The Department of Defense awarded 13 defense contracts Friday, worth a total of up to $590.4 million. Among the defense contractors winning contracts:

  • Sysco (NYSE:SYY) won a sole-source, fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-quantity contract worth up to $24.4 million to provide "prime vendor full line food distribution" for U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force customers in the Alaska area through Feb. 22, 2015.
  • Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) was awarded a $12.2 million sole-source, partial-foreign military sales contract modification adding unspecified "various items" to a Jan. 21, 2014 delivery order to supply joint helmet-mounted cueing systems to the U.S. Navy and to the Israeli military. The underlying contract is now worth $26.9 million to Rockwell Collins, and will be completed by Aug. 31, 2015.
  • Actavis (NYSE:AGN) was awarded a $7.7 million option year exercise -- the fourth of seven possible -- on an underlying contract to supply U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agency customers with "various pharmaceutical products." This contract will now run through Feb. 24, 2015.

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