Horace Blackman, Former VA Office CIO, Joins Lockheed as Health & Life Sciences VP

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Horace Blackman Horace Blackman, formerly chief information officer and information technology support service director at the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ central office, has joined Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as vice president of health and life sciences. He joined the VA in 2008 and is also a 20-year veteran of information technology strategy planning in the private sector, Lockheed said...

Orlando Carvalho: South Korea, US Could Ink Finalized F-35 Agreement This Year

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South Korea has decided to acquire Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35 fighter jets through a foreign military sales process with the U.S. The South Korean government evaluated and selected the F-35 Lightning II aircraft under that country’s F-X fighter acquisition program, Lockheed said Monday. Orlando Carvalho, Lockheed executive vice president of aeronautics, said the company expects South...

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...

DARPA Plans 2-Year, $175M Extension for Lockheed Anti-Ship Missile R&D Contract

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DARPA image The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency intends to award a two-year, $175 million contract extension to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for research and development work on a missile intended to defend against adversarial warships. Such an extension would complete the demonstration phase of the the joint DARPA-Navy Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program and continue technology maturation...

Boeing-Lockheed JV Wins $173M to Help NASA Study the Sun

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A United Launch Alliance subsidiary has been awarded a $172.7 million contract to launch a NASA spacecraft that is designed for solar research, The Motley Fool reported Tuesday. Rich Smith writes United Launch Services LLC will work to integrate the Solar Orbiter‘s payload, monitor the spacecraft’s flight and track the mission’s telemetry. The mission, a joint program between NASA and the...

Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed Seeks Aviation IT Business Growth Through BEONTRA Buy

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Marillyn Hewson Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has bought airport planning and forecasting tools provider BEONTRA AG for an undisclosed amount. Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed chairman, president and CEO, said Tuesday that BEONTRA’s traffic and revenue planning portfolio will be integrated into Lockheed’s commercial aviation offerings. “BEONTRA’s capabilities expand our business in commercial...

DOE Grants Lockheed 2-Year Sandia Labs Management Extension Ahead of Competition

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The Energy Department will award Lockheed Martin a two-year extension to continue managing the Sandia National Laboratories as DOE prepares to hold a full-and-open competition, Albuquerque Business First reported Monday.  Dan Mayfield writes that the extension also contains an option for a third year. Lockheed has managed Sandia for nearly two decades for DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration...

Jody Tedesco, Andrew Gallegos Appointed to Leadership Roles at Chenega’s New IT Arm

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Chenega Corp., the Alaska native corporation that is the parent company of technology services contractor NJVC, has established a new business unit that will contain both NJVC and a newly-formed subsidiary pursuing a certification with the Small Business Administration. NJVC President Jody Tedesco has been appointed leader of the information technology services and solutions business unit and Andrew...

Lockheed Awarded $255M to Build Guided Rockets

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will produce lot nine of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary rocket for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Italy under a $255 million contract. The company said Thursday that the GMLRS is a long-range, all-weather rocket designed to launch from either the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System or M270 system. GMLRS is a joint program U.S., Italy, France,...

Tom Eldredge: Lockheed, Northrop JV to Help Sustain Radars for UK Helicopters

A joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a five-year, $96 million subcontract by AgustaWestland to help sustain fire control radars on British military helicopters. Longbow International will provide engineering, logistics and repair services for the radars as part of AgustaWestland’s operational support contract with the U.K.’s...

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