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General Dynamics to Help Army Update Logistics Documentation for Buffalo Trucks

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit has been awarded a $22.7 million contract to help update logistics requirements for the U.S. Army‘s fleet of Buffalo A2 M1272 armored trucks. General Dynamics Land Systems said Tuesday it will perform work in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and is scheduled to finish by March 2018. The …

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Netherlands Requests $1.05B Boeing CH-47F Helicopter Sale

The Netherlands has asked to procure $1.05 billion in Boeing-made (NYSE: BA) CH-47F helicopters and associated equipment through the U.S.’ foreign military sales program. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday the request covers 17 Chinook helicopters and multiple aircraft turbine engines, embedded global positioning and inertial navigational systems, radios for …

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MacB-WSRI Team to Support Air Force’s Sensing Tech R&D; Tim Lawrence Comments

A MacAulay-Brown and Wright State Research Institute partnership has been awarded a seven-year, $14 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory build sensing and sensor exploitation technologies. MacB said Monday the team will also work to develop sensor exploitation performance metrics and prediction tools, information visualization and …

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Air Force Releases Specs for Trainer Jet Replacement Program

The U.S. Air Force has published a set of capability requirements for the military service’s future T-X trainer aircraft, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes USAF’s top-level trainer specifications call for sustained G, simulator visual acuity and performance and aircraft sustainment. Other system requirements include aerial refueling, a 10-knot …

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SAIC, Lafayette Group Awarded Navy Comms Interoperability Support Contracts

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $92.7 million contract to Lafayette Group and an $83.8 million contract to Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) to support interoperable communications of government and non-governmental organizations. Each cost-plus-fixed-fee contract will run through March 22, 2019, and covers communications interoperability technical assistance and research …

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DARPA Seeks Proposals for Shared-Spectrum Tech Project’s 2nd Phase

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has begun soliciting proposals for phase two of a program to build technology to allow bandwidth sharing between radar and communication platforms, Defense Systems reported Friday. Mark Pomerleau writes the Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications program’s second phase will focus on the S-band …

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Raanan Horowitz: Elbit Systems to Build Laser Range Finders for Marine Corps

Elbit Systems of America has been awarded a potential $73.4 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to manufacture a laser-based rugged technology for measuring distance to targets. The company said Sunday it received an initial $7.5 million order under the Common Laser Range Finder-Integrated Capability program. Raanan Horowitz, president …

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Curt Hull Adds COO Title at Huntington Ingalls’ SN3 Division; Nick Lombardo Comments

Curt Hull, senior vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE: HII) Stoller Newport News Nuclear subsidiary, has assumed an additional role as chief operating officer at SN3. “Curt will be responsible for further integration of SN3 operations with HII and its divisions and subsidiaries, and he will continue to provide …

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Former GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi Named Federal Area Strategy Lead at Box

Sonny Hashmi, formerly chief information officer at the General Services Administration, has joined Box (NYSE: BOX) to lead the cloud management company’s strategic programs in the federal market. Hashmi aims to help the company establish a federal market growth strategy as it pursues Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification …

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Navistar Awarded Army MRAP Vehicle Sustainment Contract

A Navistar International (NYSE: NAV) subsidiary has been awarded a multiyear, $83.4 million contract to support the U.S. Army‘s fleet of MaxxPro recovery vehicles. Navistar Defense will perform system sustainment and technical support work on the mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The …

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