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Sikorsky-Boeing Team to Develop Helicopter for US Army Demo Program; Mick Maurer Comments

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Boeing (NYSE: BA) will jointly develop a helicopter for the first phase of the U.S. Army’s joint multi-role technology demonstrator program. The Sikorsky-Boeing team will continue its work to build the SB>1 Defiant medium-lift helicopter and configure it to Sikorsky’s X2 coaxial design, Sikorsky said Tuesday. Both …

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Idaho Nat’l Lab Taps 5 Firms for UAS Data Link Program; Cubic’s Dave Schmitz Comments

Five companies have been contracted to help build a common data link for small unmanned aircraft systems as part of a two-phase program run by the Idaho National Laboratory program. Contractors will work to develop a waveform for the future Bandwidth Efficient Common Data Link system, the laboratory says on FedBizOpps. Idaho National …

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Lockheed Names Brian Colan Chief Accounting Officer

Brian Colan, vice president and controller of Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) electronic systems and missiles and fire control segments, has been appointed to the roles of VP, controller and chief accounting officer. The company said Tuesday Colan, who will start in the new roles Aug. 18, will be responsible for the company’s financial …

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Stephen Layfield Joins X2 Biosystems as Gov’t, Industrial President; Howard Green Comments

Stephen Layfield, a retired major general from the U.S. Army, has joined X2 Biosystems as president of the company’s government and industrial division. Howard Green, X2 Biosystems’ CEO, said Tuesday that Layfield will be responsible for the division’s growth and profitability strategies. “His depth of knowledge and experience will be a true asset …

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Angus Cockburn to Join Serco Group as CFO

Angus Cockburn, acting chief executive of power generation firm Aggreko, will join Serco Group at the end of October as chief financial officer for the U.K.-based government services contractor. He will also join Serco’s board and succeed Andrew Jenner, who will remain as group CFO through Sept. 30, the company …

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Richard Jacik to Lead Acentia’s Health Arm as Sector Exec, SVP

Richard Jacik, formerly vice president and senior account executive at CGI (NYSE: GIB), has joined Acentia as senior vice president and sector executive for health, succeeding the retiring Mike Raymond. He will report to Robert McCord, president and chief operating officer, as he manages business strategy for the health sector and the …

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IBM Buys Cloud Services Firm Lighthouse Security Group; Kris Lovejoy Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has moved to further build its identity and access management offering by acquiring the Lighthouse Security Group subsidiary from Lighthouse Computer Services. Kris Lovejoy, general manager of IBM Security Services, said Monday that IBM made the transaction in order to develop an IAM portfolio that combines both analytics technology and managed …

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Bill Kasting: ATK Continues to Provide Anti-Radiation Guided Missile to Navy

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has won a $96.2 million contract to produce the third lot of advanced produce anti-radiation guided missile system for the U.S. Navy and the branch’s allies. ATK will also kick off the third full-rate production of the captive air training missiles for the U.S. Navy and Italian Air …

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Erwin Bieber: BAE Eyes Portfolio Focus With Land Systems South Africa Divestiture

BAE Systems and DGD Technologies 2001 are planning to sell their holdings in the Land Systems South Africa defense company to Denel SOC, a state-owned aerospace and defense company in South Africa, for an estimated $80 million. BAE said Monday that Denel would own LSSA in its entirety as DGD proposed to sell its 25-percent …

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Rich Bristow: Cubic Continues Support for U.S. Tactical Simulation Hub in South Korea

Cubic (NASDAQ: CUB) has won a potential $57 million contract to help the U.S. Army run a South Korea-based facility that conducts simulated tactical exercises for U.S. troops deployed worldwide. The company said Monday its applications business will provide support services at the Korea Battle Simulation Center for six base …

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