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L-3 Seeks Pilot Training Business Growth Through Aerosim Buy

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has acquired pilot and aircraft maintenance technician training company Aerosim for an undisclosed sum in a push to complement L-3’s airline crew training, resourcing and simulation offerings. New York City-based L-3 said Tuesday it will integrate Aerosim into the defense technology contractor’s commercial training solutions division and change the newly acquired business’ name …

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L-3 Closes Purchase of RF, Electronic Warfare Business Micreo; Michael Strianese Comments

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has wrapped up its purchase of Australia-based radiofrequency and electronic warfare platforms provider Micreo for an undisclosed sum. The newly acquired company will operate as L-3 Micreo that is forecast to generate $27 million in annual sales for the year ending Dec. 31, 2017 and will report to …

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September 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Slips Into Deep Red, Positioned for 2nd Straight Monthly Loss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index fell out of narrow range in afternoon trade Thursday to close down 1 percent and position itself for a second consecutive monthly loss with one day left in September as fears over the health of Deutsche Bank both dragged down banking shares and overshadowed U.S. financial markets. KBR (NYSE: …

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September 28 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Move Green in PM Trade on Oil Supply Cut Reports

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index turned positive in mid-afternoon trade Wednesday along with U.S. stocks after reports surfaced that major oil producing countries reached an agreement to limit global supply with more details due in November. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 4-to-1 ratio and eight of its 11 S&P 500 companies …

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September 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted By Defense Tech Maker Gains, Fitch Ratings Backs Sector

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Tuesday on gains by defense technology makers as U.S. stocks also rose with jumps by technology and retail shares in conjunction with investor optimism on new consumer confidence data. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 4-to-1 ratio and all 11 of its S&P 500 companies advanced as co-listed stocks represented seven of …

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September 26 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Down Ahead of 1st Presidential Debate

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index showed little change Monday to start September’s final trading week as U.S. stocks declined on investor anticipation over the first U.S. presidential debate to take place six weeks before the Nov. 8 election. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered gainers at a 2-to-1 ratio and two of its S&P 500 companies closed green with …

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L-3 to Produce Submarine Passive Sonar Receivers Under Potential $238M Navy Contract

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has been awarded a potential $238.2 million contract by the U.S. Navy to develop and manufacture passive sonar receiver technology for installation on submarines. The Defense Department said Wednesday the company will provide a first article TB-29X towed array receiver unit, production towed array assemblies and receiver units, test sets, shipping reels, …

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September 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Returns Above 80 After Fed Holds on Rate Hike & Signals December Move

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index added 1 percent Wednesday to record its best session in two months and close above 80 points for the first time since Sept. 12 with 29 out of 30 stocks in positive after the Federal Reserve left benchmark interest rates unchanged and signaled a potential move in …

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L-3 Gets $166M Option on T-45 Maintenance Support Contract With Navy

The U.S. Navy has exercised a $166.3 million contract option for L-3 Communications  (NYSE: LLL) to perform maintenance and logistics work on approximately 200 T-45 Goshawk training jets. L-3’s Vertex Aerospace subsidiary will continue to provide sustaining engineering, supply and government property management and related parts and materials procurement services to support an estimated 320 aircraft launches a day at …

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September 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Surges to Extend Volatility, Primes Lead Gains

The GovCon Index rallied Thursday to extend its current stretch of volatility into a fifth straight session as large primes and S&P 500-listed contractors led advancers in conjunction with gains in the larger U.S. stock market on economic data traders view as a factor against a September interest rate hike. The GovCon Index …

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