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Army selects 7 firms for potential $249M UAS contract

Seven companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $248.5 million contract to provide multiple unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Wednesday contractors will compete for task orders covering long-range reconnaissance surveillance and medium-range mobile UAS; a government-owned tactical open architecture controller system; and spare and repair parts. …

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Orbital ATK books $115M in Army small-caliber ammo orders

The U.S. Army has ordered more than $115 million worth of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber rounds from Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA). Orbital ATK said Tuesday it will produce the ammunition at a U.S. government-owned, contractor-operated manufacturing plant located in Independence, Missouri. The company has invested more than in research, development and capital resources at …

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DOE issues RFP for supercomputer development projects worth up to $1.8B

The Energy Department has issued a request for proposals on a potential $1.8 billion effort to build at least two exascale computing machines for national laboratories within the 2021-2023 time frame. DOE said Monday it seeks new supercomputers for installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and the Lawrence …

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State Department OKs $300M sale of BAE-made rocket guidance sections to Qatar

The State Department has approved a potential sale to Qatar of $300 million in Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems II guidance sections from BAE Systems‘ U.S. arm. Qatar seeks 5,000 APKWS II guidance systems and 10,000 MK66-4 2.75-inch rocket motors and high-explosive warheads, as well as support equipment and services under …

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Hill vet Gabrielle Batkin joins Northrop as legislative affairs VP

Gabrielle Batkin, a former senior Senate staffer with more than two decades of congressional experience, has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as vice president of legislative affairs. She will lead the company’s interactions with Congress and related organizations, including efforts to promote its legislative agenda on Capitol Hill, Northrop said Monday. Lesley …

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John Foley Named DSA President in Series of Exec Moves

John Foley, chief financial officer and treasurer at Data Systems Analysts, has taken an additional role as president of the Pennsylvania-based technology and information management services contractor. Foley was promoted along with six other executives in a series of senior leadership changes at the company, DSA said Monday. Paul Strasser, most recently …

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6 Firms Win Spots on $900M Contract for DoD Joint Test & Evaluation Program Support

The U.S. Army has chosen six companies to support the Defense Department‘s Joint Test and Evaluation Program under a potential 10-year, $900 million shared contract. DoD said Thursday 12 bids were submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers’ engineering research and development center for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract via the internet. …

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General Atomics Unit Gets $296M USAF MQ-9 RPA Production Contract

A General Atomics business unit will provide fiscal 2017 configuration of the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft to the U.S. Air Force under a potential three-year, $295.7 million contract. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is scheduled to complete work under the sole-source contract by July 29, 2021, the Defense Department said …

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Engility Wins $85M NAVAIR Systems Engineering Support IDIQ

Engility (NYSE: EGL) has won a potential five-year, $84.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to help the Naval Air Systems Command conduct engineering assessment and technical baseline evaluation of various systems. The company will also work to assess schedule, cost, emerging technology and design maturity across NAVAIR’s acquisition programs under …

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Patriot Defense Adds to Military Services Portfolio With Innovative Logistics Buy

Orlando, Florida-based Patriot Defense Group has acquired Innovative Logistics for an undisclosed sum to bolster mission critical service offerings for military clients. Innovative Logistics offers expeditionary services to the U.S. Special Operations Command and serves as a third-party provider of logistics support to conflict zones, hostile environments or frontier economies …

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