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Navy Orders Northrop Mission Computers for Marine Corps’ Viper, Venom Choppers

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide mission computers to the U.S. Marine Corps for two types of attack helicopters under a $10.6 million low-rate initial production contract. The Marines use the company’s second-generation Flight Pro computers on the UH‑1Y Venom and AH‑1Zk Viper helicopters and plans to install the third-generation computer …

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Tony Smeraglinolo: Engility Lands Contract to Help Air Force Manage Sentinel UAVs

Engility (NYSE: EGL) will administer networks and manage security for the U.S. Air Force‘s RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned aerial vehicles under a three-year,  $11 million contract. The company will carry out operational tasks on the Sentinels for the Air Combat Command’s 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, Engility said Thursday. …

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Mark Forman Returns to TASC as IT, Cloud Services VP; Bruce Phillips Comments

Mark Forman, co-founder and former CEO of Government Transaction Services LLC, has joined TASC as vice president for information technology and cloud services. The 29-year industry veteran previously worked at TASC from 1985 to 1989 and will be responsible for the company’s cybersecurity, cloud, mobile and data analytics initiatives, TASC said Wednesday. “His leadership …

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Mary Ann Hopkins: Parsons to Perform Environmental Remediation Work for Air Force

Parsons Corp. has been selected to conduct environmental remediation at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s forward operating site in Galena, Alaska. The company will work to construct and maintain remediation systems for contaminated soil and groundwater, the company said Tuesday. “Parsons has supported AFCEC with planning, environmental, and remediation services …

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Australia to Buy 58 Lockheed F-35 Jets for $12B

Australia will purchase 58 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 fighter jets for nearly $11.64 billion in addition to the 14 planes the country ordered in 2009, Reuters reported Wednesday. Matt Siegal and Andrea Shalal report that Australia intends to give its air force enough jets to create three operational squadrons …

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Geoffrey Godet: Flatirons Solutions Buys CORENA to Target Aerospace, Defense Clients

Flatirons Solutions has moved to expand its content lifecycle management offerings by acquiring CORENA, a software development company based in Europe. Geoffrey Godet, CEO of Flatirons Solutions, said Tuesday the company intends to help meet the cloud requirements of customers in the aerospace and defense industries through the acquisition. Flatirons …

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Raytheon Lands $750M Int’l TOW Missile Sale

An unidentified country has agreed to purchase 14, 000 Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) missiles from the U.S. government under a three-year, $750 million foreign military sales agreement. Raytheon said Wednesday that the country intends to build up its border defense posture and sovereignty by ordering the tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided missiles. The contract’s base period of …

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Mac Curtis: The SI Org Eyes Adjacent Market Growth Through QinetiQ NA Services Group Buy

The SI Organization has moved to grow its footprint in fields such as cybersecurity and analytics by agreeing to purchase QinetiQ North America‘s services and solutions group. The SI expects to close the deal in the second quarter of calendar year 2014 after regulatory approvals have been completed, the company …

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Jacobs Inks Deal to Buy Verizon’s Federal Network Systems Subsidiary; Robert Norfleet Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has moved to grow its presence in the intelligence community by agreeing to acquire Verizon‘s (NYSE: VZ) Federal Network Systems subsidiary for an undisclosed sum. Jacobs expects to close the deal for the 750-employee subsidiary in the summer of calendar year 2014, Jacobs said Tuesday. Robert Norfleet, a …

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Former NASA CFO Ronald Spoehel Joins GDEF as Director; Damian Perl Comments

Ronald Spoehel, former chief financial officer at NASA, has been appointed to the board of directors at Global Defense and National Security Systems (NASDAQ: GDEF). He will officially start the role on April 28 and succeed John Gannon, who will depart for a senior advisory position within the U.S. government, GDEF said …

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