Posts from GovConWire for 08/03/2016

Gen. Hawk Carlisle: Lockheed-Built F-35A Reaches Initial Operational Capability

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of the Air Combat Command, has said the Lockheed Martin-built F-35A Lightning II aircraft has achieved initial operational capability. Carlisle on Tuesday declared the F-35A fighter jet “combat ready” after the aircraft met the requirements for IOC, such as the capability to use mission systems and program of record weapons for operational missions and the ability to perform close air support, the U…
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Raytheon Lands $524M SM-3 Block IB Missile Contract Option

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a $524 million contract option to produce, test and deliver up to 52 Standard Missile-3 Block IB weapon systems to MDA. It represents the first of three option years under a potential $2…
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ICF Posts 2Q Earnings Beat; Boosts Federal Revenue Outlook on 8% Sales Increase

ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) reported second quarter earnings and revenue above the consensus analyst estimate Tuesday on year-over-year growth in U.S. federal government sales as the company also lifted guidance on full-year results for that market…
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Christopher Cambria Named Mercury Systems SVP, General Counsel & Secretary

Christopher Cambria, formerly vice president, general counsel and secretary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings (NYSE: AJRD), has joined Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) as SVP, general counsel and secretary…
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Spider Strategies to Support Army’s Business Transformation Office

Alexandria, Virginia-based software company Spider Strategies has secured a potential five-year, $42 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Army to support the military branch’s office of business transformation…
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White House Unveils Public, Private Efforts to Facilitate UAV Airspace Integration

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced several government and industry initiatives that seek to facilitate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System…
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Infina Lands $66M FAA Safety, Technical Training Support Contract

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Infina a $65.6 million contract to provide support services to FAA’s safety and technical training offices at the agency headquarters and each service center across the National Airspace System…
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Navy Picks Cobham, EDO, Teledyne For Airborne Jammer Parts Replacement IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded positions on a potential $15 million contract to Cobham,  Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY) and EDO for the replacement of obsolete parts of the AN/ALQ-99F tactical jamming system…
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Alan Williams: Canada Should Hold Open Competition to Replace CF-18 Fleet

Alan Williams, former assistant deputy minister of materiel at the Canadian defense department, has said he believes Canada’s CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft fleet should be replaced through an open competition among vendors, the Toronto Star reported Tuesday…
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August 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on Boeing & Services Stock Losses, Harris Jumps 2% on Jana Partners Board Pact

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded downward Tuesday on sharp declines in Boeing (NYSE: BA) and major services-oriented contractors while Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) soared 2.71 percent on news of its board of directors membership agreement with activist hedge fund Jana Partners…
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