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Reuters: Poland Nears Completion of Potential $5B Raytheon Missile Defense System Contract

Poland has made progress in its work to complete a potential $5 billion contract with Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) for the company’s air and missile defense system, Reuters reported Monday. Marcin Goettig writes the acquisition of the Patriot missile systems will support Warsaw’s large-scale army modernization program. “Raytheon has agreed to our minimal condition …

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Lockheed Lands $323M Navy Contract to Deliver F-35 Mission Data File Mgmt Lab

The U.S. Navy has awarded a potential $323 million fixed-price-incentive contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for a laboratory with integrated reprogramming capacity to build, modify, test and deliver mission data files of a fighter aircraft. The Defense Department said Thursday Lockheed Martin Aeronautics‘ laboratory will feature a hardware in-the-loop system to analyze F-35 fighter …

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Huntington Ingalls Awarded Potential $3B Navy Amphibious Assault Ship Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has received a potential $3.1 billion from the U.S. Navy to proceed on the planning, engineering and procurement of long lead time materials for an amphibious assault ship. The Defense Department said Thursday HII will conduct work in Mississippi, Wisconsin, California, Georgia, Pennsylvania and other locations to support the LHA 8 assault ship. LHA 8 is a future amphibious …

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Davis Defense Group Secures Potential $95M Navy IDIQ for Distance Ed Professional Support

Davis Defense Group has landed a potential five-year, $95 million contract from the U.S. Navy for professional services in support of the Marine Corps College of Distance Education and Training’s Distance Professional Military Education programs. The Defense Department said Tuesday DDG will provide CDET administrative, engineering, instructional, editorial, multimedia, program management and student service support …

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Former Oracle VP Graeme Thompson Joins Informatica as SVP, CIO

Graeme Thompson, formerly vice president of global information technology end-user services at Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), has been named senior vice president and chief information officer of Redwood City, California-based software development company Informatica. The more than 20-year IT and supply chain management veteran aims to help expand Informatica’s use of big data and cloud …

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Gary Perlin Named Non-Executive Chair of Abt Associates’ Board of Directors

Gary Perlin, former Capital One Financial chief financial officer, has been elected as the non-executive chairman of the board of directors at Abt Associates. Abt said Friday Perlin, who joined the company’s board in 2012, will bring more than 30 years of finance experience in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. “We look forward to …

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Curtiss-Wright Lands $80M in Contracts to Provide Ship Valves for Navy; David Adams Comments

Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW) has secured approximately $80 million in contracts to provide various valves for the U.S. Navy‘s Virginia-class submarines and Ford-class aircraft carriers. The company said Wednesday it received the contracts from business units of Bechtel and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) as part of a ship construction support and spare parts procurement agreement. Curtiss-Wright …

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Former BRVANT CEO Rodrigo Kuntz Joins Drone USA as CTO

Rodrigo Kuntz, a 15-year aerospace industry veteran and former CEO at BRVANT Technologic Solutions, has joined Drone USA as chief technology officer of the New York-based unmanned aerial systems manufacturing company. He will lead Drone USA’s efforts to integrate its technological road map and business strategy as well as help the company identify business …

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Falconwood Secures $73M Navy Contract for Enterprise IT Program Mgmt Support

The U.S. Navy has awarded a potential $73 million contract to Arlington, Virginia-based defense and space company Falconwood to provide program management support to the naval enterprise networks office of the Program Executive Office – Enterprise Information Systems. The Defense Department said Thursday the Space and Naval Warfare System Command will …

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Former CENTCOM Commander Lloyd Austin Joins UTC Board of Directors; Gregory Hayes Comments

Lloyd Austin, former U.S. Central Command commander, has been elected to join United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTX) board of directors. UTC said Wednesday the retired U.S. Army general will join the company on Sept. 1 and become one of 14 board members. Austin served in the Army for over 41 years and held various command …

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