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Bloomberg: Investment Firms Bid on Airbus’ Defense Electronics Business

Airbus Group has received initial acquisition bids for its defense sensor and border security technology assets from private equity companies Blackstone, Carlyle Group and KKR & Co., Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Military technology firms Thales and Rheinmetall are also interested in acquiring the portfolio that generated approximately $1.2 billion in revenue during Airbus’ …

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GSA Issues Human Capital, Training Service GWAC Solicitations

The U.S. General Services Administration has posted final solicitations for both unrestricted and small business set-aside tracks of a new government-wide acquisition contract vehicle that covers human capital management and workforce training services. GSA said Monday it kicked off the Human Capital and Training Solutions and HCaTS Small Business contracts in …

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Maximus to Repurchase $200M in Shares; Richard Montoni Comments

Maximus‘ (NYSE: MMS) board of directors has approved a plan to buy back another $200 million of company stock either in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. The company said Monday it will acquire the shares on top of $84 million still remaining from an earlier repurchase effort. …

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Boeing to Help Build Multi-Object Kill Vehicle System for MDA

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a $9.8 million contract to help the Missile Defense Agency develop a proof-of-concept weapon platform for intercepting and destroying multiple target objects. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will also examine the Multi-Object Kill Vehicle technology’s readiness and demonstrate strategies to mitigate the …

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General Dynamics Awarded $881M to Support US Military Intell Sharing System

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) unit has won a potential eight-year, $881 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to help manage an automated intelligence exchange and collaboration infrastructure for the U.S. and its allies. The company said Wednesday its information technology business will provide enterprise IT support services for the …

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MDA Taps Lockheed, Raytheon for Multi-Object Kill Vehicle Design Contracts

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $9.7 million contract and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a $9.8 million contract to demonstrate Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concepts. Both contractors will create MKV proof-of-concept prototypes and risk reduction strategies and are scheduled to complete the work in May 2016, the …

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25 Contractors Win Spots on $21B Air Force Training Systems IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has awarded positions on a $20.9 billion multiple-award contract to 25 companies to support warfighter training systems at USAF operating locations globally. The Defense Department said Tuesday contractors will compete for individual orders to perform design, development, production, installation, analysis, integration, test and sustainment services under …

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Meggitt Signs $200M Deal to Acquire Cobham’s Advanced Composites Business

Cobham has agreed to sell its advanced composites business to British aerospace equipment manufacturer Meggitt for $200 million cash, MarketWatch reported Monday. Ed Ballard writes the business posted $81.1 million in sales during 2014 and offers exhaust flaps, air-to-air refueling systems and other aircraft structures to U.S. and British customers. …

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CMS Taps Booz Allen for $202M HIX System Integration Contract; Kristine Martin Anderson Comments

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) a potential five-year, $202 million contract to perform system integration work on federally-run health insurance exchanges. Booz Allen said Monday it will help CMS coordinate governance and technical operations for HIX systems and ensure the …

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Japan Requests $1.5B Lockheed Aegis Combat System, Equipment Sale

The State Department has cleared Japan’s planned $1.5 billion procurement of Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) MK 7 Aegis combat systems and associated equipment for guided missile destroyers through the U.S.’ foreign military sales program. Japan wants two sets of the Aegis defense weapon platform, underwater surveillance and communication technology and …

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