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Raytheon, UTC Announce All-Stock Merger; Thomas Kennedy, Greg Hayes Quoted

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) have agreed to merge in an all-stock deal that will establish a platform-agnostic technology provider within aerospace and defense segments. The combined company will operate as Raytheon Technologies and be headquartered in the greater Boston metro area upon the deal’s completion, which is expected in the first half of 2020, the firms said in a joint statement published Sunday.

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SAIC Reports 37% Growth in Q1 FY 2020 Revenue; Nazzic Keene Quoted

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) saw its revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 increase 37 percent to $1.6B and recorded $178M in net cash provided by operating activities, up 102 percent from the prior-year period. SAIC said Thursday contract awards for Q1 FY 2020 reached $1.9B and net bookings hit $1.4B with a book-to-bill ratio of 0.9.

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BAE Acquires Riptide Autonomous Solutions; Terry Crimmins Quoted

BAE Systems’ U.S. subsidiary has completed its purchase of Plymouth, Mass.-based unmanned underwater vehicle provider Riptide Autonomous Solutions for an undisclosed sum. BAE Systems Inc. said Monday its electronic systems sector will absorb Riptide staff primarily to support the FAST Labs organization, which develops technological offerings for use in defense, security and aerospace domains.

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Randy Phillips: Leidos Considers Several Acquisition Targets, Eyes Organic Growth

Randy Phillips, head of corporate development at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), said the company is looking at several acquisition targets and he believes mergers and acquisitions won’t slow down for GovCon firms, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. “We’re all still looking for growth. We all want to focus on organic growth,” Phillips said at an event Friday.

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NewWave Eyes Value-Based Care Tech Expansion via iQuartic Purchase; Patrick Munis, Ze Jiang Quoted

Elkridge, Md.-based NewWave Telecom & Technologies has acquired artificial intelligence company iQuartic for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand its offerings with the addition of value-based care platforms with AI capabilities for health care organizations.

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FireEye Buys Verodin in $250M Cash-and-Stock Deal; Kevin Mandia Quoted

FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE) has acquired McLean, Va.-based cybersecurity instrumentation technology provider Verodin through a cash-and-stock transaction worth approximately $250M. “Verodin gives us the ability to automate security effectiveness testing using the sophisticated attacks we spend hundreds of thousands of hours responding to, and provides a systematic, quantifiable and continuous approach …

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