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June 2, 2016

Deals this week: Thales SA, Saint-Gobain, Boeing

French defence company, Thales SA has issued 0.75% fixed-rate bonds due 07 June 2023 and carrying a coupon rate of 0.75% through a public offering.

French defence company, Thales SA has issued 0.75% fixed-rate bonds due 07 June 2023 and carrying a coupon rate of 0.75% through a public offering.

The proceeds from the offering, amounting to $667.39m, will be used to repay the company’s existing debt.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation has purchased the assets of MIPNET Industries, a company that operates under the brand name JTT Composites, with the aim of expanding its product offerings.

Saint-Gobain is a US-based company engaged in providing high-performance and building materials for a variety of industries including defence and security.

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) has awarded a $3.205bn contract to The Boeing Company for the delivery of joint direct attack munition (JDAM) tail kits.

The new contract is a modification to a previously awarded contract and requires Boeing to supply JDAM strap-on inertial guidance kits through September 2020.

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"The new contract is a modification to a previously awarded contract and requires Boeing to supply JDAM strap-on inertial guidance kits through September 2020."

The US Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has awarded a $138.69m contract modification to United Launch Services LLC (ULA) to provide launch vehicle production services for the Atlas V 541 launch vehicle configuration.

The new contract also adds mission-specific commodities for previous missions and is scheduled for completion in September 2018.

The US Air Force Civil Engineer Center has awarded a $950m indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to 18 companies including Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. to provide design and construction services.

Under the contract, Jacobs will provide architect-engineering (A-E) 2013, Title I and Title II services to support military construction at government facilities across the globe.

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