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State Department Approves $124M Patrol Boat Sale to Qatar

Boat

The U.S. State Department has approved a potential $124.02 million sale of Mk-V Fast Patrol Boats and related equipment to Qatar under a foreign military sales agreement with United States Marine Inc. as the principal contractor. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday Qatar’s request also includes eight M2HB .50 caliber machine guns, forward looking …

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State Dept OKs $60M Crew-Served, Individual Machine Gun, Rifle Sale to Afghanistan

military in training

The State Department has approved Afghanistan’s request to purchase crew-served and individual weapons and related support from the U.S. government under a potential $60 million foreign military sales agreement. Afghanistan asked to buy 4,891 units of M16A4 rifles, 485 M240B machines guns and 800 M2 machine guns in support of the …

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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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SOS International Lands State Dept Contract for Media Analysis Support in Afghanistan

SOS International

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 12, 2016 — SOS International‘s Exovera subsidiary will provide its EV3 cloud-based media analysis software to support the U.S. diplomatic mission in Afghanistan under a five-year contract with the State Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. SOSi said Wednesday EV3 will work to monitor and analyze traditional and social media activities in Kabul then …

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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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State Dept Approves Saudi Arabia’s $1.15B Request for US Abrams Tanks, Ground Vehicle Recovery Systems

ABRAMS M1A1 MAIN BATTLE TANK

The State Department has approved Saudi Arabia’s request to purchase $1.15 billion in General Dynamics-built (NYSE: GD) Abrams battle tanks along with a suite of ground vehicle recovery systems from the U.S. government under a foreign military sales agreement between both countries. Twenty of the total 153 M1A2S Abrams tanks covered under …

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State Dept OKs Potential $300M Beechcraft Trainer Aircraft Sale to Argentina

Beechcraft T-6C

The State Department has approved Argentina’s request to procure 24 Beechcraft-built trainer aircraft as well as related training and support from the U.S. government under a potential $300 million foreign military sales agreement. Argentina asked to acquire 24 T-6C+ Texan trainer aircraft along with initial spare parts and U.S. Air Force Materiel Command services …

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Northrop Awarded $164M to Configure Hawkeye Early-Warning Aircraft for Japan

Hawkeye

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a potential $164 million contract modification to provide one E-2D Advanced Hawkeye configured aircraft to Japan under the foreign military sales program. The Defense Department said Thursday Northrop’s military aircraft systems business will perform work through March 2018 at various locations across the continental U.S. The Navy obligated …

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Weekly Roundup July 18 – July 22 2016: 2Q Earnings Season to Hit High Gear & more

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July 18 – July 22 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson    As is the custom of recent times, Lockheed Martin started a new earnings season for GovCon companies Tuesday with a boost to its full-year guidance and second quarter financial …

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State Dept OKs $821M SM-2 Block IIIB Missile & Launch Canister Sale to Japan

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The State Department has approved Japan’s request to procure Standard Missile-2 Block IIIB missiles and related support from the U.S. government under a potential $821 million foreign military sales agreement. Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary will serve as principal contractors for the FMS sale that covers 246 SM-2 Block …

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