Posts from GovConWire for 07/12/2017

State Dept Clears Potential $4B Patriot Missile Sale to Romania

The State Department has approved Romania’s request to procure Patriot air defense systems, support and equipment under a potential $3.9 billion foreign military sales deal. Romania requested seven Patriot Configuration-3+ modernized fire units comprised of seven AN/MPQ-65 radar sets, seven AN/MSQ-132 engagement control stations, 13 antenna mast groups, 28 M903 launching stations, 56 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile-TBM missiles, 168 Patriot Advanced Capabilty-3 missile segment enhancement missiles and 7 Electrical Power Plants III, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday…
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AECOM, Siemens Vet Anshooman Aga to Succeed John Thomas as Cubic CFO in October

Anshooman Aga, formerly a senior vice president and chief financial officer at AECOM’s (NYSE: ACM) design and consulting services business in the Americas, will join Cubic (NYSE: CUB) as executive VP on July 17…
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Air Force Adds Northrop, Pratt & Whitney to $409M Thermal, Power & Controls Devt IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTC) Pratt and Whitney subsidiary as additional awardees on a potential seven-year, $409 million contract to research and develop thermal, power and controls technologies for the service branch…
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State Dept OKs $151M in Tactical Radio Systems, Tank Ammo Requests From Australia

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to buy tactical radio systems to support upgrades to F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft as well as 120mm tank ammunition and related services under two foreign military agreements worth approximately $151…
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Orbital ATK Demos Air-Launched Ballistic Missile Target As Part of MDA’s THAAD Flight Test Program

Orbital ATK has demonstrated its air-launched intermediate-range ballistic missile target in support of the test flight program for the Missile Defense Agency’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system…
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EY Wins $149M Contract to Audit Navy Financial Statements

Professional services firm EY has won a potential $149.4 million contract from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to help the U.S. Navy audit the service branch’s financial statements. DFAS received two quotes for the labor-hour contract with five base months and four option years, the Defense Department said Tuesday…
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Lockheed-Built THAAD Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target During MDA Test

The Missile Defense Agency has led a missile defense test on a Lockheed Martin-built area defense system which demonstrated a capacity to detect, track and intercept a threat representative intermediate-range ballistic missile target…
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US, Australia Conduct Hypersonic Flight Test

The U.S. Air Force has worked with Australia’s defense science and technology group to conduct a hypersonic flight test at the Woomera Test Range in South Australia. Australian defense minister Marise Payne said in a statement released Monday that the flight test is part of the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation program supported by Australia’s DST Group, the U…
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Lockheed to Provide AEGIS Support for Australian Destroyer Fleet

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $41.8 million modification to provide lifetime support for the Advanced Electronic Guidance and Instrumentation System on the Australian navy’s Hobart-class air warfare destroyers…
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KBR Subsidiary Lands IDIQ Contract for Navy ATC Equipment Support

A KBR subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $27.2 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide engineering products, hardware and technical services to the air traffic control and landing systems branch within the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division…
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Sen. John McCain Advises Against Industry Execs as Trump Nominees for DoD Posts

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) has said he does not want the White House to nominate for Defense Department posts any more individuals who had worked at top five defense contractors, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Marines Combat ISIS and Uniform Surveys are Here (The Corps Report Ep. 105)

Deployed Marine artillery assists Combined Joint Task Force Inherent Resolve in the fight against ISIS, The Marine Corps Uniform Board needs your feedback and the Warrior Games come to a close, in this week’s Corps Report…
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July 11th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up While Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up for the third consecutive day 0.424 percent to 97.079 reaching a 90 day high with advancers outpacing decliners 3 to 1. The major indices closed mixed with minor movement and lower than average trading volumes…
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