Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/22/2016

State Dept Clears $2B Sale of Boeing KC-46A, Raytheon & Northrop Components to Japan

The State Department has given Japan the go-ahead to purchase the Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft and related support from the U.S. government under a potential $1.9 billion foreign military sales agreement…
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Defense News: US, India Near Close of Javelin Missile Joint Production Deal

The U.S. and Indian governments are close to completing a joint production deal for the Javelin anti-tank guided missile, Defense News reported Wednesday. Vivek Raghuvanshi writes the U.S. and India have been in talks for several years to co-produce weapons and equipment in efforts to build on their defense relationship…
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Saab’s US Subsidiary to Develop Shipboard Air Traffic Radar Tech for Navy

A Saab Group subsidiary will provide three shipboard air traffic radar systems to the U.S. Navy over a four-year period under an initial engineering and manufacturing development contract. The Navy will deploy AN/SPN-50 (V)1 radars from Saab Defense and Security USA on the military branch’s aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships to replace the current AN/SPN-43C model, the company said Wednesday…
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Vencore’s Research Arm to Help Lockheed Develop Radio-Frequency Mapping Software for DARPA

A Vencore subsidiary has secured a $5 million contract to develop a new radio-frequency mapping software under phase three of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Advanced Radio Frequency Mapping program…
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Leidos to Help Build Defense Security Service’s Integrated Info System

Leidos has secured a four-year, $40 million contract modification from the Defense Security Service to develop an integrated technology platform that will replace DSS’ Industrial Security Facilities Database and Electronic Facility Clearance System…
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Kurt Amend to Lead Raytheon’s Saudi Arabia Operations; Thomas Vecchiolla Comments

Kurt Amend, formerly vice president of foreign policy and national security affairs at Raytheon‘s international business, has been named president of the company’s operations in Saudi Arabia…
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ADP Vet Mark Benjamin Joins NCR as President, COO; Bill Nuti Comments

Mark Benjamin, a 24-year veteran of human resources management firm Automatic Data Processing (Nasdaq: ADP), has been named president and chief operating officer of Georgia-based consumer transaction technology provider NCR (NYSE: NCR)…
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DigitalGlobe, NGA Renew EnhancedView Imagery Service Agreement; Jeffrey Tarr Comments

DigitalGlobe has secured contract renewal from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to continue to provide U.S. government agencies on-demand access to the company’s satellite imagery through the Global Enhanced GEOINT Delivery program…
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Rear Adm. Thomas Luscher Assumes Navy Reserve Forces Command Leadership

Rear Adm. Thomas Luscher, formerly deputy chief of Navy Reserve, has been appointed as commander of the Navy Reserve Forces Command. He officially succeeded Rear Adm. Eric Coy Young during a change-of-command ceremony held Tuesday at the CNRFC headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, the U…
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NASA Seeks Tech Ideas for Future Mars Exploration

NASA has called on government agencies, aerospace companies, universities and the general public to suggest new technology that could support the agency’s program to explore Mars and other components of the solar system…
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Reports: ULA Submits Proposal for 3rd Air Force GPS III Satellite Launch Contract

United Launch Alliance has submitted a bid to compete on a contract to launch the U.S. Air Force’s third GPS III satellite in 2019 and reiterated its concern about price as a deciding factor in contract competition, Florida Today reported Tuesday…
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