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Defense firms win billions in US Air Force deals

Top defense contracts from Wright Patt, January through March

Top defense contracts from Wright Patt, January through March





Joe Cogliano
Senior Reporter – Dayton Business Journal

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Defense contractors won more than $18 billion in U.S. Air Force contracts from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 





during the first quarter of this year, with the top five largest deals each worth more than $650 million.

The Top 25 largest contracts awarded out of the local Air Force base were worth a combined $17.5 billion for the quarter. Contracts varied in length, from less than a year to more than five years.

The largest deal for the quarter was an $11.4 billion award to The Boeing Co 





. of St. Louis, Mo. The deal came under the Foreign Military Sales program and calls for Boeing to provide 84 new F-15’s for the government of Saudi Arabia. The rest of the largest contracts ranged from $14.9 million to $1.7 billion.

Click here for slideshow of Top 25 largest defense contracts.

Boeing had four contracts among the top 25, combining for $13.82 billion in awards while Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman each had multiple contracts.

Three Dayton-area companies were winners among the top 25 contracts at Wright-Patt including:

• General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., which was named as a subcontractor on a $975 million IT project for the U.S. Air Force;

• The University of Dayton Research Institute 





was named to contract worth up to $44.3 million to perform research and development that supports future air and space vehicle capabilities; and

• Beavercreek-based MacAulay-Brown Inc. 





won a contract for work focused on sense and avoid technologies.

And with a $12 million contract for architect/engineer services, Beavercreek-based Woolpert Inc. 





just missed the list of top contracts at Wright-Patt.

Honeywell International, which also has a facility in the Dayton region, won an $80 million deal. Other big winners were Raytheon Co. 





and L-3 Communications.

E-mail jcogliano@bizjournals.com. Call (937) 528-4424. Twitter.com/joecogDBJ

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