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State Dept OKs $952M Helicopter, Missile Sale to Pakistan

The State Department has approved Pakistan’s request to purchase Viper attack helicopters and Hellfire missiles from the U.S. under a potential $952 million foreign military sales agreement. Pakistan will use the precision strike aircraft and weapons to carry out counterterrorism and counter-insurgency operations in the North Waziristan Agency, federally-administered tribal areas …

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State Dept Approves Potential $450M Sale of Black Hawk Helicopters to Slovakia

The State Department has approved a potential $450 million foreign military sale of Sikorsky‘s UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related General Electric parts and equipment to the Slovakian government. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday that the potential deal will support the NATO ally’s homeland defense, counterterrorism, border security and humanitarian programs. The future …

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Lockheed Martin Wins $222M for C-5 Upgrades

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Aeronautics has been tasked to carry out additional work worth $222 million to modernize the U.S. Air Force’s C-5M aircraft, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The fixed-price contract modification under the Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program involves the installation of General Electric-made engines and 69 other enhancements to 11 …

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Robert Perna Joins Rockwell Collins as SVP, General Counsel, Secretary; Kelly Ortberg Comments

Robert Perna, a 25-year legal veteran, has been named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL). His appointment is effective Jan. 13 and he succeeds Gary Chadlick, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests, Rockwell Collins announced Wednesday. “Bob’s global perspective and acquisition …

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GE Closes $4.3B Buy of Avio Aviation Business; David Joyce Comments

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has completed its $4.3 billion acquisition of the aviation business from Italy-based aerospace technology maker Avio S.p.A. GE has integrated the business into its GE Aviation Subsidiary and the business now operates under the name Avio Aero, GE said Aug. 1. David Joyce, president and CEO …

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GE Replaces C-5 Galaxy Engines Under $7.4B Air Force Contract

General Electric (NYSE: GE) is providing new engines for C-5 planes under the U.S. Air Force’s $7.4 billion program that aims to upgrade the aircraft’s capabilities, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes the Air Force has moved to replace some of the A, B and C models of the C-5 …

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GE Aviation Wins $350M Contract to Improve Jet Engine Technology

GE Aviation (NYSE:GE) has won a $349, 747, 900 task order for the Adaptive Engine Technology Development Program. Under the contract, GE is tasked with improving jet propulsion engine technologies for combat aircraft. Work for the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio and is expected to be …

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BAE, GE Vet Robert Murphy Named New Cobham CEO

Cobham has appointed BAE Systems Inc. executive Robert Murphy CEO, effective June 25, the company announced Monday. The 25-year aerospace and defense industry veteran will succeed Andy Stevens, who retired in November 2011 due to a recurring back injury. Stevens will assist the board until further notice and assist Murphy …

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