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Air Force Taps Northrop, ULA, Blue Origin for Rocket Prototype Dev’t OTAs

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin will build rocket prototypes under three separate other-transaction agreements with the U.S. Air Force in support of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. Northrop’s innovation systems business received a potential $791.6M OTA to develop the OmegA launch system and ULA …

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MDA Unveils Eight Participants in Hypersonic Weapon Concept Development Program

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded contracts to seven companies and a nonprofit organization to further develop their respective hypersonic weapon concepts. MDA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday contractors will work on their proposed kinetic and non-kinetic hypersonic glide and terminal defense weapon systems through the contracts worth …

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Robert Mullins, Stephanie Hill to Assume New Leadership Roles at Lockheed

Robert Mullins, a 20-year aerospace and defense industry veteran, has been named senior vice president for corporate strategy and business development at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in a move that takes effect Oct. 8. He will serve as a corporate officer and succeed Stephanie Hill, who will transition to the …

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Northrop, SSL, Sierra Nevada Awarded NASA Small Spacecraft Dev’t Contracts

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) innovation systems sector, Sierra Nevada and Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) SSL have each won a potential five-year, $750M contract to develop small and medium satellites, payloads, spacecraft subsystems, buses, software and ground platforms for NASA. NASA announced the awardees under the Small Spacecraft Prototyping Engineering Development and …

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Navy Taps Five Firms for Network Management Lab Engineering Support Contracts

The U.S. Navy has awarded five companies potential six-year contracts to provide engineering support services for the service’s Network Management Reference Implementation Laboratory. The Defense Department said Wednesday the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific received five offers for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts that have a two-year base term and …

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Michael Knowles Promoted to Lead Cubic’s Defense Segment, Dave Buss Named Senior Adviser

Michael Knowles, former vice president and general manager of the air ranges business unit within Cubic’s (NYSE: CUB) global defense segment, has been named corporate senior VP and president of the segment in a move that will take effect Oct. 1. Knowles will succeed Dave Buss, a corporate SVP who will …

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Sally Sullivan, Ed Fortunato Named to VP Roles at Raytheon

Sally Sullivan, a former CSRA executive, has joined Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) as vice president of U.S. business development. Sullivan previously served as executive VP for the homeland security group at CSRA, which is now part of General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) information technology business after the latter completed its purchase in April, …

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Northrop Reports 10% Rise in Q2 2018 Sales; Wes Bush Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) posted $7.1 billion in sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, up 10 percent from the same period last year. The company said Monday it recorded $689 million in Q2 net earnings, showing a 24 percent increase from the prior year period, and saw its backlog …

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23 Firms Win Spots on $794M Navy Unmanned Undersea Vehicle R&D Support IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded 23 companies positions on a potential five-year, $794.5 million contract to support the development and fabrication of unmanned undersea vehicles. The Defense Department said Monday the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division received 28 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that will run through July 2023. Contractors …

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Kathy Warden to Succeed Wes Bush as Northrop CEO in 2019

Kathy Warden, president and chief operating officer of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and a three-time Wash100 recipient, has been elected to serve as president and CEO of the company in a move slated to take effect Jan. 1. She will succeed Wes Bush, who will continue to serve as chairman …

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