Lockheed Taps Selex ES to Help Test, Install Future NATO HQ Network

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has awarded a potential eight-year subcontract to a Finmeccanica subsidiary for testing and accreditation work on the network infrastructure for NATO’s future headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Selex ESEngineering Services will help Lockheed go through NATO’s security accreditation process and help install new systems for wireless voice and data communications,...

Brian Moran Named Boeing President of EU, NATO Relations; Shep Hill Comments

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Brian Moran, formerly Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) international activities lead in Northern Europe, has been appointed president of European Union and NATO relations for the aerospace contractor. Moran will report to Shep Hill, senior vice president of business development and strategy at Boeing International, and represent Boeing at the EU, European Parliament and NATO, Boeing said Tuesday. Hill said Moran...

Raytheon-Astrium Team to Pursue NATO Missile Defense Contract; George Mavko Comments

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State Dept. photo Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Astrium have partnered to compete for a potential seven-year, $91 million contract to engineer and integrate a ballistic missile defense system for NATO. NATO intends to address its territorial defense requirements in Europe under the contract and build both a BMD command and control system and a testing platform, Raytheon said Monday. George Mavko, director...

Saudi Arabia Submits Request for $1B in Raytheon Missile Sales

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Saudi Arabia has asked to buy more than 15,000 Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) missiles from the U.S. government under two foreign military sales transactions worth close to $1.1 billion combined. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the proposals Thursday in two separate notices, one detailing a $900 million deal for 13,935 missiles and another potential $170 million sale covering...

David Dacquino, SkyLink Aviation Form JV with the First Compliant Afghan Airline

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David Dacquino SkyLink Aviation and Afghanistan-based East Horizon Airlines have formed a joint venture to provide aviation and logistics services across that country, the companies said Nov. 19. The announcement noted East Horizon is the youngest airline in Afghanistan and the first to be compliant with the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority‘s new rules and regulations. “The Afgan...

Raytheon, Lockheed Look to Revise Turkey Missile Defense Offer

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State Dept. photo Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) could pitch a new bid to construct a missile defense system for Turkey and have begun internal discussions with the U.S. government on their proposal, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal-EsaEmployment Standards Administration writes the talks started after Ankara indicated it could withdraw from its interim arrangement with...

Cathy Rice Named Northrop Aerospace Systems Contracts VP; Ken Bedingfield Comments

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Cathy Rice Cathy Rice, formerly director of contracts for military aircraft systems for Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been promoted to vice president of contracts, pricing and program business operations for the company’s aerospace systems sector. In her previous role, Rice helped lead negotiations for the company’s $1.7 billion contract with NATO covering five Global Hawk unmanned...

SAIC to Install Polycom Tool in NATO Video Conference Platform; Mark Escobar Comments

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Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) will install Polycom technology into a video collaboration environment intended to help NATO members centralize communications. The Polycom RealPresence platform will be installed in NATO locations across Europe and North America and will be built to hold resources for operations such as classified communications and resource planning, Polycom...

Lockheed-Led Team to Build Future NATO HQ Network Infrastructure; Angela Heise Comments

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will lead a team of six companies to develop a network infrastructure for NATO’s future headquarters complex in Brussels, Belgium under a potential $100 million contract. Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Prodata Systems and SELEX Elsag will work with Lockheed to build the network for facilitating communication among NATO...

Thales-Raytheon JV Inks $180M NATO Missile Defense Deal; Jack Harrington Comments

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A joint venture of Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Thales Group has signed a $180 million contract with NATO to build and deploy a ballistic missile defense system for the alliance’s air command and control system. ThalesRaytheonSystems will upgrade the system’s radars and satellites, data communications capacity and tracking features, ThalesRaytheon said Thursday. “As prime contractor for...

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