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General Atomics Develops UAS Mid-Air Recovery Mechanism; Chris Pehrson Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 28, 2016 — General Atomics has developed a mechanical arm designed to recover small unmanned aircraft systems in mid-flight, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Breaking Defense reported Monday that General Atomics created the mechanism as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Gremlins program that seeks to explore  UAS launch-and-recovery techniques. The company also designed …

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Weekly Roundup September 19 – September 23 2016: KBR Becomes Major Govt Services Player & more


September 19 – September 23 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson KBR’s expansion move into the U.S. and global government services markets became official on Monday when the Houston-based engineering company closed its $300 million purchase of the business known as …

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DLA Awards Carestream Health Potential $150M Picture Archiving & Comm System Contract


Carestream Health has been awarded a potential 10-year, $150 million contract by the Defense Logistics Agency to supply picture archiving and communications system products to the four U.S. military branches. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will provide digital imaging network PACS equipment and maintenance support services to the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps as well as federal civilian …

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L-3 Gets $166M Option on T-45 Maintenance Support Contract With Navy

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The U.S. Navy has exercised a $166.3 million contract option for L-3 Communications  (NYSE: LLL) to perform maintenance and logistics work on approximately 200 T-45 Goshawk training jets. L-3’s Vertex Aerospace subsidiary will continue to provide sustaining engineering, supply and government property management and related parts and materials procurement services to support an estimated 320 aircraft launches a day at …

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SAIC Wins $700M Chemicals, Petroleum & Lubricants Supply Contract From DLA

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Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has won a potential 10-year, $700M contract to help the Defense Logistics Agency to supply chemicals, packaged petroleum, oils and lubricants to military and government organizations. SAIC will deliver the products to the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, as well as federal civilian agencies and foreign military …

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DynCorp to Continue Navy Trainer Aircraft Logistics, Maintenance Services Under $107M Modification


DynCorp International has been awarded a $107.2 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to continue to provide trainer aircraft logistics support services for the Chief of Naval Air Training. The Defense Department said Friday the modification also covers organizational, intermediate and depot-level maintenance work on the Navy’s T-34, T-44 and T-6 aircraft platforms. Work will occur at …

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Weekly Roundup September 12 – September 16 2016: The Stock That Lifts During Rate Hike Chatter & more

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September 12 – September 16 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson For those of us who follow financial markets and in particular U.S. GovCon stocks, let’s take a deep breath during this slightly slower Friday session and take a brief look …

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Physical Optics to Supply Aircraft Data Transfer System Components Under $76M Navy Contract

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Physical Optics Corp. has been awarded a potential five-year, $76 million contract by the U.S. Navy to provide data transfer system components for the UH-1Y, AH-1Z, MH-60R, MH-60S and H-53K aircraft platforms. The Defense Department said Thursday that POC will also deliver Advanced Data Transfer System components to Australia, Denmark and Saudi Arabia through the foreign military sales program. …

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Raytheon Receives $63M AESA Radar Tech Order for Navy Super Hornet, Growler Jets

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a $63 million order to produce and deliver 18 AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array radars for the U.S. Navy ‘s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler jets. The Defense Department said Thursday that Raytheon will also supply two AN/APG-79 AESA radars to support AESA configuration D upgrade tests and one AN/APG-79 radar to Australia under a foreign military …

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Matt Needy Named Huntington Ingalls Division VP of Virginia-Class Submarine Program, Fleet Services

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Matt Needy, formerly director of the Virginia-class submarine program at Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been promoted as the division’s vice president of the Virginia-class submarine program and fleet services. He will report to Ken Mahler, Newport News’ VP of Navy programs, and succeed Jim Hughes, who will …

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