Welcome to today's Defense Business Briefing, your weekly roundup of the latest defense industry news.
A federal judge has barred the Air Force from moving forward with awarding Sikorsky a $980 million sole-source contract for rolling upgrades to the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, arguing the service failed to justify the length and timing of the planned deal.
Intrepid, an intelligence agency contractor backed by private-equity firm Bluestone Investment Partners, said it has acquired Darkblade Systems.
Red 6, a training technology company, said it has relocated its headquarters from Santa Monica, CA to Miami and opened a new technology hub in Orlando, FL.
Raytheon Technologies has announced Jeff Shockey will join the company as senior vice president of Global Government Relations.
Momentus, a commercial space company, said it has named former Pentagon official John Rood chief executive, effective Aug. 1.
Booz Allen Hamilton said it has named Matt Tarascio senior vice president in its strategic innovation group, leading the company's Pentagon analytics and artificial intelligence business.
The Senate Armed Services Committee marks up its version of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill this week.
The Marine Corps announced it has selected Textron Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems to build Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle prototypes.
Better communication with industry and more consistent messaging of requirements could allow the Army to expand the tactical wheeled vehicle industrial base, the Government Accountability Office said in a July 15 report, echoing the Army's analysis of the issue.
After considering alternative acquisition strategies, the Army determined a single-source acquisition was best for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle follow-on contract, a service official told Inside Defense.
Michael Brown has withdrawn his nomination for Pentagon acquisition chief amid a Defense Department inspector general investigation, according to a letter he has sent Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.