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India Orders Support Systems for Lockheed-Built C-130J Aircraft

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The State Department has approved India’s request to procure support services for the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built C-130J Super Hercules aircraft under a $96 million foreign military sale agreement. India orders AN/ALE-47 countermeasures dispensing systems, spare AN/ALR-56M radar warning receivers, flare cartridges, spare and repair parts, configuration updates and test ...

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

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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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SupplyCore Wins $157M for Logistics Work in US Military’s Northwest Region

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SupplyCore Inc. has won a potential five-year, $157.5 million contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to maintain, repair and operate the U.S. military’s logistics support program for the northwest region. The contract contains a two-year base period and two 18-month options, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Rockford, Illinois-based SupplyCore will ...

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Michael Basla, Former Air Force CIO, Appointed to SVP Role at L-3

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Michael Basla, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general and a former chief information officer of the service, has joined L-3 Communications‘ (NYSE: LLL) national security solutions unit as senior vice president for strategic development. The company said Wednesday Basla will report to NSS President Les Rose and help oversee product development for L-3 NSS ...

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Northrop to Upgrade Electronic Warfare System of US Navy Fleet

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $267 million contract to design a new electronic warfare system for the U.S. Navy’s ships through an open-system approach, USNI News reported Thursday. Sam LaGrone writes the Navy intends for the AN/SLQ-32(V)Y Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 3 system to upgrade the ...

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L-3 Acquires RF Microwave Tech Maker Miteq for $41M; John Mega Comments

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L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has purchased radio frequency microwave technology manufacturer Miteq for $41 million and will create a new business that will operate under the name L-3 Narda-Miteq. The transaction will combine Miteq’s RF microwave products and solid-state satellite communications components with similar technologies made by L-3’s Narda Microwave East company that is based in Hauppauge, ...

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Canada Taps General Dynamics for Wideband Global SATCOM Station Program

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Canada’s defense department has awarded approximately $70 million in contracts to General Dynamics Canada (NYSE: GD) for work to design, build and support three communications stations for the country’s military to connect to the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite constellation. The department said Wednesday that these contracts fall under the anchor ...

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Deb Alderson: Sotera Sells Expeditionary Systems Arm in ‘Pure Play Nat’l Security’ Push

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Sotera Defense Solutions has sold its engineered solutions division, a provider of services and components for U.S. military field kitchens and sanitary equipment, to military tent supplier Outdoor Venture Corp. for an undislclosed sum. Deb Alderson, Sotera chairman and CEO, said Oct. 22 that the sale is part of Sotera’s strategy “to ...

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Harris Corp. Lands NGA Geospatial Data Service Contracts

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Harris Corp. will deliver geospatial data services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency under a series of potential five-year contracts that could total $770 million with all options exercised. The indefinite-delivery/requirements contracts will include development of mapping technology and services designed to accurately and quickly meet the mission needs of the ...

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India Plans $2.5B Purchase of Boeing Chinook, Apache Helicopters

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India has approved a deal to purchase Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) Chinook and Apache helicopters for approximately \$2.5 billion, Reuters reported Saturday. Nigam Prusty writes the purchase is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to bolster the nation’s military posture. The government also agreed on a proposal by the Indian navy to ...

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