Booz Allen Arm to Help Air Force Wing Develop, Test C4ISR Tools; Lee Wilbur Comments

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A Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) subsidiary has won a $53 million contract to provide systems engineering services in support of the U.S. Air Force‘s C4ISR development and maintenance work at a Florida-based test and evaluation center. Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services LLC will deliver technical, engineering and research management support to the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force...

Rich Sorelle: Exelis Seeks C4ISR, Analytics Portfolio Growth With Celestech Buy

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Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has acquired technology development and engineering services firm Celestech in a move to grow Exelis’ portfolio of C4ISR and data analytics offerings. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed and Exelis does not expect the transaction to have a material impact on its second quarter 2014 results, Exelis said Thursday. Celestech builds signal processing systems for satellite...

Sam Gordy: Leidos Adds Army C4ISR, Operating Environment Task Orders

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Sam Gordy Sam Gordy, a Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) group president, said the company will continue its work to help U.S. Army achieve missions through two task order awards under the Rapid Prototyping and Technology Insertion Support contract. The task orders involve support services for the service’s information technologies and integrated systems arm, Leidos said Thursday. Both orders have a base period...

Ian Irving: Northrop Targets Australian Market Growth with Qantas Defence Buy

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Ian Irving Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) Australian subsidiary has acquired Qantas Defence Services Pty Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. Qantas has been renamed Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services Pty Ltd. within Northrop Grumman Australia and will coordinate with Northrop’s logistics and modernization division, Northrop said Thursday. Ian Irving, Northrop chief executive for Australia,...

Navy Researchers Seek Ideas for ‘Next-Gen’ Electronic Warfare Tech

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The Office of Naval Research is asking industry to submit ideas for new electronic warfare technologies in areas such as threat warning systems and C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance). ONR is seeking to further development work on the next generation of EW tools through the Electronic Warfare Technology program and bring fundamental change...

CACI Closes $820M Six3 Systems Buy; Jack London, Ken Asbury Comment

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Jack London CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has wrapped up its $820 million acquisition of Six3 Systems from private equity GTCR, closing the largest-ever transaction in CACI’s history. Arlington, Va.-based CACI aims for the acquisition to further build up its offerings in the C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), intelligence and...

Lockheed Wins $345M Threat Detection Contract Extension

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $345 million contract to continue operating reconnaissance and surveillance systems for the U.S. Army. The tethered Persistent Threat Detection Systems aerostat is built to work in daylight and at night for deployed coalition soldiers in Afghanistan, Lockheed said Monday. PTDS equipment also works to give situational awareness to warfighters by using different...

CACI to Buy Six3 Systems for $820M in Cyber, C4ISR Push; Jack London, Ken Asbury Comment

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CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has agreed to acquire McLean, Va.-based national security contractor Six3 Systems from private equity firm GTCR for $820 million in a move to grow CACI’s footprints in the cybersecurity, intelligence and C4ISR markets. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is scheduled to close during CACI’s fiscal second quarter, which ends in December 2013,...

CACI Wins $237M to Help Army Deploy Satellite Terminals; Ken Asbury Comments

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Ken Asbury CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has won two contracts worth up to $237 million combined to help the U.S. Army deploy and field satellite terminals for a tactical communications network. The Warfighter Information Network—Tactical is intended as the communications backbone for U.S. joint military forces and works to link soldiers to secure beyond-line-of-sight communications, CACI said...

Lockheed to Update Navy Submarine C4ISR Info Mgmt Software

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $12.7 million contract to design and maintain software U.S. Navy personnel use to control and manage attack and missile submarines, Military Aerospace & Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes Lockheed is the original contractor for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s Common Submarine Radio Room program. CSRR control and management...