Rapid Fire 2011-01-27: Patrol Boats for Latvia

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* General Dynamics sees a 19% jump in 4th quarter earnings, fueled for demand for military vehicles and ships. * Bad News: Boeing’s net income and revenues drop 8% for the 4th quarter [PDF], due in part to cuts in defense programs. * New HASC Chairman Howard McKeon criticizes Obama administration’s plans to pare $78 billion from the Pentagon’s topline budget. * US Navy orders procurement officers to stop buying computer servers or adding new data centers, the Washington Post reports. * Canadian Defence Minister Peter MacKay announces awards of C$55.6 million contract to Thales Canada for 2 tactical control radars (TCRs) as part of a C$80 million TCR modernization project; C$5.6 million contract to TLD America for 14 aircraft cargo loaders; and C$1.6 million contract for sewer upgrades at 17 Wing Winnipeg. * ManTech snags $45 million task order to provide engineering, technical and program management support to the Naval Surface Warfare Center for submarine and surface ship signature silencing programs. * Telos gets a task order under the $9 billion NETCENTS contract vehicle to provide secure messaging system for the DISA’s Defense Messaging System. * Latvia christens Skrunda, its first twin-hull SWATH patrol boat. The design includes a […]

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