Northrup Grumman to integrate countermeasures system on aircraft for U.S., allies

May 1 (UPI) — Northrup Grumman Systems Corp. was awarded a contract to integrate the U.S. Navy’s Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures onto aircraft of the U.S. military and two allies. The Department of Defense announced the contract, to be completed by June 2021 and not to exceed $132.2 million, on Tuesday. The contract calls for obtaining the equipment, analysis and ...

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Boeing awarded $127.6M contract for nuclear bomb life extension

April 29 (UPI) — Boeing has been awarded a $127.6 million contract for the Air Force’s B61-12 nuclear bomb life extension program. The new contract modification, which covers Lot 1 and Lot 2 long lead items, brings the cumulative value of the previously awarded contract to $131.9 million, the Defense Department announced Friday. Fiscal year 2018 and 2019 procurement funds, ...

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Navy to forward-deploy assault ship, landing platform dock ship to Japan

April 26 (UPI) — Two Navy ships will be forward-deployed to Japan while two others will return to the United States for maintenance, the Navy announced on Friday. The amphibious assault ship USS America and San Antonio-class landing transport dock USS New Orleans will join the U.S. 7th Fleet forward-deployed naval forces in Sasebo, Japan. The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem ...

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