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DRS, Laurel Technologies JV to Produce Tech Insertion Hardware for Navy Submarines

A DRS Technologies and Laurel Technologies joint venture will develop,  integrate and manufacture technology insertion hardware for the combat control and sonar systems of U.S. Navy submarines under a new $171.1 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The Defense Department said Monday that DRS Laurel Technologies‘ TIH will be installed on new Virginia-class submarines and upgrade the current systems on SSN 688i, …

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James Bahel Joins Leidos’ Integrated Systems Org as BD VP; Sam Gordy Comments

James Bahel, a 35-year intelligence veteran and former senior business development officer at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as vice president of BD for the company’s integrated systems group. He succeeds Mike Stewart, who has been named ISG operations manager, and will oversee the organization’s development …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary to Help Navy Engineer Nuclear Submarines

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary has received a $311 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide planning yard, engineering and technical services for the branch’s fleet of nuclear submarines. The contract’s value could increase to $1.5 billion over a five-year period if the Navy exercises all options, …

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Army Awards 11 Firms Shared $444M Contract for Test, Evaluation Support

The U.S. Army has awarded 11 companies positions on a potential five-year,  $444 million, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for test and evaluation support services, the Defense Department said Friday. The contract covers services such as database management support, test and safety management, analytical and verification support and studies and analysis, DoD said. Four small businesses won …

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NASA Taps 8 Firms for Construction, Nonconstruction Services to Glenn Research Center

Eight companies will compete for task orders under a new five-year NASA contract worth up to $200 million to provide construction and nonconstruction services to the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. NASA said Thursday that task orders will include include architecture and civil, mechanical and structural engineering,  demolition and design build, instrumentation and …

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State Department OKs $2.5B Ambush-Protected Vehicles Sale to UAE

The State Department has approved a foreign military sale of mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles and related support services totaling $2.5 billion to the United Arab Emirates. The UAE government wants to purchase modified MRAP vehicles,  MaxxPro LWB chassis, Expedient Armor Program capsules without armor,  MRAP recovery vehicles,  Caiman multiterrain vehicles without armor and MRAP all-terrain vehicles from …

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ARCTEC to Maintain U.S. Air Force Alaska Radar, Radio Sites; Mark Gray Comments

ARCTEC Alaska, an ASRC Federal Primus–ATCO Structures & Logistics joint venture, has won a $340 million contract to operate and maintain the U.S. Air Force‘s radar and radio sites located across Alaska. The joint venture will perform the services on 15 radar facilities of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command, …

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Exelis Spins Off Gov’t Services Arm ‘Vectrus’

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has completed the spinoff of its mission systems business unit into a standalone company called Vectrus. Vectrus will trade under the “VEC” ticker symbol beginning on Monday and aims to deliver information technology, infrastructure and supply chain management, network communication and logistics services in the government market, …

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Tom Enders: Airbus Explores Strategic Options for Defense, Security Tech Portfolio

Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus Group, has said the company is in talks with several interested parties for its defense electronics and border security technology assets, Reuters reported Thursday. “The decision is that clearly this is not a core business for us and we have started to discuss with possibly …

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SES Gov’t Services CEO Tip Osterthaler to Retire in March; Billy Bingham Comments

Tip Osterthaler, president and CEO of SES Government Solutions, plans to retire in March 2015 after nearly a decade at the helm of the satellite services provider. SES Government Solutions said Thursday a search committee within the board of directors will conduct an executive search for Osterthaler’s successor in order to enable the transition process to start early next year. …

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