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CACI Wins Potential $446M Air Force Satellite Control Net Consolidation Contract

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CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has won a potential seven-year, $445,900,944 contract that consolidates maintenance services for the U.S. Air Force‘s main Satellite Control Network into a single purchasing mechanism in an effort to reduce the service branch’s operation and sustainment costs. A Monday contracting notice on FedBizOpps says the Consolidated Air Force Satellite Control Network Modifications, …

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Lockheed Martin to Introduce ‘Mars Base Camp’ Concept

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 20, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has said NASA can use a manned spacecraft orbiting Mars as a platform to send humans to the planet by the 2030s as part of the company’s Mars Base Camp concept, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Popular Science reported Wednesday that Lockheed is …

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AE Industrial Partners Acquires Composite & Metallic Parts Manufacturer AC&A

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AE Industrial Partners has acquired AC&A, a manufacturer of composite and metallic parts and tooling for the aerospace, defense, space and automotive markets. The private investment firm said Thursday the deal follows AEI’s purchase of Belcan, an engineering project management and technical staffing company, and Kellstrom Materials, a parts support and supply chain management provider for …

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Lockheed’s Rick Ambrose: Defense-Industry System Convergence to Drive Future Space Investments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 28, 2016 — Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of the space systems business at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), believes the integration of defense and commercial systems works to support the future space requirements of government, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Ambrose told Space News in an interview published Monday that this …

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Honeywell Lifts Guidance After 1Q Earnings, Revenue Beat on Aerospace Repair & China Boost


Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) — one of 30 companies listed in Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index — has reported first quarter earnings and revenue above Wall Street’s expectations on higher aerospace repair and overhaul volume and growing automation and control systems sales in China. The Morris Plains, N.J.-based industrial conglomerate posted earnings of $1.53 …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Satcom Resilience Based on Space Asset Diversity, Distribution, Protection

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 20, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said satellite communications resilience is centered on the diversity, distribution and protection of space assets, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a Space News article published March 28 that diversity …

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Northrop Grumman Submits Bid for Air Force’s Follow-On GPS III Program

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 8, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has proposed a “heritage” GPS III spacecraft and prototype navigational payload as part of its bid for the U.S. Air Force‘s follow-on program on the production of future GPS III space vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the proposed spacecraft works …

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RAND Corp. Lands $231M Air Force Research, Analysis Consulting Support IDIQ


RAND Corp. has received a potential five-year, $231.3 million contract to provide consulting support services to the U.S. Air Force through the Project Air Force federally funded research and development center. The RAND-operated FFRDC will perform research and analyses that seek to address the service branch’s space, cyber and aerial …

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Northrop Posts 3% Profit Decline for 2015 on Lower Sales, Stock Buybacks Lift Year’s Earnings Past Street’s Outlook

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) — one of 30 companies listed in Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index — has reported a 3.86-percent decline in profit for its 2015 fiscal year compared to 2014 on lower sales in space and restricted programs and a modest increase in pension costs. Net earnings for 2015 …

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NASA Selects Orbital ATK, Sierra Nevada, SpaceX for Round 2 Space Station Resupply Contracts


NASA has awarded Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), Sierra Nevada and SpaceX a second round of potential multi-billion dollar contracts to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station through 2024 in support of efforts to end U.S. reliance on Russia for access to space by 2017, agency officials said …

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