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UTC Expects China’s Approval of Rockwell Collins Deal Within Weeks; Greg Hayes Quoted

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) expects Chinese regulators to approve its planned $30B purchase of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) within weeks, Reuters reported Tuesday. UTC CEO Greg Hayes said Tuesday in a conference call the company does not expect the U.S.-China political issues to have an impact on the deal citing UTC’s …

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DOJ Clears UTC’s $30B Purchase of Rockwell Collins

The Justice Department has given antitrust approval to United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) to pursue its approximately $30B acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), Bloomberg reported Tuesday. UTC announced in September 2017 that it agreed to pay approximately $23B in cash and stock and assume $7B in net debt from the Cedar Rapids, …

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UTC’s Pratt & Whitney to Maintain, Sustain F-35 Units Under $266M DoD Contract

United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has landed a $266M contract to sustain F-35 aircraft of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, non-Defense Department users and foreign military sales customers. The Navy-awarded contract provides for non-recurring sustainment support; depot activation supplies, planning and services; maintenance equipment; and engines and …

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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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Greg Hayes: UTC Targets Q3 2018 for Rockwell Collins Deal Completion

Greg Hayes, CEO of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has said the company is “on track” with the regulatory clearance process and in the final phase of completion with regard to its pending $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), The Gazette reported Tuesday. “We expect the transaction to close here …

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Reports: Lockheed, DoD Reach ‘Handshake’ Deal for Lot 11 F-35s

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Department have reached a “handshake agreement” for the company to produce 141 F-35 fighter aircraft for the U.S. and foreign partners, Defense News reported Sunday. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said in a statement the joint program office and Lockheed are …

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Pratt & Whitney Gets $2B Navy Contract Modification for Lot 11 F-35 Propulsion Engines

United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a potential three-year, $2 billion contract modification from the U.S. Navy to produce the 11th batch of F135 engines for all three variants of the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Pratt & Whitney said Thursday it will …

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Govini Report: Federal Investment in Space, Hypersonic Tech Hit $83B in FY 2011-2017

A Govini report says U.S. government investments in space and hypersonic technologies from fiscal years 2011 through 2017 reached approximately $83 billion and annual government spending on such platforms rose by 6 percent over the period, SpaceNews reported Sunday. United Launch Alliance ranked first in the top 15 vendors list …

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Sean Palleschi named Cubic Global Defense financial operations VP, controller; Dave Buss comments

Sean Palleschi, formerly associate finance director of aerostructures division at United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) aerospace systems business, has joined Cubic’s (NYSE: CUB) global defense segment as vice president of financial operations and controller. Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense, said in a statement published Tuesday Palleschi’s previous experience as …

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General Atomics Announces Teammates for Navy’s Stingray Tanker Drone Requirement

A General Atomics business unit will collaborate with several other companies to compete for the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said Monday it will work with Boeing (NYSE: BA); BAE Systems; United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTC) Pratt & Whitney and aerospace systems business; L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL); Rockwell Collins …

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