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Air Force Taps Lockheed for Potential $409M Thermal, Power, Control R&D Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a spot on a potential seven-year, $409 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support a U.S. Air Force program that seeks to research and develop thermal, power and control technologies for air platforms. The Defense Department said Friday the Next Generation Thermal, Power, and Controls program will involve multiple …

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ULA to Help Air Force Launch Space Test Program-3 Mission Under $191M Award

United Launch Alliance has won a potential $191.1 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force send into orbit a new satellite designed for space test missions. The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-Boeing (NYSE: BA) joint venture will produce a launch vehicle and support mission integration, spaceflight worthiness and launch operations of the …

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Air Force Awards Northrop $179M LAIRCM Support Contract Modification

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a $179 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to provide hardware and support for large aircraft infrared countermeasures systems, or LAIRCM. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will perform work under the modification in Rolling Meadows, Illinois through April 30, 2019. LAIRCM is designed …

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Lisa Atherton Succeeds Ellen Lord as Textron Systems President, CEO

Lisa Atherton, formerly executive vice president of military business at Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Bell Helicopter subsidiary, has been appointed president and CEO of Textron Systems. She replaces Ellen Lord, who will be nominated by President Donald Trump as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, Textron said Wednesday. “Lisa …

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State Dept Clears Australia’s $1.3B Modified Gulfstream Aircraft Purchase Request

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to buy up to five units of modified Gulfstream G550 aircraft from the U.S. under a potential $1.3 billion foreign military sales agreement. Australia seeks to procure Gulfstream G550 planes that have been modified to integrate airborne intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare mission systems as well …

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DoD Requests $42.5B, 5% Increase for IT Budget

The Department of Defense is asking for $42.5 billion in IT funding, a 5.3 percent increase over last year. From that top line number, $9.3 billion is reserved for classified investments and expenses, with $33.2 billion going to unclassified investments and expenses, according to  documents from the department’s comptroller reveal. …

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Armed Russian Jet Buzzes Within 5 Ft. of USAF Recon Aircraft

A Russian Su-27 jet with air-to-air missiles under its wings was “provocative” and flew “erratically,” approaching “rapidly” within five feet of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet “rapidly,” officials told Fox News. “The incident comes one day after the Russian Defense Ministry said it would treat any U.S. jet …

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The Potomac Officers Club Adds Curtis Rowland to 2017 GEOINT Forum Panel

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Curtis Rowland to the 2017 GEOINT Forum panel. The widespread interest and innovative applications of technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things is affecting large swaths …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Cybersecurity, China, NIST and More

The Week’s Top GovCon News Stories View this email in your browser Weekly Roundup June 12 – June 16 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Many agencies, companies, organizations and individuals were caught off-guard by the recent rise in cyber …

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L3 Secures $91M Air Force Video Data Link Sustainment, Training IDIQ

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has received a potential five-year, $90.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide hardware and sustainment and training services for video data link devices. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract includes foreign military sales to Australia and a provision for other eligible countries to join the procurement effort, the Defense Department said Thursday. …

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