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SpaceX Wins Potential $290M Air Force GPS III Launch Services Contract

SpaceX has won a potential two-year, $290.6 million contract to provide launch and mission support services for a U.S. Air Force GPS III satellite. The company will produce a launch vehicle and help the service branch conduct mission integration, launch operations, spaceflight worthiness and other mission-related activities, the Defense Department said Wednesday. USAF received two …

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Esina Alic to Rejoin Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary as President, CEO; Chris Raymond Comments

Esina Alic, who served as a vice president at Insitu between 2007 and 2015, will return to the Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary as president and CEO, effective April 5. Insitu said Tuesday Alic oversaw global operations, corporate strategy, international growth and partnerships during her career at the unmanned aerial systems maker. Insitu said Tuesday Alic previously …

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General Dynamics Gets $696M Contract Modification for Additional Virginia-Class Submarine Materials

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary a $696.2 million contract modification to obtain additional long-lead time materials needed to build four Virginia-class submarines. The modification will fund procurement of steam and electric plant components, main propulsion systems, ship service turbine generators and miscellaneous hull, mechanical and electrical parts …

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Ethan Eisner Succeeds Sam Hardman as Reed Tech President

Ethan Eisner, formerly a vice president and managing director of LexisNexis‘ Reed Tech subsidiary, has been promoted to president of the Horsham, Pennsylvania-based information services provider. He succeeds Sam Hardman, who has retired after a nearly three-decade career at the company, Reed Tech said Thursday. Eisner said he aims to ensure that Reed …

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Army Taps Raytheon, Palantir for Potential $876M Ground Intell System Support Contract

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Palantir Technologies have won spots on a potential 10-year, $876 million contract to help the U.S. Army address technology requirements for the service branch’s Distributed Common Ground System. The Defense Department said Thursday the DCGS-Army Capability Drop 1 program requires an integrated hardware and software platform designed to support training, security, usability, …

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Motorola Solutions Closes Airbus DS Communications Business Purchase

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has wrapped up the purchase of the Airbus DS Communications business from Airbus Group‘s defense and space segment. Chicago-based Motorola said Wednesday it made the acquisition to expand its portfolio of command center and software enterprise platforms. Airbus DS Communications offers the VESTA emergency call-handling software designed to support text-to-911 …

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Douglas Rosendale Joins Deloitte as Federal Chief Medical Interoperability Officer

Douglas Rosendale, formerly CEO of clinical informatics consulting firm CAIRNformatics, has been named federal chief medical interoperability officer at Deloitte‘s consulting business. The more than 25-year healthcare veteran will work with federal clients to help them address interoperability goals through the use of technology, Deloitte said Wednesday. Kevin Brault, a principal and …

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Gary Wentz to Lead ULA Government, Commercial Programs in VP Role

Gary Wentz, formerly vice president of human and commercial systems at United Launch Alliance, has been appointed VP of government and commercial programs. He will oversee ULA’s efforts to help customers manage programs and missions, integrate hardware and launch space missions in his new position, the Boeing (NYSE: BA)-Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) …

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Northrop to Develop Ballistic Missile Defense Discrimination Algorithms Under $475M MDA Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a potential five-year, $475 million  contract from the Missile Defense Agency to develop, integrate, test and field advanced discrimination algorithms for the Ballistic Missile Defense Systems program. The Defense Department said Monday Northrop’s systems business will also help MDA  operate and sustain complex methods and tools used to …

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Boeing Gets $282M Contract Modification for Lot 10 P-8A Long Lead Parts

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a $282.3 million contract modification to obtain components for lot 10 P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft for the U.S. Navy, Norway and the U.K. The company will obtain long lead items needed to manufacture 19 Poseidon units and perform work under the modification through March 2022, the Defense Department said Monday. …

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