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Sensintel Buys BAE’s Unmanned Aircraft Program Unit; Matthew Pobloske Comments

Startup aerospace firm Sensintel Inc. has purchased the unmanned aircraft programs business of BAE Systems for an undisclosed amount, sUAS News reported Saturday. The publication reports Sensintel develops unmanned aerial systems and provides training, modification and engineering services. “The decision to acquire this business and form Sensintel was an easy …

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Huntington Ingalls Wins $745M to Defuel Navy Carrier; Chris Miner Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has won a $745 million contract from the U.S. Navy to defuel an aircraft carrier powered by eight reactors. The USS Enterprise will undergo defueling at the company’s Newport News, Va., shipyard and the company expects to complete work by August 2016, Huntington Ingalls said …

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Raytheon Buys Big Data Software Provider Visual Analytics; Lynn Dugle Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has purchased big data management software provider Visual Analytics Inc. for an undisclosed amount, aiming to grow its portfolio of data sharing, visualization and analytics offerings. The acquisition also seeks to grow Raytheon’s knowledge management solutions user interface to Raytheon’s portfolio for public sector clients, Raytheon said …

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Lockheed Delivers C-130J to Israel and 3rd F-35 to the U.K.; George Shultz Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered the first of three C-130J super Hercules’ for Israel’s Air Force under a U.S. foreign military sales agreement, the company said Wednesday. The delivery occurred at a Wednesday ceremony at Lockheed’s facility in Marietta, Ga. The airlifter will now undergo modifications to include Israel-made systems. …

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Louis Berger Wins $36M for Power Plant Rebuild Project; Ray Mardini Comments

The Louis Berger Group has been awarded a potential $36 million contract to provide reconstruction services for the Satala power plant in Pago Pago, American Samoa, that was destroyed by a tsunami in 2009. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has created a three-tiered system for rebuilding the facility, Louis Berger …

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Thales-Raytheon JV Inks $180M NATO Missile Defense Deal; Jack Harrington Comments

A joint venture of Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Thales Group has signed a $180 million contract with NATO to build and deploy a ballistic missile defense system for the alliance’s air command and control system. ThalesRaytheonSystems will upgrade the system’s radars and satellites, data communications capacity and tracking features, ThalesRaytheon said …

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ATK Closes $315M Purchase of Caliber Company; Mark DeYoung Comments

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has completed its purchase of Caliber Company, the parent firm of hunting rifle and shotgun manufacturer Savage Sports Corp., for $315 million cash. The Arlington, Va.-based aerospace and defense company financed the deal with cash on hand and funds under an existing credit facility, ATK said Monday. …

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Larry Clifton Appointed CACI EVP, HR Lead; John Mengucci Comments

Larry Clifton, acting chief human resources officer at CACI International (NYSE: CACI) since February, has been appointed to the position on a full-time basis and will also serve as an executive vice president. Clifton’s appointment is effective immediately and he will continue to oversee talent management and leadership development, CACI …

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Invertix, Near Infinity Complete Merger; Art Hurtado Comments

Technology firms Invertix and Near Infinity have merged to become Altamira Technologies Corporation, led by President and CEO Art Hurtado. Hurtado said Tuesday that the rebranded company will “seek to deepen and align our core capabilities around emerging requirements in big data, cyber, analytics and mobility” for customers in spaces including …

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Report: Experts See Increased Demand for Military Drones

The military is increasingly turning to unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance and combat operations because of the aircraft’s multimission capabilities and technologies, the New York Times reported Sunday. Daniel Solon writes that manufacturers offer UAVs that range from hand-launched reconnaissance drones to experimental solar-powered surveillance aircraft. The report said Northrop Grumman …

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