Army Issues Final RFP on Humvee-Replacement Vehicles

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The U.S. Army is seeking proposals for the production of 17,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles for the Army and U.S. Marine Corps under a potential firm-fixed-price contract, Defense News reported Friday. Joe Gould writes that Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), AM General and Oshkosh Defense (NYSE: OSK) are among the companies that could submit proposals. JLTV Project Manager Col. John Cavedo Jr. said...

John Fratamico: Leidos to Help Army R&D Aviation, Missile Platforms

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John Fratamico Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has been awarded a $37 million contract with the U.S. Army to provide engineering and technical program services for aviation and missile research efforts. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract contains a one-year base period of performance and Leidos will perform work within and outside the U.S., Leidos said Thursday. John Fratamico, Leidos group...

Accounting Firms to Audit US Military Services

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KPMG, Ernst & Young and Cotton & Company have each won contracts with the Defense Department to perform audits on the U.S. military services’ current year appropriated funds. KPMG will audit the budgetary activity of the U.S. Army, Ernst & Young for the Air Force and Cotton & Co. for the Navy, the DoD said Wednesday. The companies will begin the audits in January through...

Dan Paul: General Dynamics to Continue Hydra-70 Production for Army

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A division of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will supply the U.S. Army with a Hydra-70 rocket system under a new five-year contract awarded through the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal. The company said Monday its General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems business will continue to manufacture the air-to-ground rocket system to support military operations. “General Dynamics...

Dave Schmitz: Cubic to Help US Army Train on Tactical Vehicle, Laser Engagement Systems

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Dave Schmitz Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) has received a more than $51 million U.S. Army order of tactical vehicle and integrated laser engagement systems for the service’s home-station training program. The technology incorporates laser emitters affixed to military weapons and sensors to simulate combat and records data during combat training exercises, Cubic said Monday. “Cubic is proud...

Army Plans Biometrics API Contract Award to Novetta Solutions Subsidiary

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The U.S. Army‘s Mission and Installation Contracting Command-West Point plans to award Novetta Solutions company IBG a sole-source contract to perform research and development work on a biometrics application program interface. MICC-West Point said in a notice posted Nov. 17 on FedBizOpps that the biometric authentication system would support the desktop and mobile Active Authentication...

Raytheon, DRS Subsidiary Win $28M Contract for Army Tech Integration Program

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and a subsidiary of DRS Technologies will support the U.S. Army‘s Horizontal Technology Integration Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared program under a $28 million contract. The Defense Department said Thursday that Raytheon and DRS Network and Imaging Systems will provide manufacturing, program and configuration management, test and logistics, quality assurance...

Optex Systems Buys Applied Optics Center From L-3; Merrick Okamoto Comments

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Optex Systems Holdings has closed its acquisition of laser protection filter business Applied Optics Center from L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) for an undisclosed amount. Applied Optics Center was formerly a division of L-3’s warrior systems sector within the electronics systems business unit, Optex said Nov. 4. “We are excited this acquisition will provide new growth opportunities...

Ken Asbury: CACI to Help Army Build Threat Detection Sensors

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Ken Asbury The U.S. Army has awarded CACI International (NYSE: CACI) a potential two-year, $32.5 million contract to help the service build a range of electronic sensing devices. The contract has one base year and one option year and was awarded through the Army’s Rapid Response Third Generation program, the company said Monday. Ken Asbury, CACI president and said the company has worked with...

Steve Omick: ACS, Army to Collaborate on Cyber Model Experiment Methods

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Applied Communication Sciences has been awarded a five-year, $48.5 million contract with the Army Research Laboratory to develop new approaches for cyber experimentation. The U.S. Army will use the approaches to evaluate and migrate parallel research programs that are conducted under the lab’s cybersecurity collaborative research alliance, ACS said Thursday. “In dealing with...