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Beechcraft to Replace Argentina’s Military Training Aircraft Under $88M Air Force FMS Contract

Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Beechcraft subsidiary has landed a one-year, $88.2 million “undefinitized” contract with the U.S. Air Force to build trainer aircraft and provide maintenance support and pilot training services for Argentina’s air force as part of a foreign military sales deal. The Defense Department said Tuesday Beechcraft will deliver four T-6C+ …

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Lockheed Secures $110M Navy Contract Modification for F-35 Block 3F Upgrade Support

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $109.6 million contract modification to support Block 3F upgrade of company-built F-35s. The Defense Department said Tuesday the modification covers the provision of 567 modification kits for offboard system hardware and turnaround assets as well as recurring labor for the completion of hardware and software upgrades. …

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Navy Exercises $100M Option on Northrop’s Large Aircraft IR Countermeasures Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a $99.5 million contract option from the U.S. Navy to support the integration of large aircraft infrared countermeasure systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Northrop will provide hardware such as weapon replaceable assemblies, support equipment, signal processors, 302 advanced threat warning sensors and 41 control indicator units …

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Raytheon to Support Navy Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Program Under Potential $490M Award

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has secured a potential four-year, $490.2 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide ship activation and engineering services for the service branch’s Zumwalt-class destroyer program. The Defense Department said Monday that Raytheon’s integrated defense systems business will activate, integrate, produce and test mission systems and equipment of Zumwalt-class ships. …

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Former Fluor Exec Kevin Leonard Joins Vectrus as Facility, Logistics Services SVP

Kevin Leonard, former vice president of contingency operations at Fluor‘s (NYSE: FLR) government group and a retired U.S. Army major general, has joined Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) as senior VP of the Colorado Springs-based company’s facility and logistics services business. Vectrus said that Leonard will oversee the unit’s efforts to develop and implement short- and long-term growth …

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Navy Awards Raytheon $79M Sidewinder Block II Sustainment Contract Modification

Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) missile systems business has received a $78.7 million contract modification to provide sustainment and support services for AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missiles of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force as well as 20 government clients under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Defense Department said Friday the modification covers repair, depot management, software …

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William LaPlante Appointed SVP, GM of Mitre’s National Security Center

William LaPlante, formerly a vice president of Mitre, has been appointed as senior vice president and general manager of the nonprofit research company’s Center for National Security. Mitre said Thursday LaPlante will lead efforts to increase the organization’s strategic value across its Defense Department, intelligence and cybersecurity portfolios. CNS is comprised of two Mitre-operated, federally …

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DLA Awards Potential $925M Contract to American Material Handling Equipment

American Material Handling Equipment has won a potential five-year, $925 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for the supply of material handling equipment to the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy as well as federal civilian agencies. DLA received 38 offers for the contract via a competitive acquisition process, the Defense Department said Thursday. …

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10 Companies Land $231M Contract Spots to Support Army Combined Arms Center

The U.S. Army has awarded 10 companies positions on a potential five-year, $231 million contract that covers non-personal services for the Army Combined Arms Center. The Defense Department said Wednesday contractors will vie for task orders to help CAC develop and produce training and education strategies, scientific human subject studies, doctrine, concepts, instruction and …

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DISA Adds VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure to vSphere STIG Framework; Bill Rowan Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 19, 2017 — VMware‘s (NYSE: VMW) vSAN hyper-converged infrastructure technology is now covered in its vSphere offering to the Defense Department under the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s updated Security Technical Implementation Guide, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Thursday the STIG certification verifies the compliance of vSphere and vSAN with security requirements …

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