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Dynetics-Led Team to Build Army Laser Weapon Demonstrator Under $130M Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded a Dynetics-led industry team a potential $130M contract to build and demonstrate a 100-kilowatt-class laser weapons system. Dynetics said Wednesday its partners for the High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator program are Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Rolls-Royce and MZA Associates. “High energy laser weapons have been …

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Honeywell to Develop Turbine Tech Under Potential $150M Air Force Contract

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has won a potential eight-year, $150M contract to develop an aircraft technology under the first phase of the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Turbine Technologies for Affordable Mission-Capability program. The Department of Defense said Thursday the company’s aerospace business will perform work in Phoenix, Ariz., and is expected to finish by Feb. 20, …

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BAE Lands $3.2B in Nuclear-Power Submarine Contracts With UK Defense Ministry

BAE Systems has received contracts worth approximately $3.2 billion from the U.K. government to support development work on nuclear-powered submarines. The company said Monday it will produce and deliver the seventh Astute-class submarine, HMS Agincourt, under a potential $2 billion contract. BAE also received a potential $1.2 billion contract to …

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Boeing Drafts 10 Local Firms for Bid on Germany’s Heavy-Lift Helicopter Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 27, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has gathered 10 local companies in Germany to be part of an industry team that would bid on a potential $5 billion contract for the German military’s procurement of heavy-lift helicopters, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Reuters reported Wednesday that the group includes the …

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Boeing Ventures Arm Invests in UK-Based Hypersonic Propulsion Tech Developer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 13, 2018 — Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) HorizonX Ventures division has invested in Reaction Engines in an effort to help the latter develop a hypersonic propulsion technology aimed at enhancing the next generation of hypersonic flight and space access vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. HorizonX Ventures participated in the Series …

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StandardAero to Repair Air Force T56 Engine Parts Under Potential $380M Contract

StandardAero, a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, has received a potential $379.9 million contract to repair T56 aircraft engine parts for the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Friday the firm-fixed-price contract covers depot-level overhaul and repair services for T56 series 3.0 and 3.5 engine and component parts. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center received …

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Jeremy Wensinger, James Winner, Robert Giannetta Join Executive Team at Former Harris IT Business

Jeremy Wensinger, James Winner and Robert Giannetta have been appointed to leadership positions at MHVC Acquisition Corp. — formerly known as the government information technology services business of Harris (NYSE: HRS). Investment firm Veritas Capital finalized its purchase of Harris IT Services for approximately $690 million in April and renamed the business MHVC Acquisition Corp. Herndon, …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: FY 2017’s Top Awardees and Business Opportunities | 04/21/2017

Weekly Roundup April 17 – April 21 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson We’re rapidly approaching the middle of FY 2017, and amidst all of the news surrounding President Trump’s FY 2018 budget plan, the border wall, and attempts at healthcare …

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Air Force Issues RFP for $16B T-X Trainer Jet Replacement Program

The U.S. Air Force has released a request for proposals for a potential $16.3 billion program that seeks to build a new trainer jet designed to replace the T-38 aircraft and train pilots of F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, Air University reported Friday. The RFP for the Advanced Pilot Training program …

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BAE Picks Six Companies for UK Global Combat Ship Equipment Manufacturing Contracts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 9, 2016 — BAE Systems has awarded additional equipment manufacturing contracts to six companies to support the supply chain for the U.K. navy’s first three Global Combat Ships, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Rolls-Royce, Johnsons Controls, Marine Systems Technology,  Salt Separation Services, Detegasa and MEP-Pellegrini Marine Equipments will produce …

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