Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 06/29/2017

Randall Wotring Promoted to AECOM COO

Randall Wotring, president of AECOM‘s (NYSE: ACM) technical and operational services business, has been promoted to chief operating officer at the Los Angeles-based engineering services contractor in a move that takes effect July 1…
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L3 Gets Potential $230M Army Mortar Fuze Supply Contract

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has landed a potential $230 million contract to provide point detonating/delay and multi-option fuzes for U.S. Army mortars. The Army will use company-made M783 and M734A1 fuzes to perform close range and indirect fire support combat operations, L3 said Thursday…
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Lisa Atherton Succeeds Ellen Lord as Textron Systems President, CEO

Lisa Atherton, formerly executive vice president of military business at Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Bell Helicopter subsidiary, has been appointed president and CEO of Textron Systems. She replaces Ellen Lord, who will be nominated by President Donald Trump as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, Textron said Wednesday…
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Orbital ATK Opens Satellite Engineering Facility in Arizona; Rick Kettner Comments

Orbital ATK has opened a 60,000-square-foot engineering facility next to the company’s satellite assembly and testing hub in Gilbert, Arizona. The company said Wednesday it aims to create 155 full-time positions over the next five years through the expansion project that will increase Orbital ATK’s total footprint in Arizona to nearly 850,000 square feet…
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Leonardo, IMP Add CAE, Rockwell Collins, GE to Cormorant Helicopter Upgrade Industry Team

Three companies have joined Leonardo and IMP Aerospace & Defence as part of an industry team that aims to help modernize Canada’s fleet of EH101/CH-149 Cormorant helicopters designed for search-and-rescue missions…
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Cisco’s Carl De Groote: Highly Skilled Workforce, Automation Key to DoD’s Cybersecurity

Carl De Groote, senior director for Defense Department programs at Cisco Systems, has said DoD should combine highly skilled cyber professionals with automated technology in efforts to protect its networks and data from cyber attacks and facilitate response to such threats…
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Kratos to Produce Aerial Target Systems Under Navy Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy has awarded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions a $34.6 million contract modification for the low-rate initial production of subsonic aerial target drone systems. Kratos said Wednesday the fiscal 2017 LRIP is the first annual production order for the BQM-177A drone system…
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Jens Stoltenberg: NATO Allies Eye 4.3% Rise in 2017 Defense Spending

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said NATO member states plan a 4.3 percent increase in military spending this year amid President Donald Trump’s call for allies to pay more for their own defense, the Washington Post reported Wednesday…
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Verizon Unit to Continue Homeland Security Emergency Comms Support Under DISA Contract

A business unit of Verizon has received a $20.4 million contract modification from the Defense Information Systems Agency to support a priority telecommunication service managed by the Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of Emergency Communications…
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DARPA Test-Flies Autonomous Small Quadcopters

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency put unmanned quadcopters through a series of tests to demonstrate autonomous flight without the aid of human operators or global positioning systems. DARPA said Wednesday three research teams under the Fast Lightweight Autonomy program flew small unmanned quadcopters through various environments using onboard cameras and sensors as well as smart algorithms for autonomous navigation…
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VIDEO: NATO Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) – animation

Alliance Future Surveillance and Control shows the steps NATO is taking to plan decades into the future. The effort NATO is making today will help retain its information advantage after 2035, while ensuring new systems are cost effective and fit for purpose…
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