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DARPA Taps Raytheon, Vencore Subsidiaries for IP Cyber Research Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) BBN Technologies subsidiary and Vencore‘s Applied Communication Sciences separate research contracts under the Edge-Directed Cyber Technologies for Reliable Mission program. BBN’s contract is worth $12.2 million and ACS’ contract has a value of $11.8 million, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Both agreements span across two 18-month phases …

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Boeing to Repair Minuteman III Guidance Set for $466M

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a $466.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to repair the guidance system of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. The Defense Department said Wednesday Boeing will perform missile guidance repairs at a facility in Newark, Ohio, through June 2, 2021. DoD has initially obligated $22.7 million from …

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Mark Von Schwarz Named President of L-3 Aerospace Systems; John McNellis Comments

Mark Von Schwarz, formerly president of the ISR and aircraft systems sector and mission integration division at L-3 Communications’ (NYSE: LLL) aerospace systems segment, has been named president of the segment. L-3 said Wednesday that Von Schwarz, who also assumes a senior vice president role at the company, will succeed John …

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Northrop Appoints Stuart Linsky, Mick Jaggers to Roles Under Aerospace Systems Unit

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has appointed Stuart Linsky as vice president of engineering and global product development for the aerospace systems business and Mick Jaggers as VP and program manager of the Global Hawk programs. The company said Wednesday Linsky will succeed retiring Peggy Nelson and lead the aerospace systems sector’s product delivery …

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Air Force Issues RFP for RD-180 Engine Replacement Program

The U.S. Air Force is seeking public-private investment proposals for the development of alternative Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle engines. USAF said Tuesday the solicitation comes under an initiative to replace the Russian-made RD-180 with locally made rocket propulsion systems. Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, commander of the Air Force’s Space and …

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Day1 Solutions Buys Vazata’s Public Sector Business

Cloud computing services company Day1 Solutions has acquired the public sector business unit of Vazata for an undisclosed sum and forged a hybrid cloud alliance with Vazata. Day1 Solutions said Tuesday it now owns Vazata’s infrastructure offering and cloud tools for the FedRAMP cloud initiative, as well as the latter company’s data center …

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Navy Orders $149M in Raytheon SM-6 Rounds; Mike Campisi Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $149 million contract modification to produce additional Standard Missile-6 systems for the U.S. Navy. The company will assemble the 74 SM-6 rounds, spares, containers and services at its Huntsville, Alabama-based facility, Raytheon said Tuesday. “Combatant commanders want their deployed ships armed with as many …

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Thales Raytheon JV to Update NATO Missile Command, Control System; Philippe Duhamel Comments

Thales Raytheon Systems has been awarded a $103.3 million contract to update the missile defense command and control system of NATO. The upgraded system would connect NATO’s Ramstein, Germany-based air command to national sensors and interceptors in order to implement missile defense plans, NATO said May 11. Thales Raytheon Systems will …

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Dean Bakeris Joins ICF International as Cybersecurity VP; Samuel Visner Comments

Dean Bakeris, formerly director of business development at BAE Systems, has joined ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) as vice president of the cybersecurity team. He will be responsible for the company’s federal business development initiatives in cybersecurity, ICF said Tuesday. “He will be a great asset to ICF’s continued growth in …

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Report: BAE, General Dynamics Awarded Army Combat Vehicle Design Contracts

BAE Systems and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) have been awarded contracts worth a combined $56 million to develop conceptual designs of an armored ground vehicle for the U.S. Army, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the companies will also perform trade studies, requirements analysis, modeling, simulation and capability assessments through …

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