Posts from GovConWire for 09/25/2017

General Dynamics Subsidiary Gets $341M Navy Nuclear Submarine Support Contract Option

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary has received a potential one-year, $341.1 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide engineering, planning yard, design agent and technical support for the service branch’s nuclear submarines…
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Leanne Caret: Boeing Sees Growth Opportunities in Satellites, Space Exploration

Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, told CNBC in a video interview aired Friday, that the company considers space exploration and satellite business as “key” growth opportunities…
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ULA’s Atlas V Sends NRO-42 Natl Security Payload to Space

United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, has launched a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California into orbit using an Atlas V rocket…
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DoD Conducts Challenge to Test Nets, Laser Weapons Against Islamic State’s Armed Drones

The Defense Department launched a five-day competition early this year to test experimental technology platforms such as laser weapons and nets as part of a potential $700 million program to counter unmanned aerial systems used by the Islamic State militant organization, the New York Times reported Saturday…
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USAF Selects S&K Aerospace for $559M Saudi F-15 Aircraft Program Support

S&K Aerospace has won a potential $559 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to support an F-15 fighter aircraft program of Saudi Arabia’s air force. The Defense Department said Friday the company will provide logistics support and deliver consumables for multiple F-15 variants as well as operate and maintain print plant and print on demand facilities under the contract…
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Raytheon Tests Air & Missile Defense Radar Against Multiple Targets

Raytheon has demonstrated a company-made air and missile defense radar against multiple missile targets at the U.S. Navy‘s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. AN/SPY-6(V) worked to simultaneously detect and track a short-range ballistic missile target and multiple anti-ship cruise missile targets during the demonstration, which marks the radar’s third flight test, Raytheon said Friday…
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Ted McCan: House, Senate Lawmakers to Propose Bill on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Ted McCan, policy assistant to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), has said lawmakers are expected to introduce in the next few weeks a bill that aims to advance the development of evidence-based policies by federal agencies, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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Lockheed Secures $70M F-22 Sustainment Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a potential $70 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to accelerate, stabilize and restore the supply rate of F-22 sustainment efforts. The Defense Department said Friday the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will obligate $35 million in fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds at the time of award…
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Saab Defense & Security USA to Develop Coast Guard Cutter Radar Tech Under Potential $118M Contract

A Saab Group subsidiary has won a potential $118.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to develop multimode radar systems for integration onto the U.S. Coast Guard‘s offshore patrol cutter ships…
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IBM’s Greg Souchack: AI Tool Can Add ‘Analytical Edge’ to Army Conditioned-Based Maintenance

Greg Souchack, manager of service cloud solutions at IBM, has said he believes the company’s Watson artificial intelligence platform would bring an “analytical edge” to the U.S. Army’s conditioned-based maintenance efforts, Defense Systems reported Thursday…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt, Troops Should Adopt Commercial Satcom That “Moves” With Them

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said government personnel and warfighters should adopt a satellite communications platform that “moves” with them to facilitate voice, video and data sharing and carry out missions amid disasters and global conflicts…
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September 25th Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index Moves Up; Three Index’s Mixed

At the close of market on Friday The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) continued to move up in posting its sixth consecutive day of gains. The GCI closed at 106.332 up 0.776 percent with advancing shares outpacing declining 3 to 1…
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VIDEO: U.S. Navy Ships in the Caribbean

CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 19, 2017) U.S. Navy ships which were re-positioned out of the path of Hurricane Maria are underway in the Caribbean Sea. The ships are the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12), the amphibious assault ships USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and USS Wasp (LHD 1), the aviation logistics container ship SS Wright (T-AVB 3), and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51)…
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