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20 April 2010 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for April 20, 2010
  • EADS North America intends to submit proposal for U.S. Air Force tanker EADS 20 Apr 2010 -- EADS North America announced today that it intends to submit a proposal on July 9, 2010 for the U.S. Air Force’s tanker modernisation programme and will offer the KC-45 — the most capable, American-built solution that is flown, proven and in production now.
  • Airbus Military completes certification flight tests for A330 MRTT hose-and-drogue system EADS 20 Apr 2010 -- Airbus Military has completed all the flight tests required for the daylight certification of the new generation hose-and drogue refuelling system on the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT).
  • SAIC Awarded $13 Million Task Order to Support the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) SAIC 20 Apr 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a task order by the Regional Contracting Office, National Capital Region to provide information technology services to the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA). This new, single award task order has a one-year base period of performance, two one-year options, and a total value of more than $13 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed in Quantico, Va.; Camp LeJeune, N.C., Camp Pendleton, Calif.; and Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Hawaii. The task order was awarded under the U.S. Army Information Technology Enterprise Solutions - 2 Services contract.
  • Boeing Team Delivers C-130H Aerial Refueling Tanker to Japan Boeing 20 Apr 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and partners Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and Cobham Mission Systems today announced that they have delivered a C-130H aerial refueling tanker to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF). The JASDF took delivery in late February at KHI Gifu Works after the aircraft completed modification and acceptance for testing at the KHI facility in Gifu.
  • Boeing Statement on EADS' Decision to Enter KC-X Tanker Competition Boeing 20 Apr 2010 -- The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. (EADS), parent company of Airbus, today announced that it will re-enter the competition for the U.S. Air Force KC-X Tanker contract through its subsidiary, EADS North America. The Air Force has said that EADS' announcement of intent will extend the proposal deadline by 60 days, from May 10 to July 9. The Boeing Company responded with the following statement:
  • New Lockheed Martin F-35A Will Test Weapons Lockheed Martin 20 Apr 2010 -- The seventh Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II flight test aircraft took to the skies for the first time today, with the overall objective of validating the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant's weapons suite.
  • Lockheed Martin Wins Task Order to Support Marine Corps Lockheed Martin 20 Apr 2010 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will provide equipment support, inventory management and fielding team support to the U.S. Marine Corps System Command, through a new task order with initial funding of approximately $10M.
  • Oshkosh Defense Awarded $6 Million for FHTV Parts Oshkosh 20 Apr 2010 -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has received an award of more than $6 million from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to supply 600 axles for the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4, part of the U.S. Army’s Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV). Production is expected to begin in October 2010 and be completed by January 2011.
  • Raytheon-Boeing Team Fires First Joint Air-to-Ground Missile Raytheon 20 Apr 2010 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) fired the first Joint Air-to-Ground Missile during a test funded by the two companies.

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