Mary-Louise Hoffman

Paul Ferraro: Raytheon, Navy Researchers Partner for Air Surveillance Tech Program

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)  will collaborate with the U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research to build and demonstrate a radar system for maritime defense, air traffic management and weather monitoring under a $6 million contract. The team will design the enterprise air surveillance radar to work on multiple ship classes and …

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Amr ElSawy: Noblis Buys National Security Partners to Expand Intell Services

Noblis has bought National Security Partners LLC, a consulting and technical services provider in the intelligence community, for an undisclosed amount. “This acquisition strengthens Noblis’ ability to innovate and increases the immediate value we deliver in support of our national security and intelligence mission, ” Amr ElSawy, Noblis president and …

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Kay Kapoor: AT&T to Continue Helping Navy Install 911 Routing Systems

AT&T‘s (NYSE: T) government solutions business has won a $10.4 million contract to continue to supply and install cloud-based 911 routing and call management systems at U.S. Navy bases nationwide. The AT&T platform is designed to support a national Internet Protocol-based Next Generation 911 program, the company said Monday. Kay …

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Boeing’s Chris Chadwick Projects Surveillance Tech Demand Growth in Asia

Chris Chadwick, chief executive for the defense business of Boeing (NYSE: BA), forecasts that Asian-Pacific demand for patrol aircraft and related surveillance equipment will increase steadily in the foreseeable future, Bloomberg reported Sunday. Kyunghee Park writes that Boeing and Saab AB predict that interest in surveillance technology among Asian customers …

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QinetiQ Buys Redfern Integrated Optics in Sensor Market Push; Leo Quinn Comments

QinetiQ has bought Redfern Integrated Optics, a semiconductor laser provider to the sensor industry, for an undisclosed amount as QinetiQ looks to gain a foothold in the distributed acoustic sensing market. The purchase is slated to close within the first half of QinetiQ’s 2015 fiscal year and RIO will be …

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Byron Callan: 5 Defense Firms Collectively Spent $4B on R&D Projects in 2013

Data compiled by Capital Alpha Partners analyst Byron Callan shows that five U.S. defense firms collectively spent $800 million more on research and development last year than they did in 2012, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday. The publication reports that Boeing (NYSE: BA), L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: …

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Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed to Add Astrotech’s Satellite Launch Prep Offerings Through Acquisition

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has moved to expand its space systems business by agreeing to purchase Astrotech Corp.‘s business unit that provides satellite launch support work to the government and commercial sectors. Terms of the deal were undisclosed and Lockheed expects to wrap up its acquisition of Astrotech Space Operations …

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Report: US Contractors’ Cut of Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Spending to Increase From 3% to 55%

Israel has agreed to share more than half of funds it will receive from the Pentagon next year with U.S. contractors to build Iron Dome anti-rocket shields, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Tony Capaccio writes that the U.S. Missile Defense Agency told Congress in a report obtained by Bloomberg that funds going to …

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Dave Dunning: Energy Dept to Invest in Fluor-Backed Venture’s Nuclear Energy Project

Fluor Corp.-backed (NYSE: FLR) NuScale Power has landed a potential five-year, $217 million investment from the U.S. Energy Department for a nuclear reactor development project. DOE will invest up to $217 million through a cost-sharing program designed to help NuScale develop and market a small modular reactor system, Fluor said …

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Bill Christman: ICF Extends Cyber R&D Support for Army Research Lab

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has won a three-year, $50 million contract to continue providing support services for a cyber technology research and development program at the Army Research Laboratory. ARL aims to manage huge volumes of research data and help build tools for defense organizations to safeguard critical U.S. cyber …

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