Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/18/2017

Northrop to Buy Orbital ATK in Potential $9.2B Deal; Wes Bush, David Thompson Comment

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has agreed to purchase Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) for approximately $9.2 billion in a push to accelerate innovation efforts and expand technology offerings. Falls Church, Virginia-based Northrop said Monday it will pay $7…
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CACI Gets USAF Task Order for Facilities Mgmt Platform Devt; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI has received a $28.7 million task order from the U.S. Air Force to continue to develop and deploy an enterprise-wide facilities management platform. The company said Monday the task order covers integration, sustainment and deployment services in support of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s NexGen information technology modernization program…
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Kirk Herdman Named KeyW Corporate Strategy, Business Devt EVP

Kirk Herdman, formerly executive vice president of corporate strategy at KeyW (Nasdaq: KEYW), has been named EVP of corporate strategy and business development at the Hanover, Maryland-based contractor…
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Air Force Taps PBTS to Lead Startup Tech Accelerator Program

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boston-based technology accelerator PBTS a contract to operate the military branch’s startup technology accelerator program. The accelerator is part of the Air Force’s AFwerX innovation initiative and would foster relationships with startup firms that can offer autonomous technologies with potential uses in the public and private sectors, the service branch said Friday…
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Iron Mountain Opens New Data Center in Northern Virginia

Iron Mountain has opened the first of four planned data centers in Northern Virginia built to help government agencies, enterprises and cloud service providers meet security and compliance requirements…
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General Dynamics Radio Transmits Final Data From Cassini Spacecraft; Manny Mora Comments

A General Dynamics-built transponder conducted the final data transmissions of the Cassini spacecraft while the orbiter plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere on Friday to end its 13-year mission. The company said Friday its radio worked to send information from Cassini to Earth at a distance of approximately 900 million miles and within 84 minutes for each radio call…
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Report: Qatar Eyes Typhoon Fighter Aircraft Purchase From BAE

Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah and his U.K. counterpart Michael Fallon have signed a letter of intent to procure Typhoon fighter aircraft for Qatar, Reuters reported Monday. The Middle Eastern country plans to buy 24 Typhoon planes and associated equipment from British defense contractor BAE Systems as part of the agreement, Qatar’s state news agency said…
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NASA Taps AECOM for $93M Ames Facility Engineering Contract

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) has secured a potential five-year, $93 million hybrid contract from NASA to provide onsite engineering and architectural services at the agency’s Ames Research Center in California…
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Navy Looks to Buy 2nd Leidos-Built Ship Drone as DARPA Hands Over ACTUV Program Control

The U.S. Navy is expected to buy a second autonomous vessel built by a Leidos-led team as the service prepares to take over control of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, USNI News reported Friday…
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Northrop to Help Air Force Test North Pole EHF Satcom System

Northrop Grumman has received a $22.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to provide testing support for a system designed to manage strategic and tactical satellites communications in the North Polar region…
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Army Orders $127M in Raytheon-Made Excalibur Projectiles

Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) missile systems business has secured a $127.1 million contract modification to provide 155mm Excalibur projectiles to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Friday Raytheon will perform contract work through April 30, 2019 in Arizona, California, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Sweden and the U…
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General Dynamics Performs Ajax Armored Vehicle Live-Fire Tests; Kevin Connell Comments

General Dynamics‘ land systems unit in the U.K. has conducted manned live-fire trials for its armored vehicle program using CTA International-built weapons including a 40mm autocannon, chain gun and smoke grenade launchers, UPI reported Friday…
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VIDEO: T50A: Mission X

The T-50A recently conducted a mission where it simulated taking out several targets – targets that weren’t actually there. Watch to learn more about the T50A’s live, virtual and constructive training capabilities…
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