South Korea – P-8A Aircraft and Associated Support

September 13, 2018 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of six (6) P-8A Patrol Aircraft for an estimated cost of $2.10 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested to buy six (6) P-8A Patrol Aircraft, which includes: nine (9) Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems 5 (MIDS JTRS 5) (one (1) for each aircraft, one (1) for…

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Boeing to update USN & RAAF P-8A Poseidon training system

September 13, 2018 – Boeing has won a contract award from the U.S. Navy to update the courseware and software for the Navy’s P-8A Poseidon training system. Under the four-year, $194 million agreement, Boeing will upgrade devices at three locations for the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force to reflect the latest configuration of the Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. “With increasing demand for realistic training that is concurrent and affordable, the P-8A training system gives pilots, air crews and maintainers the most immersive environment at a fraction of…

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Rolls-Royce to power Boeing MQ-25 aircraft for US Navy

September 6, 2018 – Rolls-Royce engines have been selected by Boeing to power the US Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray aircraft, which will provide unmanned, carrier-based air-to-air refueling. The US Navy has awarded the MQ-25A engineering and manufacturing contract to Boeing to provide four aircraft. The MQ-25 is designed to provide the US Navy with a much-needed refueling capability and extend the range of combat aircraft from carriers. Each MQ-25 aircraft will be powered by a single Rolls-Royce AE 3007N engine, manufactured in Indianapolis, US. The AE 3007N, the latest variant of…

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U.S. Navy Awards Boeing $805 million MQ-25 Contract

August 30, 2018 – Boeing will build the U.S. Navy’s first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft, the MQ-25 aerial refueler, through an $805 million contract awarded today. Boeing was awarded the engineering and manufacturing development contract to provide four aircraft. Boeing plans to perform the MQ-25 work in St. Louis. “As a company, we made an investment in both our team and in an unmanned aircraft system that meets the U.S. Navy’s refueling requirements,” said Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “The fact that we’re already preparing…

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P-8A Poseidon training commences in South Australia

August 17, 2018 – Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the handover of the P-8A Poseidon simulator and training systems at RAAF Base Edinburgh. Minister Payne said the advanced P-8A Training System would better prepare Australian Defence Force pilots and maintenance crews for their demanding roles. “This $470 million facility marks the beginning of a transformation of our training that will support Air Force’s ability to meet emerging threats and future challenges,” Minister Payne said.…

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US Navy Contract Announcements July 18, 2018

Fluor Marine Propulsion LLC, Arlington, Virginia, is awarded a $1,223,529,973 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for naval nuclear propulsion work at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative estimated value of this contract to $13,072,285,773. Work will be performed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (46 percent); Schenectady, New York (45 percent); and Idaho Falls, Idaho (9 percent). No funds are being obligated at time of award. No completion date or other additional information is provided on Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program contracts. This contract was competitively procured…

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New Zealand to buy four P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft

The coalition Government has agreed to purchase four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the United States Government.  The four aircraft will replace the aging six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft that have been operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force since the 1960s. The current Orion fleet will reach the end of their expected operational life in 2025. “The purchase ensures the Defence Force can continue to deliver the country’s maritime surveillance, resource protection, humanitarian and disaster response around New Zealand and across the South Pacific,” says…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 15, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $503,228,000 for a not-to-exceed modification to a previously issued firm-fixed-price delivery order 0584 placed against basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020).  This modification provides for air vehicle initial spares, to include F-35Lightning II deployment spares packages, afloat spares packages, and associated consumables required to support the air vehicle delivery schedules for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (24.4 percent); El Segundo, California (9.1 percent); Owego, New…

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US Navy Contracts Announcements June 14, 2018

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a $1,517,403,626 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for system configuration sets and associated services in support of the life cycle upgrades of F/A-18A/B, C/D, E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and foreign military sales (FMS) customers.  Deliverables and services to be provided include FMS unique system configuration sets (two each); system improvement and demonstration products (six each); laboratory upgrades, studies and analysis (120 each); system configuration sets (2,400,000 hours); software integration laboratory (60 months); and on-site engineering (60 months).  Work will be performed in…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 5, 2018

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $153,240,394 modification (P00056) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive (firm-target) contract (N00019-13-C-9999) for the procurement of one Japan configuration E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft for the government of Japan.  Work will be performed in St. Augustine, Florida (24.9 percent); Syracuse, New York (19.05 percent); Melbourne, Florida (7.6 percent); Indianapolis, Indiana (4.08 percent); El Segundo, California (4 percent); Menlo Park, California (3.83 percent); Rolling Meadows, Illinois (2.3 percent); Aire-sur-l’Adour, France (1.49 percent); Owego, New York (1.37 percent); Woodland Hills, California…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 18, 2018

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $77,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the engineering, test equipment, material and management necessary to transition Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 engineering, manufacturing and development into low-rate manufacturing, fabricating and production of ESSM Block 2 missiles.  The ESSM program is an international cooperative effort to design, develop, test and procure ESSM missiles. The ESSM provides enhanced ship self-defense.  Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (61 percent); Hengelo OV, Netherlands (9 percent); Ottobrunn, Germany (6 percent); Richmond, Australia (5 percent); Loveland, Colorado…

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First-of-kind P-8A ground test saves $11.2 million, reduces schedule

Seeking to improve “Speed to Fleet,” a team from across the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) test and evaluation community created, developed and successfully completed capabilities-based testing and evaluation in a Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) environment for P-8A Poseidon mission systems. “There were two firsts in this test event,” said David DeMauro, senior engineer with the Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test (IBST) department at the time. “It was the first time ever that a successful dynamic Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Interrogator (IFFI) simulation was executed on…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 10, 2018

Trevet Bay West JV, LLC,* San Diego, California, is being awarded a maximum amount of $75,000,000 for firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering (A-E) contract for Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act/Resource Conservation and Recovery Act/Underground Storage Tank studies and other support services at various Navy and Marine Corps installations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Washington and other Department of Defense installations nationwide. This provides for a full range of A-E environmental engineering and scientific or technical management services necessary to implement the environmental restoration program and similar media requirements…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 9, 2018

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $35,969,268 modification P00107 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the procurement of P-8A maintenance device training system production concurrency upgrades in support of the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida (95 percent); and Edinburgh, Australia (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2020. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy); and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $35,969,268 will be obligated at time of award, $18,063,363 of which…

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US Navy Contract Announcements March 28, 2018

Auxiliary Systems, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S001); Delphinus Engineering, Eddystone, Pennsylvania (N42158-18-D-S002); East Coast Repair, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S003); Epsilon Systems, Portsmouth, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S004); G.I. Industrial Marine, Portsmouth, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S005); L-3 Unidyne, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S006); Oceaneering Intl., Chesapeake, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S007); Orbis, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (N42158-18-D-S008); Q.E.D. Systems Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S009); and Te’cnico Corp., Chesapeake, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S010), are being awarded a combined cumulative $99,567,165 in cost-plus fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts to provide non-nuclear production support for U.S. naval ship and vessel projects/repairs. The services under these contracts cover welding;…

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