Joanna Crews

Satcom Direct lands $245M DISA BPA for aeronautical broadband connectivity services

The Defense Information Systems Agency has re-awarded Satcom Direct‘s communications business a potential five-year, $245 million blanket purchase agreement for global voice and data connectivity services, Satnews reported Thursday. Satcom Direct Communications will provide aeronautical broadband services to the Defense Department and other government agencies via Inmarsat‘s Global Xpress satellite network. SDC serves as a tier …

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Northrop Grumman gets $210M Air Force contract modification for LAIRCM equipment, support

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)  has received a potential two-year, $209.7 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures equipment and support. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification brings the total value of the previously awarded contract to $1.6 billion and allows for performance …

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L3 to Supply New F/A-18, EA-18G Aircrew Training Systems Under $218M Navy IDIQ

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has secured a potential five-year, $218.1 million contract to provide new aircrew training systems for the U.S. Navy‘s F/A-18C/D/E/F and EA-18G fleets. The company will also update hardware and software and perform modifications on current training equipment for both aircraft platforms under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Friday. DoD …

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Field Aerospace-Led Team to Update Air Force T-1A Trainer Avionics Under $156M Contract

A Field Aerospace-led industry team has secured a potential seven-year, $155.7 million contract to modernize avionics of the U.S. Air Force‘s 178 T-1A  Jayhawk trainer aircraft and 30 training systems. Field Aerospace said Wednesday it will work with Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL),  FlightSafety International and  Nextant Aerospace to implement a turnkey avionics modification effort that covers development, certification, …

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U.K.’s $500M MQ-9 UAV Support Extension Request Gets State Dept Approval

The State Department has approved a potential $500 million foreign military sale of defense articles and support services for the U.K’s fleet of MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles. General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business and MAG Aerospace will serve as prime contractors for the sale, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday. The …

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6 Companies Win Spots on Potential $25.5B OCONUS Army Aircraft, Equipment Maintenance Contract

Six companies have won spots on a potential 10-year, $25.5 billion contract to help maintain the U.S. Army‘s aircraft and support equipment deployed primarily outside the continental U.S. Work also covers minor modification, supply chain management and personnel support in various theaters of operation, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The Army Contracting Command …

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Data Center Services Vet Clint Heiden Appointed QTS Chief Revenue Officer

Clint Heiden, formerly commercial chief officer at data center services provider EdgeConneX, has joined QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) as chief revenue officer. The more than 26-year industry veteran will lead QTS’ hybrid colocation sales and marketing organization and his appointment comes as Dan Bennewitz, chief operating officer of sales and …

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Former HPE, DXC Exec Katie Ebrahimi to Join Unisys as SVP, Chief HR Officer

Katie Ebrahimi, a former executive at DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), has been named a senior vice president and chief human resources officer of Unisys (NYSE: UIS) in a move slated to take effect April 26. Unisys said Monday Ebrahimi will report directly to President and CEO Peter Altabef and succeed Dave Loeser, …

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General Dynamics Receives $126M Contract Modification for Navy Submarine Missile Tube Components

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary has received a five-year, $126.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to obtain long-lead-time materials for the missile tube of Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. This submarine missile tube is part of the joint U.S./U.K Common Missile Compartment program, the Defense Department said Monday. Seventy-two …

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Lockheed Secures $211M Navy Contract for F-35 Common System Pre-Modernization Efforts

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a $211.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to conduct pre-modernization work on F-35 Block 4.1 common systems. Efforts under the contract will be part of the F-35 preliminary design review for the U.S. Air Force and international partners, the Defense Department said Monday. The Naval Air …

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