Posts from GovConWire for 01/05/2015

January 5 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down On Final Day of 2014

The GovCon Index retreated on the final day of 2014, closingWednesday at 70.629, down 0.884 point, or 1.267 percent. The Nasdaq composite index ended the year at 4,736.06, down 0.87 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500 at 2,058…
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WBB, SAIC, Metron Win Spots on $180M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Whitney Bradley & Brown, Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) and Metron positions to compete for task orders under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract worth $180…
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BAE to Provide Army With 5 Armored Vehicle Variants for $383M

BAE Systems‘ land and armaments business has received a $382.6 million order to provide the U.S. Army with five variants of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle. The Defense Department said Dec. 23 that the company will deliver general purpose, mortar carrier, mission command, medical evaluation and medical treatment AMPV variants…
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General Atomics to Configure, Maintain US Air Force’s UAS

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems company has won a $375.2 million contract to configure the U.S. Air Force’s Predator/Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles and maintain the systems’ software. The company will also provide logistics support, inventory control point management, flight operations support, depot repair and depot field maintenance for the UAS, the Defense Department said Dec…
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US, Japan, South Korea Agree to Exchange Nuclear Threat Intelligence

The U.S. Defense Department has signed an agreement with its South Korean and Japanese counterparts to share information regarding North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats. The trilateral pact calls for a voluntary exchange of classified intelligence among the countries’ defense personnel, the Pentagon said Dec…
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Lockheed Awarded $662M Transport Aircraft Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $662,032,335 contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to build 10 transport planes and 20 quick engine change kits. The award covers the production of four HC-130J, three KC-130J, two MC-130J and one C-130J aircraft, the Defense Department said Wednesday
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