Welcome to today's Defense Business Briefing, your weekly roundup of the latest defense industry news.
BAE Systems has filed a bid protest with the Government Accountability Office, arguing it is better qualified than Raytheon to serve as the operations and sustainment contractor for the Air Force's Cobra Dane radar system.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has opened a new facility in Australia to support that government's military unmanned aerial systems efforts.
French company Orolia has agreed to acquire Talen-X, a U.S. company that specializes in Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted a group of defense company executives at the Pentagon last week to discuss the Defense Department's key priorities, including the security of classified information.
General Dynamics has completed its multibillion-dollar acquisition of CSRA.
The Navy late last week quietly announced it has selected Ingalls Shipbuilding to build the dock landing ship replacement beginning with LPD-30.
Northrop Grumman has hired Gabrielle Batkin, a former senior Senate staffer, as vice president of legislative affairs.
Esterline Control & Communication Systems has selected Denise Millard as the business group's vice president for sales and marketing.
The Pentagon is enlisting Dana Deasy, a longtime corporate executive known for pushing large companies to embrace innovation, to tackle some of the Defense Department's most pressing technology challenges, including cloud computing.
The week ahead will be driven by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' appearance on Capitol Hill, but it is also packed with other congressional hearings and Washington-area defense conferences.
The Army Research Laboratory has established a new outpost designed to leverage academic and private-sector resources to advance the service's science and technology priorities.
Lockheed Martin does not have a prototype of its offering for the MQ-25 Stingray competition but will use "a solution that’s very representative" in an upcoming test with the Navy, according to a company executive.
ST. LOUIS -- After years of development, Boeing unveiled its prototype for the Navy's MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker competition and revealed the air vehicle uses the same engine as the RQ-4 Global Hawk and MQ-4C Triton.
ST. LOUIS -- Boeing has pitched its Block III F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the Indian Navy and is prepared to build a facility in the country to comply with the prime minister's "Make In India" initiative, according to a company executive.
SAN DIEGO -- General Dynamics NASSCO, the only design, new-construction and ship-repair facility on the West Coast, is recommending various efficiencies to the Navy for getting vessels out of dry-docking availabilities faster.
The Pentagon and the intelligence community are in near constant contact on a host of issues, but the protection of defense contractors' classified data has become an area of increased focus, according to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.