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Sixteen companies chosen for $17.1B defense intelligence contract

Aug. 6 (UPI) — The Department of Defense announced on Monday 16 companies with winning offers for inclusion in a $17.1 billion contract to work with the Defense Intelligence Agency to provide a wide range of intelligence products. The deal, a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple-award contract, is called Solutions for Intelligence Analysis 3 and will require companies that win individual task ...

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USS Carter Hall travels to Brazil for UNITAS LX exercises

Aug. 5 (UPI) — The dock landing ship USS Carter Hall left port in Virginia to travel to UNITAS LX, an annual, multinational exercise hosted this year by Brazil. The ship left Joint Expeditionary Base-Little Creek with nearly 350 Navy and Marine personnel on Sunday. Scheduled for Aug. 19 to Aug. 30 in the Rio de Janeiro area, it will ...

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Navy chief nominee Vice Adm. Gilday promises transparency in USS Gerald Ford delays

July 31 (UPI) — Vice Adm. Michael Gilday told a Senate committee on Wednesday that he would be transparent about construction problems on the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford. Gilday, seeking the approval of the Senate Armed Services Committee to be the Defense Department’s chief of naval operations, offered testimony on Wednesday. During the confirmation hearing, Chairman Sen. Jim ...

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Lockheed awarded $1.1B in contracts for F-16 work for Slovakia, Iraq

Aug. 1 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin was awarded two contracts worth more than $1.1 billion by the U.S. Air Force for production, support and training on the F-16 for two allied nations. The two foreign military sales contracts, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, cover production and support of F-16 fighter aircraft for Slovakia, as well as contractor logistics ...

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Navy to commission USS Billings Saturday in Key West

Aug. 2 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy’s 17th littoral combat ship, the Freedom-class USS Billings, will be commissioned Saturday at Naval Air Station Key West. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is due to deliver the principle address, and his wife, Sharla, is sponsor of the ship for the commissioning, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in Key West. The vessel is set ...

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