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General Atomics Certifiable Predator-B Undergoes 1st Test Flight

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 30, 2016 — General Atomics has performed the maiden test flight of the Certifiable Predator-B remotely piloted aircraft at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility in California, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. “The first flight of our Certifiable Predator-B aircraft is a major milestone in our progression towards delivering a RPA …

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Reports: Canada Eyes Interim Purchase of 18 Boeing-Built Super Hornets

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Canada plans to buy 18 Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft from the U.S. government on a temporary basis for an undisclosed amount in an effort to support the country’s existing fleet of CF-18 fighter jets, National Post reported Tuesday. David Pugliese writes Canada’s liberal government announced the plan as it works to …

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Polycom Unified Comms Platform to Support Spanish Defense Ministry Connectivity

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2016 — The Spanish defense ministry has deployed Polycom‘s (Nasdaq: PLCM) unified communications technology to support constant contact between the country’s defense and military headquarters, its armed forces and NATO, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Nov. 3 its RealPresence Platform will also work to aid Spain’s …

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Lockheed’s Marillyn Hewson: Sustained Investment, Interoperability & Talent Key to NATO’s Tech Edge

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 11, 2016 — Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) CEO, has stated that sustained investment, interoperability and talent development could support and maintain the technological edge of NATO and its partners, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Hewson noted in written remarks published Wednesday that a defense industrial base …

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Poland to Acquire Raytheon’s Patriot Integrated Air & Missile Defense System

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Poland has issued a formal request to the U.S. government to acquire Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) Patriot integrated air and missile defense system for an undisclosed amount. Raytheon said Tuesday it will collaborate with Poland’s government and industry to help complete offset and industrial participation plans as part of the foreign military sales process. “Poland’s formal request …

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Leidos’ Roger Krone Discusses Change in US Leadership and its Potential Impact on Defense Spending

Roger Krone

Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), told CNBC in an interview aired Tuesday that he thinks that all U.S. presidents tend to act the same way when it comes to the country’s defense and security of its citizens. Krone made the comment in response to a question on …

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Weekly Roundup August 8 – August 12 2016: KBR and HPE Make Public Sector M&A Plays & More

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August 8 – August 12 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Government contracting sector observers got a twin bill of significant acquisition developments during the Thursday evening-Friday morning “down time” in financial markets to continue the GovCon industry’s ongoing deal spree. Prior to this …

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State Dept OKs $231M NATO Precision Guided Munitions Sale

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The State Department has approved NATO’s request to buy precision guided munitions and related support services from the U.S. for use in regional threat deterrence operations under a potential $231 million foreign military sales agreement. Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will be the primary contractors on the deal, the Defense …

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Dynetics EVP Mike DeMaioribus to Retire in September; David King Comments

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Mike DeMaioribus, executive vice president of business operations at Dynetics, plans to retire from the company on Sept. 14 after a 39-year career at the Huntsville, Alabama-based engineering, applied science and information technology contractor. He is responsible for corporate finance, contracts, security, facilities, project support, human resources and creative media solutions organizations in his current …

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Raytheon, Thales Restructure JV to Focus on NATO C2, Missile Defense Systems

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Thales Group have agreed to restructure their joint venture ThalesRaytheonSystems in order to focus on the delivery of ballistic and theater missile defense platforms as well as aerial command-and-control systems to NATO member countries and related agencies. Thales received approximately $90 million in cash payment from Raytheon as …

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