LLC, Hauppauge, New York, is being awarded a $13,806,148 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the Common Acoustic Simulation Environment Fidelity Implementation (CASE-FI) in support of the P-8A and MH-60R aircraft. CASE-FI will provide tactical operational flight trainers and weapons tactics trainers with high fidelity improvements to the anti-software warfare tactical… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jul-16

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HSM-74 Conduct First Swing Loaded Operational Flight on MH-60R

HSM-74 Conduct First Swing Loaded Operational Flight on MH-60R

The “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Attack Squadron (HSM) 74 and the U.S. Navy saw an operational breakthrough July 12 when transiting through the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb. For the first time, an MH-60R Seahawk, the Navy’s next-generation submarine hunter and surface attack helicopter, was swing loaded with both AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Advanced Precision Kill Weapon… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 21-Jul-16

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Israel to buy eight surplus Seahawk plus equipment in $300M contract

Israel to buy eight surplus Seahawk plus equipment in $300M contract

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel for Excess SH-60F Sea-Hawk Helicopter equipment and support. The estimated cost is $300 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 5, 2016. The Government of Israel has requested to… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 06-Jul-16

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Lockheed Martin awarded $40M contract for MH-60R software product improvement

Lockheed Martin awarded $40M contract for MH-60R software product improvement

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is being awarded a $40,382,466 cost-plus-incentive-fee delivery order 4019, against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019), for non-recurring engineering efforts in support of the MH-60R aircraft for the integration of software product improvement.  These services are in support of the U.S. Navy and the Government of Australia.  Work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Jun-16

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V-22 being tested as fixed-wing replacement for US Navy vertrep work

V-22 being tested as fixed-wing replacement for US Navy vertrep work

In preparation for the planned replacement of the C-2 Greyhound, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) received a V-22 Osprey from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1 for landings and takeoffs, June 12. The V-22 is being tested and evaluated as it is scheduled to become the singular logistics platform on an aircraft carrier… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 22-Jun-16

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CAE picks Esterline displays for US Navy MH-60 simulators

CAE picks Esterline displays for US Navy MH-60 simulators

Esterline Simulation Visual Systems has been awarded a contract by CAE USA to provide collimated display systems for the U.S. NAVY MH-60 Technical Refresh and Procurement of Simulators (TRPS) Program. The total program includes nineteen TREALITY® solid mirror, collimated display (CD) systems that will be installed over a four-year period. Each display system includes support… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 08-Jun-16

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Moog wins $7.1M contract for H-60 repairs

Moog wins $7.1M contract for H-60 repairs

Moog Inc., East Aurora, New York, is being awarded a $7,129,206 five-year, firm-fixed-price requirements contract for the repair of the cylinder assembly and the analog convertor on the H-60 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Torrance, California (50 percent); and Elma, New York (50 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by December 2021.  No… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Jun-16

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L-3 Vertex Aerospace awarded another $80M to support US Navy TH-57 fleet

L-3 Vertex Aerospace awarded another $80M to support US Navy TH-57 fleet

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $79,895,466 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007) to exercise an option for the organizational and depot level logistics services required to support and maintain the TH-57 fleet.  Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field, Milton, Florida… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-May-16

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AW119 gets new name and avionics for US Navy trainer bid

AW119 gets new name and avionics for US Navy trainer bid

As part of their presence at the Navy League Sea-Air Space Exhibition in Washington DC, Leonardo-Finmeccanica has introduced the TH-119 – an AgustaWestland AW119 targeted at the US Navy training requirement. The TH-119 has some distinctive capabilities and features to differentiate it from the civil market AW119Kx. Like the commercial AW119Kx, the TH-119 will be… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-May-16

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Raytheon awarded $21M more for MQ-8 software upgrades

Raytheon awarded $21M more for MQ-8 software upgrades

Raytheon Co., Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a $21,592,886 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to continue the software upgrade transition in support of the MQ-8 fire scout unmanned aircraft system tactical control system 2016 Linux cyber baseline.  Work will be performed in Dulles, Virginia, and is expected to be completed in October 2018.  Fiscal 2015 and 2016… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Apr-16

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Lockheed Martin awarded $71M for MH-60R and MH-60S support

Lockheed Martin awarded $71M for MH-60R and MH-60S support

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $70,665,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to update and maintain operational, vendor, maintenance-related, flight test, and laboratory support software in support of the MH-60 R/S and SH-60B aircraft.  Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed in September 2018. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Apr-16

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Sikorsky awarded $16M for US Navy H-53 and H-60 field support

Sikorsky awarded $16M for US Navy H-53 and H-60 field support

Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $16,232,698 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering technical services and field services in support of the H-53 and H-60 aircraft, subsystems, and associated support equipment. Work will be performed in Miramar, California (22 percent); McGuire Air Force Base (22 percent); New River, North Carolina (22 percent); Mayport… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Apr-16

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Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $8.7M for V-22 computer frequency generator repair

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $8.7M for V-22 computer frequency generator repair

Hamilton Sundstrand, Rockford, Illinois, is being awarded $8,696,829 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7011 under a previously awarded long-term contract (N00383-12-D-011N) for the repair of the computer frequency generator used on the V-22 aircraft in support of both MV-22 (Marines) and CV-22 (Air Force).  Work will be performed in Rockford, Illinois, and is expected to be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Apr-16

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Lockheed Martin awarded $8.4M for MH-60 training

Lockheed Martin awarded $8.4M for MH-60 training

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $8,475,334 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 4014 against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0019 for non-recurring engineering efforts in support of the MH-60 R/S aircraft.  These efforts provide for the modification, testing, and qualification of three MH-60R/S avionics weapons replaceable assemblies.  These services are in support… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Apr-16

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US Army Apache pilots conduct over-water training with US Navy

US Army Apache pilots conduct over-water training with US Navy

For the first time, Soldiers from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), teamed up with sailors from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two (HSC-2), to conduct a weeklong overwater exercise that began March 14 at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield. Sailors from HSC-2, also known as the “Fleet Angels,” spent the week with the… Read more »

Source: US Army, 08-Apr-16

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Bell-Boeing awarded $151M to develop the CMV-22B Osprey variant

Bell-Boeing awarded $151M to develop the CMV-22B Osprey variant

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $151,274,907 for cost-plus- fixed-fee order 0130 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for non-recurring engineering services associated with the development of the capability for the Navy variant of the V-22 (CMV-22B) to perform the carrier on-board delivery mission.  The capability being added to the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Apr-16

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Bell awarded $7M order for radar systems for UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters

Bell awarded $7M order for radar systems for UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being issued $7,466,150 for delivery order 0003 against previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00019-16-G-0012 for the procurement and installation of eight AN/APR-39D(V)2 radar system integration kits (A-kits) into Lot 13 AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Apr-16

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Bell awarded $461M for 12 UH-1Y and 16 AH-1Z helicopters

Bell awarded $461M for 12 UH-1Y and 16 AH-1Z helicopters

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $461,142,760 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0023) to definitize the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot 13 UH-1Y aircraft; 16 Lot 13 AH-1Z aircraft, and 16 auxiliary fuel kits.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Mar-16

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Bell awarded $56M for AH-1Z long lead parts

Bell awarded $56M for AH-1Z long lead parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $55,927,999 advance acquisition contract for the procurement of long-lead parts and components for the manufacture and delivery of 24 Lot 14 AH-1Z new build aircraft in support of the H-1 upgrade program.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); and Amarillo,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-16

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Northrop Grumman awarded $7.2M for MQ-8B test and development work

Northrop Grumman awarded $7.2M for MQ-8B test and development work

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded $7,280,560 for cost-plus-fixed-fee task order 1269 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft systems.  This test support effort for the MQ-8C includes software verification; software regression; cybersecurity; dynamic interface; and other requirements in preparation… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-16

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L-3 Communications awarded $28M orders for MH-60R and Fire Scout datalink systems

L-3 Communications awarded $28M orders for MH-60R and Fire Scout datalink systems

L-3 Communications, Communication Systems–West, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded $11,402,168 for modification PO0023 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2024) to exercise an option to procure eight AN/SRQ-4 Common Data Link Hawklink systems in support of the MH-60R and Fire Scout programs. Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah (60 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-16

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HAI campaigns to protect veteran benefits

HAI campaigns to protect veteran benefits

HAI and six other general aviation associations are sending a letter to the leadership of both parties in the U.S. House of Representatives first thing Tuesday morning, warning that a bill up for a vote by the full House on Tuesday or Wednesday — H.R. 3016 — will break a promise made to veterans. Buried in the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 11-Feb-16

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CAE gets approval for US Navy MH-60R/S Tech Refresh program

CAE gets approval for US Navy MH-60R/S Tech Refresh program

CAE today announced that CAE USA is authorized to proceed on the United States Navy MH-60R/S Tech Refresh program. Under terms of the contract, which was awarded as a base contract plus exercised options, CAE USA will perform a technology refresh on a range of U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter simulators and training systems. The initial… Read more »

Source: CAE, 10-Feb-16

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Sikorsky awarded $8M delivery order for H-53 in-service program

Sikorsky awarded $8M delivery order for H-53 in-service program

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $7,893,500 for delivery order 5306 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004) to incorporate Nacelles physical configuration audit support and 36 total production kits in support of the MH-53 and CH-53 in-service program.  Work will be performed in Tallahassee, Alabama (90 percent); and Stratford, Connecticut (10… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jan-16

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HAI joins Gulf of Mexico operators for safety meeting

HAI joins Gulf of Mexico operators for safety meeting

The Helicopter Safety Advisory Committee (HSAC) is an opportunity for the stakeholders in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to come together and work on safety issues that affect the Oil and Gas industry. HAI Director of Safety Outreach Stan Rose joined helicopter operators, the energy companies, the regulators and other who operate in and around… Read more »

Source: HAI, 25-Jan-16

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Northrop Grumman awarded $8M more for MQ-8 project

Northrop Grumman awarded $8M more for MQ-8 project

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded an $8,171,523 modification P00002 to a previously issued cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0023) to exercise options for engines, program related engineering services, integrated logistics, and training in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system.  Work will be performed in San Diego, California (90 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jan-16

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General Nucleonics awarded $16M contract for H-53 work

General Nucleonics awarded $16M contract for H-53 work

General Nucleonics Inc., Pomona, California, is being awarded a $16,577,014 firm-fixed-price long-term requirements contract for the repair for three weapons replaceable assemblies in support of the Main Rotor Blade In Flight Inspection System utilized on the H-53 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Pomona, California, and work is expected to be completed by June 2020. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Jan-16

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