Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/03/2017

Dynetics Buys Aviation & Missile Solutions, Names Cindy Griner AMS President

Huntsville, Alabama-based engineering, applied science and information technology contractor Dynetics has purchased technical services provider Aviation & Missile Solutions for an undisclosed amount…
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SpeedCast International Closes CapRock Communications Business Buy

Global satellite services company SpeedCast International has completed its $425 million cash acquisition of the CapRock Communications business from Harris (NYSE: HRS). Harris said Tuesday it will use proceeds from the sale to reduce debt and return more cash to shareholders…
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MBDA, Prodintec, European Defense Agency Partner on New Additive Manufacturing Project

The European Defense Agency has partnered with MBDA and the European research center Fundacion Prodintec to explore areas where additive manufacturing can be applied to help boost Europe’s defense industry…
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DARPA Launches Project to Help Identify Potential Terrorists Through Social Media

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a project that looks to develop an automated software designed to monitor publicly available information on social media to identify potential terrorist threats, The National Interest reported Thursday…
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Admiralty Partners Affiliate Buys Santa Ana-Based GE Business; John Alves Comments

An affiliate of aerospace and defense investment firm Admiralty Partners has purchased General Electric‘s (NYSE: GE) Santa Ana, California-based business operations. Admiralty Partners said Tuesday the former GE unit will continue to operate at its present location under the name Integral Aerospace…
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SpaceX Sets Jan. 8 Launch for Iridium NEXT Satellites

SpaceX has said it plans to launch on Jan. 8 the first batch of satellites for Iridium Communications’ NEXT constellation after it determined the cause of the Sept. 1 explosion of the Falcon 9 rocket, the Washington Post reported Monday…
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Lockheed to Continue Air Force F-22 Sustainment Support

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $61 million contract modification to continue to help the U.S. Air Force sustain the military branch’s F-22 air vehicles. The Defense Department said Friday that Lockheed’s aeronautics business will provide depot throughput, assess analytical conditions, repair inlet coating and support radar cross section Marietta turntable under the modification…
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ICF Secures CDC Public Health Communication Support Contracts; Kris Tremaine Comments

ICF has secured nine contracts worth a combined $34.4 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support CDC’s public health campaigns. CDC will use the company’s campaign development, creative, digital advertising, social marketing and media, stakeholder and traditional engagement expertise to facilitate  multiple projects such as the National Diabetes Prevention Program, ICF said Friday…
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Boeing, SpaceX, OneWeb Seek to Provide Broadband Access Via Satellite Constellations

SpaceX, Boeing and OneWeb have announced plans to launch satellite constellations that will work to operate in low-Earth orbit and offer high-speed broadband service worldwide, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday…
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Carahsoft to Help Army Obtain VMware Product Licenses for WIN-T Server Infrastructure

Carahsoft Technology has received a two-year, $23.9 million contract to help the U.S. Army license multiple VMware products to support the management and virtualization of the military branch’s Warfighter Information Network-Tactical server infrastructure…
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Sonoran Technology to Provide Air Force E-3 Mission Crew Training Supplies

Sonoran Technology and Professional Services has secured a $7.2 million contract option to provide equipment, tools and materials to U.S. Air Force personnel in support of the E-3 Mission Crew Training program…
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