Army Hands Potential $1B Radio Deal to Exelis, General Dynamics, Harris and Thales

Four companies have won positions on a potential 10-year, $988 million contract with the U.S. Army to manufacture radio appliques for usage by brigade combat teams. The Army Contracting Command’s office in Aberdeen, Md. received six bids for the firm-fixed-price contract via the Internet, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Single-channel Soldier Radio Waveform Appliques are intended to be...

Navy Awards $1.2B to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Huntington Ingalls for Arleigh Burke Destroyers

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The U.S. Navy has awarded approximately $1.2 billion in contract modifications to General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Bath Iron Works subsidiary and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE: HII) for construction of Arleigh Burke destroyers. Bath Iron Works will build one DDG 51 ship for $642,583,946 and Huntington Ingalls will build the other for $601,990,190, the Defense Department said Friday. Funding for Bath...

General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded $128M to Detail, Design 3rd Navy MLP Ship Conversion

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General Dynamics NASSCO will carry out detail design and construction work to modify a mobile landing platform ship for the U.S. Navy under a $128.5 million contract modification. The subsidiary is working to convert the MLP 3 ship into an afloat forward staging base variant and aims to complete the work by October 2015, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The Navy is obligating $95,093,500 at...

General Dynamics to Maintain USS Minnesota Submarine for $57M

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A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary will perform maintenance and repair work on the USS Minnesota attack submarine under a $57.2 million contract awarded by the U.S. Navy. General Dynamics Electric Boat will perform post-shakedown availability testing, repairs and other technical work on the Virginia-class vessel, the company said Tuesday. Work will occur at the subsidiary’s shipyard...

CAE Joins General Dynamics & Alenia Aermacchi Team in Bid for Air Force Trainer Contract

CAE USA (NYSE: CAE) has partnered with General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Finmeccanica‘s Alenia Aermacchi subsidiary to pursue a contract to build an U.S. Air Force trainer aircraft and related systems, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes the General Dynamics-led team will offer a version of Alenia’s M-346 jet to the Air Force. The branch wants to acquire up to 350 new trainers...

General Dynamics Canadian Subsidiary Inks $13B Saudi Armored Vehicle Contract

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A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary will deliver civilian and military armored vehicles and provide maintenance and training services to Saudi Arabia under a potential $13 billion contract, Defense News reported Friday. Ontario-based General Dynamics Land Systems Canada will design and develop the vehicles for a planned initial delivery in 2016. Ken Yamashita, a GDLS spokesman, said training...

Linda Hudson Joins Energy Firm Southern Company’s Board of Directors

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Linda Hudson Linda Hudson, former president and CEO of BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary, has been elected to the board of directors at energy firm Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and will continue to serve as an adviser and external director at BAE Systems Inc. Hudson led the subsidiary’s armament and technical products unit before becoming chief executive and is also a former vice president at General...

General Dynamics Electric Boat Awarded $520M for Virginia-Class Submarine Materials

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General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary has been awarded a $520 million contract action to acquire long lead time materials for work on four Virginia-class submarines for the U.S. Navy. The Navy is obligating $283,711,000 in funds at the time of award and no funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, the Defense Department said Monday. Electric Boat will perform work...

Laura Schumacher Joins General Dynamics Board of Directors; Phebe Novakovic Comments

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Laura Schumacher, an executive vice president and a general counsel at pharmaceutical company AbbVie, has been elected to the board of directors of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Her appointment took effect Sunday and she currently serves as board secretary for the Abbott Laboratories spinoff, General Dynamics said Monday. “Laura is an accomplished business leader and corporate strategist, and...

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...

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