Posts from GovConWire for 01/04/2017

Boeing, SpaceX Secure Additional Crewed Missions Under NASA’s Commercial Space Transport Program

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and SpaceX have secured four additional missions each to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA‘s Commercial Crew Program. NASA said Wednesday that Boeing and SpaceX each have six orders for crewed missions now under the companies’ respective Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contracts with the space agency…
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Raytheon Awarded $163M Contract for Qatar Patriot Missile Defense Training Services

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a potential three-year, $163.3 million contract to provide training services related to the Patriot air and missile defense system to Qatar through a foreign military sales agreement…
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Navy Starts Hypervelocity Projectile Developmental Tests

The U.S. Navy has begun to fire electromagnetic railgun hypervelocity projectiles from an Army howitzer through a series of developmental tests in an effort to expedite the deployment of the rounds to battlefields, Scout Warrior reported Monday…
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GSA Seeks Contractors to Repair, Modify New York-Based Govt Facilities

The General Services Administration has begun to solicit proposals from small businesses that can provide repair and alteration construction services for government owned and leased facilities in New York…
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Air Force Taps Sotera for Predictive Analysis Software Prototyping Contract

Sotera Defense Solutions has won a potential $9.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the U.S. Air Force for predictive analysis software prototyping and reporting services. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will work to develop systems that can offer multi-source data fusion, predict malicious cyber operator activities and act as an integrator of the experimental software prototype…
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Teledyne Subsidiary to Update Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles for DoD

Teledyne Technologies‘ SeaBotix subsidiary has secured a multimillion contract to underwater remotely operated vehicles for the Defense Department. The company said Tuesday the contract covers the delivery of 60 new vLBV300 ROV systems to explosive ordnance disposal mobile units worldwide…
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Noblis Moves to New Reston, VA Headquarters

Scientific research and engineering services contractor Noblis has relocated its corporate headquarters from Falls Church, Virginia, to a new 160,000-square-foot office building in Reston. The company said Monday its new HQ on Edmund Haley Drive will accommodate 450 staff and features multiple conference rooms and specialty spaces to support privacy and collaborations…
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Elbit Systems to Produce Airborne Laser Designators for APAC Clients; Elad Aharonson Comments

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has awarded Elbit Systems two contracts worth nearly $35 million combined to produce airborne laser designators for two Asia-Pacific countries. Elbit said Tuesday it will perform contract work for three years and provide miniaturized laser systems that will work to provide aircrews a precise target designation and closure of the sensor to shooter cycle…
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Northrop Gets $63M in Air Force KC-10 Engine Overhaul, Logistics Delivery Orders

Northrop Grumman has received a pair of delivery orders worth nearly $63 million combined to provide engine overhaul and logistics support services for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-10 tanker aircraft program…
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‘Smart’ Uniforms Protect Nation’s Warfighters

Scientists have created a new breathable material that protects warfighters from chemical and biological threats. The project is funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Joint Science and Technology Office and conducted by a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists…
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January 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Continues Strong 2016 Performance Into New Year

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index moved higher Tuesday on broad gains among defense primes  as U.S. stocks closed significantly higher with the Dow Jones Industrial flirting with the 20,000 mark…
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