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Army to Evaluate BAE-Built Armored Multipurpose Vehicle

The U.S. Army will test an armored multipurpose vehicle demonstrator BAE Systems  built as part of a contract to replace the military branch’s fleet of M113 armored personnel carriers. BAE was awarded a potential $1.2 billion contract in December 2014 to support the development, engineering, manufacturing and low-rate initial production of AMPVs for the military branch. The …

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Frank Kendall: DoD, Industry Partners Work to Sustain F-35 Lightning II Systems

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has said DoD and its industry partners continue to make progress in all aspects of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program, DoD News reported Thursday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Kendall offered reporters an update on the program after the annual F-35 roundtable meeting among top defense officials and …

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BAE-EADS Merger Talks Centered, Ended Based on Politics

Negotiations between BAE Systems and EADS on a potential merger mainly centered around how the British, French and German governments would hold stakes in a combined company. According to BBC News, the companies ended discussions after talks between the three governments collapsed over how much of a stake they would …

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TSA Testing BAE, NCR Passenger ID Tech at Airports

The Transportation Security Administration is testing a new system for automatically checking boarding passes and passengers’ identification, the Federal Times reports. The system, developed in part by BAE Systems and NCR Government Systems, is already being fielded at Dulles International Airport. TSA will start to test the system at George Bush …

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BAE Evaluates Selling up to $2 Billion in Assets

BAE Systems has hired two banks to explore its options in selling its platform solutions business, the company confirmed this week. J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo & Co. will help BAE evaluate its  platform solutions division, comprising bus and truck hybrid propulsion systems and flight controls. “They may be assembling …

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DARPA Mimics Power Grid Cyber Attack Through ‘Black Start’ Exercise

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has conducted a seven-day exercise on Plum Island in New York to simulate a cyber attack on the U.S. power grid, Nextgov reported Tuesday. At least 100 people participated in the exercise that kicked off Nov. 1 to replicate “black start” or the restoration of power at two utility stations that were shut down for weeks by a cyber attack.

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