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Weekly Roundup Nov 16 – Nov 20 2015: A Post-Paris Look at the Global Arms Trade & More


Weekly Roundup Nov 16 – Nov 20 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Investors made a sharp turn this week to defense and other government contracting stocks after the Friday Paris attacks in anticipation of increased activity in the global weapons market. The GovCon …

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Lockheed Orders Selex Precision Lasers for F-35 EOTS


TYSONS CORNER, VA September 21, 2015 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has ordered 165 Selex precision ranging and targeting lasers for the F-35’s electro-optical targeting system, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The follow-on contract expands the business partnership at the same time the Finmeccanica company’s lasers manufacturing facility in Edinburgh, Selex said Tuesday. …

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Financial Times: Finmeccanica Halts DRS Sale Plan

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Finmeccanica no longer plans to sell its DRS Technologies subsidiary as the Italian defense and industrial conglomerate holds a positive outlook in the defense sector for the rest of this year, Financial Times reported Sunday. Peggy Hollinger writes Finmeccanica also is not searching for a U.S. partner to purchase a stake in DRS but …

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DRS Lands Potential $440M in Navy Submarine Electronic, Comm Tech IDIQs

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DRS Technologies will build new electronic equipment and update voice communications systems on U.S. Navy vessels under two contracts worth up to $440 million combined. The Finmeccanica subsidiary said Wednesday one of those indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts it signed with the Navy will move the company into a prime contractor role with the service …

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Reuters: Finmeccanica Taps US Investment Bank to Help Offer DRS Pieces for Sale


U.S. investment bank Jefferies Group LLC will send out invitations next week in an effort to seek out potential offers for selected business units of U.S. defense contractor DRS Technologies, Reuters reported Tuesday. Pamela Barbaglia and Mike Stone report that Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica, DRS’ owners, have identified its aviation and logistics …

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Report: Airbus Seeks Majority Stake of MBDA


Airbus wants to buy Finmeccanica’s 25 percent share of European missile company MBDA, Reuters reported Monday. Airbus plans to bolster its 37.5 percent stake at MBDA after Finmeccanica announced sale of its share, Alexandre Boksenbaum-Granier and Valentina Za report, citing a report from Britain’s Sunday Times. Analysts estimate Finmeccanica’s MBDA …

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Report: Finmeccanica Plans Sale of $224M in DRS Assets

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Finmeccanica is looking to divest approximately $224 million worth of assets in DRS Technologies this year, Defense News reported Tuesday. Tom Kington writes Finmeccanica announced the divestment plan as the Italian conglomerate unveiled a revised earnings guidance and an industrial strategic plan. Last summer, Mauro Moretti, Finmeccanica CEO, said he …

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Finmeccanica–Selex ES Completes Tactical Technologies Buy


Finmeccanica-Selex ES moved to grow its electronic warfare offerings with the acquisition of Tactical Technologies Inc., a provider of EW analysis software and services. Finmeccanica will integrate TTI’s offerings into its EW portfolio under the same brand, Finmeccanica said Wednesday. Ottawa, Canada-based TTI provides off-the-shelf and bespoke tactical engagement simulation software to clients worldwide. The product works to …

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William Lynn: Navy to Buy DRS C2 Hardware for Carriers, Amphibious Ships

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DRS Technologies has received a $31.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide command-and-control hardware for Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 systems installed on amphibious assault ships and aircraft carriers. The company said Wednesday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers production, testing and shipping of hardware products such as interface devices and peripheral systems. William Lynn, chief executive of DRS …

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Report: Finmeccanica CEO Mauro Moretti Could Mull DRS Sale

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Italian defense and aerospace conglomerate Finmeccanica could be considering a sale of its DRS Technologies as part of an organization-wide restructuring initiative, Defense News reported Monday. Mauro Moretti, Finmeccanica CEO, told reporters at the Farnborough International Airshow Monday that his company would analyze potential synergies of core activities between DRS and the rest of …

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