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QinetiQ NA Wins Int’l Robot Order from Iraq’s Military; JD Crouch Comments

QinetiQ North America has won a $20 million contract to build military robots for Iraq’s military forces to fulfill a foreign sales agreement with that country. QNA will engineer TALON IV robots at its Waltham, Mass.-based facility and expects to finish work in March 2014 under the firm-fixed-price contract, QinetiQ …

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Chirantan Desai Appointed EMC Emerging Technology Products President; David Goulden Comments

Chirantan Desai, formerly executive vice president of information management at Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), has joined EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) as president of the emerging technology products division. Desai will oversee the development of new products and new business groups that focus on disruptive technologies,  EMC said Thursday. He will report to David …

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Army Awards $4B Communications, Transmissions Systems IDIQ

Twelve companies have positions on a $4.1 billion contract to provide communications and transmissions systems to the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Rock Island Arsenal received 24 bids for the firm-fixed-price, non-option-eligible, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Funding for each contractor will be determined based on task orders. …

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Boeing Wins $225M for Navy Poseidon Flight Trainers

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $225 million contract modification to provide flight trainers and related equipment to the U.S. Navy for the branch’s fleet of P-8A Poseidon planes. This modification covers low rate initial production lot four and full rate production lot one aircraft, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The …

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Alion Wins $43M Navy Operational Test Services IDIQ Spot; Greg Bryant Comments

Alion Science and Technology Inc. has won a position on a $43 million contract to provide test and evaluation services for a U.S. Navy program to assess various systems. The company will help the Navy review acquisition system documents and build integrated assessment frameworks, , Alion said Wednesday. Alion will also help …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary Wins $152M for Navy Lead Yard Services

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary has won a $152.4 million contract modification to perform lead-yard work on nuclear-powered submarines for the U.S. Navy. General Dynamics Electric Boat will help the Navy maintain and update architectural drawings and technology insertions for each Virginia-class attack submarine during its construction and post-shakedown …

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Exelis Wins $115M Comm System Tools Order; Nick Bobay Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has won a $115 million contract to build communications system components and operator training for an unnamed international customer. The company will engineer the SpearNet radio units, the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System and the VRC-92 radio system configurations at its Fort Wayne, Ind.-based facility, the …

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MITRE to Run Natl Security Engineering Center for $626M

MITRE Corp. has received a $626.2 million contract from the U.S. Army to help manage a federally funded research and development center focused on national defense and intelligence strategies. The nonprofit organization will help operate the National Security Engineering Center under incremental funding from fiscal 2013 research, development, testing and …

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ATK to Convert 120 Anti-Radiation Missiles for $102M

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has been awarded a $102, 426, 881 contract to convert 120 anti-radiation missiles into all-up-rounds and captive air training missiles for the U.S. Navy and both Italy and Australia under foreign military sales agreements. The U.S. is acquiring 97 converted missiles, Italy is purchasing 15 and Australia …

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Tetra Tech Adds Six States to EPA ‘Superfund’ Contract Portfolio; Dan Batrack Comments

Tetra Tech (NASDAQ: TTEK) has won a five-year, $48 million contract to help the Environmental Protection Agency run an emergency response system in six states. The company has worked on 18 EPA Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team contracts since 1995, the company said Wednesday. “With this contract, Tetra Tech now …

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