US Navy Orders 60 General Dynamics Computers for Growler Fighter Jets

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The U.S. Navy has awarded a $16,286,671 contract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (NYSE: GD) for the production of 60 mission computers for E/A/18-G Growler fighter jets. General Dynamics will build 48 of the Type 3 Advanced Mission Computers for the U.S. Navy and 12 for Australia, which that country plans to acquire through a foreign military sales agreement, the Defense Department...

Boeing Awarded $296M for Lot 2 Poseidon Plane Parts

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a $295,643,284 contract to start acquiring parts to produce 12 P-8A Poseidon planes for the U.S. Navy and Australia. The advance acquisition contract includes $152,043,495 in purchases for the U.S. Navy and $143,599,789 in foreign military sales funds for sales to Australia, the Defense Department said Thursday. This contract covers long-lead items for the second...

Army Awards Vertical Lift Helicopter Prototype Contracts to Bell, Boeing-Sikorsky Team

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The U.S. Army has selected Bell Helicopter and a team of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Sikorsky to build demonstrator rotorcraft prototypes under phase one of the branch’s Joint Multi Role technology demonstration program, Aviation Week reported Tuesday. Amy Butler and Graham Warwick report the program is a precursor to the Army’s planned Future Vertical Lift Medium (FVL-M) program to acquire...

Bill Kasting: ATK Continues to Provide Anti-Radiation Guided Missile to Navy

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ATK (NYSE: ATK) has won a $96.2 million contract to produce the third lot of advanced produce anti-radiation guided missile system for the U.S. Navy and the branch’s allies. ATK will also kick off the third full-rate production of the captive air training missiles for the U.S. Navy and Italian Air Force, the company said Monday. “We look forward to continuing to provide this critical weapons...

CTC, CSS, URS Land Spots on $78M Navy Industrial Hygiene Testing IDIQ

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U.S. Navy photo The U.S. Navy has awarded positions on a potential three-year, $78,554,443 contract to three companies for industrial hygiene testing and monitoring services in support of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Concurrent Technologies Corp., Consolidated Safety Service and URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) will compete for task orders to perform work under BUMED’s Industrial...

NOAA Taps 8 Firms for $250M Nautical Chart Data Services IDIQ

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected eight companies to help the agency’s coast survey office update nautical charts for mariners under a potential five-year, $250 million contract. Companies with positions on the Hydrographic Surveying Services contract will compete for task orders to perform work for the maps that are used by the shipping, fishing and boating communities...

Chemring to Help Army Build Chemical Agents for Tracking Sensors

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Chemring Detection Systems has won three contracts worth $3.9 million combined to produce sensors to help the U.S. Army identify, locate and monitor different kinds of chemicals. The Army wants the company to build a surface contaminant locator, a platform/site air monitor and a multi-sample identifier, Chemring said Thursday. According to Chemring, the detectors are intended to support the branch’s...

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...