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USAF Considers Air Force One Contract Split as Frank Kendall Seeks More Contract Competitions

The U.S. Air Force is looking into a potential splitting of work on the future presidential plane between Boeing (NYSE: BA) and other contractors as Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall recently pushed for more competitive contracts. Tony Capaccio reports Thursday for Bloomberg News that Kendall has noted a low contract competition rate at DoD and …

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Report: Northrop Expecting Multiyear, $4B Navy Contract for Hawkeye Aircraft

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is set to receive a five-year, $3.86 billion contract by the end of June to provide the U.S. Navy with 25 new carrier-based surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, Bloomberg Businessweek reported Thursday. Tony Capaccio writes the future contract was revealed in a notice sent by Pentagon acquisitions chief …

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Boeing Sets Company Sales Record in FY 2013; Jim McNerney Comments

Boeing set a company record for sales in its 2013 fiscal year and attributed the number to sales of commercial aircraft and military equipment despite sequestration cuts on the U.S. defense budget, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Brendan McGarry writes the airplane maker had a 6-percent revenue increase from fiscal 2012 …

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Potomac Officers Club Presenting Post-Sequestration Symposium

The Potomac Officers Club is hosting a summit for GovCon executives and government leaders to collaborate and share ideas on how to navigate a new era involving sequestration. “Thriving in the post-Sequestration GovCon era” will take place May 14 at the Ritz Carlton Tysons in McLean, Va. At least five speakers, …

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Frank Kendall: Lockheed, DoD Closing in on New F-35 Contract

An agreement between Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Department on the fifth batch of F-35 fighter jets is close to completion, Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall told Reuters Wednesday. Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, told Andrea Shalal-Esa he met with Lockheed President and Chief Operating Officer Marillyn …

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Report: General Dynamics Nearing $300M Contract for Afghan Battlefield Radios; Chris Marzilli Comments

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will likely provide the U.S. Army with up to $296.4 million in battlefield manpack radios meant for 2013 deployment in Afghanistan, according to a Sept. 24 NextGov report. Bob Brewin writes that pending the results of certain development tests, the West Falls Church, Va.-based contractor will supply around 3, 800 of …

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Air Force One To Be Upgraded By Early Next Decade, Pentagon says

The Pentagon launched a new program on August 10 for the development and acquisition of replacement presidential aircraft scheduled to be operational early next decade, reports Tony Capaccio for Bloomberg. Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Frank Kendall ordered the Air Force to assemble an office for the replacement project which …

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