General Dynamics Wins $65M Contract Modification for Iraq M1A1 Abrams Support

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The General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) Land Systems business has won a $65.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to provide support services for Iraq’s M1A1 Abrams tanks. The Defense Department posted Thursday that the Foreign Military Sale includes specialized training and contractor logistics and base life support. The contract, awarded through the Army Contracting Command in Warren,...

Northrop Switches With BAE for Prime Contractor Role in AF T-X Trainer Bid

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has taken the prime contractor role in its joint bid with BAE Systems for the potential billion U.S. Air Force T-X trainer contract, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Colin Clark writes Northrop will now lead its partnership BAE, L-3 Link Simulation & Training and Rolls-Royce as they offer BAE’s Hawk trainer jet for the Air Force’s 350-plane program. “The...

Dan Hunter to Lead Capture Mgmt at ViON as Company Grows Exec Team

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ViON Corp. has moved to expand its executive team by appointing Dan Hunter as director of capture management, Rob Davies as vice president of capacity services and Liz Anthony as VP of marketing. Hunter, formerly senior director of business development and capture at General Dynamics Information Technology (NYSE: GD), will work to grow ViON’s business processes and capture government contracts, ViON...

General Dynamics, Raytheon, UMES Team to Pursue Canadian Submarine Tech Program; David Ibbetson Comments

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General Dynamics Canada, Raytheon Canada and Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems have formed a partnership to deliver anti-submarine warfare technologies to the Canadian navy’s Halifax Class Patrol Frigates. The General Dynamics-led team will offer sonar and ship systems technologies to Canada and the country’s navy expects to release a request for proposals in 2015 for the Underwater...

Germany, US Ink $250M Foreign Sales Deal for Orion Computer Equipment

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The U.S. State Department has approved a proposed $250 million foreign military sales agreement with Germany, where the U.S. would provide hardware and software for eight Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) P-3C aircraft owned by Germany. Lockheed and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) are the prime contractors for the sales deal, through which Germany intends to update the mission computer and acoustic systems...

Sally Wallace Named DRS C4ISR Group President; William Lynn Comments

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Sally Wallace Sally Wallace, formerly vice president of operations for the maritime and combat systems business of DRS Technologies, has been named president of the Finmeccanica subsidiary’s C4ISR business group. She will oversee DRS’ intelligence, computing, networking and sensor fusion businesses, DRS said Wednesday. William Lynn, CEO of DRS and Finmeccanica North America, said Wallace...

General Dynamics-Huntington Ingalls Team Awarded $18B to Build Subs; Jeffrey Geiger, Matt Mulherin Comment

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General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary and Huntington Ingalls’ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding will continue to jointly construct submarines for the U.S. Navy under a $17.6 billion contract. The team will work to develop 10 additional Virginia-class Block IV submarines over five years beginning on May 1 and deliver the tenth submarine in 2023, General Dynamics said Monday. Matt...

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

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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...