Raytheon's rise in profits reflects new world order

Second-quarter earnings reports reveal defense contractors that are focused heavily on high-tech capabilities needed for fighting insurgencies are doing better than those more heavily invested in conventional warfare.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg joins Cubic

Cubic Corp. has hired former Army Lt. Gen. Joseph “Keith” Kellogg to be senior vice president for ground combat programs.

General Dynamics wins Navy sub software control contract

General Dynamics Corp. will provide new control software for the Navy’s submarines under a first-year contract worth $10.2 million.

Lockheed wins follow-on contract for Apache components

Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide logistics management services for sensor and targeting components of the Army’s AH-64 Apache helicopter under a one-year, follow-on contract worth as much as $89 million.

Report: Industrial base must be part of defense review

The Defense Department should begin incorporating in its budget and policy decisions factors that affect the U.S. industrial base to ensure that weapons-making capabilities are remain available, according to a new report from the Aerospace Industries Association.

QinetiQ to support testing of Marines’ EFV components

QinetiQ North America will assist with the testing of command, control, communications and intelligence functions on the Marine Corps’ expeditionary fighting vehicle under a new contract.

CACI will support Army ammunition system

CACI International Inc. will provide program management support to the Army and Marine Corps under a five-year contract with a potential total value of $30 million.

Lockheed to manage Fort Bragg field logistics center

Lockheed Martin Corp. has won an Army contract with a potential value of $203 million over five years to provide an array of services to the Field Logistics Readiness Center at Fort Bragg, N.C.

FCS to be replaced by smaller modernization efforts

The Future Combat System did not reflect the anti-insurgency lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in an acquisition decision memorandum released June 23.

DOD requests $5.4B for unmanned systems budget

The Defense Department is seeking an increase of 18.4 percent, or $870 million, in funding for unmanned systems in fiscal 2010 over the amount spent for such systems in 2009, Defense Update reported.

Deepwater can't shake DOJ's watchful eye

The Justice Department has declined to intervene to date but continues to examine allegations raised in the Deepwater False Claims Act lawsuit.

Deepwater whistle-blower 'has a conscience,' attorney says

The engineer who blew the whistle on alleged shoddy practices in the Coast Guard's Deepwater project took action because of his own conscience, his attorney said today.

False Claims Act lawsuit filed against Deepwater contractors

A whistleblower has filed a lawsuit alleging serious deficiencies in performance by the prime contractors for the $24 billion Deepwater procurement by the Coast Guard.

Northrop bids on next phase of Army missile defense project

Northrop Grumman Corp. submitted a bid this month for the second round of a competition to serve as the prime contractor for an integrated Army air and missile defense system.

Deepwater in trouble, watchdog says

The Coast Guard accepted the first National Security Cutter under Deepwater without completing operational tests, according to a watchdog group.

Administration moves to scrap FCS in existing form

The Defense Department’s chief arms buyer, Ashton Carter, said May 18 the administration was on the verge of canceling the entire Army Future Combat Systems program in its present form, according to media reports.

Lockheed to aid Air Force radar development

Lockheed Martin Corp. will assist the Air Force with the technology development phase of the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar under a new contract.

Administration moves to terminate some DOD programs

The Obama Administration’s fiscal 2010 budget request for the Defense Department would kill or substantially alter about 50 major programs.

Lockheed wins Army tactical trainer deal

Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide 10 close combat tactical trainers to the Army under a new contract.