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Pentagon Awards $230.4 Million In Contracts To Boeing, General Electric & Others


The Department of Defense announced five separate defense contracts on Thursday, worth $230.4 million in total. Every single one went to a publicly traded company -- or one that's likely to become part of a publicly traded company.

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a $7.9 million option exercise to produce two Low Cost Conformal Array (LCCA) production units, plus spares. The Pentagon notes: "The LCCA is a passive planar array mounted on the aft submarine sail structure that is integrated with the Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion AN/BQQ-25 system to provide situational awareness and collision avoidance for improved tactical control in high density environments."

Delivery is due January 2017.

General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) was awarded a $29 million contract modification whereby it will supply the Navy with six T408-GE-400 test engines for use aboard CH-53K King Stallion cargo helicopters. Deliveries here are likewise due January 2017.

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LLL) gets a $60.3 million contract modification to support maintenance of U.S. Army C-12 and RC-12 Huron, and UC-35 Citation fixed wing aircraft through July 31, 2015.

Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) won a $60.4 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to supply the Navy with six low rate initial production Infrared Search and Track (IRST) systems for use aboard F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets. Delivery is due August 2017.

And finally, US Foods -- soon to be acquired by SYSCO Corporation (NYSE: SYY) -- won the day's biggest award, a fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to supply up to $72.8 million worth of prime vendor food and beverage support to U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps bases through January 28, 2017.

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