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General Dynamics Secures Potential $1B Armored Vehicle Supply Deal With Romania

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has secured a potential $1 billion contract to provide 227 infantry fighting vehicles to Romania’s armed forces. The company said Friday its European land systems division will supply Piranha 5 units in six configurations as part of the Romanian army’s efforts to update its fleet of wheeled armored vehicles. “We …

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DMEA Picks 3 to Offer Engineering Services Under $800M ATSP4 Small Business Contract Vehicle

The Defense Microelectronics Activity has awarded three companies positions on a potential 10-year, $800 million contract vehicle to provide engineering services to help the agency develop technology insertions and applications in support of the Defense Department’s requirements. The award is for the small business track of the Advanced Technology Support Program …

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Gus Bontzos to Head Peraton’s Defense & Electronic Warfare Sector; Stu Shea Comments

Gus Bontzos, formerly vice president and general manager of Peraton’s former advanced solutions organization, has been appointed president of the Herndon, Virginia-based company’s defense and electronic warfare sector. The defense and electronic warfare is one of the two newly established sectors that will serve as Peraton’s research-and-development center and support work …

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Rockwell Collins’ Shareholders OK UTC Merger; Kelly Ortberg Comments

Shareholders at Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) have cleared a deal for United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) to acquire the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor for approximately $30 billion. Holders of at least 72 percent of outstanding shares in Rockwell Collins as of record date voted to approve the transaction during the Thursday …

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Report: James Kavanaugh to Succeed Martin Schroeter as IBM CFO

James Kavanaugh, formerly senior vice president for transformation and operations at IBM (NYSE: IBM), has been named chief financial officer of the company, Reuters reported Thursday. Kavanaugh’s appointment took effect Thursday and he will succeed Martin Schroeter, who will replace the retiring Bruno Di Leo as SVP for global markets, …

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Retired Navy Vice Adm. Carol Pottenger Joins Serco’s US Board; Dave Dacquino Comments

Carol Pottenger, a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral and former senior U.S. flag officer at NATO, has joined the board of directors at Serco Inc., the British contractor’s Americas region subsidiary. Her 36-year military career has included roles such as division officer, department head, executive officer and commanding officer aboard combat …

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Sikorsky Awarded $194M Saudi Arabia UH-60M Helicopter FMS Contract

Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky subsidiary has received a potential $193.8 million U.S. Army foreign military sales contract to supply modernized units of the Black Hawk medium-lift helicopter platform to Saudi Arabia. Sikorsky will manufacture eight UH-60Ms for the Saudi Arabian National Guard and another nine for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Airborne Special …

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General Dynamics’ Gulfstream Secures $118M US Military Aircraft Logistics Contract Option

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary has received a potential $118.3 million contract modification to extend contractor logistics support for the U.S. military’s the C-20  and C-37 fleet. Gulfstream Aerospace will continue to support both military aircraft platforms for the  U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy through Aug. 31, the Defense Department said Thursday. The modification …

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NASA Taps HX5 for Potential $377M NASA Glenn Center Support Contract

HX5 has received a potential seven-year, $376.8 million contract to provide engineering, research and scientific support services to NASA‘s Glenn Research Center. NASA said Thursday the Glenn Engineering and Research Support contract has a two-year base period slated to commence April 1, followed by a two-year option, another one-year option and a two-year …

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Govplace Hires Tech Industry Vet Steve Hoffman as Sales VP

Steve Hoffman, former area vice president at Micro Focus‘ government solutions business, has joined information technology provider Govplace as vice president of sales. Reston, Virginia-based Govplace said Wednesday Hoffman will lead the company’s go-to-market sales strategy and serve on the executive team. He will report directly to CEO Adam Robinson. In his …

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