Pentagon Awards $858 Million in Defense Contracts Thursday

The Department of Defense announced 11 new defense contracts Thursday, worth $858.4 million in aggregate. Of these, the largest award went to oil company Hess (NYSE: HES  ) , which won a firm-fixed-price requirements contract to supply electricity to the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and federal civilian agencies in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia through June 30, 2019. This "block purchase" of electric power is valued at up to $378.8 million.

Smaller awards went to:

  • Raytheon (NYSE: RTN  ) , which won a $57.8 million firm-fixed-price contract to supply an unspecified number of tube-launched, optically tracked wireless guided missiles to the U.S. Army by Nov. 30, 2015
  • Bell Helicopter Textron (NYSE: TXT  ) , which was awarded a $13.9 million option exercise instructing it to supply the U.S. Marine Corps with a single Flight Training Device for the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. Delivery is due in February 2017.

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