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Weekly Roundup December 12 – December 16, 2016: Impending Moves for Boeing Defense, Mark Sopp & more

December 12 – December 16, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson This week reminded us that change is always a constant in the government contracting arena as we learned of an impending relocation by a large defense contractor and the …

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UK Air Force Considers MBDA Brimstone Missiles for General Atomics’ Certifiable Predator B

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 16, 2016 — The U.K. air force has expressed plans to equip its General Atomics-built Certifiable Predator B unmanned aircraft systems with MBDA‘s Brimstone precision strike missiles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. MBDA said Dec. 8 it will partner with the Defense Department, the U.K ministry of defense and General Atomics’ …

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Raytheon to Begin Air Force Cryptographic Unit Production Under Potential $459M IDIQ Award

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has secured a potential five-year, $459 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to begin full-rate production of cryptographic units designed to help the U.S. Air Force secure voice and data communications. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will build the devices in Indiana and Florida through Dec. 15, 2021 as part of the VINSON/Advanced Narrowband …

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Bell Boeing Secures $412M in Navy Contract Modifications to Repair Osprey Aircraft Parts

A joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Bell Helicopter has received two contract modifications worth potentially $411.9 million combined to repair various parts of the U.S. Navy‘s V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The Bell Boeing Joint Program Office secured a $246.2 million delivery order modification that contains a one-year base and a one-year option period which, if exercised, …

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Lockheed’s Venture Capital Arm Buys Minority Stake in Chip Maker IQ-Analog

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has purchased a minority stake in San Diego-based semiconductor firm IQ-Analog for an undisclosed amount through the former’s venture capital arm, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Doug Cameron writes the move is part of Lockheed’s efforts to tap emerging technology firms as the Defense Department seeks technology …

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Navy Awards Lockheed $181M F-35 Logistics, Sustainment Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) aeronautics business a $181.2 million contract modification to perform recurring logistics and sustainment work on F-35 fighter jets for U.S. and foreign military customers. The modification covers ground maintenance, action request resolution, depot activation, operations and maintenance, reliability, maintainability and health management implementation and …

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3 Firms Land Spots on $99M Army High-Explosive Mortar Cartridge Support Contract

Three companies have secured positions on a potential five-year, $99.5 million contract to help the U.S. Army load, assemble and pack 60- and 81-millimeter high-explosive mortar cartridges. American Ordnance, Day & Zimmermann and Canadian Commercial Corp. will perform services under the shared firm-fixed-price contract through Nov. 30, 2021, the Defense Department said Thursday. The …

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CACI, Qlarion Vet Ian Graham Joins Salient CRGT as Data Analytics & Business Solutions VP

Ian Graham, formerly vice president for the federal division at information technology and services firm Qlarion, has joined Salient CRGT as VP for data analytics and business solutions. Graham will be responsible for the company’s efforts to grow its data analytics and big data portfolio as well as oversee data analytics …

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Trace Systems Wins Potential $219M DISA Contract to Support Military Internet Program

Trace Systems has won a potential seven-year, $219 million contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide internet connectivity infrastructure for service members to connect with their families and friends. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will support DISA’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Internet Cafe Program that seeks to help deployed U.S. troops conduct online transactions …

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Raytheon Gets $110M Navy Contract Modification for Air, Missile Defense S-Band Radar, Controller Production

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential one-year, $110.1 million contract modification to begin fiscal 2017 low-rate initial production of S-band radars and radar suite controllers for the U.S. Navy. The modification seeks to exercise an option in a contract awarded in 2013 in support of the service branch’s Air and …

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