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Dawne Hickton to Succeed Terry Hagen as COO of Jacobs’ Aerospace, Tech & Nuclear Business

Dawne Hickton, a board member at Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC), has been named chief operating officer and president of the company’s aerospace, technology and nuclear business in a move that will take effect June 3. She will succeed Terry Hagen, who will transition to the role of executive strategic adviser …

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Comtech Buys General Dynamics’ Next Generation 911 Business, Wins $100M Emergency Comms Tech Contract

Comtech Telecommunications (Nasdaq: CMTL) has acquired a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business that offered a 9-1-1 emergency communications system to state and local government clients. Comtech said Monday it added 60 employees as a result of the Next Generation 911 acquisition from General Dynamics’ information technology segment and secured a …

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PwC Report: Global Aerospace and Defense M&A Deal Value Reached $4B in Q1 2019

A new PwC report says the value of global mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace and defense sector was $4B in the first quarter of 2019, down 73 percent from the prior year period and 45 percent lower than the 10-year average. PwC said the number of M&A deals in the A&D …

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Arlington Capital Unveils New Aerospace Firm as Acquisition of Triumph Group’s Fabrication Business Closes

Arlington Capital Partners has formed a new company after the Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm completed its purchase of Triumph Group’s (NYSE: TGI) forming and fabrication facilities. Radius Aerospace will run as an independent company and be led by Tony Johnson as CEO, Arlington Capital said Monday. Johnson, who will …

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Mercury Buys Syntonic Microwave, The Athena Group; Mark Aslett Quoted

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) has purchased Syntonic Microwave and The Athena Group for $46M combined to expand its radio frequency capabilities and further broaden its presence in security and electronic warfare markets. Mark Aslett, president and CEO of Mercury Systems, said in a statement published Thursday the acquisitions will help …

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Ken Asbury, CEO of CACI International, His Sixth Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Ken Asbury, chief executive officer and president of CACI International, with his sixth consecutive Wash100 Award on Wednesday. Asbury is the only active 2019 Wash100 recipient to have received the award for six consecutive years with the same company.  Executive Mosaic …

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Hexagon Completes Purchase of Thermopylae Sciences & Technology

Hexagon has wrapped up its acquisition of Thermopylae Sciences and Technology, a Virginia-based provider of geospatial, mobile and cloud computing software platforms to government and commercial clients. Thermopylae will operate under the U.S. federal business within Hexagon’s geospatial division, the Sweden-based precision measuring technology company said Friday. Announced in February, …

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EverWatch Buys Northwood Global Solutions in Intell Community Expansion Push; John Hillen Quoted

EverWatch has purchased information technology services contractor Northwood Global Solutions for an undisclosed sum. “The partnership with the Northwood team helps EverWatch expand its technical capabilities and broadens our relationships and mission expertise within the Intelligence Community,” EverWatch CEO John Hillen said in a statement released Wednesday. Hillen said the …

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Ed Meehan Named Guidehouse Aerospace & Defense Lead; Scott McIntyre Quoted

Ed Meehan, formerly chief operating officer at Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business, has joined management consulting services provider Guidehouse as aerospace and defense segment leader. He will oversee the company’s growth strategy and introduce innovative measures, commercial practices and new capabilities to the customer base, Guidehouse said Tuesday. Meehan’s “focus …

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Elbit Systems to Acquire Harris Night Vision Business for $350M; Bezhalel Machlis Quoted

Elbit Systems of America (Nasdaq: ESLT) agreed to acquire the night vision business of Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) for approximately $350M. Harris said Friday the transaction is conditioned upon completion of its proposed merger with L3 Technologies (LLL) and customary closing conditions that include a receipt of all regulatory approvals. …

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