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Air Force Vet John Bird Named VP of Orbital ATK’s Washington Operations

John Bird, formerly a senior director in Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) Washington, D.C. operations office, has been promoted to vice president of Washington operations for the Dulles, Va.-based aerospace and defense company. Orbital ATK said Wednesday Bird will oversee government relations, strategy and business development activities in the Washington region for the company’s …

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Lockheed-Built Updated C-130J Goes Through Test at Little Rock AFB

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 10, 2017 — A Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) C-130J Super Hercules with Block 8.1 updates has undergone a training flight at Little Rock Air Force Base as the U.S. Air Force seeks to validate the aircraft’s new hardware and software, Executive Gov reported Wednesday. The service branch said Tuesday tests will occur …

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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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Robin Lineberger Adds Global, US Aerospace & Defense Leadership Roles at Deloitte

Robin Lineberger, lead client service partner for the aerospace and defense industry practice at Deloitte, has been named global and U.S. leader for the professional services firm’s A&D segment. He will succeed the retiring Tom Captain, a 36-year company veteran who is set to retire by the end of fiscal year 2017, …

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Leonardo’s DRS Subsidiary to Lead New Air Force Trainer Contract Pursuit Team

Italy-based defense and aerospace conglomerate Leonardo has designated its U.S. subsidiary DRS as prime contractor for an industry team that will bid on the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X fighter pilot trainer contract. DRS said Wednesday it will collaborate with CAE USA and International Turbine Engine Company to build a ground-based training system and propulsion engines for the team’s T-100 Integrated …

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Boeing to Supply F-15SA Radar Under Air Force FMS Deal With Saudi Arabia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 8, 2017 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) an $18.3 million contract modification to provide AN/APG-63(V) radars for the F-15SA aircraft of Saudi Arabia’s air force, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Defense Department said Monday the company will perform work under the foreign military sales deal …

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Stryker Subsidiary Gets $486M DLA Orthopedic Product Supply Contract

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Stryker‘s orthopedics subsidiary a potential five-year, $486.3 contract to supply orthopedic products to the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has one base year and four option years and will be funded with fiscal 2017 through fiscal 2022 defense …

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Boeing Extends Sustainment Support for Air Force GPS II Constellations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 6, 2017 — The U.S. Air Force has tasked Boeing (NYSE: BA) to extend its sustainment support for the service branch’s on-orbit Global Positioning System II satellites for another five years, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it will help sustain the GPS IIA and IIF satellites as it works …

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Toshiba America Medical Systems Wins $828M DLA Radiology Equipment, Training IDIQ

Toshiba America Medical Systems has won a potential 10-year, $827.6 million from the Defense Logistics Agency to provide radiology systems, related accessories and training services to the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The Defense Department said Friday the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year base period that will run …

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Air Force Awards Orbital ATK $78M Spacecraft Integration, Test Support Contract

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has been awarded a potential $78.2 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center integrate and test a space vehicle for the Defense Department. The sole-source contract covers integration and early on-orbit services for Space Test Program Satellite-6 spacecraft, the department said Friday. Work will occur …

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