Boeing to Deliver Aircraft Components, Spares to Saudi Arabia for $235M

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) will provide long-lead items ahead of the assembly and delivery of 24 AH-6i aircraft and associated ground support equipment and spare parts as part of a $234.7 million foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia. The Defense Department said Friday the contract work will be done in Mesa, Arizona, through the end of 2016. Boeing received the contract through the U.S. Army Contracting...

Army Plans FY 2016 Battlefield Intell Tech Development Competition

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The U.S. Army is preparing to open a competition for a new military information technology system that would help the branch collect, analyze and share intelligence data, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Brendan McGarry writes the service issued a request for information on Wednesday for its Distributed Common Ground System Increment 2 program. The branch wants industry to propose ideas on how the military...

Sikorsky-Boeing Team to Develop Helicopter for US Army Demo Program; Mick Maurer Comments

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Mick Maurer Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Boeing (NYSE: BA) will jointly develop a helicopter for the first phase of the U.S. Army’s joint multi-role technology demonstrator program. The Sikorsky-Boeing team will continue its work to build the SB>1 Defiant medium-lift helicopter and configure it to Sikorsky’s X2 coaxial design, Sikorsky said Tuesday. Both companies have schedule flight testing...

Stephen Layfield Joins X2 Biosystems as Gov’t, Industrial President; Howard Green Comments

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Stephen Layfield Stephen Layfield, a retired major general from the U.S. Army, has joined X2 Biosystems as president of the company’s government and industrial division. Howard Green, X2 Biosystems’ CEO, said Tuesday that Layfield will be responsible for the division’s growth and profitability strategies. “His depth of knowledge and experience will be a true asset in driving adoption...

Paul Fernandes: STG Extends IT Support at Forts Belvoir, Huachuca

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Paul Fernandes STG has received a one-year, $3.8 million contract to provide IT planning, development, migration, implementation and sustainment support to the chief of staff and assistant chief of staff at the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command. Glenn Davis, general manager of STG’s enterprise services sector, said Thursday that the company has been a NETCOM G-6 mission partner...

Dave Schmitz: Army to Use Cubic’s ‘Homestation’ Mobile Training System

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Dave Schmitz Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) has won a potential five-year, $200 million contract to supply mobile instrumented training system to the U.S. Army. Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Systems, said Wednesday the training system features automation, intuitive applications and game-based virtual instruction. “This next-generation Homestation Instrumentation Training System capability provides...

STG Wins $103M Army Contract for IT Support Services; Simon Lee Comments

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STG has received a three-year, $102.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide information technology support services for the CONUS Theater Network Operations and Security Center. The company said July 1 that STG’s services are expected to help CTNOSC in its function to manage, operate and secure the Army’s Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network for the continental U.S. As...

Chemring to Help Army Build Chemical Agents for Tracking Sensors

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Chemring Detection Systems has won three contracts worth $3.9 million combined to produce sensors to help the U.S. Army identify, locate and monitor different kinds of chemicals. The Army wants the company to build a surface contaminant locator, a platform/site air monitor and a multi-sample identifier, Chemring said Thursday. According to Chemring, the detectors are intended to support the branch’s...

John Wilson Joins Qinetiq’s Cyveillance Arm as EVP; Scott Kaine Comments

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John Wilson John Wilson, formerly executive vice president of global field operations at Qualys, has joined cyber intelligence provider and Qinetiq subsidiary Cyveillance as an EVP. Wilson will work to oversee the integration of new services into Cyveillance’s threat intelligence portfolio and form a professional services team to help customers with threat intelligence gathering and analysis...

Michele Lohmeier: Raytheon to Continue Producing Excalibur Projectiles for the Army

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been given permission by the U.S. Army to start full-rate production work on the company’s Excalibur cannon artillery rounds. The company has also won a $52 million contract to continue building Excalibur shells for the military branch, Raytheon said Thursday. According to Raytheon, the guided munition has the Army’s type classification-standard certification for...