Tag Archives: U.S. Air Force

Boeing Receives $2 Billion C-17 Aircraft Sustainment Contract

Performance-Based Logistics program to support aircraft through 2017 Defpro — (ST. LOUIS) Boeing will continue assuring the worldwide availability of C-17 aircraft, which provide vital military and humanitarian airlift capability, through a $2 billion follow-on contract it recently received from the U.S. Department of Defense. The C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP) provides support […]

Sky-High WiFi

TIME — If civilian passengers can now get the Internet on airplanes, shouldn’t troops be able to get it on the battlefield? The Air Force has just awarded Northrop Grumman a $20 million contract to do just that, by adding new communications gear to its E-11A aircraft. In geek-speak, the service is adding “beyond-line-of-sight command […]

Def Pro l NATO, Northrop Grumman sign $1.7bn contract on purchase of five Global Hawk UAS

Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced it has signed a $1.7 billion (€1.2 billion) contract for NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system. Operating under NATO command, AGS is expected to be the major data source for NATO’s system for Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR). The contract is intended to provide for the purchase and initial […]

DoD Buzz l Boeing’s CEO warns Washington: Get your act together

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney warned Tuesday that the threat of next year’s automatic, across-the-board budget growth reductions might force him to lay people off — even before the guillotine actually falls. Big B, like all of America’s corporate titans, hates “uncertainty,” and Congress has outdone itself this time, McNerney said. “Sequestration is the greatest example […]

UPI l U.S. orders V-22 engines

The U.S. Department of Defense and engine-maker Rolls-Royce have signed a contract for 268 engines to power V-22 Osprey aircraft. The AE 1107C engines for U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force Ospreys are worth $598 million. “Rolls-Royce continues to be the world leader in tilt-rotor engines and this long-term contract reflects the confidence our […]

AeroTech News l Air Force places $2.4 million order for AeroVironment Puma AE small UAS

AeroVironment received a firm fixed-price order valued at $2,431,440 April 5 from the U.S. Air Force for Puma AE™ small unmanned aircraft systems through an existing U.S. Army contract. Delivery is scheduled within two weeks. “More military services are choosing the Puma system because its longer duration and more precise imagery deliver enhanced organic reconnaissance, […]

WRWR l New fighter production could be casualty of defense drawdowns

The nation’s ability to develop a “generation six” fighter jet could be the first casualty of defense budget cuts. Fred Downey, Aerospace Industries Association vice president for national security, told an Air Force Association audience earlier this month that the most threatened specialty in the defense industrial base is manned fighter aircraft design. “Maintaining such […]

Dayton Daily l Northrop Grumman gets contract to support NASIC operations

The Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp. an $11 million contract to support operations of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center. Northrop’s Fairborn office is to operate and maintain databases, tools, web-based products and related systems for the intelligence center, located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. NASIC assesses intelligence information […]