Jerry DeMuro to Succeed Linda Hudson as BAE’s US CEO

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Jerry DeMuro, who previously led the information systems and technology group at General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) from 2003 to February 2013, has been appointed president and CEO of BAE Systems Inc., the British contractor’s U.S. subsidiary. DeMuro joins the subsidiary as it moves to diversify its portfolio for military, intelligence, government and commercial customers, BAE said Tuesday. He will...

Army Picks 5 for $220M Launch, Test Support Contract

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The U.S. Army has awarded five companies positions on a potential three-year, $220 million contract to help augment launches and carry out tests. Ten bids were received by the Army Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville, Ala. via the Internet for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, the Defense Department said Friday. Work is scheduled to occur through Nov. 14, 2016 and the command will...

BAE, Boeing, IBM to Help Air Force Develop Cooling Technology

BAE Systems, Boeing (NYSE: BA) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are working with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to integrate electronic cooling systems into embedded computing devices and radio frequency power amplifiers, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. John Keller writes the AFRL gave 30-month contracts to BAE and Boeing, with BAE awarded $2.4 million and Boeing for $2.1 million. IBM...

Lockheed Picks Arkansas Plant for Army, Marine Corps Vehicle Production

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will produce a prototype land vehicle for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps at the company’s manufacturing complex in Camden, Ark. The Army and Marine Corps intend to replace their Humvee vehicles under the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, under which Lockheed and BAE Systems have partnered to build a prototype, Lockheed said Tuesday. That work is occurring under...

Linda Hudson to Retire From BAE

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Linda Hudson Linda Hudson plans to retire as president and CEO of BAE Systems Inc., the British contractor’s U.S. subsidiary no later than March 31, 2014. She will also step down from her positions as executive director of the BAE Systems plc board and as a member of the company’s executive committee at that time, BAE said Tuesday. Hudson, intends to remain as an outside director at BAE Systems...

Air Force Awards Four Spots for Target ID Tech R&D Program

Four companies have won positions on a potential $24,375,000 U.S. Air Force contract covering research and development work into target recognition technology. The Air Force intends to award five R&D contracts for the Compact Automatic Target Recognition and Sustainable Environment program and received seven offers, the Defense Department said Thursday. This round of research work aims to reduce...

BAE to Engineer, Develop Navy Weapon Launch System Tech

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BAE Systems has won a potential $91.4 million contract to help the U.S. Navy engineer and develop technology for a weapons system located below a naval ship’s armored deck. The company serves as the mechanical design agent for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System, BAE said Thursday. BAE engineers will also work on the design of the system’s canister and launcher, continue developing the Mk 29...

John Suttle Named BAE Intl Business Development SVP; Linda Hudson Comments

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John Suttle John Suttle, formerly senior vice president of communications at BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary, has been appointed to the newly-created position of SVP of international business development. The retired U.S. Army lieutenant general will oversee international business development processes and work to develop partnerships and strategies in international markets, BAE said Monday. “The...

BAE Wins Navy Anti-Mine Tech Award

BAE Systems has won a $8,268,703 contract modification to finish building and delivering to the U.S. Navy systems designed to destroy and neutralize mines. The modification also includes firm-fixed-price contract line item numbers for the company to calibrate, maintain and manage the Archerfish program, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Archerfish systems are built to launch from surface ships,...

BAE to Build Malaysia Patrol Vessel Gun Systems

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BAE Systems has won a $57 million contract to manufacture gun systems for a new fleet of Malaysian navy warships, Defense News reports. Andrew Chuter writes the company will build the 57-milimeter Mk3 guns at its Karlskoga, Sweden-based gun operation and is scheduled to deliver the weapons to Malaysia in mid-2015. Boustead Naval Shipyard is building the Second Generation Patrol Vessel – Littoral...

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