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Larry Ellison Breaks Down Oracle’s Investment in Mellanox

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) has organized a strategic investment in Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a firm focused on end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage systems. The firms have had a working partnership and the move figures to enhance that relationship. According to Oracle, “Mellanox’s InfiniBand is the …

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Thales, Iridium Satellite Construction Partnership Moves Forward; Iridium’s Matt Desch Remarks

Thales Alenia Space’s deal with Iridium Communication (Nasdaq: IRDM) for 81 communication satellites for use in the Iridium NEXT low-orbit constellation is well underway. According to Thales, “with the closing of Iridium’s Coface credit facility, the FSD (Full Scale System Development) contract between Iridium and Thales Alenia Space replaces the  …

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BAE-Northrop Ground Combat Vehicle Team Adds iRobot

BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) picked iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) for inclusion on the firms’ Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) team as they prepare a bid for an Army GCV deal. “The addition of iRobot to our team strengthens and promotes the unmanned components of the GCV program, ” …

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CACI’s Buying Spree Rolls On: Intends to Acquire Applied Systems Research; CEO Paul Cofoni Comments

CACI (NYSE: CACI) has a deal in place to acquire Applied Systems Research, Inc. (ASR) The move comes on the heels of CACI’s announced plan to purchase TechniGraphics; a move aimed at strengthening the firm’s geospatial and technical intelligence offerings. According to CACI, “ASR is a 50-person company headquartered in …

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Lockheed Martin-Raytheon Team Moves Toward Bid; NGC, Orbital Join as GMD OEMs

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon’s (NYSE:RTN) assembled dream team of contractors is moving toward a bid for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment contract. According to Lockheed Martin, Raytheon’s Reid Davis has been appointed deputy program manager for the Lockheed Martin-Raytheon GMD team. …

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BAE Systems Finalizes OASYS Technology Acquisition

BAE Systems has completed its planned acquisition of OASYS Technology. OASYS Technology and its 65 employees will join the BAE Systems Electronic Solutions sector headquartered in Nashua, N.H. “OASYS Technology offers specialized capabilities that will enhance our ability to serve our customers and provide war fighters with greater capability to …

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BAE Systems to Expand with Acquisitions in Intel, Cyber, Other Areas

BAE Systems is looking at acquisitions to expand in the areas of intelligence and cybersecurity; readiness and sustainment of existing weapons systems; and electronic systems, Linda Hudson, president and CEO of the company’s U.S. unit, told Reuters. “The strategy is pretty straightforward, ” she told Reuters last week. “We’ve decided …

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Northrop Grumman Moves to Separate from Legendary Shipbuilding Business

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) issued a statement today indicating the firm is taking concrete steps to separate from its famed shipbuilding business. The company has filed a Form 10 registration statement with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission “in connection with the exploration of strategic alternatives for its shipbuilding …

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Lockheed Martin Sells Off Enterprise Integration Group to Veritas Capital for $815 Million

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has a deal in place to sell its Enterprise Integration Group (EIG) business to Veritas Capital for $815 million. The firm cites the U.S. government’s growing apprehension of organizational conflicts of interest. According to the firm, “EIG provides system engineering services, architecture, and integration services and …

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Boeing/Northrop Grumman Missile Project Partners Include Harris, Raytheon

Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) have announced their partners who will help them pursue the competitive development and sustainment contract for future work on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. “Boeing is proud to have partnered with the Missile Defense Agency as …

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