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Raytheon to Supply F/A-18 Configuration D Kits Under $91M Navy Contract

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has secured a $90.8 million contract to refurbish components on the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of F/A-18 Hornet multirole aircraft. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Raytheon will provide 206 retrofit components and four validation and verification kits for F/A-18 Configuration D as part of three engineering change proposals. Hornet fighter jets are …

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SOCOM Adds Arcturus to Potential $475M UAS ISR Contract

Arcturus UAV has won a spot under a potential five-year, $475 million contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday the contract has four one-year ordering periods followed by one six-month ordering period. Boeing‘s (NYSE: …

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DoD Requests Additional 5% 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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Navy Taps 4 Firms for Nonlethal Weapon R&D Services

Four companies will compete for task orders under a U.S. Navy contract to provide research and development support for nonlethal weapons systems across a range of capability functional and technology areas. The Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Indian Head explosive ordnance disposal technology division in Maryland received 11 offers for the …

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Defense Contractors will be Held to Higher Cyber Standards

Defense contractors will soon be held to the same cybersecurity standards that the Defense Department has implemented  in recent years, according to a top IT official at the Pentagon. “The cyberthreat is not going away; we have to defend our networks and systems, and you’re part of that defense,” acting …

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Austal USA Lands $584M Navy Contract for Littoral Combat Ship Construction

Austal’s U.S. arm has received a potential five-year, $584.2 million contract to build a Littoral Combat Ship for the U.S. Navy. The fixed-price-incentive contract covers LCS class services and integrated data environment assistance and includes options for post-delivery availability support and construction of additional LCS vessels, the Defense Department said Friday. Austal …

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Boecore Wins $93M IDIQ to Help Air Force Operate Shared Early Warning System

Boecore has won a potential five-year, $93 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to sustain, operate and maintain a shared early warning system designed to alert the U.S., NATO and foreign partner nations of ballistic missile launches. Seven offers were submitted to the Air Force for the SEWS support indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and …

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Lockheed Gets Potential $1.2B Navy Contract for Sonar System Engineering Services

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a potential $1.17 billion contract from the U.S. Navy to engineer sonar technology under the Technical Insertion 18-20 Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion program. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract with an initial value of $130.8 million covers engineering development support for A-RCI modernization requirements and …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary Awarded $203M for Design Support on Navy Columbia-Class Submarines

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary has received a $203.1 million contract modification to increase design support for the U.S. Navy‘s Columbia-class nuclear submarines. The service branch awarded the modification as part of the Navy and the U.K.’s joint Common Missile Compartment program, the Defense Department said Thursday. The Pentagon issued …

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Govt Services Vet Ken Newcomer Joins MCR as Business Devt SVP

Ken Newcomer, former vice president of business development at ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI), has joined program management services contractor MCR Federal as senior VP for business development. MCR said Wednesday Newcomer will be responsible for helping grow the company’s contract opportunities with the Defense Department and federal civilian agencies. “Ken has a proven track …

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