The Department of Defense awarded 11 defense contracts in its Wednesday evening announcement of contract awards. The total value of contracts awarded was $447.2 million.

The day's biggest award, accounting for two-thirds of the funds on offer, was split among several recipients. The $300 million contract to supply materials and services to meet the Armament, Research, Development, and Engineering Center's mission requirements through July 9, 2019, was awarded to:

  • Alliant Techsystems (NYSE:ATK)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH)
  • General Dynamics (NYSE:GD)
  • Leidos (NYSE:LDOS)
  • Privately held Concurrent Technologies
  • The Battelle Memorial Institute

Separately, the Pentagon awarded contracts to:

  • BAE Systems (NASDAQOTH:BAESY): a $15.9 million contract modification to perform maintenance work and upgrades on the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) while it's in dry dock in San Diego through February 2015.
  • Boeing (NYSE:BA): a $10.1 million contract modification extending through July 9, 2016, the period during which the U.S. Air Force may order repairs on 23 B-1B Aircraft Secondary Structural Components.
  • Kaman (NYSE:KAMN): an $8.5 million contract modification to supply 3,069 state-of-the-art fuze systems to the U.S. Air Force, and also to the governments of Morocco and Singapore by September 2016.
  • Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT): an $8.1 million contract modification funding repair work under the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program, to be completed by Sept. 15, 2015.

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