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Image - Contract Modification to Build Ohio Replacement Submarine Missile Tubes Awarded

Contract Modification to Build Ohio Replacement Submarine Missile Tubes Awarded

The U.S. Navy awarded a contract modification to General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. to fund joint United States and United Kingdom Common Missile Compartment (CMC) missile tube manufacturing, Oct. 29. The $84 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification contract authorizes the start of tactical missile tube manufacturing. In total, 17 missile tubes will be manufacture...
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Image - Orion Spacecraft Complete

Orion Spacecraft Complete

NASA and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have completed final assembly and testing of the Orion spacecraft. The spacecraft will remain inside NASA’s Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center until it rolls to launch pad 37 in November. “An empty shell of a spacecraft arrived to Kennedy Space Center two years ago, and now we have a fully assembled ...
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Image - F-35 Joint Program Office, P&W Conclude Engine Investigation, Agree to Contract for 8th Lot of F135 Engines

F-35 Joint Program Office, P&W Conclude Engine Investigation, Agree to Contract for 8th Lot of F135 Engines

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Pratt & Whitney a modification to a previously awarded contract for the eighth lot of F135 propulsion systems to power F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Today's announcement for $793 million raises the total contract value to $1.052 billion. Previous awards, valued at $259 million, were given for long lead items and sustainment. ...
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