Posts from GovConWire for 04/05/2018

KippsDeSanto: Govt Tech Sector Eyes Increased Scale, Expanded IT Capabilities Via M&As

KippsDeSanto & Co. said it believes General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) acquisition of CSRA shows the continued focus of government technology sector buyers on efforts to build up scale and expand next-generation information technology capabilities through mergers and acquisitions…
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6 Companies Win Spots on Potential $25.5B OCONUS Army Aircraft, Equipment Maintenance Contract

Six companies have won spots on a potential 10-year, $25.5 billion contract to help maintain the U.S. Army‘s aircraft and support equipment deployed primarily outside the continental U.S. Work also covers minor modification, supply chain management and personnel support in various theaters of operation, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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State Dept Clears Potential $2.91B F-16 Aircraft Sale to Slovakia

The State Department has approved Slovakia’s request to buy 14 F-16 Block 70/72 V configuration aircraft and related equipment and services from the U.S. government through a potential $2.91 billion foreign military sales agreement…
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NAVSEA Moves to Address Potential OCI in General Dynamics-CSRA Combination

The U.S. Navy has initiated several measures to avoid any potential organizational conflict of interest that may emerge following the completion of General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) $9.7 billion acquisition of CSRA…
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Orolia to Buy Talen-X in PNT Tech Expansion Push

Lanham, Maryland-based Orolia has agreed to purchase GPS and global navigation satellite system threat mitigation platforms provider Talen-X for an undisclosed sum. Orolia CEO Jean-Yves Courtois said in a statement published Tuesday the acquisition seeks to reinforce the company’s position as an assured positioning, navigation and timing technology platforms provider and build up its ability to deliver end-to-end systems…
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State Dept Approves Potential $1.3B Chinook Helicopter Sale to Spain

The State Department has approved Spain’s request to purchase CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters and related equipment under a potential $1.3 billion foreign military sales agreement. Boeing (NYSE: BA) will serve as prime contractor of the possible sale, which covers 17 Chinooks with customer-unique modifications, 21 AN/AAR-57A(V)8 common missile warning systems and 42 embedded global positioning system inertial navigation systems, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday…
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Boeing Completes Fuel On-Load Tests for KC-46 Tanker Supplemental Type Certification

Boeing has completed fuel on-load tests needed for Federal Aviation Administration certification of the company’s KC-46 refueling tanker aircraft. The on-load testing for the Supplemental Type Certificate required a KC-46 tanker to transfer 146,000 pounds in fuel to another KC-46 unit, Boeing said Wednesday…
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AECOM Partners With IFS to Improve Supply Chain Management, John Vollmer Comments

AECOM announced Wednesday it will partner with IFS to strengthen its supply chain using the latter’s IFS Applications, a software suite for critical business processes such as supply chain management, predictive maintenance and digital transformation…
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Northrop Provides Virtual Training to Army Rangers

Northrop Grumman has conducted virtual training sessions for U.S. Army rangers who are certified Joint Terminal Air Controllers. The training took place at Northrop’s Distributed Training Center located at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia and involved simulations of actual battle scenarios with corresponding deployment locations, the company said Wednesday…
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Report: DoD Raises Major Weapons Procurement Cost Estimate to $1.92T

The Defense Department’s cost estimates for the acquisition of major weapons platforms rose from $1.74 trillion to $1.92 trillion in 2017, Defense News reported Tuesday. The figure represents a 10 percent increase from the previous year’s projections, according to the annual Selected Acquisition Reports on 83 major defense procurement initiatives that DoD issued Tuesday…
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BAE Delivers Armored Multipurpose Vehicles to Army Under $383M EMD Contract

BAE Systems has delivered five variants of its Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle to the U.S. Army as part of a $383 million initial contract. The Army will test AMPVs the company produced under the engineering and manufacturing design provision of a potential $1…
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VIDEO: WIN-T Lite

As the Army’s first brigade to fully field a lighter version of the Warrior Information Network-Tactical, or WIN-T, the 2nd IBCT, 25th Infantry Division has been testing the new equipment. Read more: https://www…
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