Rapid Fire 2010-05-26: GD EB’s North Kingstown Facility

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* Russian-built plants in Venezuela’s Aragua state will produce Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles and over 50 million 7.62-mm rounds for the rifle per year. * In 2011 Russia expects to unveil new model of the Kalashnikov assault rifle, the AK-200, based on the AK-74M but with a 60-round magazine capacity. * General Dynamics’ Electric Boat expects to hire 450 additional workers at its North Kingstown, RI facility over the next 5 years and invest $55 million in new infrastructure as part of an expansion of the Virginia-class nuclear submarine program. * General Dynamics IT gets $146.2 million, 3-year contract to consolidate US DoD’s IT infrastructure in the Washington, DC area to a facility in Alexandria, VA as part of BRAC implementation. * Secure entry: BAE Systems gets $95 million order to install and maintain automated security systems to control access to US Army bases. * United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne snags a $20.3 million contract to design, develop and test a high-performance liquid upper-stage propulsion system that will support early intercept capabilities for MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System.

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