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State Dept OKs $821M SM-2 Block IIIB Missile & Launch Canister Sale to Japan

The State Department has approved Japan’s request to procure Standard Missile-2 Block IIIB missiles and related support from the U.S. government under a potential $821 million foreign military sales agreement. Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary will serve as principal contractors for the FMS sale that covers 246 SM-2 Block …

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Centerra Buys TDI in Humanitarian Demining Market Push; Paul Donahue Comments

Centerra Group has purchased battle area and landmine clearance provider The Development Initiative for an undisclosed sum as part of Centerra’s global expansion efforts and plan to re-enter the humanitarian mine clearance services market. TDI will operate as a Centerra Group subsidiary through its headquarters in Zimbabwe, Centerra said Friday. Paul Donahue, president …

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Boeing Gets $127M Contract Modification to Continue Risk Reduction Support for Future Presidential Aircraft

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has secured a potential $127.3 million contract modification to continue to perform risk reduction efforts for the U.S. Air Force’s Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program. The Air Force said Friday it issued the contract modification in order to determine how to procure, build, test and modify Boeing’s 747-8 commercial aircraft …

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AFRL Inks $75M Additive Manufacturing R&D Agreement With America Makes

The Air Force Research Laboratory and America Makes: National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute have signed a potential five-year, $75 million agreement to develop technology platforms based on three-dimensional printing techniques. America Makes said June 8 it will design 3D printing-based technologies that have potential sustainment applications for the U.S. Air …

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Lockheed-Northrop JV to Update Apache Radar System Under $90M Army Contract

A joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a potential $89.8 million contract to update the fire control radar systems on the U.S. Army’s Apache helicopters. Longbow LLC will perform software updates and build 84 radar electronics units under the contract, Lockheed said Wednesday. The Longbow Fire Control …

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Navy Releases IT Support Services RFP for Small Businesses

The U.S. Navy has released a request for proposals on a potential five-year contract for information technology support services. The Naval Supply Systems Command said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will be a set-aside program for service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses and that it will accept proposals …

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Leanne Caret: Boeing Considers ‘Bolt-On’ Acquisitions in Services Sector

An official with Boeing (NYSE: BA) said the company plans to make smaller bolt-on acquisitions in the services sector in an effort to increase revenue of the firm’s defense, space and security business, Bloomberg reported Monday. Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, said Boeing plans to …

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Marisa Daley Promoted to COO at MIL Corp.; Maurice Long Comments

Marisa Daley, formerly executive vice president of corporate business development at MIL Corp., has been promoted to chief operating officer at the Bowie, Maryland-based government services contractor. Daley will report to CEO Maurice Long Jr. and will be responsible for the company’s business strategy, operations and human resource functions, the company …

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Blue Coat’s Michael Fey to Join Symantec as President, COO; Dan Schulman Comments

Michael Fey, president and chief operating officer at Sunnyvale, California-based security and network technology provider Blue Coat, will serve in the same roles at Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) upon completion of the latter company’s acquisition of Blue Coat. Symantec said Monday Fey will report to the incoming Symantec CEO Greg Clark, formerly CEO of …

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Paul Fernandes to Retire as STG Group President; Simon Lee Comments

Paul Fernandes, president of the government services contractor STG Group, will retire from his role by the end of 2016 after a 12-year career at the Reston, Virginia-based company. STG said Thursday Fernandes plans to stay in the role until the end of the year as the company works to identify and appoint a CEO. …

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