Tag Archives: Defense Department

Weatherington: DoD Has Made ‘Huge Leap’ Forward in Unmanned Systems

The Department of Defense has made “a huge leap” forward in unmanned systems in five years, said Dyke Weatherington, currently performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD) (AT&L.) Speaking at the Potomac Officers …

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State Dept Approves $750M Training Services FMS Deal for Saudi Arabia

The State Department has authorized Saudi Arabia’s procurement of training services for the country’s air force and other military branches under a $750 million foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. Saudi Arabia’s blanket order training program will cover English language, flight, mobile, specialized and technical training services along with …

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Army Taps Beshenich Muir and Associates for $200M Training Support Contract

Beshenich Muir and Associates has won a potential $200 million contract for the provision of instructor and training support and development services to the U.S. Army. Twenty-five bids were submitted to the Army Contracting Command for the firm-fixed-price contract and work is scheduled to run through Oct. 27, 2021, the Defense Department said …

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Veterans Affairs Will Adopt DOD Electronic Healthcare Records Platform

The Veterans Affairs Department has decided that it will forego the usual technology acquisition process and implement the same electronic health records (EHR) platform as the Defense Department, according to an announcement today from Secretary David Shulkin. “Because of the urgency and the critical nature of this decision, I have …

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ANSER Subsidiary Enters Cooperative Deal with AFRL-Sponsored Consortium

Advanced Technology International, an Analytical Services (ANSER) subsidiary, has inked a cooperative deal with a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory-sponsored consortium which created a collaborative contract vehicle worth a potential $333 million. ANSER said Thursday the Metals Affordability Initiative was established to consolidate resources within the government and industry in a push …

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Air Force Selects 5 Firms for $95M Fairchild AFB Design-Build IDIQ

Bristol Design Build Services, Mirador Enterprises, MJ Takisaki, Rore and Tunista Construction have each received a spot on a potential $95 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force for design-build construction services. The Defense Department said Friday the 92nd Contracting Squadron from the Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington will obligate …

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Lockheed Martin Nabs $413M Air Force Contract for Lot 15 JASSM-ER Missiles

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $413.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to deliver 360 Lot 15 units of the company’s extended-range air-to-surface missile. The Defense Department said Thursday the contractor will produce the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range systems as well as provide tooling and test equipment. Jason Denney, program …

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Lockheed Gets $200M AF IDIQ to Sustain Airborne Targeting, Navigation Pods for 13 Int’l Clients

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a $200 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to help 13 foreign military sales customers sustain Sniper advanced targeting pods and Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night navigation pods. The Defense Department said Thursday work will include depot-level repair and return of line replaceable units; LANTIRN …

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Navy Picks Booz Allen, Solute, Geocent for C4ISR Systems Engineering Services

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), Solute and Geocent will compete for task orders under a U.S. Navy contract to provide systems engineering and integration support for the Defense Department’s command, control, computers, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific received six offers for the …

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Boeing to Update F/A-18, EA-18G Ancillary Hardware, Software Under $86M Navy Award

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received an $86.3 million contract modification to perform ancillary hardware and software upgrades to the F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft of the U.S. Navy and six international government customers. The modification includes foreign military sales to Australia, Canada, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia and Switzerland, the Defense Department said Wednesday. DoD added the Naval Air Warfare Center …

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