NGA Taps 5 Firms for GEOINT Tools Development Project

LTEGrid
The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has awarded contracts to five companies to develop methods and tools for analyzing multiple layers of geographic-based intelligence data. NGA received 73 proposals for a competition designed to bolster the agency’s Map of the World GEOINT infrastructure, the agency said Oct. 10. Boeing (NYSE: BA) will work to develop a workflow system intended...

Tim Glaeser: Raytheon Expects US, Qatar to Close Patriot System Deal By 2014’s End

PatriotMissile
Tim Glaeser, a vice president at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), expects the governments of U.S. and Qatar to reach an agreement by the end of the year for Qatar to purchase a Patriot missile defense system from the U.S. through a foreign military sales agreement, Reuters reported Tuesday. Glaeser, vice president of Raytheon’s integrated defense systems business, told Reuters’ Andrea Shalal that...

October 6 Midday: GovConIndex Shows Slight Drop in Late AM

GovConIndex
The GovConIndex at midday on Monday is down 0.040 — or 0.062 percent — to 64.045330 after showing a positive direction all morning. Gainers lead laggers 16 to 14, respectively. Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) jumped 4.36 percent after the computer technology and services firm said it plans to split into two independent companies. Boeing‘s (NYSE:BA) shares are up 0.29 percent on...

Rudy deLeon Joins General Dynamics Board of Directors; Phebe Novakovic Comments

Rudy-deLeon
Rudy deLeon Rudy deLeon, a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress, has joined General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) board of directors. DeLeon is a former Pentagon chief operating officer and served on both the Deputies Committee of the National Security Council and the National Partnership Council before he left federal service in 2001, General Dynamics said Tuesday. “Rudy brings...

Boeing Wins $102M to Build Army’s Next-Gen Automatic Test System

boeing logo
Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a six-year, $102 million contract to build a system for the U.S. Army to facilitate test technology integration. The Army received three bids for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to produce the Next Generation Automatic Test System, the Defense Department said Wednesday. According to the Army, NGATS will work to be reconfigurable and enable interoperability of...

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

Contract
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...

Peggy Morse: Air Force Taps Boeing for ICBM Guidance System Prep Work

Peggy Morse
Peggy Morse Boeing (NYSE: BA) received a $4.9 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to update the Guidance Data Acquisition System, which the branch uses to test guidance functions of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. The company said Monday the new GDAS will support nuclear hardness and survivability tests on weapons systems at the Little Mountain Test Facility...

Boeing Awarded $293M DLA Aircraft Support Contract; Julie Praiss Comments

Logistics
The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded a potential 10-year, \$293 million contract to Boeing (NYSE: BA) to provide components and support for 11 types of military aircraft. Boeing will supply aircraft parts and related ground support equipment for the AH-64, AV-8, B-1, B-52, C-17, CH-47, E-3, E-6, F-15, F/A-18, KC-135 platforms, the company said Wednesday. Julie Praiss, vice president of tactical...

Report: Boeing, Lockheed Seen as Frontrunners for Canadian Fighter Contract

F-35
The government of Canada might choose between Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to supply the nation with fighter jets, Reuters reported Thursday. Reuters reports that Boeing’s F-18 Super Hornet and Lockheed’s F-35 have been deemed as suitable platforms to meet the requirements set forth by the Canadian military. Canadian officials are considering whether to hold an industry...

India Plans $2.5B Purchase of Boeing Chinook, Apache Helicopters

boeing logo
India has approved a deal to purchase Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) Chinook and Apache helicopters for approximately \$2.5 billion, Reuters reported Saturday. Nigam Prusty writes the purchase is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to bolster the nation’s military posture. The government also agreed on a proposal by the Indian navy to buy 16 multi-role helicopters under a deal in which United...