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DoD Signs $135M in Agreements to Help Five Contractors Strengthen Domestic Supply Chain

The Department of Defense has signed agreements worth $135M combined with five vendors under Defense Production Act Title 3 to help sustain critical workforce capabilities and broaden domestic production capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those contracts were signed with Bethel Industries, General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) aviation subsidiary, Spirit AeroSystems, Steel America and Allied Systems.

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DoD to Use $688M in CARES Act Funds to Support Aircraft Propulsion, Shipbuilding Industries

The Department of Defense plans to use $688M in funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to address the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the defense industrial base and promote local job creation efforts, Defense News reported Tuesday.

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DLA Picks Two Firms for Small Arms Protective Insert Delivery Contracts Totaling $105M

Two companies have won contracts worth a combined $105.4M to supply medium-sized body armor inserts to the U.S. Army and Air Force. The Defense Logistics Agency received three bids for both firm-fixed-price contracts and will pay for orders using fiscal 2019 defense working capital funds, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

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Rod Reum: Mission Ready Seeks Tactical Portfolio Growth in Buy of ForceOne Armor Business Assets

Mission Ready Services’ PTF Manufacturing division has purchased ForceOne’s armor business manufacturing assets for an undisclosed sum. The deal also includes ForceOne’s 23 certifications for products that comply with the National Institute of Justice’s ballistic resistance standard for body armor, list of customers and trademark, Mission Ready said Thursday. Rod Reum, …

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Battelle Lands Potential $150M Army Chemical, Bioscience R&D BPA

Battelle has received a potential five-year, $150 million blanket purchase agreement to support research and development initiatives of the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. The nonprofit agency will provide assistance in biosciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences, toxicology and obscurants studies to the research and development directorate, Battelle said Monday. Columbus, Ohio-based …

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BAE Systems Wins Deal to Provide Army with Better Body Armor

BAE Systems won a $35 million contract from the Army to provide 60, 000 Improved Outer Tactical Vests that are lighter and provide better protection. “This order represents the continued confidence the U.S. government has in our ability to consistently produce and deliver body armor that meets all of the …

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