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Lockheed, Air Force Ink Missile Warning Satellite Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will upgrade its A2100 geosynchronous spacecraft for the U.S. Air Force‘s Space Based Infrared System satellite program under a modification to a $1.8 billion contract awarded in June 2014. The Air Force Space Command said Tuesday it issued the modification after Lockheed proposed a framework to …

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Leidos to Help USAID Facilitate Malaria Vaccine R&D Projects; Jerry Hogge Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has been awarded a potential five-year, $23.7 million contract to support the U.S. Agency for International Development‘s efforts to research and develop a vaccine against malaria. The company said Monday it will provide scientific and management services for USAID’s Malaria Vaccine Development Program under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Jerry …

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State Dept Approves $146M Lebanon Hellfire Missile Sale

The State Department has cleared a potential sale to Lebanon of $146 million in Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Hellfire II missiles and related components. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thurday that Lebanon is buying 1, 000 AGM-114 missiles along with containers, spare and repair parts, support equipment, technical documentation …

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Kay Rand Appointed Northrop Electronic Systems Sector Ops VP

Kay Rand, formerly vice president of mission assurance at Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) electronic systems sector, has been named as the sector’s VP of operations. The 33-year company veteran will oversee the management of the organization’s facilities and programs as well as flight testing, capital, environmental, health, safety and fire …

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SRA Awarded 7-Year FERC IT Services Contract; Paul Nedzbala Comments

SRA International has been awarded a potential seven-year, $85 million contract to provide information technology support services to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The company said Thursday it established a team and a strategy to help the energy-market regulator to manage the agency’s IT infrastructure. Paul Nedzbala, executive vice …

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Air Force Issues RFP for RD-180 Engine Replacement Program

The U.S. Air Force is seeking public-private investment proposals for the development of alternative Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle engines. USAF said Tuesday the solicitation comes under an initiative to replace the Russian-made RD-180 with locally made rocket propulsion systems. Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, commander of the Air Force’s Space and …

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Report: BAE, General Dynamics Awarded Army Combat Vehicle Design Contracts

BAE Systems and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) have been awarded contracts worth a combined $56 million to develop conceptual designs of an armored ground vehicle for the U.S. Army, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the companies will also perform trade studies, requirements analysis, modeling, simulation and capability assessments through …

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US, Japan Reach $1.7B Northrop Hawkeye Aircraft Sale Deal

Japan has ordered Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) E-2D Advanced Hawkeye planes from the U.S. government through a potential $1.7 billion foreign military sales transaction approved by the State Department. The deal covers four E-2D airborne early warning and control aircraft units, 10 installed and spare engines, four radars and eight …

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Odyssey Systems Wins $212M Advisory Services Contract from Air Force

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group has won a potential five-year, $212.4 million contract to provide advisory and assistance services to the U.S. Air Force‘s armament munitions directorate at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The cost-reimbursable contract will run through May 31, 2020, and includes a foreign military sales requirement, the …

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Rakesh Sharma: Ultra Electronics to Buy Kratos Division in EW Market Push

Britain-based conglomerate Ultra Electronics has agreed to purchase Kratos Defense & Security Solutions‘ electronic products division for up to $265 million in cash in order to push further into the electronic warfare market. Ultra said Monday Kratos will receive $260 million upfront and up to $5 million in potential additional payments under the …

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