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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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PwC: Global Aerospace, Defense M&A Hit $72B in 2017

A new PwC report says the value of global mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace and defense sector reached $72 billion in 2017, exceeding the previous record of $67 billion set in 2015. PwC reported that A&D companies worldwide recorded 454 M&A transactions last year with an average deal size of $411 million. Significant …

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State Dept Clears $6.53B Lockheed-Built F-35A Aircraft Sale to Belgium

The State Department has approved Belgium’s request to buy 34 Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35A conventional take-off and landing fighter aircraft from the U.S. government under a potential $6.53 billion foreign military sales agreement. Lockheed and United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary will serve as prime contractors in …

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Rockwell Collins’ Shareholders OK UTC Merger; Kelly Ortberg Comments

Shareholders at Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) have cleared a deal for United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) to acquire the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor for approximately $30 billion. Holders of at least 72 percent of outstanding shares in Rockwell Collins as of record date voted to approve the transaction during the Thursday …

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Rockwell Collins Shareholders Set Jan. 11 Vote on UTC Deal

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is set to hold a shareholder meeting on Jan. 11 to decide on proposals associated with United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) proposed $30 billion acquisition of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor. Rockwell Collins said Monday shareholders of record as of Dec. 8 will be eligible to …

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Paul Eremenko to Become UTC SVP, CTO in January

Paul Eremenko, formerly chief technology officer at Airbus, will join United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) to serve as a senior vice president and CTO starting Jan. 1. He will succeed the retiring J. Michael McQuade and directly report to Greg Hayes, UTC chairman and CEO, the company said Thursday. Eremenko will …

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IT Vet Archana Deskus Named HPE Global CIO

Archana “Archie” Deskus, formerly chief information officer at oil and gas company Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHGE), has joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) as global CIO. HPE President Antonio Neri wrote in a blog post posted Thursday Deskus will help advance an information technology strategy as the company works to …

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Aurora Flight Sciences Vet Mark Cherry Joins Boeing as Phantom Works VP; Leanne Caret Comments

Mark Cherry, president and chief operating officer at Manassas, Virginia-based autonomous systems maker Aurora Flight Sciences, has been appointed to succeed Darryl Davis as vice president of Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) Phantom Works technology arm. Davis, who served as head of Phantom Works for a decade, will transition into a program management …

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Heather Wilson: Air Force to Keep an Eye on Northrop-Orbital ATK Merger Plan

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has said she has no concerns on Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) proposal to acquire Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and that the service branch intends to monitor the transaction’s progress, Defense News reported Tuesday. “Obviously, we watch these things and make sure that no matter [what] happens …

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