Pentagon Awards $362 Million in Defense Contracts Thursday

Raytheon, Boeing, General Dynamics, ATK, and Lockheed Martin all win contracts.

Mar 21, 2014 at 9:33AM

The Department of Defense awarded a total of 14 defense contracts Thursday, worth $361.8 million combined. Among the publicly traded defense contractors winning contracts:

  • Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) was awarded $23.6 million cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order to supply the U.S. Navy with 63 ECP-6279 radar retrofit kits for installation aboard F/A-18 E/F fighter-bombers and EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft through August 2016.
  • Boeing (NYSE:BA) was awarded a $9.6 million firm-fixed-price delivery order to supply major structural repair and maintenance equipment for F/A-18E/Fs and EA-18Gs by September 2016.
  • General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) was awarded a $20.6 million contract modification to supply the U.S. Army with an unspecified amount of M1002 120mm tank training rounds ammunition by May 31, 2016.
  • Alliant Techsystems (NYSE:ATK) received a similar $19.2 million contract modification to supply M1002 training rounds to the Army.
  • Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) was awarded an $8.5 million contract modification funding additional long lead-time efforts required to incorporate a drag chute into the design of F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL) fighter jets to be sold to the government of Norway. Lockheed is expected to complete work on this contract by November 2015.


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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

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Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

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