Lockheed to Update Egypt’s F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)has been awarded a $6.9 million contract modification to update electronic warfare systems on the Egyptian military’s F-16 fighter fleet, Military &  Aerospace Electronics reported Wednesday. John Keller writes Lockheed will equip the Egyptian F-16 program with three EW memory loader verifiers, 24 radar warning receivers and 20 Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) advanced...

Raytheon to Help Detect Border Tunnels in Egypt

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Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) has won a $9.9 million contract with the Defense Department to detect border tunnels in Egypt and aim to help counter terrorism, Zacks Equity Research reported Friday. The Border Tunnel Activity Detection Systems work comes under Egypt’s foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Egyptian authorities intend to close the tunnels used by suspected...

Report: US to Release Egypt Military Aid

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce Friday that the U.S. will restart providing military aid to Egypt, Bloomberg reports. The U.S. gives both Egypt and Israel military aid under cash-flow financing, where countries buy goods and services one year and pay for them in future years. The Government Accountability Office said in a 2006 report that Egypt can make more purchases under this arrangement. General...

DynCorp Wins $100M Air Force Personnel Services Contract

DynCorp International LLC has won a $99,879,424 U.S. Air Force contract to support a personnel services program, the Defense Department announced Thursday. The Falls Church, Va.-based contractor will support department personnel, contractors and dependents stationed in Egypt on either a temporary or permanent basis. Those personnel support foreign military sales agreements with the Egyptian military. This...

General Dynamics Wins $395M for Abrams Tanks

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) land systems business unit has been awarded a $395 million contract from the U.S. TACOM Lifecycle Management Command. The firm will work under the Egyptian tank co-production program. The contract will fund the production of 125 M1A1 Abrams tank kits for the eleventh increment of the Egyptian co-production program. This latest increment will increase the number of...

SAIC Wins $46M Army Contract to Build Egyptian Combat Training Center in Cairo

SAIC (NYSE: SAI) has won a three-year $46 million prime U.S. Army contract to build a combat training center in Cairo for the training arm of Egypt’s ministry of defense. SAIC will design and build a fixed and mobile armed forces training center  that is interoperable with two previous training centers it built under direct contracts with the Egyptian government. The center will allow brigade-level...

General Dynamics Added to $1.33B Defense Contract

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has been added to a $1.33 billion Defense Department contract that will supply Egypt with 125 armed Abram battle tanks. Thirty-five contractors will manage the production and fielding program in Egypt for up to three years. Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON), which makes the tank engines, and Allison Transmission Inc. are also on the $1.33 billion award. The tanks...

Raytheon to Provide Egypt with Test Station Kits

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), Andover, Mass., a $9,142,717 firm-fixed-price contract. The company will provide an A45 Mark 1 / A22 test station upgrade modification kit and an A22 test station power supply upgrade kit for the government of Egypt. Work will be performed in Andover, Mass., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid...

Intel Acquires Egyptian Firm

Intel has acquired “most of the assets of” Cairo-based SySDSoft, and hired about 100 of the firm’s electrical engineers and computer scientists. According to Cisco, SySDSoft designs IP solutions in the software stack and physical layer domain and RF/analog circuits embedded in mobile platforms. “The acquisition of engineering and design talent from an Egypt-based...