ATK Receives $220M in Cannon System Orders From U.S. Allies; Mike Kahn Comments

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ATK (NYSE: ATK) has secured contracts worth $220 million combined to deliver medium-caliber cannons and product lifecycle services to defense customers in U.S. partner nations. The company’s Automatic Cannons are designed to operate with ground, maritime and aerial weapon platforms, ATK said Monday. “Providing defensive weapons systems and support services to our country’s allies...

CGI Subsidiary Adds Consular Affairs Bureau Visa Processing Work in 13 Countries

Stanley Associates, a subsidiary of CGI Federal (NYSE: GIB), will process visas for the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs in three regions of the world under three task orders worth up to $64 million combined. CGI said Wednesday that the company received the orders in September of last year, as well as March and May of this year under the 10-year Global Support Strategy contract. Each...

Ralph Acaba: Raytheon to Build Processor Kits Under Int’l Patriot Engineering Program

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State Dept. photo Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will produce radar digital processor kits for Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems operated by the U.S. and two partner countries under a $235.5 million contract. The company said Wednesday that the full-rate production contract is intended to reduce the number of battery replaceable units from 759 to 56 and increase reliability by 40 percent. Production work...

Air Force Picks 14 Firms for $494M Hosted Payload IDIQ

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded positions on a potential $494 million contract to 14 companies for products and services to help the government obtained commercial hosting tools for its payloads. The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year ordering period and covers work through Jan. 31, 2029, the Defense Department said Thursday. Vendors with positions on...

Boeing to Build Space Launch System Core Stage Under $3B Contract

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has signed a $2.8 billion contract with NASA to build the core stage of the company’s Space Launch System rocket as the company and agency near the end of the last review of the stage prior to full production. The company also builds the avionics features for the SLS’ core stage and will study the SLS Exploration Upper Stage as prime contractor, Boeing said Wednesday. SLS...

Boeing to Build 44 Super Hornets, Growlers

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will build 44 Super Hornet and Growler aircraft over the next two years under a new contract awarded by the F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office. The U.S. Navy will receive the aircraft by the end of 2016 and Australia’s air force will also acquire 12 Growler jets that the country asked for in July 2013, the Navy said Monday. The F/A-18 Super Hornet and its EA-18G Growler is...

GSA Gives Agencies OK to Proceed on OASIS Small Business Vehicle; Tom Sharpe Comments

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Tom Sharpe The General Services Administration has informed federal agencies that they can begin using the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Business contract vehicle to acquire professional services. GSA issued the notice to proceed on OASIS SB after both the Court of Federal Claims and Government Accountability Office dismissed a set of protests filed on the vehicle, GSA said...

Air Force Awards Lockheed $2B for Missile Warning Satellite Production

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $1.86 billion fixed-price contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for work to complete production of two satellites as part of a system designed to give early warnings of ballistic missile launches. Lockheed said Tuesday that the Space Based Infrared System is intended to have a mix of company-built Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellites, hosted payloads in a highly...

Iron Bow Wins $150M IT Contract with Commerce Dept.

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Iron Bow Technologies, has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce for IT hardware focusing on network-related products. The five-year blanket delivery order, issued under the National Institutes of Health Electronic Commodities Store III, has an estimated total value of $150 million and has the potential to be available for use by any of Commerce’s 12 operating units, Iron...

Subsystem Technologies Awarded FAA Logistics Services Contract

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Subsystems Technologies will help the Federal Aviation Administration manage real estate and materiel at 10 agency sites in the U.S. under a five-year logistics support services contract. More than 100 employees will work on the contract, which also covers space management services, the company said Monday. Contract work is intended to support information technology needs for the National Airspace...