Army Awards Vertical Lift Helicopter Prototype Contracts to Bell, Boeing-Sikorsky Team

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The U.S. Army has selected Bell Helicopter and a team of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Sikorsky to build demonstrator rotorcraft prototypes under phase one of the branch’s Joint Multi Role technology demonstration program, Aviation Week reported Tuesday. Amy Butler and Graham Warwick report the program is a precursor to the Army’s planned Future Vertical Lift Medium (FVL-M) program to acquire...

Daniel Keefe: ManTech to Help Army Carry Out C3 Functions

Daniel Keefe ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT) has received a potential two-year,$89.4 million task order to provide command, control and communications system support to the U.S. Army‘s software engineering center. The software and systems engineering services contract contains a one-year base period and a one-year option, ManTech said Tuesday. Daniel Keefe, president and chief operating...

Potomac Officers Club Presents Army Enterprise IT Requirements Event

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The Potomac Officers Club is set to hold an Army information technology requirements event this Wednesday, July 30 at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner. Past POC events with government presenters include the “Thriving in the post-Sequestration GovCon era” event and “Big Data Analytics – Critical Support for the Agency Mission.” POC holds gatherings of GovCon executives between 12 and 15 times...

Dynamic Aviation to Modify, Maintain Army Aircraft in Afghanistan; Michael Stoltzfus Comments

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Dynamic Aviation has been awarded a contract worth $ 22.4 million to perform support services on the U.S. Army’s Beechcraft-built twin-turboprop aircraft for its missions in Afghanistan. The company will work to adapt, integrate and maintain three Beechcraft King Air 200s under the communications electronic attack with surveillance and reconnaissance program, Dynamic Aviation said Wednesday. “We...

Sotera Lands Army Intell System Sustainment Task Order; Deb Alderson Comments

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Deb Alderson Sotera Defense Solutions will help the U.S. Army integrate and sustain field software for intelligence systems the branch uses worldwide under a two-year, $87 million task order. The company said Tuesday that the Army awarded the order under the Software and Systems Engineering Services Next Generation contract vehicle, through which the branch acquires engineering and scientific support...

Report: Finmeccanica CEO Mauro Moretti Could Mull DRS Sale

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Mauro Moretti Italian defense and aerospace conglomerate Finmeccanica could be considering a sale of its DRS Technologies as part of an organization-wide restructuring initiative, Defense News reported Monday. Mauro Moretti, Finmeccanica CEO, told reporters at the Farnborough International Airshow Monday that his company would analyze potential synergies of core activities between DRS and the rest...

Lockheed Awarded $212M to Maintain Army’s Air Defense Missiles

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $212 million contract to support the U.S. Army aviation and missile command’s air defense missile systems. Lockheed will provide maintenance and surveillance services for the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 out of its facilities across the U.S., the company said Monday. Lockheed will deliver similar services to international PAC-3 clients from its missile...

Army Taps 6 Firms for $300M for Armament Center Support IDIQ

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Six companies have won positions on a five-year, $300 million contract to help a U.S. Army research and development center obtain materials and services to meet the center’s requirements. The Army received nine bids for the multiple award order dependent contract via the Internet and will determine both funding and work location with each order, the Defense Department said Wednesday.  Contract...

Mark Gray: ASRC Federal InuTeq to Back Army’s Research Supercomputer Net

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Mark Gray ASRC Federal InuTeq has been awarded a potential five-year, $88 million contract to provide technical and professional support services for the U.S. Army’s defense research engineering network modernization program. Mark Gray, ASRC Federal president and CEO, said Monday the company will support technologies that the Army works on through the branch’s research, development, test...

Army Awards $774M to 6 Firms for IT Tools, Services

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The U.S. Army has awarded a one-year, $774 million contract modification to six companies for information technology hardware, software and related services. The Army issued the modification to the contractors under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – 2 Hardware vehicle, the Defense Department said Monday. Funding and work locations will be determined with each order. Awardees...