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Aerojet Rocketdyne Taps Former Orbital ATK Exec Mohammed Khan as Defense SVP; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has hired Mohammed Khan Jr., formerly vice president for government, commercial and international space systems initiatives at Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), to serve as senior VP of the Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings (NYSE: AJRD) subsidiary’s new defense business unit. Khan will report to CEO and President Eileen Drake and oversee company programs with its …

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MBDA Secures 3 UK Missile Contracts Worth $689M Total

The U.K.’s ministry of defense has awarded MBDA three contracts worth $689 million combined to produce and maintain various missile systems for the British armed forces. MBDA will supply Meteor and Common Anti-air Modular Missile weapons as well as maintain Sea Viper missiles in support of various ships and aircraft, the ministry said Friday. The company secured a …

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Former Fluor Exec Kevin Leonard Joins Vectrus as Facility, Logistics Services SVP

Kevin Leonard, former vice president of contingency operations at Fluor‘s (NYSE: FLR) government group and a retired U.S. Army major general, has joined Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) as senior VP of the Colorado Springs-based company’s facility and logistics services business. Vectrus said that Leonard will oversee the unit’s efforts to develop and implement short- and long-term growth …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary to Produce Additional Columbia-Class Submarine Missile Tubes for $96M

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary has secured a $95.6 million contract modification to manufacture 17 tactical missile tubes for the U.S. Navy‘s future Columbia-class nuclear submarines. The Defense Department said Friday the modification will support the joint U.S.-U.K. Common Missile Compartment program and includes foreign military sales to U.K. Work …

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HyTrust’s John De Santis: Agencies Should Adopt Platforms for Security Policy Enforcement

John De Santis, chairman and CEO of HyTrust, has said government agencies should adopt a strategic approach to security when moving to the cloud through the implementation of security platforms and controls that work to “enforce security policy” against cyber threats. “By deploying software to continuously enforce policies in real time, …

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Navy Awards Raytheon $79M Sidewinder Block II Sustainment Contract Modification

Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) missile systems business has received a $78.7 million contract modification to provide sustainment and support services for AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missiles of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force as well as 20 government clients under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Defense Department said Friday the modification covers repair, depot management, software …

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