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Northrop Vet Mike Edwards Named DigitalGlobe VP, Senior Adviser for Defense Programs

Mike Edwards, formerly corporate director of space, intelligence and cyber at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has joined Maxar Technologies‘ (NYSE: MAXR)  DigitalGlobe business as vice president and senior adviser for defense programs. DigitalGlobe said Thursday Edwards will report to President Dan Jablonsky andlead the satellite operator’s work with the Defense Department and partnerships with aerospace and defense …

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Rolls-Royce Gets $420M USAF IDIQ for Aircraft Engine Sustainment Services

Rolls-Royce has received a potential six-year, $420 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to sustain F137 military aircraft engines. The company will maintain, repair and overhaul the engine technology as well as sustaining engineering and program management support, the Defense Department said Tuesday. F137 currently powers USAF’s RQ-4 Global Hawk and the U.S. Navy‘s MQ-4C Triton …

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Boeing-Bell JV Gets $4.2B Contract Modification to Build Tiltrotor Aircraft for US Military, Japan

A joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Bell Helicopter subsidiary has been awarded a potential $4.19 billion contract modification to produce different variants of the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft for three U.S. military services and the Japanese government. Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office will provide 39 CMV-22B units to the U.S. Navy, …

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Raytheon to Produce Griffin Missiles for SOCOM Under Potential $315M IDIQ

Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) missile systems business has landed a potential $315 million  contract to provide Griffin missiles to the U.S. Special Operations Command along with product upgrade, operations and sustainment services. SOCOM will use fiscal 2018 research, development, testing and evaluation funds to cover the contract’s minimum value and obligate additional funds with …

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Lockheed to Start Low-Rate Initial Production of Joint Air-to-Ground Missile System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 29, 2018 — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Joint Air-to-Ground Missile has received a “milestone C” decision from the Defense Department’s defense acquisition board, allowing the company to commence the low-rate initial production of the weapon system, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the board granted …

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SAIC Wins Potential $197M IDIQ to Help Sustain Navy Tactical Networks

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has won a potential five-year, $196.5 million contract to help the U.S. Navy sustain integrated tactical networks ashore and afloat. The contract contains a $116.2 million base value over a three-year period that runs through June 27, 2021, and a two-year option that could extend work …

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Raytheon Picked to Develop Prototype Under Navy UAV Swarming Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 28, 2018 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will build a prototype naval platform for the U.S. Navy‘s Low Cost UAV Swarming Technology program under a potential $29.7 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday it selected the company for the development of the LOCUST “innovative naval prototype” …

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Air Force Awards $896M in Warhead Production Contracts to Two Firms

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $476.9 million contract to Superior Forge and Steel Corp. and a $419.6 million contract to A. Finkl & Sons Co. to manufacture BLU-137/B penetrator warheads. Both indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts cover a guaranteed production of 300 warhead bodies during the first year of work and four-year options for up …

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BAE Unit to Supply Additional Laser Guided Rockets Under $224M Navy Delivery Order Modification

A BAE Systems business unit has received a $224.3 million delivery order modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional laser-guided rockets to domestic and foreign military sales customers. BAE’s information and electronic systems integration will build 10,185 more Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems II under lot 7 full-rate production, the Defense …

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Chenega Unit Lands MDA Contract for Security Services; Timothy Lamb Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 27, 2018 — A subsidiary of Chenega will provide security and access control services in support of the Missile Defense Agency under a potential $44.9 million contract that runs through July 2023, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said June 20 Chantilly, Va.-based Chenega Infinity will help secure MDA enterprise support …

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