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L-3 Lands $600M Foreign Military Deal with Australia

The Commonwealth of Australia has selected L-3 Communications’ (NYSE: LLL) C-27J Spartan for its battlefield airlifter program through a foreign military sale valued around $600 million. The New York, Ny.-based firm said Friday in addition to the aircraft accounting for around $300 million of the contract, it will also provide …

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Exelis Wins $238M for Navy Radio Jamming Tech; Rich Sorelle Comments

ITT Exelis has won a $238 million U.S. Navy contract to produce on-board jammer systems for the branch’s F-18 fleet, the company announced Monday. Exelis will provide 104 systems through fiscal year 2016. The systems protect warfighters against radio frequency-guided threats, according to Rich Sorelle, vice president and general manager …

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GovCon Exclusive: Bob Kipps’ 3-Tier M&A Market Report

GovConExec magazine provides a unique glimpse from the GovCon executive’s perspective on the government market. In the just-released Spring issue of the magazine, the execs tackle the increasingly mission critical field of big data,  which promises significant value to all Americans when harnessed. From drones to healthcare, digesting and analyzing …

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Deltek: Agencies Awarded $29.5B in 2Q Contracts

Federal agencies awarded nearly $29.4 billion in contracts during the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, Kevin Plexico, Deltek’s vice president of federal information solutions, wrote in a blog post today. New big ticket contracts and vehicles included the Air Force’s Design Engineering and Support Program III, which will pay out …

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SAIC Names Tony Moraco ISR Group President

SAIC Inc. has appointed Tony Moraco president of the intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance group, effective immediately. The McLean, Va.-based contractor said he succeeds Stu Shea, who was promoted to chief operating officer March 5. Moraco will lead nearly 13, 000 analysts, scientists, engineers and business professionals who support national security …

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Report: General Dynamics May Partner with EADS on $1B DHS Bid

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) may form a team with European aerospace and defense contractor EADS to bid on a potential $1 billion contract to help secure the U.S. border with Mexico, according to Reuters report. The report says current negotiations between the companies indicate General Dynamics would be the prime contractor and …

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Contractors to Start Transferring Vessels Abroad on Potential $1.5B Navy Contract

VSE Corp. and a team of contractors can now start working on a potential $1.5 billion foreign military sales contract with the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Technology reported. The contract, originally awarded in October 2011, has one base year worth $277 million and four one-year options. Team members …

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SAIC Names Calvin Harris Enterprise, Mission Solutions GM

SAIC Inc. (NYSE: SAI) appointed Calvin Harris general manager of the company’s enterprise and mission solutions business unit, SAIC announced Friday. Harris will report to Tom Baybrook, president of SAIC’s defense solutions group. Baybrook said Harris’ domain knowledge and experience will help the company deliver information technology and network solutions …

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Army Issues RFI for Semi-Autonomous Mechanical Robots

The U.S. Army is interested in acquiring up to 100 semi-autonomous mechanical robots, according to a request for information posted Thursday. The robots would provide logistical support to squad-sized dismounted patrols that operate in various Army environments around the globe. The Army wants to be able to operate the robots …

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Northrop Names Scarpella, Hogan Aerospace Program VPs

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) appointed Michelle Scarpella and Stephen Hogan to lead programs in the company’s aerospace systems sector. Northrop announced Wednesday it appointed Scarpella vice president for the company’s F-35 program, which supports Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in the Joint Strike Fighter program. Northrop named Hogan vice president for the company’s F/A-18 …

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