Posts from GovConWire for 08/01/2017

Constellis to Buy OMNIPLEX in Investigative Services Expansion Push; Mike Santelli Comments

Reston, Virginia-based risk management and operational support services contractor Constellis has agreed to purchase OMNIPLEX World Services for an undisclosed sum in a push to add the latter’s investigative services to its portfolio and expand its client base in the U…
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ManTech Vet Christopher Goodrich Named Cornerstone Defense President, CEO

Christopher Goodrich, formerly chief operating officer of mission, cyber and intelligence solutions group at ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT), has been appointed president, CEO and a board member of Cornerstone Defense in a move that takes effect Aug…
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Northrop to Produce Counter-IED Systems for Navy Under Potential $505M Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a potential five-year, $505.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to start full-rate production of systems designed to protect warfighters, vehicles and structures from radio-controlled improvised explosive threats…
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Reports: New Boeing Unit to Develop Avionics Tech for Military, Commercial Clients

Boeing has established a new business unit that will develop aircraft controls and electronics systems in a push to expand the company’s insourcing strategy, Fox Business reported Monday. The report said Boeing Avionics will focus on market areas such as navigation and flight controls for commercial and military aircraft platforms…
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FTC Clears HIG Capital’s $283M NCI Purchase

The Federal Trade Commission has given antitrust approval for global private equity firm H.I.G. Capital’s proposed $283 million cash acquisition of government information technology services contractor NCI (Nasdaq: NCIT)…
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ManTech Awarded USAF Business, Network IT Support Contract; Bill Varner Comments

ManTech International has won a potential 10-year, multimillion dollar contract for integrated management and business support services to the U.S. Air Force. The contract represents new work for the company and includes network information technology services, ManTech said Thursday…
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General Dynamics Lands $270M Award to Install, Integrate Main Battle Tank Components

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a potential two-year, $270.2 million contract to help the U.S. Army install and integrate legacy unique components into M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks. The Defense Department said Monday the company will also support the procurement, stocking and storage of SEPv2 legacy and SEPv3 unique component sets as well as acquisition of integrated product support requirements, special tooling and test equipment for M1A2…
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Gen. Paul Selva Given 2nd Term as JCS Vice Chairman

The Senate has approved the reappointment of U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva for another two-year term as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense News reported Monday. Senators reconfirmed Selva through a voice vote held Monday, two weeks after he sailed through a nomination hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee…
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Airbus Lands UK Military Comms Satellite Development Contract

Airbus’ defense and space business has received a sole-source contract from the U.K. defense ministry to develop, test and launch a military communications satellite, Defense News reported Monday. The Skynet 6A geostationary spacecraft is expected to enter service by mid-2025 and is designed to replace U…
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US, South Korea, Japan Perform Sequenced Bilateral Mission

The U.S. Air Force has conducted a sequenced bilateral mission alongside its counterparts from South Korea and Japan in response to North Korea’s recent ballistic missile and nuclear activities. Two of the Pacific Air Forces’ B-1B Lancer bombers joined F-2 and F-15 fighter jets of Japanese and South Korean air forces, respectively, to conduct intercept and formation training over a 10-hour mission…
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Wayne Rehberger: TASC’s Intell Business Main Driver Behind Merger With Engility

Wayne Rehberger, chief financial officer of Engility Holdings, has said the company’s decision to acquire professional services provider TASC in 2014 through a $1.3 billion stock deal was driven by the latter’s intelligence business, Virginia Business reported Friday…
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Lockheed Secures $219M Navy Contract Modification for F-35 Sustainment, Logistics Services

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $218.7 million contract modification to sustain and perform logistics support for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft of the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, non-Defense Department participants and foreign military sales customers…
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Matt Desch: Iridium’s Aviation Connectivity Offering to Focus on Operational Services

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company’s new Certus multi-service communications platform will focus on cockpit and operational services instead of cabin connectivity, Aviation Today reported Friday…
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Gen. Mark Milley Eyes Active Protection Systems, Driverless Feature for Future Army Tanks

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has said he wants future Army combat vehicles to include active protection systems (APS), lighter armor and an option for unmanned operations, DoD Buzz reported Friday…
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VIDEO: Naval Science, Tech Expo

The Office of Naval Research’s Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo is the premier science and tech event for the Navy and Marine Corps. The expo showcases some of the latest tech and helps build partnerships for the military of the future…
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