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Pamela Drew Joins Serco’s US Board; Dave Dacquino Comments

Pamela Drew, formerly executive vice president and president of information systems business at Harris’ (NYSE: HRS) Exelis subsidiary, has joined the board of directors of Serco’s North American arm. Serco Inc. Chairman and CEO Dave Dacquino said in a statement released Thursday Drew’s track record in new business pursuit and capture will …

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Air Force Begins GPS III Phase 2 Production Contract Solicitation

The U.S. Air Force has issued a request for proposals for the second phase of a program that seeks to procure 22 GPS III satellites. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the service will award a fixed-price-incentive contract to build the GPS III space vehicles and expects production work to …

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State Dept OKs Finland’s Requests for $735M in Harpoon Block II, Evolved Seasparrow Missiles

The State Department has cleared Finland’s request to buy Harpoon Block II surface-launched missiles and Evolved Seasparrow Missiles under two foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $734.7 million combined. Finland asked to purchase RGM-84Q-4, RGM-84L-4, RGM-84Q-4 upgrade kits, RTM-84L-4 and RTM-84Q-4 Harpoon Block II+ Extended Range Grade B missiles under a potential $622 million FMS …

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Navy Picks Boeing, AAR, StandardAero for $269M in P-8A Maintenance, Repair IDIQs

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA), AAR Corp.‘s (NYSE: AIR) aircraft services business and StandardAero contracts worth up to $268.7 million combined to support maintenance and repair of the service branch’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. All three contractors can vie for individual task orders to deliver P-8A support services to the Navy, Australian …

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Jeff Shockey Named Boeing Defense Sales, Marketing VP; Leanne Caret Comments

Jeff Shockey, formerly vice president of federal and international affairs at Boeing (NYSE: BA), has been appointed VP of global sales and marketing at the company’s defense, space and security segment. He succeeds Tom Bell, who left the Boeing after more than two years leading the segment’s sales and marketing efforts …

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Report: Boeing Amenable to Keeping Brazil’s ‘Golden Share’ in Embraer to Advance Tie-Up Talks

Boeing (NYSE: BA) intends to maintain the Brazilian government’s “golden share” in aerospace conglomerate Embraer in a push to address the Brazilian military’s concerns over a potential combination between the two aerospace companies, Reuters reported Friday. The “golden share” allows the South American country to exercise veto power over changes …

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Report: Boeing, Embraer Discussions Raise Questions on Brazilian Firm’s Ownership

Talks of a potential combination between Chicago-based Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Embraer have not addressed questions such as the possibility of a joint venture and control over the Brazil-based aircraft manufacturer, Reuters reported Tuesday. Sources told Reuters that a potential JV might not be an effective measure to meet Boeing’s interest …

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Boeing Secures $6.5B in Qatari F-15, Japanese KC-46A FMS Deals

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received two foreign military sales contracts worth approximately $6.5 billion combined from the U.S. Air Force to deliver fighter jets and an aerial refueling aircraft to Qatar and Japan. The company’s defense, space and security business will provide 36 new F-15QA fighter jets for Qatar’s air force …

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Boeing, Embraer Begin Merger Talks

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and aerospace conglomerate Embraer are in talks over a “possible combination.” Brazil-based Embraer said Thursday any deal that would emerge from the discussions would need to be approved by Embraer shareholders, both firms’ boards of directors, the Brazilian government and other regulatory authorities. Embraer added there is …

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Report: Germany Begins $4.72B Heavy-Lift Helicopter Replacement Bid Process

Germany’s military has cleared a plan to start the competition for a potential $4.72 billion contract to purchase 45 to 60 heavy-lift helicopters to replace its current fleet of CH-53G aircraft, Reuters reported Friday. A source said Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of staff of the German Bundeswehr, signed Thursday a …

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