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MD Helicopters to Build Military Aircraft for Afghanistan Under $1.4B Army FMS Contract

MD Helicopters has secured a potential $1.39 billion foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Army to produce approximately 150 MD 530F helicopters for Afghanistan. The Defense Department said Tuesday the contract also covers program management, delivery, pilot training and maintenance support services. MD Helicopters will perform work through Aug. …

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Kurt Amend Named Raytheon Arabia Business CEO

Kurt Amend, president of Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) operations in Saudi Arabia, has been named CEO of the Raytheon Arabia business. The company said Sunday the nearly three-year public and private sector veteran will oversee the unit’s business strategy and execution of defense-related projects in the Middle Eastern country. Amend’s appointment comes …

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Navy Taps Boeing Subsidiary for ScanEagle UAS Delivery to Afghanistan

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 27, 2017 — A Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary will supply the government of Afghanistan with five additional ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems under a $19.6 million order from the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday the award to Insitu also covers the delivery of spares and support equipment and deployment …

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DynCorp Lands $217M Contract Modification to Extend US Army Support in Afghanistan

DynCorp International has received a one-year, $217 million task order modification to continue to provide base life support and maintenance services for U.S. Army personnel in Afghanistan. The company said Tuesday it will help the Army Sustainment Command operate and maintain facilities, sewage, water and waste, electrical power, hazardous materials and …

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SOSi Lands Army Contract to Assist Resolute Support Info Dissemination in Afghanistan

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 21, 2017 — SOS International will provide information dissemination and counter-misinformation services to assist Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan under a $9 million contract from the U.S. Army, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the contract from the Army’s deputy chief of staff for communications covers public affairs …

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Report: Pentagon Plans to Send Thousands of U.S. Troops to Afghanistan

The Department of Defense is planning to send between 3,000 to 5,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, reports CBS News. An announcement on the exact number from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected in the next few days or weeks. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has said that he …

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PAE to Help Train Afghan Forces Under $142M Army FMS Deal

PAE has won a potential five-year, $142.1 million contract from the U.S. Army to help train and mentor Afghanistan’s national defense and security forces. The Defense Department said Tuesday that PAE’s government services unit will also provide logistics support services to Afghan forces under the foreign military sales contract. Five …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: Blockchain’s Impact on Industry & More

Weekly Roundup May 8 – May 12 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson It’s been nearly a decade since Satoshi Nakamoto first dreamt up the core component of the technology known as blockchain – the decentralized, digital currency Bitcoin has evolved …

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Chairman of Joint Chiefs: No Decision Yet on Force Size in Aghanistan

The decision on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan has not yet been made, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. DOD News reported that Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said national security leaders have not presented President Donald J. Trump with Afghanistan troop recommendations for the …

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Vectrus Announces Positive First Quarter Results

Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE:VEC) saw its stock rise 3 percent after it announced better than expected first quarter 2017 results of $290.1 million revenue, and operating income of $11.6 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.60. Net cash provided by operating activities was $9.9 million in the first quarter or 4% …

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