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BAE Secures $76M Navy Contract Modification to Deliver Vertical Launch System Component

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BAE Systems has received a $76 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop additional vertical launch system (VLS) canisters. The award raised the contract value to $306 million and requires BAE to produce canisters for the Mk 13, Mk 14, Mk 25, Mk 29 and other hardware for the service branch, the company said Tuesday. The canisters are a critical component for storing, transporting and firing offensive and defensive missiles on the Navy’s guided-missile cruisers and destroyers.

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Army Deploys Multi-Pack Launcher for AeroVironment ‘Switchblade’ Missiles

Army Deploys Multi-Pack Launcher for AeroVironment 'Switchblade' Missiles - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Army has fielded a six-tube launcher that can fire AeroVironment-built missiles during forward-operating base defense missions, National Defense reported Tuesday. Brett Hush, vice president of tactical missile systems at AeroVironment, said that special operations forces as well as the Army and Marine Corps have been using the small weapons for over seven years.

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Virginia Barnes: Boeing Looks to AMRO in ‘Next-Gen’ Space Supplier Search

Virginia Barnes: Boeing Looks to AMRO in 'Next-Gen' Space Supplier Search - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing will mentor metallic structure maker AMRO Fabricating Corp. under a three-year agreement as part of a mentor-protege program run by NASA. AMRO produces aluminum alloy panels for Boeing’s Space Launch System and will help with marketing and business development, management development and supply chain management work for the SLS, Boeing …

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John Pranzatelli, MBDA Inc. President, on Sequestration, Market Challenges and the Future of Technology Procurement

John Pranzatelli, MBDA Inc. President, on Sequestration, Market Challenges and the Future of Technology Procurement - top government contractors - best government contracting event

In April of this year, John Pranzatelli elevated to the president role at MBDA Inc. – the U.S. arm of the European missile technology firm – close to three years after joining the firm as vice president of strategy and business operations. The more-than-30-year government contracting veteran previously served as VP …

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MBDA Systems Tests Upgraded Brimstone Missile

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MBDA Systems has completed the testing of its upgraded Brimstone missile designed for the U.K. Ministry of Defense’s Brimstone 2 program, Defense World reported Monday. During the trials, the five missiles, which were fired against moving targets with a speed of up to 70 mph in various environments, range and …

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