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McAleese & Associates: FY 2020 Navy, Marine Corps Budget Request Totals $206B

A report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says the Navy and the Marine Corps requested a total budget of $206B for fiscal year 2020. The Navy’s FY 2020 budget request includes $20.4B in research, development, test and evaluation funds for several programs: unmanned surface vessels and unmanned underwater vehicles; directed energy; conventional …

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McAleese & Associates: Fiscal 2020 Air Force Budget Request Includes $39B ‘Non-Blue’ Funding

A report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says the total U.S. Air Force budget request for fiscal year 2020 is roughly $205B, including $166B in “blue” funds and another $39B in “non-blue” funds. The service’s proposed FY 2020 budget seeks $46.1B in research, development, test and evaluation funds associated …

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BAE Gets $75M Contract for Facility Design, Construction Project at Army Ammunition Plant

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a potential $74.7M contract to design, build and commission a new facility at the service’s ammunition factory in Kingsport, Tenn. BAE said Tuesday it will construct the Recrystallization and Slurry Coating Formulation facility to modernize the process for manufacturing military products at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant. Mark Hellstern, director …

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Pacem Makes Defense Tech Market Push Through Amtec Less Lethal Systems Buy

Pacem Solutions International has completed its acquisition of tactical, operational and training equipment manufacturer Amtec Less Lethal Systems for an undisclosed sum. Falls Church, Va.-based Pacem said Thursday the deal would allow the company to expand into the defense and security markets across Middle East and Africa, East Europe and Asia. Michael Quesenberry, former president of ordnance and …

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General Dynamics, Northrop Subsidiary Awarded Potential $1.85B Army Ammo Supply Contract

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) ordnance and tactical systems business and Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) Alliant Techsystems Operations have secured positions on a potential five-year, $1.85B contract to manufacture ammunition products for the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Thursday both contractors will vie for task orders to supply ammo rounds in the 20 millimeter, 25mm, …

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BAE to Open New Ammo Production Line at UK Facility

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 18, 2018 — BAE Systems plans to invest $13.3 million to launch a new production line for 12.7-millimeter ammunition at the firm’s Radway Green plant in Crewe, England, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The British defense contractor said Wednesday it is working with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center …

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Mike Kahn: Orbital ATK Expands Missile Production Facilities to Support Readiness

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 17, 2018 —  Mike Kahn, defense group president at Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), has said the company has expanded weapons facilities to support readiness for the anticipated rise in the demand for munitions and missiles from the Defense Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company has also …

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Orbital ATK books $115M in Army small-caliber ammo orders

The U.S. Army has ordered more than $115 million worth of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber rounds from Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA). Orbital ATK said Tuesday it will produce the ammunition at a U.S. government-owned, contractor-operated manufacturing plant located in Independence, Missouri. The company has invested more than in research, development and capital resources at …

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US Advances Super Tucano Aircraft Sale to Nigeria Through LOA

The U.S. government has moved to advance the sale of 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft, weapons and related equipment to Nigeria, DefenceWeb reported Tuesday. Stuart Symington, U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, presented on Dec. 27 a letter of offer and acceptance to Sadique Abubakar, head of the Nigerian air force, in …

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Orbital ATK Secures $76M in Army Orders for Small-Caliber Ammunition

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 26, 2017 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) will supply 0.50-caliber ammunition to the U.S. Army under orders worth $76 million combined following a similar order for small-caliber rounds in April, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday its defense systems group will produce the ammunition at its Lake …

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