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Weekly Roundup October 10 – October 14, 2016: DigitalGlobe Enters M&A Picture, L-3 Buys Again & more

October 10 – October 14, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson We have yet another player in the GovCon M&A scene in the form of the company whose satellites help governments and businesses around the world map every piece of planet …

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Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky Unit Eyes Poland’s Military Transport Helicopter Buy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 12, 2016 — Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky subsidiary is back in the lineup for the potential supply of military transport helicopters to Poland after the cancellation of a planned $3.5 billion purchase of Airbus‘ H225M Caracal, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Flightglobal reported Monday Sikorsky offers the S-70i Black Hawk helicopters …

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Orbital ATK, Airbus to Build Eutelsat Satellite to Serve Europe, North Africa

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 12, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and Airbus will build a new satellite for Eutelsat Communications that will eventually serve European and North African video markets, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Eutelsat said Tuesday Orbital ATK will produce the platform for the future EUTELSAT 5 West B satellite while Airbus’ …

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Canada to Evaluate Data From Potential Contractors on Fighter Jet Replacement Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 29, 2016 — Canada will analyze data collected from Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Saab, Dassault Aviation and the consortium comprised of BAE Systems, Airbus and Leonardo-Finmeccanica as the country seeks to replace its CF-18 fleet, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Reuters reported Monday the Canadian government currently works to explore options …

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Weekly Roundup September 12 – September 16 2016: The Stock That Lifts During Rate Hike Chatter & more

September 12 – September 16 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson For those of us who follow financial markets and in particular U.S. GovCon stocks, let’s take a deep breath during this slightly slower Friday session and take a brief look …

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WSJ: Boeing Questions Denmark’s Fighter Aircraft Replacement Proposal Evaluations

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has raised concerns about a decision of Denmark to choose the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35 over the former’s F/A-18 to serve as the next fighter aircraft platform for the Danish military,  the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Robert Wall and Doug Cameron write that Denmark’s defense ministry …

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Hughes Expands Tactical Comms Partnership With Airbus Defense & Space; Rick Lober Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 15, 2016 — Hughes Network Systems and Airbus‘ defense and space segment have expanded their partnership to offer the HM System satellite networking technology and Skynet satellite communications service in the defense market, ExecutiveBiz said Wednesday. The companies aim to help global military customers address tactical satcom requirements with …

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Defense News: Kuwait Issues $1B Order of Airbus Military Transport Helicopters

Kuwait has signed a $1.1 billion deal with Airbus Group to acquire 30 Airbus-built H225M Caracal military transport helicopters, Defense News reported Tuesday. Pierre Tran writes Kuwait’s defense minister Khaled Al Jarrah Al Sabah signed the contract in the presence of his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian as part of an existing defense agreement between the two countries. “This …

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Bloomberg: Veritas Capital in Lead to Buy Airbus Maintenance, Repair Business

New York City-based private equity firm Veritas Capital has emerged as the leading bidder to purchase Airbus Group’s Vector Aerospace aircraft maintenance and repair business, Bloomberg reported Friday. Kiel Porter and Scott Deveau write Veritas might combine Vector with StandardAero — an aircraft services company the investment firm acquired in July 2015 for $2.1 billion. Airbus could …

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Reports: Airbus to Shed 23.6% Dassault Aviation Stake

Global aerospace and defense contractor Airbus Group will sell its 23.6 percent stake in Dassault Aviation and use money from the stock sales for “general corporate purposes, ” the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Robert Wall writes Airbus aims to shed 9.05 percent of its total ownership in Dassault through an accelerated bookbuild process and sell another 5.5 …

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