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Former L3 Exec Thomas Casale Appointed Cobham CNI & Interconnect Solutions Business Head

Thomas Casale, former president of L3 Technologies' radome manufacturing business, has joined Cobham as vice president and general manager of communications, navigation and identification and interconnect solutions unit. He will lead the business area that operates within Cobham's advanced electronic solutions sector and brings 30 years of radiofrequency and microwave industry experience to his new role, the company said Monday.

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Brit Systems Wins $400M DLA Medical Imaging Network IDIQ

Brit Systems has secured a potential 10-year, $400M contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to provide and maintain a digital imaging network of picture archiving communications systems. The system would function as an archive for medical images intended for the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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Leonardo’s Single-Engine Training Helicopter Gets FAA Certification

Leonardo's training helicopter offering for the U.S. Navy has received supplemental type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration under instrument flight rules. TH-119 is based on the AW119 single-engine helicopter and designed to operate in low visibility and extreme weather conditions, the company said Thursday.

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Leidos Wins Potential $900M Air Force ISR Support Order; Gerry Fasano Quoted

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential five-year, $900M task order from the U.S. Air Force to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations of USAF's Air Combat Command. The company said Thursday it will perform work at USAF facilities located in Virginia, Texas, Nebraska and California.

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SLED Market Vet Shawn Rodriguez Takes VP Role at World Wide Technology

Shawn Rodriguez, former vice president of state and local government and education at ForeScout Technologies (Nasdaq: FSCT), has been appointed to the same position at World Wide Technology. He brings more than two decades of management experience in the SLED market to his new position, WWT said Wednesday.

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Raytheon Awarded $88M to Help Engineer Radar at Forces Surveillance Support Center

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has secured a 60-month, $87.7M contract to help the U.S. Navy's Forces Surveillance Support Center in Virginia engineer an over-the-horizon radar system. The company will provide engineering and programmatic services under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

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Northrop to Support In-Space Manufacturing Demo for NASA

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a subcontract to help Made in Space demonstrate an in-orbit manufacturing system for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. The industry team aims to deploy a 3D printing robot in space as part of the agency's Archinaut mission, Northrop said Tuesday. MIS received a $74M prime contract to conduct the flight demonstration.

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DOE to Award $121M in R&D Grants via Small Biz Innovation Research, Technology Transfer Phase II Programs

The Department of Energy plans to award $121M worth of research and development grants to 103 small businesses from across 29 U.S. states. DOE said Monday the money will support R&D efforts under the second phase of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

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General Atomics to Provide Army Data Terminals Under Potential $275M Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded General Atomics a potential two-year, $275M contract to deliver airborne and ground data terminals designed to facilitate satellite communications. The company's aeronautical systems business will also provide program management and equipment maintenance support under the cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract, the Department of Defense said Monday.

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Made In Space to Demo In-Orbit Manufacturing System Under $74M NASA Contract

Made In Space has received a $73.7M contract from NASA to test a small robot designed to produce spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit. The company will demonstrate the potential of Archinaut One to manufacture technologies for the agency's missions to Mars and the moon, NASA said Saturday.

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