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Saab to Update USSOCOM’s Carl-Gustaf Weapon System; Gorgen Johansson Comments

Saab has won a potential five-year, $187 million contract with the U.S. Special Operations Command to supply new Carl-Gustaf weapon systems to the command. USSOCOM has placed a $14.3 million initial order for the portable weapon, Saab said Wednesday. The contract follows a previous deal between Saab and USSOCOM for …

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BAE Systems to Build Offshore Patrol Ships for U.K. Royal Navy

BAE Systems has won a $581 million contract to develop three offshore patrol vessels for Britain’s Royal Navy, Reuters reported Tuesday. Sarah Young writes the U.K. government intends for the ships to support counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling missions. BAE Systems’ 800 shipbuilders will build the vessels at its shipyards on the …

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Mike Knowles, Mike Twyman Join Cubic’s Defense Leadership Team

Mike Knowles and Mike Twyman, veterans in the defense business, have both joined Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) in executive roles within the San Diego-based company’s defense business unit. Knowles has been named vice president and deputy general manager of the air ranges and Live-Virtual-Constructive integrated training campaign business segment, Cubic said Wednesday. Twyman …

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Lockheed Awarded $212M to Maintain Army’s Air Defense Missiles

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $212 million contract to support the U.S. Army aviation and missile command’s air defense missile systems. Lockheed will provide maintenance and surveillance services for the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 out of its facilities across the U.S., the company said Monday. Lockheed will deliver similar services to …

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AFCEA International Elects Linda Gooden to Chair of the Board

Linda Gooden has been named to assume the position as AFCEA International‘s chair of the board of directors, overseeing the association’s various committees and actively participating in the AFCEA Educational Foundation. Gooden has more than 15 years experience of working in the aerospace and defense community through AFCEA, serving roles …

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Air Force Awards Lockheed $2B for Missile Warning Satellite Production

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $1.86 billion fixed-price contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for work to complete production of two satellites as part of a system designed to give early warnings of ballistic missile launches. Lockheed said Tuesday that the Space Based Infrared System is intended to have …

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Deltek’s Ashley Bergander Previews Multi-Billion Dollar 4Q Contracts

Contract vehicles worth $13 billion combined for information technology services at the departments of Defense, Commerce and State are upcoming in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Ashley Bergander, a research manager at Deltek, writes that DoD plans to hold an industry day early next …

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Preferred Systems Solutions Acquires Buys Envision Technical Services; Scott Goss Comments

Preferred Systems Solutions has acquired Envision Technical Services, a provider of applications to intelligence and defense clients, for an undisclosed sum. Scott Goss, president and CEO of PSS, said Tuesday the company intends to grow its services and offerings for the national security community through the transaction. “The acquisition of …

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Raytheon to Upgrade Navy’s Phalanx Weapon Systems

Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $115.5 million contract to upgrade the U.S. Navy’s Phalanx close-in weapon systems. The company will work to remanufacture and modernize the computer-controlled radar and 20-mm gun system, Raytheon said Wednesday. Work is scheduled to complete in September 2017 under the contract that …

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John Hillen: GovCon Services Market ‘Leaving Its Teenage Years, ‘ Entering New Maturation Phase

The GovCon services market is entering a new phase of maturity and leaving a part of a nearly five-decade timespan that “might be seen as its teenage years, ” former Sotera Defense Solutions CEO John Hillen wrote in a May 20 guest column for Washington Technology. Hillen,  executive in residence …

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