Amazon Web Services Inc., a division of Amazon, and Microsoft Corp. are finalists for the contract estimated to be worth up to $10 billion over a decade.
Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis has been selected to build the jet engine to power the revolutionary MQ-25 Stingray.
The three-year project involves research into and development of materials and structures for reusable hypersonic aircraft, which travel at five times the speed of sound.
State figures show that about 1 percent of contracts have gone to Veterans Business Enterprises, while Gov. Mike Pence set a 3-percent goal when the push started last summer.
The layoffs at the end of September will come as the base transitions from a mobilization site for U.S. troops to a mission focusing more on training.
The federal budget crunch already has halted work on a second engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter being developed by General Electric and Rolls-Royce—putting thousands of jobs in jeopardy—and it's not the only aerospace program facing an uncertain future.
The U.S. Defense Department on Thursday directed General Electric Co. and Rolls-Royce Group Plc to halt work on a second engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter until there is more explicit direction in the fiscal 2012 budget.
The decision on military budget cuts could have a big impact on the Indianapolis operations of Rolls-Royce Corp., the city’s second-largest manufacturer behind Eli Lilly and Co.
Maryland-based defense contractor Gryphon Technologies plans to expand its operations in Bloomington, creating as many as 60 jobs by 2013.
A pair of Indianapolis military contractors scored new government deals worth a combined $154.4 million, the Department of Defense announced late Wednesday.
Rolls-Royce Corp.’s Indianapolis operations continue to cash in on military contracts, scoring a $26.8 million deal to provide 12 spare engines for the Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.