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Raytheon-UTC Deal Comes as DoD Eyes New Priorities; Pierre Chao Offers Insight on M&A Trend

The planned merger between Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) comes as the aerospace-and-defense sector anticipates slower growth in the Department of Defense’s spending and as DoD sets its sights on hypersonic missiles, space systems and other new priorities, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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Reports: Northrop Close to Sealing $7.8B Cash Deal for Orbital ATK

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is close to finalizing an agreement to buy Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) as Northrop aims to broaden its portfolio of missiles and space platforms, Defense News reported Monday. Defense News cited a Wall Street Journal report that says both companies could unveil the transaction as early as Monday …

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Byron Callan: 5 Defense Firms Collectively Spent $4B on R&D Projects in 2013

Data compiled by Capital Alpha Partners analyst Byron Callan shows that five U.S. defense firms collectively spent $800 million more on research and development last year than they did in 2012, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday. The publication reports that Boeing (NYSE: BA), L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: …

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Loren Thompson: Philippines Eyes US Defense Tech to Enforce Territorial Claims

Some defense analysts believe a pending 10-year security agreement between the Philippines and U.S. could increase U.S. sales of weapons and maritime surveillance equipment to the Philippines, Reuters reported Sunday. “What Manila needs most in the way of military technology is weapons that can help enforce its claim to areas …

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