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Defense Daily, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Vol. 278, Issue 63

L3 Acquires Space Mission Company Applied Defense Solutions

L3 Technologies [LLL] on Monday said it has acquired a software development and data analytics company that strengthens its work in space mission work for $50 million.Applied Defense Solutions (ADS), which is based in Maryland, is expected to contribute about $15 million in sales to L3 in 2018 and about $50 million in 2019. L3…

NNSA Conducts B61-12 Flight-Hardware Tests on B-2 Bomber

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced last week it completed a pair of flight tests on non-nuclear components of the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb near the Nevada National Test Site.“The tests involved releasing a B61-12 non-nuclear test assembly, which includes the NNSA designed bomb assembly and U.S. Air Force acquired tail-kit, from a B-2A…

Oshkosh Receives New $484 Million Order From Army For 1,574 JLTVs

Oshkosh Defense [OSK] has received a new $484 million order from the Army for 1,574 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, officials said June 29. This is the ninth JLTV order from the Army, which is expected to make a final decision in fiscal year 2019 on moving the Humvee replacement program to full-rate production.“The JLTV is…

Army Awards Training Services Contracts For Combat Simulators, Cyber Support

The Army has awarded awarded training contracts to Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI) to prototype new devices for combat simulation and information security company Root9B (R9B) to deliver advanced cyber courses at Ft. Gordon, Ga., officials said on Monday CESI was awarded a $502,000 rapid prototyping agreement for devices to improve pilot and air defense…

Navy Osprey Variant to Begin Production in $4 Billion Contract

Bell [TXT] Boeing [BA] will begin V-22 work for the U.S. Navy in a contract awarded last week worth $4.2 billion.The new CMV-22B variant will serve as the Navy's future carrier onboard delivery aircraft.The contract is a modification to a prior acquisition contract and provides for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the Navy,…

BWXT, Jacobs Announce Management Changes

Two major federal contractors, Virginia-based BWX Technologies [BWXT] and Dallas-based Jacobs Engineering [JEC], announced new executive appointments in the past week.Colin Jones, most recently with AECOM [ACM] is the new vice president and deputy general manager of Jacobs’ North American Nuclear business unit, the company said Friday. He has more than 20 years of experience…