General Dynamics Subsidiary Inks Swiss Army Carrier Order; Robert Kauth Comments

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A subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will deliver armored carriers to the Swiss army starting next year, following an order for the same vehicles four years ago, Defense World reported Thursday. General Dynamics European Land Systems will provide the Swiss with 130 DURO GMTF Armoured Personnel Carriers between 2015 and 2017, according to the report. GDELS completed a delivery of 290 DURO GMTF...

Northrop to Help Sustain Air Force Embedded GPS System for $200M

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a potential four-year, $200 million contract to help the Air Force integrate and sustain a GPS navigation system. Up to 45 percent of the contract ceiling could include unclassified foreign military sales agreements, with the first two confirmed orders covering sales to Iraq and Thailand, the Defense Department said Friday. According to the Navy, the Embedded...

DSCA to Hold Competition for $600M Libya Force Training, Arms Sale

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The Defense Department agency responsible for the U.S. foreign military sales program intends to name a contractor for a potential $600 million training and arms sales agreement with Libya through a competition. Libya intends to develop and train a general purpose force for protecting the country’s infrastructure and to maintain peace and security, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said...

Leidos to Help Air Force Review Planning, Analysis Network

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Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has won a potential five-year, $62,480,000 contract to help the U.S. Air Force carry out quality review work on an operational planning and analysis network modernization program for U.S. Strategic Command. The 55th Contracting Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. received three offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract, the...

Jason Denney: Lockheed Increases Cruise Missile Production Under $449M in Contracts

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won two contracts worth $449 million combined to produce two batches of joint air-to-surface standoff missiles for the U.S. Air Force. The company will make 340 baseline missiles, 100 extended-range variant missiles as well as provide testing, systems engineering, tooling and logistics support to the Air Force for missile batches 11 and 12, Lockheed said Thursday. “These...

Gene Colabatistto: CAE Extends Global Defense Reach With $102M in 3Q Military Training Deals

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Gene Colabatistto CAE (NYSE: CAE) won approximately $102 million in contract awards during the third quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, covering flight simulation technology and related services to U.S. and international defense customers. Those deaks include a potential $30 million contract to support the U.S. Navy‘s T44-C pilot training program, CAE said Wednesday. “We are encouraged by...

John Veihmeyer: KPMG Finalizes Link Analytics Buy as Big Data Continues to ‘Fundamentally Transform’ Decision Making

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KPMG LLP has closed its purchase of analytical services provider Link Analytics for an undisclosed sum in an effort to help clients manage their operations by increasing usage of big data. Link Analytics employees will be a part of KPMG’s advisory business as both firms aim to work with customers in the areas of customer experience and analytics for addressing business challenges, KPMG said Monday. “Data...

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...

John Casper, Scott Spence Provide Context on Space Fence Contract; Reported for Potential April Release

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The U.S. Air Force could award a multi-billion dollar contract in April to build a new radar system for tracking objects in space, Space News reported Dec. 27. Mike Gruss writes the Air Force has spent close to $1.3 billion on the Space Fence program since 2006. Lockheed Martin and Raytheon both received bridge contracts in December 2013 to demonstrate their prototypes for Space Fence and will conduct...

Lockheed to Build 14 Patriot Missile Kits for $263M

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $263,410,000 contract by the U.S. Army to build 14 Patriot missiles and seven launcher modifications kits. Kuwait is buying the four-pack missiles and kits through June 30, 2016 and the Army is obligating $23,808,000 in fiscal year 2014 other procurement funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The company’s missiles and...

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