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07 June 2010 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for June 07, 2010
  • Boeing Secures All Rights to AgustaWestland AW101 for US Navy VXX Presidential Helicopter Program Boeing 07 Jun 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that it will secure a license from AgustaWestland for U.S. production of the AW101 medium-lift helicopter as an entry into the U.S. Navy VXX Presidential Helicopter Program. This license will give Boeing full intellectual property, data and production rights for the aircraft in support of the VXX program. Because of this arrangement, the aircraft will be a Boeing aircraft, built by Boeing personnel at one of its U.S. facilities. The company will submit information regarding this aircraft in response to the Navy's current Request for Information by the June 18 deadline.
  • Orbital's Two-Stage OBV Interceptor Rocket Successfully Launched for Missile Defense Flight Test Orbital Sciences Corp. 07 Jun 2010 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that a two-stage configuration of its flight-proven Orbital Boost Vehicle (OBV) was successfully flight-tested earlier today in the Booster Verification Test-1 (BVT-1) mission that originated from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), CA. Under a contract from The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, Orbital developed a two-stage ground-based interceptor (GBI) booster that will provide the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) more flexibility in how it addresses emerging threats to the United States, its deployed troops and allied nations.
  • U.S. Navy Version of Lockheed Martin F-35 Makes First Flight Lockheed Martin 07 Jun 2010 -- The most advanced aircraft in the history of the United States Navy made its inaugural flight yesterday, assuring a future of long-range, first-day-of-the-war stealth striking capability from the Navy's big-deck carriers. The first Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35C Lightning II carrier variant took off from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base at 11:46 a.m. and logged a 57 min flight.
  • First Lockheed Martin F-35 With Mission Systems Arrives At Navy Test Site Lockheed Martin 07 Jun 2010 -- The first mission systems-equipped Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II test jet joined the fleet at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., today.
  • Northrop Grumman Wins U.S. Navy Engineering, Technical, and Maintenance Services Contract Northrop Grumman 07 Jun 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to provide engineering, technical and maintenance services to accomplish aircraft carrier maintenance and modernization planning, work package development and integration, and work package execution.
  • IAI/ELTA Systems Awarded $33 Million (USD) in Contracts for Airborne Maritime Surveillance Radars (MSR) Israel Aerospace Industries 07 Jun 2010 -- Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) ELTA Systems Ltd. (IAI/ELTA), an IAI Group and Subsidiary, has been awarded several contracts worth $33 million from foreign customers for the development and production of the EL/M-2022A Maritime Surveillance Radar (MSR) for Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
  • Rheinmetall Defence and Boustead joint shareholders in Contraves Malacca Rheinmetall Defence 07 Jun 2010 -- Rheinmetall Defence of Düsseldorf, Germany, and Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Sdn Bhd of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, have entered into a strategic agreement for the joint ownership of Contraves Advanced Devices Sdn Bhd in Malacca.
  • Hawkei takes centre stage at Eurosatory Thales 07 Jun 2010 -- Thales Australia’s next generation Hawkei Australian Light Protected Vehicle is taking centre stage at next week’s Eurosatory exhibition in Paris.
  • Northrop Grumman to Upgrade Integrated Bridge Systems for Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carriers Northrop Grumman 07 Jun 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract to provide Scalable Integrated Bridge Systems (SIBS) for five Nimitz-class (CVN) U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers.
  • SAIC Awarded Seaport-e Task Order by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division SAIC 07 Jun 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a follow-on Seaport-e task order by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division to provide systems engineering and training analysis services to the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS). The single-award, Seaport-e task order, has a one year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total value of more than $80 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed at CSCS Headquarters in Dahlgren, Va., and at other CSCS Elements and Detachments.
  • Sikorsky Aerospace Services Announces First Light Utility Helicopter Contractor Logistics Support Site Outside the Continental United States Sikorsky 07 Jun 2010 -- Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the first offshore Full Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) site for the U.S. Army’s UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH). This site is centrally located on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

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