Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 11/02/2017

Army Picks 170 for Potential $8.3B CBRN R&D Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded 170 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $8.27 billion contract to help the service research and develop chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense systems…
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State Dept OKs $140M Raytheon Air-to-Air Missile Deal for Canada

The State Department has approved a potential $140 million foreign military sale of  Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) AIM-120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles to Canada. The proposed FMS transaction covers 32 AMRAAMs and associated equipment; storage and preservation; transportation; aircrew and maintenance training; and other logistics and program support services, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday…
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Dave Buss: Cubic to Assist Marine Corps in Warfighting Skills Training

Cubic‘s global defense business will provide a range of training services to the U.S. Marine Corps under a six-month, $11.5 million contract. The company said Thursday it will support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force’s Training Systems Support program that covers Marine warfighting training; command post exercises; battle staff training; mission rehearsal exercises; and mobile command, control, communication and computers operations…
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In the News: Brig.- Gen. Ronald T. Stephens, Deputy Chief of Staff for Support, G-1/4/6, U.S. Army Medical Command of U.S. Army

With their hearts and minds on saving lives, medical officers like Brigadier General Ronald T. Stephens are always on the clock, never taking a sick day from saving a life. Stephens, Deputy Chief of Staff for Support, G-1/4/6 for the U…
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Kratos to Update Air Force Satellite Control, Mgmt Systems

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has received a potential $11.3 million contract modification to help update the U.S. Air Force‘s satellite control and management systems. The company said Wednesday updates will cover system consolidation and architecture and security enhancements intended to support the service branch’s communication satellite missions…
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SPA to Provide Tech Analysis Support for DoD Office; William Vantine Comments

Systems Planning and Analysis has secured a potential $3.2 million contract to help the Defense Department‘s Strategic Capabilities Office identify and analyze potential uses of new technology for various military operations…
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Northrop Grumman Lands Potential $75M Air Force IDIQ to Support Saudi Arabia’s Simulator Tech

Northrop Grumman‘s Amherst Systems business has received a potential $75 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide support services for Saudi Arabia’s Joint Threat Emitter platform…
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Boeing Invests in Gamma Alloys to Aid Metal-Matrix Composites Devt

Boeing has invested in Gamma Alloys to help the Valencia, California-based firm further develop advanced metal-matrix composites for various applications within the automotive, aerospace and other industries…
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Boeing Taps MBDA to Produce Small Diameter Bomb Wing Assemblies

MBDA has received a contract to manufacture up to 21,000 wing assemblies for integration with small diameter bombs Boeing will supply to the U.S. Air Force. MBDA said Tuesday its Diamond Back Wing Assembly employs a tandem wing design that seeks to increase the maneuverability, operational capacity and range of SDB weapons to more than 60 nautical miles…
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Orbital ATK Test-Fires Prototype Rocket Motor Built With 3D-Printed Parts

Orbital ATK has test-fired a prototype solid rocket motor that includes metal components built through an additive manufacturing process. The company said Wednesday it developed the prototype motor in collaboration with the U…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Stu Dyer, Business Development Director for CyrusOne

“Any agency and any customer that is looking for a robust enterprise data center co-location facilities across all of our locations, big or small, we have the ability to service them.” EM: Let’s start with your background and experiences and how that prepared you for your current role…
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Raytheon to Produce Missile Guidance Control Sections for Air Force, Navy

Raytheon has received a potential $51.2 million contract to produce 538 laser guidance control sections for Maverick tactical air-to-ground missile systems of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is the contracting activity and obligated the full contract amount from fiscal 2017 and 2018 procurement funds, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Orion Forward Bay Cover Timelapse

On its next flight, Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), NASA’s Orion will come screaming into the atmosphere from the Moon at a whopping 24,700 mph. The aeroshell – composed of critical heatshield and back shell components – protects the capsule from harm during extreme conditions of re-entry…
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