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General Dynamics Selects DRS Surveillance System for Canadian LAV 6.0

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TYSONS CORNER, VA April 17, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) picking DRS Technologies’ (NYSE: DRS) surveillance system for installation on the Canadian army’s light armored vehicles. DRS said Tuesday the eight-year contract worth $100 million includes mast-mount long-range surveillance suites, operator control stations and program engineering support ...

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Private Equity Firm Marlin to Buy General Dynamics’ Fidelis Cyber Business


Los Angeles-based investment firm Marlin Equity Partners has agreed to purchase threat detection services business Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions from General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) for an undisclosed sum. Marlin said Tuesday it expects to close the deal in the second quarter of its 2015 fiscal year and aims to grow its presence in a breach defense and ...

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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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Nadia Short: GD Secures NSA Validation for 10G Encryptor

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TYSONS CORNER, VA April 8, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) receiving National Security Agency verification for its latest network encryption technology. The company said Monday the NSA certification authorizes agencies to purchase its Taclane-10G (KG-175X) offering to handle highly classified information. “For ...

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General Dynamics Gets $610M to Construct DDG 122 Destroyer

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General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Bath Iron Works subsidiary has been awarded $610.4 million in funds to construct DDG 122, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer the business will build under a five-ship, $3.4 billion order the U.S. Navy originally placed two years ago. “This announcement allows us to continue efforts associated with planning and construction of DDG 122,” ...

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Defense News: General Dynamics Ends Prime Role on Air Force T-X Trainer Program Pursuit


General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has decided to abandon the company’s pursuit for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X trainer replacement program as a prime contractor, Defense News reported Thursday. The company told the publication it made the decision after the information systems and technology group’s reorganization, which completed in January. Alenia Aermacchi originally partnered with ...

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Air Force Releases Specs for Trainer Jet Replacement Program


The U.S. Air Force has published a set of capability requirements for the military service’s future T-X trainer aircraft, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes USAF’s top-level trainer specifications call for sustained G, simulator visual acuity and performance and aircraft sustainment. Other system requirements include aerial refueling, a 10-knot ...

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Chris Marzilli: General Dynamics Expands MUOS Support With $13M Waveform Upgrade Contract

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General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will support Mobile User Objective System waveform upgrades to provide the U.S. Army‘s AN/PRC-155 MUOS-Manpack radios with voice clarity and communications security functions under an estimated $13 million contract. The company said Tuesday it will also integrate the waveform into the PRC-155 radios, perform radio/waveform testing and provide field and training support. Chris ...

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