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Boeing to Acquire Liquid Robotics, Maker of Autonomous Maritime Vehicle ‘Wave Glider’

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to purchase Sunnyvale, Calif.-based autonomous maritime vehicle manufacturer Liquid Robotics for an undisclosed sum in the airplane maker’s strategy to create new information services functions between the ocean and space. Boeing said Tuesday its acquisition of the company behind the Wave Glider ocean surface robot also aims to continue a partnership …

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Huntington Ingalls to Buy Camber for $380M to Add IT, Govt Services Market Footprints

Military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has agreed to acquire government services contractor Camber Corp. for $380 million in a move to diversify revenue and add new information technology work with U.S. defense, intelligence and civilian agencies. Huntington Ingalls’ move for Camber comes in a year where other larger defense prime contractors …

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Honeywell, Textron Post 2Q Earnings Beats

Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) and Textron (NYSE: TXT) both posted second quarter earnings above analyst expectations before markets opened Friday. The GovCon Index and S&P 500-listed companies were mixed on the revenue front as Honeywell’s increased 2.25 percent from the prior year period but fell short of analyst estimates, while Textron’s …

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General Dynamics Buys Undersea Drone Maker Bluefin Robotics; Chris Marzilli Comments

General Dynamics has purchased unmanned undersea vehicle manufacturer Bluefin Robotics for an undisclosed amount in a push to add new autonomous technology manufacturing capability. Bluefin will become a part of General Dynamics’ maritime and strategic systems line of business within the mission systems unit, General Dynamics said Monday. Founded in 1997, Bluefin manufactures 50 configurations …

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Raytheon Purchases Unmanned Tech Services Firm Sensintel; Taylor Lawrence Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has purchased Tucson, Ariz.-based unmanned aircraft systems services firm Sensintel for an undisclosed sum and will integrate the company into Raytheon’s missile systems business. Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon’s missile systems segment, said Monday Sensintel will become a part of Raytheon’s advanced missile systems product line as Raytheon aims …

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Diane Daegele to Head Business Mgmt for Northrop’s Unmanned Segment

Diane Daegele, formerly a business director at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been promoted to vice president of business management for the company’s unmanned systems segment. Daegele will lead activities related to the segment’s finance and business administration programs, Northrop said Wednesday. She will report to Sunil Navale, business management VP and chief …

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General Dynamics to Wrap Up Army Comm Network R&D for $475M

A General Dynamics business unit (NYSE: GD) has been awarded a $475 million contract to complete research and development work on a future communications network for the U.S. Army. General Dynamics C4 Systems will work to assemble and code items for the Warfighter Information Network- Tactical Increment 3 in to move …

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Air Force Wants ‘Sense and Avoid’ UAV Tech

The U.S. Air Force is looking to add a common-airborne sense and avoid technology into unmanned aerial vehicles that are used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Proposed technologies are being mandated to fulfill Federal Aviation Administration requirements and be able to help vehicles perform integrated flight within the National …

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Northrop Wins $170M for Global Hawk Logistics

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $169, 851, 218 contract modification to continue performing logistics support activities for the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles. The Air Force is obligating $76, 276, 405 in fiscal year 2013 operations and maintenance funds at the time of award, …

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General Atomics Wins $156M for Gray Eagle UAV Engineering

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has won a potential $156, 370, 264 contract modification from the U.S. Army for engineering services on the branch’s fleet of Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. The Army awarded the modification on a cost-plus-fixed-fee, option-eligible, non-multi-year basis, the Defense Department said Friday. Work will occur at Poway, Calif. …

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