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AM General Receives Int’l Order for High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles

AM General will provide 2, 082 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles and spare parts to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Tunisia and Ukraine under a $372.9 million foreign military sale contract with the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Monday the company will perform contract-related work in Indiana through April 29, 2016. The full obligated amount …

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Abt Associates Names New VPs for IT, Health, Communications Units

Abt Associates has appointed Mauricio Poodts,  Thierry van Bastelaer and Melinda Williams to vice president roles in the company’s information technology, international health and corporate communications organizations. “We are proud to recognize these exceptional leaders who are critical to our success as a company, ” Abt Associates President and CEO Kathleen Flanagan said Monday. Poodts, the …

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Johnson Controls Awarded $120M NIST Energy Savings Performance Contract

Johnson Controls will support the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s energy conservation efforts under a $120 million energy savings performance contract awarded by the Census Bureau‘s national processing center. The Commerce Department said Monday the 25-year contract’s goal is to cut down the environmental impact of NIST’s Central Utility Plant and the future 4, …

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DLA Awards SAIC, Graybar Electric Prime Vendor Bridge Contracts

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded $41.2 million in prime vendor bridge contracts to Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) and Graybar Electric Company for maintenance, repair and operations services. The Defense Department said Thursday SAIC’s $19.3 million contract is for zone 1 of the U.S. Northeast region while Graybar’s $21.9 million contract is for …

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Level 3 Seeks to Build DDoS Mitigation Service With Black Lotus Buy; Chris Richter Comments

Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) has acquired Distributed Denial of Service mitigation company Black Lotus for an undisclosed amount of cash as part of efforts to bolster the Level 3 security product portfolio. The company said Wednesday Black Lotus’ proxy-based technology will also add to the network-based Level 3 DDoS Mitigation scrubbing service. “Black Lotus’ proxy …

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Harris Unveils Company’s New Structure Post-Exelis Acquisition; William Brown Comments

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has unveiled the company’s new business structure that will take effect Friday, almost one month after the defense and communications technology maker closed its $4.75 billion acquisition of Exelis. Harris said Wednesday its reorganization into four business units will coincide with the end of the company’s 2016 fiscal year on Friday. …

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South Korea Selects Airbus Tanker Jet for Military Aircraft Refueling

South Korea has ordered four aerial refueling tanker jets from Europe-based aircraft manufacturer Airbus, adding to the company’s portfolio of international customers, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Jeyup Kwaak and Robert Wall write that other buyers of Airbus’ A330 MRTT or multirole tanker transport include Australia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the U.K. …

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Army Selects 5 Companies for Rapid Prototyping Program Munitions Tech

The U.S. Army has chosen five companies to work on the design and development of next-generation munitions under the $200 million Rapid Prototyping and Technology Initiative – Generation 2 program, Military & Aerospace reported Tuesday. John Keller writes that the contractors will work with the Army Armament, Research, Development and Engineering …

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MDA Taps IDT to Automate Ballistic Missile Defense System Tests, Integration

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Innovative Defense Technologies a three-year, $9.99 million contract to develop and deploy the company’s Automated Test and Re-Test tool suite for testing and integration work on ballistic missile defense systems. The Defense Department said Monday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract runs through June 24, 2018. MDA has already issued a $50, …

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David Kopf Joins Anaren as President of Space & Defense Group

David Kopf, formerly vice president of engineering and operations at Astronics AeroSat, has joined Anaren as president of the company’s space and defense group. His experience in leadership and business development at various technology-based space and defense companies works to support the business group’s capabilities, Anaren President and CEO Larry Sala …

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