New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense North America) May 27, 2012
Boeing Boeing seeks more overseas revenue as U.S. cuts defense spending. Boeing plans to boost revenue from overseas customers to 30% of its total defense revenue as the U.S. trims its defense budget. In 2011, 24% of Boeing's defense revenue came from abroad. Additionally, Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said he thought the chance for sequestration was "low." May 23, 2012
Boeing, U.S. Air Force U.S. Air Force opens bidding for satellite communications terminals. The U.S. Air Force has invited other companies besides current contractor Boeing to submit bids for satellite communications terminals. The Air Force is attempting to convert its contract with Boeing into a fixed-price contract. "Negotiations with Boeing on the current contract are ongoing while we continue to look at other provider options," said Air Force spokeswoman Major Tracy Bunko. May 22, 2012
NASA Iranian hacking group says it breached NASA. A group of Iranian students is claiming responsibility for breaching a secure NASA system website and making off with data including the personal information of thousands of researchers. The so-called "Cyber Warriors Team" says it targeted NASA's Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System using a packet analyzer to find vulnerabilities in the network. NASA, which was the target of 47 similar attacks last fiscal year, including 13 successful breaches, has yet to comment on the group's claim. May 24, 2012
Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman Awarded $103 Million Naval Air Systems Command Contract for LITENING G4 Targeting Pods. Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a delivery order by the Naval Air Systems Command totaling $103 million to deliver LITENING G4 targeting systems. Under the terms of the award, Northrop Grumman will supply the U.S. Marine Corps with LITENING G4 pods. The company will also provide G4 upgrade kits and spares to the Air National Guard to bring their Block 1 pods to the G4 configuration. "This order represents the latest vote of confidence from our users that G4's cutting edge technology supports their most demanding combat missions," said Jim Mocarski, Northrop Grumman's vice president of EO/IR targeting systems. "LITENING's achievement of 1.5 million flight hours is a testament to its reliability, flexible upgrade path and adaptability to multiple missions." Northrop Grumman has delivered more than 200...