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Raytheon Lined Up for FY 2019 SM-3 Block IIA Production Contract From MDA

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 25, 2018 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) is set to receive a five-year contract from the Missile Defense Agency for the supply of Standard Missile-3 Block IIA all-up-rounds to U.S. and foreign military customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. MDA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday it expects to award Raytheon’s missile …

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HII Newport News Division Installs Radar Structure on Navy Carrier Under Overhaul Effort

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 25, 2018 — A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has equipped a U.S. Navy Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a new integrated radar structure as part of a refueling and complex overhaul program worth $2.8B, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday its Newport News …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary Starts Construction of Navy Fleet Replenishment Oiler

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 25, 2018 — A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business has held a steel-cutting ceremony to signify the start of construction on a U.S. Navy ship designed to supply fuel to carrier strike groups at sea, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday General Dynamics NASSCO will build the future …

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ECS Federal Lands Contract for FBI Cybersecurity Program Support

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 25, 2018 — ECS Federal will help develop and manage the Cybersecurity Red and Blue Team initiative as well as the Enterprise Compliance and Continuous Monitoring Support Program at the FBI under a potential $37.7M contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. FBI said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday REBL will work to build …

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Northrop Pushes Workforce Expansion at Composite Aerospace Structures Plant in Utah

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 25, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has expanded its workforce in Utah with 30 additional jobs filled this year to support the manufacture of composite aerospace structures at its facility in West Valley City, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday it also plans to hire 100 new …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Legacy LEO Satellites to Complete Deorbiting in Q1 2019 Amid Transition to NEXT

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company’s first-generation low-Earth-orbit communications satellites are scheduled to finish the deorbiting process within the first quarter of 2019, with 41 of 66 units in the constellation already removed, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 13. …

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Lockheed Eyes Multiple Aircraft Concepts for Air Force’s KC-Z Aerial Tanker Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is exploring multiple concepts for an aerial refueling plane as the company looks to bid on the U.S. Air Force‘s KC-Z tanker aircraft program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Drive reported Thursday that Lockheed is preparing proposals to offer hybrid-wing and …

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Northrop Presents Modular Open-Architecture Radar Built for Multiple Applications

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has unveiled a new open-architecture radar technology with multiple panels that work to enable it to integrate with various platforms to support different missions and perform multiple functions, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the Vanguard radar is designed …

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IBM to Develop Neural Inference Hardware & Software for Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) will research, design, build, integrate and deliver a new neural inference system for the U.S. Air Force under a $14.8M contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will work on the hardware and software for the “NorthPole” machine …

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Johns Hopkins APL Lands Air Force Contract for Space Program Support

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has received a $23.8M contract from the U.S. Air Force for lifecycle services in support of the service branch’s space assets, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said Thursday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award includes a cost-plus-fixed-fee task order and covers technical and program …

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