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MDA Considers Splitting Up Ground-Based Missile Defense System Contract; Vice Adm. Jon Hill Quoted

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The Missile Defense Agency plans to conduct a competition to split up the modernization and sustainment contract for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system designed to counter intercontinental ballistic missile threats, Defense News reported Thursday.

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Govini Tracks Pentagon’s Use of OTAs, SBIR Contracts; Tara Murphy Dougherty Quoted

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Govini analyzed the Department of Defense’s use of other transaction authorities and Small Business Innovation Research contracts between fiscal year 2015 and FY 2019 and found that the two contracting methods accounted for 10 percent, or $9.6B, of DoD’s spending on research, development, test and evaluation operations in 2019, Defense News reported Wednesday.

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Aerospace Defense Firms Launch Measures to Avoid COVID-19 Spread; Ellen Lord Quoted

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Boeing (NYSE: BA), Textron’s (NYSE: TXT) Bell subsidiary and other aerospace defense manufacturers have increased cleaning efforts and implemented telework capabilities, social distancing and other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and maintain operations, FlightGlobal reported Friday. Other companies that have initiated similar efforts are Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Sikorsky and AeroVironment.

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Boeing, Lockheed Get $431M in Space Force Contracts for Satcom Payload Development

The Space Force has awarded a $240M contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and a $191M contract to Boeing (NYSE: BA) to develop payloads to help the service branch secure military satellite communications. The two companies will help the new service branch develop Protected Tactical Satcom payloads for a family-of-systems architecture designed to provide anti-jam, beyond line-of-sight communications to tactical warfighters, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday.

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