Tag Archives: DOD

Thales to Buy Florida-based SATCOM Company

Thales Communications today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire satellite communications firm, Tampa Microwave. The acquisition is conditional upon receiving certain regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2012. Tampa Microwave will operate as a subsidiary of Thales Communications, Inc., a Thales USA …

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George Helm to Lead Harris RF Communications’ DoD Business

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has named George Helm president of its RF Communications division’s Defense Department business unit, as part of a dual executive move announcement today. He will succeed Brendan O’Connell, who was appointed to lead the division’s international tactical communications business. GovConExecutive has more information on O’Connell’s new position, here. Helm …

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Boeing Submits Proposal to Army for Production of 155 CH-47F Helicopters

Boeing  (NYSE: BA) has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Army for a multi-year contract for the production and delivery of 155 CH-47F helicopters. The second five-year, firm fixed-price proposal would provide the Army with close to the full complement of 464 Chinooks outlined in the U.S. Defense Department’s program of …

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Harris to Provide Avionics Infrastructure for Lockheed F-35 Production

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to provide avionics infrastructure components for the Defense Department‘s F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. The contract covers the production of up to 32 additional aircraft with more than 90 low-rate initial production aircraft under contract to date. More …

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BAE Wins $134 Million Howitzer Task Order

BAE Systems has been selected by the Defense Department to provide lightweight M777 howitzers to begin equipping the U.S. Army infantry brigade combat teams. The $134 million task order is scheduled to be completed in Oct. 2013. “This latest order reinforces the system’s credentials while continuous development of sub-system enhancements …

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DISA Taps HP to Assess DOD Enterprise Network, IT Systems

The Defense Information Systems Agency has selected HP Enterprise Services (NYSE: HPQ) to pilot a program that will test for vulnerabilities in Defense Department enterprise networks and IT systems. The company will provide project management,  implementation and training services for the assured compliance assessment solution pilot and assess network compliance with department standards. “DISA needs a cybersecurity …

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GovCon Wire’s September M&A Activity Recap; Contractors Active Across Industry

While no clear sector focus dominated the merger and acquisition landscape in September, government contractors remained busy, closing on several interesting healthcare and cybersecurity deals and divesting some operations. The eight acquisitions GovCon Wire recorded were down from the 11 reported in August, but executive moves ramped up to seasonal …

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BAE Wins $47 Million IDIQ for Navigation Warfare System

BAE Systems‘ information and electronics business has been awarded a $47 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to develop a navigation warfare system to replace GPS receivers for the Trinity program. The sensor would be developed on multiple Defense Department platforms and increase the number of future weapon systems operating in electromagnetic environments. The weapons …

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Lockheed Completes Acquisition of Medical Services Contractor QTC Holdings

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed its acquisition of QTC Holdings, the largest provider of outsourced medical evaluation services to the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. QTC provides IT case management services and health care expertise. It processed more than 450, 000 evaluations last year. …

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Lockheed to Upgrade Infrastructure for DoD, Coalition Partner Intelligence Network

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a contract to upgrade the infrastructure that allows the U.S. Defense Department to share intelligence data with coalition partners and other federal agencies. The company will provide the distributed common ground system multi-service execution team office with an upgrade the DCGS’ integration backbone. DCGS distributes intelligence from manned …

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