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John Jumper to Depart Leidos Board of Directors: Roger Krone Comments

John Jumper, former chairman and CEO of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), is due to retire from the company’s board of directors at the end of his term. Leidos said Wednesday it has launched a search for Jumper’s successor on the seat that he will vacate after his departure from the board. He joined the …

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State Dept Clears $100M Kuwait Fast Patrol Boat Sale

The State Department has approved a potential $100 million foreign military sale of Kvichak-built fast patrol boats to Kuwait. Washington-based Kvichak is a subsidiary of Vigor Industrial and will serve as the prime contractor under the 15-boat FMS deal, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday. Kuwait also ordered 30 .50 caliber machine guns …

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Akima Wins $132M NASA Goddard Facility Operations, Maintenance Contract

NASA has awarded Akima Support Operations a potential $131.7 million contract to help manage and maintain the space agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The Facilities Operations and Maintenance Services III contract is structured as an 8(a) small business set-aside acquisition with the period of performance slated to begin on March …

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Curtiss-Wright to Purchase Siemens’ Dresser-Rand Govt Business for $212M

Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW) has agreed to buy Siemens’ Dresser-Rand government business through a $212.5 million cash transaction. Curtiss-Wright said Tuesday it will operate Dresser-Rand as part of its power segment and expects to close the acquisition in April, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. “The acquisition of Dresser-Rand’s …

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State Dept OKs $1.2B Apache Helicopter Upgrade Equipment, Services Sale to Netherlands

The State Department has approved the Dutch government’s request to procure from the U.S. government equipment and services to support upgrades to AH-64D Block II Apache attack helicopters under a potential $1.2 billion foreign military sales agreement. Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will serve as principal contractors in the proposed …

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Report: Japan Mulls Additional F-35A Fighter Jet Procurement

Japan plans to purchase over 20 additional Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35A fighter jets from the U.S. in the next six years, Reuters reported Tuesday. Sources said the East Asian country may directly procure F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant from the U.S. for approximately $100 million each through a transaction …

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General Dynamics Electric Boat Lands Potential $138M Navy Submarine R&D Support Contract

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary has secured a potential $137.9 million contract to support a U.S. Navy research and development program aimed at formulating submarine concepts. Electric Boat will provide engineering and technical design services to the Navy and a foreign military sales customer under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, the Defense Department said …

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Vectrus Secures $108M Contract to Support Army Food Service Operations in Kuwait; Chuck Prow Comments

A subsidiary of Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) has won a potential five-year, $108 million contract to help manage U.S. Army dining facilities in Kuwait. Vectrus Systems will provide equipment, personnel, supplies, tools, materials and transportation services under the Kuwait Dining Facilities 3.0 contract, the company said Tuesday. Chuck Prow, Vectrus president and CEO, said the DFAC 3.0 contract …

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Knight Point Systems Wins $902M DISA Recompete for Comm Infrastructure Services

Knight Point Systems will continue to provide communication infrastructure services to the Defense Information Systems Agency under a potential 10-year, $902 million contract. The Communications Capacity Services II contract covers the provision of routers, monitoring equipment, appliances, switches, monitoring and reporting software and supporting devices for the Defense Department and its partners, …

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Huntington Ingalls Awarded $1.43B to Design, Build Navy Amphibious Transport Dock

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has received a potential $1.43 billion contract modification to design and build the U.S. Navy‘s 13th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. The Defense Department said Friday the service branch will obligate $1.25 billion in fiscal 2017 shipbuilding and conversion funds at the time of award. Eighty two percent of …

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