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Marine Corps to Test BAE, SAIC Amphibious Combat Vehicle Prototypes in 2017; John Swift Comments

Marine Corps to Test BAE, SAIC Amphibious Combat Vehicle Prototypes in 2017; John Swift Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Marine Corps is scheduled to test prototypes of the new Amphibious Combat Vehicle from BAE Systems and Science Applications International Corp. in 2017, Marine Corps Times reported Wednesday. Jeff Schogol writes the service branch plans to select one manufacturer in 2018 that would build the new ACVs designed to replace its …

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BAE to Ship First Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle; John Swift Comments

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BAE Systems U.S. subsidiary plans to transport to Marine Corps Base Quantico the first Amphibious Combat Vehicle produced under a $104 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, USNI News reported Wednesday. Megan Eckstein writes the vehicle is the first unit BAE Systems Inc. manufactured in a production environment and the ACV incorporates a …

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USMC Exercises $184M Option on BAE Amphibious Combat Vehicle Production Contract

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The U.S. Marine Corps has exercised a $184 million contract option to procure additional amphibious combat vehicles from BAE Systems, increasing the number of ACV full-rate production units ordered by the branch to 72. “The ACV was designed to meet the Marines' needs of today while allowing for growth to meet future mission role requirements," said John Swift, director of amphibious programs at BAE.

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BlackBerry Receives Crisis Comms Software Order From Senate’s Sergeant-at-Arms Office

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BlackBerry has secured a five-year, multimillion dollar contract to provide crisis communications software for the Joint Emergency Mass Notification Systems of the Senate Sergeant at Arms Office. The company said Tuesday AtHoc-built software will power JEMNS to facilitate secure notification and communications in the event of a critical situation for approximately 50,000 people that work and visit the U.S. …

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Senator Urges Creation of Cybersecurity Panel

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A Republican senator is calling for the creation of a panel to draft legislation on cybersecurity and electronic intelligence leaks without having to work through numerous — and sometimes competing — committees of jurisdiction, AFP reports. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch …

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