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  • NAVAIR taps Systel for servers to support Fire Scout management system software - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NAVAIR taps Systel for servers to support Fire Scout management system software

    The Naval Air Systems Command of the U.S. Navy has selected Systel to support an unmanned autonomous helicopter program. The company said Monday it will provide rugged, high-density computing servers designed with optimized size, weight and power for NAVAIR’s MQ-8C Fire Scout. Systel’s 2U and 4U servers are geared to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance […] More

  • Lockheed Martin Delivers California Air National Guard's First Rescue Tanker Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Martin Delivers California Air National Guard’s First Rescue Tanker Aircraft

    The California Air National Guard received its first combat search and rescue tanker aircraft developed by Lockheed Martin on April 5. Lockheed said Friday the 129th Rescue Wing will operate the HC-130J Combat King II from the Moffett Air National Guard Base in California. The 129th RQW intends to replace its existing fleet of MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft with four […] More

  • VSE Receives Air Force C-130J MRO Task Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VSE Receives Air Force C-130J MRO Task Order

    VSE has secured a potential 30-month, $28.5 million task order to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul support for the U.S. Air Force‘s military transport aircraft fleet. The company said Monday it will perform organizational MRO services for the 314th Air Wing headquartered at Little Rock AF Base in Arkansas. USAF awarded the order under the Contract Field Teams indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract […] More

  • Lockheed Delivers First C-130J Airlifter to French Military - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Delivers First C-130J Airlifter to French Military

    France’s military received an initial C-130J Super Hercules airlifter from Lockheed Martin in December. The C-130J-30 aircraft that arrived at Orleans Air Base in France is the first of four Lockheed-built planes ordered by the French directorate general of armament through a contract with the U.S. government, the French ministry of the armed forces said Dec. 22. The ministry expects the […] More

  • Lockheed Flies 2nd LM-100J Commercial Freighter Unit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Flies 2nd LM-100J Commercial Freighter Unit

    Lockheed Martin has completed a maiden flight of the second production LM-100J aircraft, a commercial freighter variant of the company’s C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft platform. LM-100J is designed to support civil missions such as firefighting, medical evacuation and transport of very important persons, Lockheed said Thursday. Wayne Roberts, LM-100J chief test pilot at Lockheed, said the the first two LM-100J units will […] More

  • Lockheed Unveils New Civil Freighter Variant of C-130J Tactical Airlifter - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Unveils New Civil Freighter Variant of C-130J Tactical Airlifter

    Lockheed Martin has unveiled a multipurpose commercial freighter offering the company derived from its C-130J Super Hercules aircraft platform for military transport operations. The LM-100J  is a modernized version of the L-100 Hercules platform and designed to support oversized cargo transport, oil and gas exploration, mining logistics, aerial firefighting, medical evacuation/air ambulance and search-and-rescue operations, Lockheed said Thursday. The […] More

  • Lockheed Secures $71M Air Force C-130J Aircraft Sustainment Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Secures $71M Air Force C-130J Aircraft Sustainment Contract

    Lockheed Martin has secured a one-year, $71.4 million contract to perform sustainment work on the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft. The company will also provide inventory control point management, consumable spares replenishment, repair, sustaining engineering support, technical data and depot activation services for the aircraft’s weapon system, the Defense Department said Friday. Work under […] More

  • Lockheed Martin Starts Construction on Training Center for Hercules Pilots, Crew - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Martin Starts Construction on Training Center for Hercules Pilots, Crew

    Lockheed Martin has started the construction of a training center focused on the C-130J Super Hercules airlifter and LM-100J commercial freighter at a site in Marietta, Georgia. The Hercules Training Center will work to train future air mobility pilots and crews for the C-130J and LM-100J and feature classroom space, training devices and a reconfigurable C-130J/LM-100J full-mission simulator, Lockheed said Tuesday. Sandy Samuel, […] More

  • Saudi Air Force Receives Two Lockheed-Built Super Hercules Refuelers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saudi Air Force Receives Two Lockheed-Built Super Hercules Refuelers

    Lockheed Martin has handed two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to Saudi Arabia’s air force under a foreign military sales agreement that country holds with the U.S. government. Saudi will be the 16th country to use the Super Hercules that is designed to refuel tactical aircraft, helicopters and tilt-rotors for airlift and ground refueling of expeditionary forces during missions, Lockheed said […] More

  • Lockheed Picks Quickstep to Supply C-130J Wing Flaps; Philippe Odouard Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Picks Quickstep to Supply C-130J Wing Flaps; Philippe Odouard Comments

    Lockheed Martin has selected Quickstep Holdings Ltd. to manufacture 120 carbon-fiber wing flaps for the Super Hercules transport aircraft through 2018. Quickstep is contracted to supply Lockheed approximately 24 C-130J flap sets a year over a five-year period, Quickstep said Tuesday. The contract, along with purchase orders Lockheed awarded to Quickstep under the program, is […] More

  • Lockheed Delivers U.S. Military's 200th Super Hercules Plane - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Delivers U.S. Military’s 200th Super Hercules Plane

    Lockheed Martin on Friday delivered an MC-130J Commando II aircraft to the U.S. Air Force at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. The delivery marks the 200th C-130J Super Hercules-type aircraft delivered to the U.S. government, Lockheed said Friday. Assigned to the service’s Special Operations Command, the MC-130J is intended for in-flight refueling, infiltration/exfiltration and […] More

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