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General Atomics Announces Teammates for Navy’s Stingray Tanker Drone Requirement

A General Atomics business unit will collaborate with several other companies to compete for the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said Monday it will work with Boeing (NYSE: BA); BAE Systems; United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTC) Pratt & Whitney and aerospace systems business; L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL); Rockwell Collins …

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PwC: Global Aerospace, Defense M&A Hit $72B in 2017

A new PwC report says the value of global mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace and defense sector reached $72 billion in 2017, exceeding the previous record of $67 billion set in 2015. PwC reported that A&D companies worldwide recorded 454 M&A transactions last year with an average deal size of $411 million. Significant …

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Rockwell Collins’ Shareholders OK UTC Merger; Kelly Ortberg Comments

Shareholders at Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) have cleared a deal for United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) to acquire the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor for approximately $30 billion. Holders of at least 72 percent of outstanding shares in Rockwell Collins as of record date voted to approve the transaction during the Thursday …

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Rockwell Collins Shareholders Set Jan. 11 Vote on UTC Deal

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is set to hold a shareholder meeting on Jan. 11 to decide on proposals associated with United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) proposed $30 billion acquisition of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor. Rockwell Collins said Monday shareholders of record as of Dec. 8 will be eligible to …

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Lockheed, Rockwell Collins Win Airborne Launch Control Replacement Tech Maturation Contracts

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) have won three-year contracts from the U.S. Air Force to perform risk reduction and technology maturation work on a platform designed to replace the service’s aerial launch control system. The military branch awarded an $80.7 million contract to Lockheed’s space systems …

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Heather Wilson: Air Force to Keep an Eye on Northrop-Orbital ATK Merger Plan

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has said she has no concerns on Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) proposal to acquire Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and that the service branch intends to monitor the transaction’s progress, Defense News reported Tuesday. “Obviously, we watch these things and make sure that no matter [what] happens …

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Greg Hayes: UTC-Rockwell Collins Merger Deal Aims to Advance Digital Platforms, Predictive Analytics

Greg Hayes, CEO of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has said UTC’s move to acquire Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) under an estimated $30 billion deal seeks to advance the development of digital platforms for the aviation sector, Reuters reported Tuesday. Hayes told Reuters the proposed acquisition also aims to facilitate the adoption of …

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UTC Proposes $30B Deal for Rockwell Collins in Aerospace Market Push; Greg Hayes Comments

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has agreed to purchase Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) through an estimated $30 billion transaction in a move to establish a new aerospace systems supplier that will work to meet the evolving needs of global clients. Farmington, Connecticut-based conglomerate UTC said Monday it will pay …

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Rockwell Collins Gets $109M DLA Contract for Fighter Pilot Helmet Display Spares

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has secured a potential six-year, $108.6 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to supply consumable and depot-level reparable spares for helmet displays used by F-15, F-16 and F-18 aircraft pilots. The Defense Department said Thursday Rockwell Collins’ ESA Vision Systems business will deliver Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System spares to the …

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Reports: UTC Nears Deal to Acquire Rockwell Collins

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) is close to finalizing an agreement to buy Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) as the industrial conglomerate aims to expand its aerospace business, Reuters reported Tuesday. A source familiar with the negotiations told Reuters the companies are close to reaching an agreement on …

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