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General Dynamics Wins $212M for Navy Destroyer Deckhouse, Launch System

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has won a potential $212 million contract to build a steel deckhouse and missile launcher for a U.S. Navy destroyer, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the company will install the structures on a third Zumwalt-class destroyer under construction at its facility in Bath, Maine. Citing …

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Raytheon Forecasts Increased Int’l Patriot System Demand; William Swanson Comments

Raytheon officials expect the company to receive new orders and system upgrade contracts for the Patriot air and missile defense system during the second half of 2013, Reuters reported Sunday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the company has invested more than $400 million over the last four years in a Patriot modernization …

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SAIC President Deborah Lee James Nominated as AF Secretary

Deborah Lee James, president of Science Applications International Corp.‘s (NYSE: SAI) technology and engineering sector, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Air Force secretary, Defense News reported Thursday. Jeff Schogol writes James, if confirmed, would become the second female civilian head in the branch’s history. Obama …

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GE Completes $4.3B Purchase of Italian Aviation Business; David Joyce Comments

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has concluded its $4.3 billion purchase of the aviation segment of Avio S.p.A., an Italian supplier of military and civil aircraft components. The acquisition is aimed at growing GE’s market footprint in areas such as combustion, mechanical transmission and automation, GE said Thursday. David Joyce, president …

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Stephen Nolan, Jay Tibbets Promoted to ATK Senior Leadership Roles

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has named Stephen Nolan as senior vice president of strategy and business development and Jay Tibbets as president and SVP of its sporting group, the Washington Business Journal reported Wednesday. Emily Mekinc writes Nolan was the acting SVP of business development and Tibbets the interim president of the sporting …

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SAIC Finalizes $85M Sale of Tysons Corner HQ

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) will sell its 18-acre Tyson’s, Va. campus , which served as the company’s headquarters, for $85 million to The Meridian Group, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. Daniel Sernovitz writes the transaction includes an option for Meridian to acquire a series of additional land …

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EADS to Change Name to Airbus Group and Combine Defense, Space Operations

EADS has announced plans to consolidate the operations of its defense and aerospace units in an effort to reduce market vulnerability of its defense business, MarketWatch reported Wednesday. Monica Houston-Waesch writes EADS will change its name to Airbus Group as part of the reorganization that will see the company’s Cassidian …

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SAP, Esri Form National Security Tech Partnership; Mark Testoni Comments

SAP AG and geographic information systems developer Esri have partnered to deliver geospatial technology to U.S. organizations responsible for protecting the nation’s security and critical infrastructures. SAP will integrate its database, business intelligence and mobile applications with Esri’s ArcGIS mapping software, SAP said July 9. Mark Testoni, president of SAP …

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MITRE, AF Assist Afghanistan in Air Traffic Control Upgrade

MITRE and the U.S. Air Force are collaborating to update Afghanistan’s air traffic control system and help the landlocked nation implement reduced vertical separation minimum standards. The upgrades are expected to generate fuel savings, increase flight times and reduce workloads for air traffic controllers, according to a MITRE statement. “RVSM condenses …

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ASRC Federal Wins $403M NASA IT Systems, Support Contract

ASRC Federal has won a potential $403.4 million contract to provide information technology systems development and support services to a NASA research facility. The hybrid firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract contains two base years and three option years, NASA said Wednesday. Work at the space agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. …

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