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Parsons Awarded $385M Contract for MDA Missile Engineering Advisory, Assistance Services

Parsons‘ government services business has won a potential five-year, $385 million contract to provide systems engineering advisory and assistance services for the Missile Defense Agency‘s ballistic missile defense program. The Defense Department said Thursday the contractor will assemble a group of systems engineering professionals to support MDA under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. MDA obligated $7.8 …

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MTSI Taps Dale Moore as VP for Business Development; Kevin Robinson Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 15, 2017 — Modern Technology Solutions Inc. has appointed Dale Moore, former business development lead at its U.S. Army and missile defense division, as vice president for business development, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday Moore’s appointment also includes the role of site lead at its Colorado Springs office. …

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MDA Awards Lockheed $103M in Missile Tech Risk Reduction Contracts

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won two contracts worth a combined $103.4 million to support the Missile Defense Agency‘s efforts to reduce risk for missile technologies. The Defense Department said Thursday Lockheed’s space systems business will help MDA optimize performance and address risk for a gimbaled seeker assembly, integrated avionics assembly, …

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Army Vet Ole Knudson Joins Orbital ATK as Precision Weapons Segment Senior Director

Ole Knudson, a retired U.S. Army major general and former deputy director of the Missile Defense Agency, has been named senior director of precision weapons at Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) armament systems division. Orbital ATK said Monday the more than three-decade Army and MDA veteran will lead the company’s efforts to design, build and produce precision …

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February 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, Records 4th Straight Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Friday to end its fourth straight weekly gain as investors eyed defense stocks after President Donald Trump repeated his election campaign pledge to build up the military during a speech in Washington. U.S. equities also posted narrow gains and the benchmark S&P 500 composite index ended the …

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MacDonald Dettwiler to Purchase DigitalGlobe in $3.6B Deal

Canada-based communications services company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has agreed to acquire Earth imaging services provider DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) in an estimated $3.6 billion transaction to expand MDA’s footprint in the global satellite imagery market. MDA said Friday it will pay $2.4 billion in cash-and-stock for DigitalGlobe — $17.50 in cash and one-third of an MDA …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Agrees to Buy L3’s Coleman Aerospace Subsidiary; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings (NYSE: AJRD) has agreed to acquire L3 Technologies‘ (NYSE: LLL) Coleman Aerospace business for $15 million cash in a push to expand the former’s systems engineering and mission analysis expertise. Coleman Aerospace will be renamed “Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace Inc.” upon closure of the deal and is forecast to generate nearly $40 million in …

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Quantum Research International Appoints James Lackey, Brad Kettner to Lead Defense Programs

Quantum Research International has appointed two former military service officers to lead company businesses that support defense programs. Quantum said James Lackey, former executive director of the U.S. Army‘s Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, has joined the company as senior vice president and defense systems group manager. Brad Kettner, …

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Lockheed Continues Mentorship of Accurate Machine and Tool

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 13, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) continues to mentor Accurate Machine and Tool under the Defense Department‘s Mentor-Protege Program to develop the small business’ efforts to support more customers and pursue opportunities in the public sector as a prime contractor, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Lockheed said Wednesday it received a three-year …

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SSL Awarded $75M Contract to Build Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft Platform for NASA

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates‘ U.S. subsidiary Space Systems Loral has received a $75 million contract to provide a composite-based spacecraft platform for a NASA mission that aims to explore the 16 Psyche metallic asteroid. SSL will build a power propulsion chassis equipped with a solar electric propulsion technology and collaborate with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory …

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