Japan Selects Lockheed’s F-35 as Next-Gen Aircraft; 42 Jet Agreement Could Top $4B

The Japanese government has selected Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) F-35, the Joint Strike Fighter, as Japan’s next-generation fighter aircraft, ending a multi-year vetting process that considered aircraft from several American and European firms. The Wall Street Journal reports Lockheed’s agreement is for 42 jets, which will likely cost Japan more than $4 billion. That price tag...

Raytheon Wins $685M Foreign Military Sale Award for Taiwan Patriot Units

Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) has recently won a $685.7 million Foreign Military Sales contract to provide Taiwan with additional new fire units of the Patriot air and missile defense system. Raytheon won an award in 2008 to update Taiwan’s existing systems and another in 2009 to provide Taiwan with new systems. The company said it has worked with Taiwan for 45 years. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile...

ITT Exelis Names Ret. Maj. Gen. Chuck Anderson VP, Director of Mission Systems

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has appointed retired Army Maj. Gen. Chuck Anderson as vice president and director of strategic initiatives for its mission systems business based in Colorado Springs, Colo. The company said the 32-year Army veteran will be responsible for executing and delivering projects that are central division priorities. Anderson will report to division president Ken Hunzeker, who said...

Serco Wins $47M Training, Management, Analysis IDIQ from US Navy

Serco Inc. has won an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling value of million to support the U.S. Navy with manpower, personnel, training and education planning, the company announced Wednesday. The contract has a one-year base and two one-year option periods. Serco will compete for task orders to provide: human resource planning and analysis automation and information...

Thales to Buy Florida-based SATCOM Company

Thales Communications today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire satellite communications firm, Tampa Microwave. The acquisition is conditional upon receiving certain regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2012. Tampa Microwave will operate as a subsidiary of Thales Communications, Inc., a Thales USA company operating under a proxy agreement with the Defense...

CACI Names Krisstie Kondrotis EVP of Business Development

Krisstie Kondrotis, CACI CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI) announced today that it has appointed Krisstie Kondrotis as executive vice president for business development. Kondrotis’ responsibilities in this role include overseeing the strategic and tactical direction of the firm’s business development efforts. She will also advise senior management on plans regarding key customers. “CACI’s...

Raytheon to Engineer Ship Electronic Systems on $40M NAVSEA Award

Raytheon‘s integrated defense systems business has been awarded a .9 million modification to a previously awarded contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Defense Department announced yesterday. The announcement said Raytheon will provide life cycle engineering and support services for landing platform dock 17 class integrated shipboard electronic systems. About 98 percent of the work...

DHS to Open Bidding on $1B Border Surveillance Contract

Department of Homeland Security officials plan to open bidding in January 2012 on a 10-year billion contract to replace a border surveillance project, according to a Nextgov.com report. Aliya Sternstein reports that the Secure Border Initiative is being replaced with the Integrated Fixed Towers contract, which consists of towers equipped with ground radars and surveillance cameras and devices...

General Dynamics Wins $395M for Abrams Tanks

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) land systems business unit has been awarded a 5 million contract from the U.S. TACOM Lifecycle Management Command. The firm will work under the Egyptian tank co-production program. The contract will fund the production of 125 M1A1 Abrams tank kits for the eleventh increment of the Egyptian co-production program. This latest increment will increase the number of Egyptian...

STG Names Tamera Rush VP of Defense Sector

STG Inc. has named Tamera Rush vice president of its defense sector, the company announced today. Rush will be responsible for managing operations and driving strategic growth in the Aberdeen, Md. region, where she will oversee the provision of IT services to the Army Research Laboratory, Army Test and Evaluation Command, Communications-Electronics Command and Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center. Prior...