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Chuck Prow: Vectrus Sees Expanded Business With USAF Through Keesler AFB Support Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2017 — Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) eyes an expanded business with the U.S. Air Force with the award earlier this year of a $97 million contract for base operations support services, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday its Vectrus Systems subsidiary will provide operations management, …

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USSOCOM #1 Unfunded Priority: Laser-Armed C-130s

U.S. Special Operations Command’s top unfunded priority is to equip C-130s with lasers, according to Lt. Gen. Brad Webb of Air Force Special Operations Command. Currently, command has money for only “the first steps” of the project, he said. AFSOC wants to install a moderately low kilowatt laser in order to …

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GE Lands Spot on $409M AF Thermal, Power, Controls R&D Contract

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has won a position on a potential $409 million U.S. Air Force contract to research and develop thermal, power and controls systems for aircraft engines and airframes. The Defense Department said Wednesday the Next Generation Thermal, Power, and Controls program is a multi-agency and industry effort that seeks …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Gov’t Works to Boost Industry Partnerships for ‘Space Superiority’ Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 19, 2017 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the Defense Department and other federal agencies are pursuing policies to drive partnerships with the commercial satellite communications sector to boost U.S. space capabilities, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an …

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CAE Books $139M Defense Contracts for Aircraft Training Products & Services; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE has secured more than $138.5 million in contracts during the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year to provide aircraft simulation products, training services and in-service support to U.S. and international defense customers. Montreal-based CAE said Tuesday it received contracts from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), L3 Technologies‘ (NYSE: LLL) MAS subsidiary and Airbus Group‘s …

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Johns Hopkins APL Gets $92M IDIQ for Engineering, R&D Support to AF Nuclear Weapons Center

Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has received a potential seven-year, $92 million contract to provide complex systems engineering, research and development support to the U.S. Air Force‘s Nuclear Weapons Center. The Defense Department said Monday APL will support AFNWC in the areas of development planning; strategic system capability assessments; …

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Air Force Adds Northrop, Pratt & Whitney to $409M Thermal, Power & Controls Devt IDIQ

Editor’s Note 7/13/17: The Defense Department said the contract for Pratt and Whitney was mistakenly announced on July 11 and has not yet been awarded. The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTC) Pratt and Whitney subsidiary as additional awardees on a potential seven-year, …

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Former US Gov’t CISO Greg Touhill Joins Cyxtera as President of New Federal Business

Greg Touhill, the first-ever federal chief information security officer, has joined information technology infrastructure company Cyxtera Technologies as president of its newly established federal business. The company said Tuesday Touhill will lead Cyxtera Federal Group‘s efforts to deliver data center and cybersecurity services to the federal government market. Cyxtera CEO Manuel Medina noted …

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Lockheed Gets $5.6B Modification on Lot 11 F-35 Production Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has received a potential $5.58 billion contract modification from the U.S. Navy for the low-rate initial production of lot 11 fiscal 2017 F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The modification covers the production of 48 F-35As for the U.S. Air Force, 18 F-35Bs for the U.S. Marine Corps and eight F-35Cs for …

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Boeing Secures $93M Air Force Contract for E-3 AWACS Technical Support Services

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) a potential five-year, $92.9 million contract to provide sustainment engineering and technical services for the E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft. Boeing will support the military branch’s E-3 AWACS division under the sole-source contract that also covers foreign military sales to Japan, Saudi Arabia, …

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