State Department OKs $2.5B Ambush-Protected Vehicles Sale to UAE

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The State Department has approved a foreign military sale of mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles and related support services totaling $2.5 billion to the United Arab Emirates. The UAE government wants to purchase modified MRAP vehicles, MaxxPro LWB chassis, Expedient Armor Program capsules without armor, MRAP recovery vehicles, Caiman multiterrain vehicles without armor and MRAP all-terrain...

Army Taps Six Vendors for $250M Automated Test Systems Support IDIQ

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The U.S. Army has awarded positions on a six-year, $249.9 million contract to six companies for engineering support services to the branch’s armament research, development and engineering center. Awardees will compete for task orders to perform work under the multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The Army Contracting...

Report: US, South Korea Discuss BAE F-16 Upgrade Contract’s 2nd Phase

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BAE Systems could receive $1 billion of work to upgrade 134 South Korea’s F-16 fighter jets as the U.S. and South Korean governments work to finalize the second phase of of a foreign military sales contract between both companies, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal writes that the U.S. Air Force wants to finalize the pricing and schedule of the second phase with South Korea as Seoul...

BAE, Northrop Land Army Contract Modifications for IR Countermeasure R&D

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BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) have received contract modifications from the U.S. Army to continue helping the branch develop countermeasure technology for protecting aircraft from infrared-guided missiles. The Army awarded a $8,005,521 modification to BAE and $10,006,600 to Northrop under the service’s Common Infrared Countermeasure Technology Development program, the Defense Department...

BAE Systems to Build Offshore Patrol Ships for U.K. Royal Navy

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BAE Systems has won a $581 million contract to develop three offshore patrol vessels for Britain’s Royal Navy, Reuters reported Tuesday. Sarah Young writes the U.K. government intends for the ships to support counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling missions. BAE Systems’ 800 shipbuilders will build the vessels at its shipyards on the Clyde in Scotland, according to the report. The...

Erwin Bieber: BAE Eyes Portfolio Focus With Land Systems South Africa Divestiture

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BAE Systems and DGD Technologies 2001 are planning to sell their holdings in the Land Systems South Africa defense company to Denel SOC, a state-owned aerospace and defense company in South Africa, for an estimated $80 million. BAE said Monday that Denel would own LSSA in its entirety as DGD proposed to sell its 25-percent stake in the business alongside BAE’s 75 percent holding. “This...

BAE to Purchase Analytics Tech Developer Signal Innovations Group; DeEtte Gray Comments

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BAE Systems has agreed to acquire imaging and analytics technology provider Signal Innovations Group in a move to offer integrated products in the defense and intelligence markets. DeEtte Gray, president of BAE’s intelligence and security business, said Thursday the companies aim to help organizations analyze critical data for strategic and tactical use. “Together, we also have the potential...

DeEtte Gray: BAE Awarded $335M to Support NGA GEOINT Data Infrastructure

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BAE Systems has won a $335 million contract to help the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency manage a system for collecting, maintaining and utilizing GEOINT data sources and products. The company said Thursday it will support the agency’s Map of the World, a digital platform designed to give U.S. military personnel access to intelligence pictures. “Our GEOINT experts will be exploring new...

Sanjay Samuel to Lead BAE’s APAC/ME Financial Services Sector; Richard Watson Comments

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Sanjay Samuel, a former Teradata executive, has joined BAE Systems as financial services sector lead for Asia Pacific and the Middle East under the company’s applied intelligence business. BAE said Friday Samuel will be in charge of sales activities for the financial services sector as well as the financial crime business in the above regions. He will report to Asia Pacific and Middle East Managing...

BAE Wins $40M Contract For Common Missile Warning System Hardware; Bill Staib Comments

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BAE Systems has won several contracts totaling $40 million to supply the U.S. Army with the Common Missile Warning System‘s third-generation configuration as part of a larger $496 million order for 1,300 Gen3 systems. “As a result of these contracts, we’ll continue to deliver Gen3 systems in support of U.S. Army and foreign military sale requirements over the next two years,”...