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State Dept OKs $1.75B Sale of P-8A Patrol Aircraft, Support to Norway

The State Department has approved Norway’s request to buy Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) P-8A patrol aircraft and associated support under a $1.75 billion foreign military sales agreement  with the U.S. government. Norway asked to purchase up to five P-8A aircraft with commercial engines, tactical open mission software, electro-optical and infrared MX-20HD, AN/AAQ-2(V)1 acoustic …

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State Dept OKs $156M Sale of F/A-18 Joint Tactical Radio Systems, Support to Finland

The State Department has approved Finland’s request to buy F/A-18 aircraft equipment and related services from the U.S. government under a potential $156 million foreign military sales agreement. Finland asked to procure 90 Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems, test and training equipment, spares, and repair parts in support of …

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State Dept Clears $3B Poseidon Aircraft, Equipment Sale to U.K.

The State Department has cleared a potential $3.2 billion foreign military sales agreement for the U.K. to procure Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) P-8A maritime surveillance planes and related equipment and support services from the U.S. The U.K. ordered nine Poseidons in an effort to supplement patrol and reconnaissance missions of the British military and …

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Northrop Team to Bid for Australian Military Satcom Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 1, 2015 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has announced a joint bid team with ViaSat and Optus for Australia’s military satellite communications program, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Northrop said it will offer a network management system compatible to the Wideband Global SATCOM system put to use by …

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Michael Krieger to Lead New Neustar Transition Project Mgmt Org

Michael Krieger, former deputy chief information officer/G6 at the U.S. Army, has joined Neustar as director of a new organization that will oversee work to transition out the company’s Local Number Portability Administrator contract with the Federal Communications Commission. Neustar said Thursday it also appointed information technology veterans Priscilla Guthrie and Roger Loeb to …

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Stephen Spengler to Become Intelsat CEO in April 2015

Stephen Spengler, formerly president and chief commercial officer at satellite services contractor Intelsat (NYSE: I), has been promoted to deputy CEO and will transition into the chief executive role on April 1, 2015. Intelsat said Thursday the move is part of a succession plan that will see current Chairman and CEO David McGlade move into the executive chairman role at …

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Boeing Network, Space Systems Revenue Up 5% for 2Q

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has announced financial results for the second quarter of its 2013 fiscal year, reporting 9 percent higher revenue over the prior year period. Revenue for the company’s network and space systems business increased to $2.05 billion, 5 percent higher than the $1.96 billion reported for the prior …

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UPDATE: Army Picks 20 Firms for $10B Tactical Communications IDIQ; Bob Durbin Comments

The U.S. Army has awarded 20 companies the opportunity to compete for task orders on the Global Tactical Advanced Communications Systems contract, according to Defense Systems. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract is meant to supply the Army’s Program Executive Office for Command, Communications and Control – Tactical with state-of-the-art communications devices and systems. “The initial task orders …

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