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Report: UAE, Lockheed Seal $1.6B F-16 Upgrade Deal

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a potential $1.6 billion order to perform upgrades to the United Arab Emirates’ F-16 fighter aircraft, The National reported Sunday. The report said UAE’s armed forces entered numerous defense deals with U.S. companies, which include an agreement for Lockheed to modernize 80 F-16s. Lockheed CEO …

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Boeing, MDA Load 44th Interceptor Onto Missile Defense System Silo in Alaska

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 10, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has collaborated with the Missile Defense Agency to load the 44th interceptor onto the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system located at Fort Greely in Alaska, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the installation marks the completion of a Defense Department goal …

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General Atomics Adds Electromechanical Tech With Syntronics Acquisition

General Atomics has purchased Fredericksburg, Virginia-based Syntronics for an undisclosed sum in a move to gain access to the latter company’s knowledge and experience in the development of electromechanical technology platforms. General Atomics said Monday it made the acquisition to expand the company’s footprint in Virginia and will run Syntronics as part …

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Kratos Provides Short-Range Missile Target for Navy AN/SPY-6(V) Radar Test

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 27, 2017 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has provided the short-range ballistic missile that served as the target system during a recent U.S. Navy test of the AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defense radar, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday its space and missile defense systems unit …

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Northrop Plans Modified Global Hawk for MDA’s Laser-Carrying Drone Requirement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 28, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) aims to update the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle in response to a Missile Defense Agency requirement for a drone with capacity to carry heavy loads including a laser weapon, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Flightglobal reported Thursday that MDA’s high-altitude, …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Army Budget, Modernization, John Hillen and more

Weekly Roundup August 07 – August 11 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson At the tail-end of May the Department of Defense released its FY 2018 budget request, while the Comptroller of the Department of Defense published the Defense Budget Overview, …

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Dynetics Appoints Ronnie Chronister as Contracts VP

Ronnie Chronister, formerly director of Army, cyber and missile defense programs at Dynetics, has been named vice president of contracts at the Huntsville, Alabama-based engineering, applied science and information technology contractor. He will succeed Sallie Patterson, who will retire from Dynetics after a 19-year career there, the company said Wednesday. Chronister has a more than 32-year …

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US, Poland Sign Memorandum for Potential Sale of Raytheon-Built Patriot System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 7, 2017 — The governments of Poland and the U.S. have inked a memorandum that would enable the former to procure Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) Patriot missile defense systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Reuters reported Thursday Poland’s Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz unveiled the agreement ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit …

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Raytheon Lands $600M Army Software Sustainment Contract; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential $600 million contract to provide software sustainment and modernization services for the U.S. Army’s missile defense systems and other strategic platforms. The company will perform work at the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center’s software engineering directorate at Redstone Arsenal …

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Raytheon to Use Unisys Tech in Patriot Weapon System Performance Push

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 9, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will utilize Unisys‘ (NYSE: UIS) ClearPath Forward enterprise computing technology in efforts to build on the performance of the Patriot air and missile defense system, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Unisys said Monday Raytheon selected the updated platform to help develop software that will work to …

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