Navy Taps 4 Firms for $97M R&D IDIQ

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The U.S. Navy has awarded positions on a potential two-year, $96,945,000 contract for research and development services to Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), CENTRA Technology, ManTech SRS Technologies (NASDAQ: MANT) and Schafer Corp. Awardees will provide technical, programmatic, financial and administrative services for several Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency programs, the Defense Department...

Todd Leavitt to Lead Northrop’s Maritime Systems Business

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Todd Leavitt Todd Leavitt, former director of maritime sensors and shipboard integration at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), will now serve as vice president of the company’s maritime systems segment after four years in his previous role. Northrop said Monday Leavitt will be in charge of all U.S. and international maritime systems programs and products in the areas of electronic warfare, radars,...

Ralph Alderson Named Dynamic Aviation SVP for Programs; Michael Stoltzfus Comments

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Ralph Alderson, former vice president for programs at L-3 Communications‘ (NYSE: LLL) unmanned systems division, has joined Dynamic Aviation as senior VP for programs. “He will be integral in guiding Dynamic Aviation’s strategic initiatives in the coming years,” Michael Stoltzfus, Dynamic Aviation president and CEO, said Tuesday. Alderson will oversee the acquisition, performance...

Northrop Gets $207M Modification on Radar Initial Production Contract With Navy

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Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) electronic systems division has received a contract modification worth $207.3 million from the U.S. Navy to provide initial production systems for four Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radars and associated support services. The Defense Department said Thursday the Marine Air Ground Task Force will use the expeditionary, three-dimensional G/ATOR systems to detect targets,...

Navy Prepares C4I, Surface Combatant Tech Support Contract

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U.S. Navy photo The U.S. Navy plans to award a new potential two-year contract for support work on the branch’s C4I, surface vessel warfare and tactical systems. In a notice published Friday on FedBizOpps, the Navy said that contract would contain one base year and one option year. General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) currently perform the work under a potential 10-year contract...

Bechtel Receives $819M in Naval Nuclear Propulsion Component Funds

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Bechtel‘s plant machinery organization has secured close to $820 million in contract funds to continue work naval nuclear propulsion components for U.S. Navy vessels. The Defense Department said Wednesday the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington awarded the contract funds as part of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program. NAVSEA awarded a new $612.8 million contract to Bechtel and a $206.7...

Bill Irby: Textron Systems Unmanned Vessel to Support Naval Minesweeping

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Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) unmanned systems business will supply the U.S. Navy with its Common Unmanned Surface Vessel under a 30-month, $33.8 million contract as part of the service’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System program. The company’s Textron Systems division said Wednesday it will design, build and qualify the unmanned vessel and associated command-and-control software for the...

Engility to Build, Test Navy Shipboard Electronics; Tony Smeraglinolo Comments

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Tony Smeraglinolo Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) has been awarded a $42.9 million contract to design and evaluate shipboard and shore-based electronic systems for the U.S. Navy. The contract contains a one-year base period and two option years and covers work in areas such as system engineering, prototype and testing, Engility said Wednesday. “We appreciate the confidence our U.S. Navy customer...

Northrop, CSC Secure Navy Software Engineering, Support Contracts

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Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) and a division of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) have won separate contracts worth a total of $65.2 billion to provide the U.S. Navy with service software support activity engineering and related services. The Defense Department said Tuesday the contracts cover SSA engineering for test systems software management and development and programs, including Common Data...

iRobot to Upgrade U.S. Navy’s Robotic Systems; Frank Wilson Comments

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Frank Wilson iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) has won a three-year, $13 million contract to upgrade the U.S. Navy‘s man transportable robotic systems. The company will also build MTRS spare parts for the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Indian head explosive ordnance disposal technology division under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, iRobot said Monday. iRobot is scheduled...