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Ellen Lord: DoD Continues to Evaluate Proposed L3-Harris Merger

Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Defense Department, has said DoD is working with antitrust regulators to find out if the proposed merger of L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) and Harris (NYSE: HRS) would have an impact on the “competitive landscape,” Reuters reported Wednesday. “We’re working through the process. We …

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Harris, L3 to Merge in All-Stock Transaction; Christopher Kubasik, William Brown Quoted

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) and Harris (NYSE: HRS) have agreed to merge in an all-stock deal that will establish the country’s sixth largest defense technology company serving government and industry clients across more than 100 countries. The combined company will operate as L3 Harris Technologies in Melbourne, Fla., upon the deal’s …

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MDA Unveils Eight Participants in Hypersonic Weapon Concept Development Program

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded contracts to seven companies and a nonprofit organization to further develop their respective hypersonic weapon concepts. MDA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday contractors will work on their proposed kinetic and non-kinetic hypersonic glide and terminal defense weapon systems through the contracts worth …

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L3 Acquires ASV Global in Unmanned Maritime Tech Expansion Push; Christopher Kubasik Quoted

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has purchased unmanned surface vessel developer ASV Global for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand its autonomous maritime capabilities. The acquired company will operate as L3 ASV and will help L3 broaden its range of offerings such as integrated unmanned undersea and surface vessels, autonomous off-board …

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Sean Stackley Promoted to Lead L3’s New Comms & Networked Systems Segment; Christopher Kubasik Quoted

Sean Stackley, formerly corporate vice president for strategic advanced programs and technology at L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL), has been named corporate senior VP and president of the company’s newly created communications and networked systems segment. He succeeds Andrew Ivers, a 13-year L3 veteran who is set to retire by the end of …

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23 Firms Win Spots on $794M Navy Unmanned Undersea Vehicle R&D Support IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded 23 companies positions on a potential five-year, $794.5 million contract to support the development and fabrication of unmanned undersea vehicles. The Defense Department said Monday the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division received 28 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that will run through July 2023. Contractors …

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Simon Godwin, Craig Summers Take VP Roles at Octo Consulting

Octo Consulting Group has appointed Simon Godwin, a certified project management professional, as vice president of federal civilian programs, and Craig Summers, formerly VP of technology at CollabraLink Technologies, as VP for commerce accounts. Mehul Sanghani, CEO and founder of Octo, said in a statement published Thursday Godwin and Summers …

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L3 to Buy Cyber Firms Linchpin Labs, Azimuth Security for $200M; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has agreed to purchase information security firms Linchpin Labs and Azimuth Security for approximately $200 million combined in a push to develop synergies for future growth and build up its cyber, surveillance and intelligence collection capabilities. L3 said Wednesday the acquired companies will operate as L3 …

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Christopher Kubasik: L3 to Continue Investment Strategy After Vertex Aerospace Business Sale

New York-based investment firm American Industrial Partners has closed its purchase of Vertex Aerospace businesses from L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) for approximately $540 million in cash. The transaction initially announced in May is subject to customary adjustments and covers the acquisition of L3’s TCS and Crestview Aerospace business units that operate under the technology contractor’s aerospace …

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L3 Buys Applied Defense Solutions in Space Capability Expansion Push; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has purchased Columbia, Md.-based aerospace engineering and space situational awareness services provider Applied Defense Solutions for approximately $50 million in a move to build up its space mission capabilities. L3 said Monday it will operate the newly acquired firm as L3 ADS to provide space exploration, space systems mission …

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