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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract worth up to $2.9 billion for three missile warning satellites, the Air Force said on Tuesday. Lockheed's Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Satellites will provide improved missile warning capabilities that are more survivable against emerging threats than the...

  • The move comes at a time when defense spending in the United States is increasing. The U.S. Senate passed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Wednesday, backing U.S. L3's new business, which is estimated to generate $4.7 billion in 2018 sales and will be called Intelligence, Surveillance& Reconnaissance Systems, will be headed by Jeffrey Miller, senior vice...

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc said on Tuesday it had been selected by the Dutch Ministry of Defence to provide unmanned aircraft to the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The deal for the drones was first approved as a Foreign Military Sale by the U.S. State Department in 2015, when it was valued at $339 million.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17- Belgium is being offered a possible role in future European combat jet developments if it picks the Eurofighter Typhoon over the U.S.-built F-35, in a fierce contest to rearm the country's air force, a senior official with Britain's BAE Systems said. The sweetener comes as four nations behind the Eurofighter- Britain, Germany, Italy...

  • FARNBOROUGH, July 16- The U.S. State Department is negotiating a potential deal to sell Turkey the Raytheon Co Patriot missile defense system as an alternative to the Russian-made S-400 system Turkey has agreed to purchase, an official said on Monday. Assistant Secretary of Defense Kevin Fahey, the Pentagon's most senior official weapons buyer at the show, told...

  • Brexit no-deal would be a problem for us, says Leonardo chief executive

    Alessandro Profumo speaks about how Brexit could have an impact on his business.

  • Fantastic opportunities in defense spending from Europe and Middle East

    John Harris speaks about the current business climate in the defense sector.

  • Northrop Grumman President and CEO Wes Bush delivers keynote remarks.

    Kathy Warden, who currently acts as company president and COO of the global security company, has been selected by the board to step up as CEO in January.

  • *Military drone market expected to reach $9.4 bln by 2025. REHOVOT, Israel, July 12- Israeli defence firm Elbit Systems on Thursday unveiled a 1.6 tonne unmanned aircraft vehicle designed to fly in airspace currently reserved for piloted civilian planes as a race heats up to deploy military drones outside combat zones. "We are getting a lot of interest from other...

  • TOKYO, July 6- Northrop Grumman Corp is eyeing a Japanese jet fighter project that could pit it against Lockheed Martin Corp, three sources said, almost three decades after it lost a similar competition to build an advanced stealth jet for the U.S. Air Force. Northrop Grumman has provided Japan with a menu of technologies it could contribute to the...

  • *Japan military planners still see N. Korea as threat. TOKYO, July 3- Japan has selected Lockheed Martin Corp's advanced radar for its multibillion-dollar missile defense system, a Japanese defense ministry official with direct knowledge told Reuters on Tuesday on condition of anonymity. Japan plans to buy two Aegis Ashore batteries to be deployed in 2023 in an...

  • *Japan military planners still see N. Korea as threat. TOKYO, July 3- Japan has selected Lockheed Martin Corp's advanced radar for its multibillion-dollar missile defence system, a Japanese defence ministry official with direct knowledge told Reuters on Tuesday on condition of anonymity. Japan plans to buy two Aegis Ashore batteries to be deployed in 2023 in an...

  • *Japan military planners still see N. Korea as threat. TOKYO, July 3- Japan has selected Lockheed Martin Corp's advanced radar for its multibillion-dollar missile defense system, a Japanese defense ministry official with direct knowledge told Reuters on Tuesday on condition of anonymity. Japan plans to buy two Aegis Ashore batteries that it wants to deploy in...

  • *Japan military planners still see N. Korea as threat. TOKYO, July 3- Japan has selected Lockheed Martin Corp's advanced radar for its multibillion-dollar missile defence system, a Japanese defence ministry official with direct knowledge told Reuters on Tuesday on condition of anonymity. Japan plans to buy two Aegis Ashore batteries that it wants to deploy in...

  • June 28- Britain's BAE Systems PLC has won a A $35 billion contest to deliver anti-submarine warfare frigates for the Australian Navy, the Australian government said on Thursday. The nine ships, to be designed by BAE and built by government-owned ASC Shipbuilding in Australia are expected to underpin the country's maritime combat capability for decades to...

  • The T-50A, Lockheed Martin's offering for the next generation trainer for the U.S. Air Force, performs a flying display display at the Joint Base Andrews Air Show.

    Korea Aerospace Industries partnered with Lockheed Martin to build the T-50A trainer jet in hopes of securing a U.S. Air Force contract.

  • SpaceX won U.S. Air Force's certification and a contract with the Department of Defense before launching for a second time.

  • June 20- The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday the first delivery of the KC-46 aerial refueling tankers from Boeing Co would start in October. The first delivery was scheduled for the second quarter of 2018, but, the Air Force said in March it would more likely occur late in the year. "The KC-46 is a top priority for The Boeing Company, and we have the best of Boeing working...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems PLC a contract for wheeled amphibious combat vehicles that transport Marines from ship to shore under hostile conditions, the defense contractor said on Tuesday. The Department of Defense estimated that procurement and maintenance of all 208 vehicles in the program will be about $6.2 billion...

  • The Chinese J-31 fighter jet is believed to be a knockoff of Lockheed Martin's F-35.