Posts from GovConWire for 12/22/2017

Boeing, Embraer Begin Merger Talks

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and aerospace conglomerate Embraer are in talks over a “possible combination.” Brazil-based Embraer said Thursday any deal that would emerge from the discussions would need to be approved by Embraer shareholders, both firms’ boards of directors, the Brazilian government and other regulatory authorities…
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Congress OKs 4-Week Stopgap Spending Measure

Congress on Thursday passed another continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown and keep federal agencies open through Jan. 19, The Hill reported Thursday. The Senate approved the stopgap funding measure by a 66-32 vote hours after the House voted 231-188 to clear the bill…
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Ben FitzGerald to Lead DoD Strategy & Design Office

Ben FitzGerald, a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been appointed director of the Defense Department‘s strategy and design office in a move slated to take effect Jan…
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ViaSat to Help Sustain USSOCOM Mission Networks Under Potential $350M IDIQ Award

ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) has received a potential $350 million contract to deliver mission networking sustainment services to the U.S. Special Operations Command‘s procurement division. The Carlsbad, California-based communications firm will primarily carry out work at a ViaSat and USSOCOM facilities through December 2022, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Boeing Secures Potential $480M Saudi F-15 Repair Services Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) a potential $480.4 million contract for repair support services to Saudi Arabia’s F-15 fleet. Boeing will repair and return F-15C/D/S/SA parts for the Royal Saudi Air Force as well as repair ground aerospace and hush house/open-air test cell equipment for the military branch’s F-15 program, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Deloitte, KPMG Awarded Potential $980M Navy Financial Mgmt Services IDIQ

  Deloitte‘s consulting business and KPMG‘s federal services arm have secured positions on a potential five-year, $980 million contract to support financial improvement and audit readiness across the Department of the Navy…
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7 Firms Win Spots on Potential $554M Army Training, Mission Support Contract

The U.S. Army has picked seven companies to compete for task orders under a potential five-year, $554.2 million contract to provide global training, support systems and mission support services. Fifteen bids were submitted to the Army Contracting Command for the hybrid firm-fixed-price contract that will run through Dec…
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Lockheed Gets $944M Contract to Supply Updated Patriot Interceptors to Army, Int’l Clients

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $944 million contract to produce and deliver updated Patiot missile defense systems to the U.S. Army, Romania and other foreign military sales clients. The company said Thursday it will supply Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors along with launcher modification kits through the contract…
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SSL-Built Satellite Servicing Spacecraft Completes NASA Design Review; Richard White Comments

A spacecraft built by Maxar Technologies’ SSL business for NASA’s in-orbit satellite servicing mission has concluded the agency’s mission preliminary design review. The completion of the mission PDR would advance the spacecraft to the Key Decision Point C phase to pave the way for the launch of the Restore-L mission in 2020, SSL said Wednesday…
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NNSA Taps SN3-BWXT JV for Potential $1.4B Los Alamos Lab Cleanup Contract

A joint venture of Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE:HII) SN3 subsidiary and BWX Technologies (NYSE: BWXT) has received a potential 10-year, $1.39 billion contract from the National Nuclear Security Administration to clean up contaminants in the Los Alamos National Laboratory…
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Maxar Wins ‘Deal of the Year’ Award; Howard Lance Comments

Maxar Technologies, formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, has received SpaceNews’ “Deal of the Year” award in recognition of the company’s acquisition of DigitalGlobe in an estimated $3…
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VIDEO: Air Force Plant 4: F-16 and F-35 Production

The F-35 builds on a strong legacy of F-16 production at Air Force Plant 4 in Fort Worth. Find out how as we celebrate 75 years of aircraft production at this Lockheed Martin facility. http://lmt.co/2BSRLAE
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