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TCS to Help Sustain Army’s Satellite Transportable Terminals

TeleCommunication Systems (Nasdaq: TSYS) has been awarded a potential three-year, $91 million delivery order to sustain very small aperture terminals for the U.S. Army‘s satellite-based communication activities. The Army asked the company to perform sustainment work on AN/TSC-198A Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Access Point VSATs, …

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U.S. Army Places Order for BAE Laser Guided APKWS Rocket

BAE Systems received an initial order from the U.S. Army for their APKWS laser-guided rocket for deployment onboard its AH-64 Apache helicopters. The APKWS system was initially deployed as a U.S. Navy program and used by the Marines in combat since 2012. “With a long track record of success with …

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General Atomics to Produce Updated Gray Eagle Drone for US Army

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has won a contract to produce Improved Gray Eagle unmanned aerial systems for the U.S. Army. The company said Wednesday the award covers full-rate production of 19 UAS that are scheduled for delivery in September 2018. The IGE is an updated version of the service branch’s Gray …

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TCS Lands $223M US Army Micro Satellite Contract; Michael Bristol Comments

TeleCommunication Systems (Nasdaq: TSYS) has been awarded a $223.4 million contract to produce micro satellite very small aperture terminals for the U.S. Army. TCS said Wednesday will acquire MicroVSAT .65M and .95M terminals and 1.3M Flyaway VSAT terminals from Thales’ Tampa Microwave subsidiary and purchase baseband networking equipment from Klas Telecom. “With the continuing strong demand …

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Battelle-Led Team Lands $185M Contract to Manage Army STEM Programs

A Battelle-led consortium has won a potential 10-year, $185 million contract to help administer the U.S. Army’s portfolio of programs for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Battelle said Monday it will support the service branch’s Army Educational Outreach Program in partnership with the Academy of Applied Sciences, Education First, …

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Army Orders Body Armor Inserts From 3M Subsidiary; Cheryl Ingstad Comments

Ceradyne, a subsidiary of 3M (NYSE: MMM), will continue to supply additional lightweight body armor inserts to the U.S. Army under a $34 million contract modification. The modification was awarded through the service branch’s Soldier Protection System Vital Torso Protection program and is intended for the low-rate initial production of 28, …

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Lockheed Starts Production on 60kW Modular Lasers This Month

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 7,  2015 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will start to manufacture lasers using fiber modules that allow power adjustments according to mission requirements, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The first of the lasers to roll out from the company’s facility in Bothell, Washington, will be a 60-kilowatt model for …

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DynCorp Gets $154M Modification to Extend O&M Support to Army in Afghanistan

DynCorp International has received a one-year, $154.3 million modification to a task order under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program IV contract to continue to provide operations and maintenance support to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command. The company said Monday the task order covers base life support and O&M services in Afghanistan, including facilities …

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Army Vet John Davis Joins Palo Alto Networks as Federal Chief Security Officer

John Davis, a retired major general at the U.S. Army, has joined Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) as federal chief security officer and will focus on cybersecurity programs. The company said Monday Davis will oversee the implementation of cybersecurity initiatives and policies at international public sector organizations. He served as senior military adviser for …

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General Dynamics to Reconfigure M1A1 Battle Tank for Morocco

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has won a $358 million foreign military sales contract with the U.S. Army to adapt M1A1 battle tanks to situational awareness configuration for Morocco. The company is scheduled to complete production of the vehicles in Lima, Ohio, by Feb. 28, 2018, the Defense Department said Monday. …

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