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Air Force Seeks Bids for Launch Service Procurement Phase 2 Contracts

The U.S. Air Force has issued a solicitation for the second phase of the Launch Service Procurement program, which seeks to award fixed-price contracts to two domestic commercial service providers that can launch national security payloads through 2027. “We must move forward now. We are answering Congress’ 2014 directive to …

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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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Lockheed, Boeing JV Assigns $134M for Vulcan Rocket Devt; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 14, 2016 — The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing (NYSE: BA) joint venture United Launch Alliance has assigned $134 million toward the development of the Vulcan rocket in an effort to be independent from the Russian RD-180 engine, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Space News reported Thursday the U.S. Air Force plans to put $201 …

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Boeing-Lockheed JV to Help Fund RD-180 Engine Backups

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 10, 2016 — A Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture will help fund the development of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s AR-1 and Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engines, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. National Defense magazine reported Tuesday that United Launch Alliance will invest in the ongoing work to …

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Weekly Roundup Feb. 29 – Mar. 4 2016: Former DoD Logistics Head to Steward PSC & more

Feb. 29 – Mar. 4 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Government services contractors gained a new leading voice and public advocate this week in the form of a nearly 35-year veteran with a diverse background that includes high-profile roles in …

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Weekly Roundup Jan. 25 – Jan. 29 2016: Leidos The New ‘Big One’ After Lockheed IT Biz Merger & more

Jan. 25 – Jan. 29 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Needless to say, we have a lot to address here after a heavy news week that featured news of government contracting’s largest merger this decade, plus a batch of 2015 earnings reports from …

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ASRC Federal, Boeing to Research Rocket Engine Tech for Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 28, 2016 — ASRC Federal and Boeing (NYSE: BA) will perform research on new rocket engine technologies under separate contracts awarded by the U.S. Air Force,  ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Space News reported Tuesday the service branch gave a $6.1 million contract to Boeing and a $3.6 …

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Weekly Roundup Jan. 11 – Jan. 15 2016: Air Force, NASA Give Space Partnerships w/ Industry a Lift & more

Jan. 11 – Jan. 15 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson America’s space program appears to be the place where government and industry are taking concrete steps toward increased public-private partnerships as a means to spur innovation on both sides and create opportunity …

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Orbital ATK, Northrop, Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Build US Rocket Engines

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Aerojet Rocketdyne will help research efforts to build a U.S. counterpart of the Russian RD-180 engine under U.S. Air Force contracts worth $14.5 million combined, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. SpaceNews reported Monday the work of the three companies …

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Lockheed-Boeing JV Requests 20 Rocket Engines From Russia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 29, 2015 — United Launch Alliance has ordered from Russia an additional 20 RD-180 rocket engines for the launch of Atlas V rockets to space, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Reuters reported Wednesday the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing (NYSE: BA) joint venture’s request for the Russia-made rocket …

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