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16 November 2010 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for November 16, 2010
  • Boeing Vigilare Command and Control System Passes Final Factory and Tactical Data Link Tests Boeing 16 Nov 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that Vigilare, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Network Centric Command and Control System (NC3S), has passed its final factory and Tactical Data Link (TADIL) acceptance tests.
  • Boeing Delivers UK Royal Air Force's 7th C-17 Globemaster III Boeing 16 Nov 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] delivered the United Kingdom’s seventh C-17 Globemaster III to the Royal Air Force (RAF) today during a ceremony at Boeing’s final assembly facility in Long Beach.
  • Boeing to Acquire Military Logistics Provider CDM Technologies Boeing 16 Nov 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire CDM Technologies, a software engineering company that specializes in real-time transportation and logistics planning systems for the U.S. military. The transaction will be effected through Boeing's Tapestry Solutions subsidiary.
  • Denel Saab Aerostructures celebrates production of vital part for Airbus A400M Denel 16 Nov 2010 -- Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) is one of only two companies outside Europe that manufactures sections of the world’s most advanced transport aircraft, due to be delivered to defence forces within the next two years. The massive four-engine turboprop aircraft recently made its public debut at the Farnborough Air Show in England with the locally produced components already on board.
  • Lockheed Martin JASSM-ER Test Flights Highlight Outstanding Development Effort Lockheed Martin 16 Nov 2010 -- Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile - Extended Range (JASSM-ER) recently flew two successful test flights at White Sands Missile Range, NM, increasing the program’s success rate to 91 percent in 11 flights. The live 2,000-pound class missiles, released from B-1B bombers, effectively navigated to and destroyed their intended targets.
  • Northrop Grumman Launches Eighth Virginia-Class Submarine, California (SSN 781) Northrop Grumman 16 Nov 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) reached a significant construction milestone by successfully launching the Virginia-class submarine California (SSN 781) at the company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va. on Nov. 14.
  • Pratt & Whitney To Power Egyptian Air Force F-16s Pratt & Whitney 16 Nov 2010 -- Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, was awarded a contract for $46 million to provide F100-PW-229 Enhanced Engine Package (EEP) engines to power the Egyptian Air Force’s new fleet of 20 F-16 aircraft. This contract covers engines to support the initial aircraft production for the Egyptian Air Force’s F-16 Block 52 aircraft purchase. The F100-PW-229 EEP is the latest evolution of Pratt & Whitney’s F100 family. Pratt & Whitney plans to begin deliveries of F100-PW-229 EEP engines in 2011.
  • Northrop Grumman Wins NASA Contract to Build Modular Space Vehicles for the DoD Northrop Grumman 16 Nov 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was selected by NASA as one of the five contractors for the Modular Space Vehicles (MSV) program. NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., acted as the contracting agent for the Department of Defense's Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) program and announced the award of the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity cost-plus fixed-fee multi-award contract, with a five-year period of performance on Nov. 10, 2010.

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