John Gully: SAIC-Led Team to Help Army Sustain Missile Tech Under $836M Order

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Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has been awarded a three-year, $836 million task order to provide system engineering and lifecycle support to the Army‘s Aviation and Missile Command. SAIC will lead a team of 285 contractors to work with the software engineering directorate at AMCOM’s Redstone Arsenal, Ala.-based research, development and engineering center, SAIC said...

Colin Powell Joins Board of Directors; Marc Benioff Comments

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Colin Powell Colin Powell, the former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has joined the board of directors at (NYSE: CRM). Powell’s appointment took effect Thursday brings the board’s total number of members to 11, Salesforce said Friday. The retired four-star U.S. Army general served in the military for 35 years and is also a former national security...

Lockheed Awarded $255M to Build Guided Rockets

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will produce lot nine of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary rocket for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Italy under a $255 million contract. The company said Thursday that the GMLRS is a long-range, all-weather rocket designed to launch from either the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System or M270 system. GMLRS is a joint program U.S., Italy, France,...

Honeywell Picked For $61M Rock Island Arsenal Energy Savings Program; Col. David Luders Comments

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has won a contract to help the U.S. Army implement energy conservation measures at the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing Technology Center in Illinois. The Army aims to saveSociety of American Value Engineers up to $5.3 million in energy and operational costs under the 20-year energy performance savings contract, Honeywell said Wednesday. JMTC was constructed to produce...

KippsDeSanto Sees Tactical Micro Deal as the Continuation of Defense M&A Trends; Karl Schmidt Comments

Secure Communication Systems and private equity firm Vance Street Capital have acquired training, instrumentation and surveillance company Tactical Micro, Inc. from private equity firm Relativity Capital. M&A focused investment bank KippsDeSanto & Co. advised Tactical Micro on the deal and said it was reminiscent of key trends they have seen in the defense M&A environment. KippsDeSanto...

Jacobs Awarded $135M for Army Logistics, Procurement Services

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Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has received a potential three-year $135 million task order covering transportation and acquisition services for the Army‘s global contingency efforts. The company will also perform analysis, planning and life cycle management support services under the contract, Jacobs said Tuesday. Work will occur at the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois and other Army sites...

Raytheon, EADS NA Win Order for Data and Voice Radios

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and EADS North America have been awarded a $33.2 million contract to supply the U.S. Army with light utility helicopters and aviation radios, Avionics Intelligence reported Sunday. John Keller writes the Redstone Arsenal, Ala.-based Army Contracting Command awarded the companies with the order to provide six UH-7 Lakota military helicopters and six AN/ARC-231 voice and data radios. EADS’...

Leidos to Develop Army Emergency Warning System; Samuel Gordy Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received $47 million in task order from the U.S. Army to develop and support an emergency management system for Army installations inside and outside of the country. The contract was awarded under the Emergency Management Modernization Program covering enhanced 911 and mass warning notifications with network alerting systems and telephone alerting systems, Leidos said Monday. Samuel...

Harris to Update DoD Soldier Radio Waveform; George Helm Comments

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Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has received a $9 million order from the Defense Department to update the U.S. Army‘s soldier radio waveforms for battlefield tactical communications. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity order was awarded under the 2012 SRW Software In-Service Support vehicle and booked in the first quarter of Harris’ 2014 fiscal year, Harris said Tuesday. George Helm, president...

L-3 to Develop Army Vehicle Transmission Systems; Steve Kantor Comments

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L-3 Communications‘ (NYSE: LLL) combat propulsion systems division has won a $20 million contract to build new transmission systems for the U.S. Army‘s heavy vehicles. The company will perform design and development work under the Gemini Transmission program as the Army aims to maintain and upgrade its ground combat vehicle fleets, L-3 said Tuesday. Steve Kantor, president of L-3′s...

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