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January 27, 2015
BAE Systems gets Navy engineering, support contract
Mclean, Va. (UPI) Jan 27, 2015
Full life-cycle engineering and technical support for U.S. Navy communication and combat systems are to be provided by BAE Systems. The five-year contract for the work was issued by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command and has an overall value of $146.7 million. The initial year is worth $28.4 million, the company said. "For 30 years our seasoned team has ensured that platforms, sensors, communications, and weapons systems aboard U.S. Navy ships are integrated and optimized for miss ... read more

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Exelis providing electronic warfare system for Swedish subs
Swedish Navy submarines are to be equipped with enhanced electronic warfare systems from Exelis of the United States. ... more
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Russia wants official response from France over warship delay
Russia has demanded an official explanation from France over its failure to deliver a Mistral-class warship due to concerns about Moscow's role in Ukraine, a military source said Tuesday. ... more
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