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BAE Teams with Portendo AB for IED Detectors

BAE Systems and Portendo AB have signed an agreement to co-operate on civil and military detection systems for improvised explosive devices. “We have worked with several different initiatives for countering the improvised explosive device threat and the Portendo equipment is technologically ground breaking. This agreement will ensure that technologies developed …

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General Dynamics Acquires EBV Explosives Environmental Company

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has acquired EBV Explosives Environmental Company, a company focused on demilitarization, incineration and disposal of munitions, explosives and explosive wastes. Terms of the cash transaction have not been disclosed; the acquisition will be accretive to General Dynamics’ earnings in 2010. According to General Dynamics, “the organization …

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SAP to Buy Sybase in $6 Billion Deal

SAP (NYSE: SAP) and Sybase (NYSE: SY) agreed to a definitive merger agreement to acquire Sybase in a transaction that will bring the two information technology (IT) firms together in the name of synergy. Under the terms and conditions of the merger agreement, SAP America, Inc., will make an all …

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More from Donna Morea on CGI’s Stanley Acquisition

CGI’s (NYSE: GIB) Donna Morea spoke further about the benefits of agreeing to purchase Stanley Associates (NYSE: SXE) last week for a reported price tag of $1 billion. “We can now be a power player offering full end-to-end IT and business process services to all corners, all reaches of the …

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CGI Acquires Stanley

CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Stanley Inc. (NYSE: SXE) in a cash tender offer that is worth approximately $1.07 billion. CGI stated that it will pay $37.50 per share and will be funded by existing credit facilities and current “cash …

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Rene LaVigne on New Contract, Working with TANDBERG

Iron Bow Technologies, formerly Apptis Technology Solutions  has been selected to provide a secure and reliable high-definition video collaboration solution to the United States Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT). Working in partnership with TANDBERG (OSLO: TAA), now part of Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), the implementation will enable multiple distant end-users at …

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NGC Teams with RUAG to Work on F-5 Tiger

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and RUAG Aviation, Emmen, Switzerland, have signed an agreement to provide worldwide sustainment and life cycle logistics as an effort to offer a broad capability to countries flying the F-5 Tiger aircraft. As part of the deal, the team will market F-5 aftermarket support, modifications and upgrade …

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Symantec Agrees to Purchase PGP Corp and GuardianEdge Tech

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) agreed to acquire PGP Corporation and GuardianEdge Technologies, Inc., two privately-held firms in the email and data encryption market. Symantec reports that under the terms of the agreements, Symantec will acquire PGP Corporation for a purchase price of approximately $300 million in cash and GuardianEdge for …

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Mike Bradshaw Comments on Google’s Partnership With IceWeb

Google has partnered with IceWEB  to deliver information sharing solutions to the public sector. IceWEB will work closely with several Google Earth Enterprise partners to deliver a turnkey Enterprise Visualization Appliance that will be offered with pre-fused aerial and satellite imagery from the industry’s leading providers. Mike Bradshaw, Director of …

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Raytheon Teams with Norwegian Firm for Rocket Motors

According to Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), the firm has partnered with the Norwegian defense company NAMMO have begun qualifying an alternative rocket motor for the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile. The new motor will be interchangeable with the AMRAAM propulsion system and will maintain the same performance as the current …

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