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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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Roy Azevedo Named Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems President; Thomas Kennedy Quoted

Roy Azevedo, a nearly three-decade Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) veteran, has been appointed president of the company’s space and airborne systems business in a move that will take effect on Sept. 1. He will join the corporate leadership team and succeed Richard Yuse, who is due to retire on Dec. 31 …

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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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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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Raytheon Records 5.5% Increase in Net Sales, $8.7B in Bookings for Q2 2018

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) recorded $6.6 billion in net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, reflecting a 5.5 percent increase from the same period last year. The company said Thursday it logged $8.7 billion in Q2 bookings and $1.2 billion in operating cash flow related to second-quarter continuing operations. The …

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PwC: Aerospace & Defense Industry Reported $728B in 2017 Revenue

A new PwC report says the aerospace and defense sector recorded $728 billion in 2017 revenue, reflecting a 4 percent increase from the previous year. PwC reported that A&D companies posted a combined operating profit of $77 billion in 2017 with an on operating margin of 10.6 percent, up from 9.3 percent in …

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LMI Names Sanjay Parthasarathy SVP, CTO in Reorganization

Sanjay Parthasarathy, a defense contracting industry veteran, has joined LMI as a senior vice president and chief technology officer. Parthasarathy will oversee the Tysons, Va.-based nonprofit government consulting services contractor’s strategic investments and innovation efforts and help revitalize the LMI Research Institute as part of his appointment to the newly created role, LMI …

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Raytheon Gets $415M MDA Contract Modification for SM-3 Block IIA Materials

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has secured a $415.4 million contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to obtain a limited subset of items needed to produce, test and deliver a total of 24 Standard Missile-3 Block IIA systems. The award raises the contract’s potential value from $694.3 million to $1.10 billion and also funds the procurement …

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Govini Report: Federal Investment in Space, Hypersonic Tech Hit $83B in FY 2011-2017

A Govini report says U.S. government investments in space and hypersonic technologies from fiscal years 2011 through 2017 reached approximately $83 billion and annual government spending on such platforms rose by 6 percent over the period, SpaceNews reported Sunday. United Launch Alliance ranked first in the top 15 vendors list …

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Reginald Brothers, Heidi Shyu, Camille Nichols join CTC board; Ed Sheehan comments

Former government and military leaders Reginald Brothers, Heidi Shyu and Camille Nichols have been elected to the board of directors of Concurrent Technologies Corp. Ed Sheehan, CTC president and CEO and vice chairman of the board, said in a statement published Monday he expects the three new board members to offer guidance …

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