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US antitrust regulators extend review of Lockheed-Aerojet deal

WASHINGTON ― U.S. antitrust regulators have extended their probe into Lockheed Martin’s proposed $4.4 billion purchase of rocket manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne so that the two companies can provide more information to the government, the companies announced Friday. The customary 60-day antitrust review process for the deal, announced in December, was supposed to end at midnight Thursday…
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Raytheon to challenge Lockheed’s takeover of Aerojet, CEO says

WASHINGTON ― Raytheon Technologies plans to challenge Lockheed Martin’s proposed $4.4 billion takeover of Aerojet Rocketdyne with the U.S. government, CEO Greg Hayes said Wednesday. “They [Aerojet Rocketdyne] are a huge supplier to us, and if that merger actually happens, you don’t have an independent supplier on the solid-rocket-motor side. And also, I think it gives us pause as we…
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US Air Force’s top acquisitions exec joins Pallas Advisors

WASHINGTON ― Former U.S. Air Force acquisitions chief Will Roper has joined strategic advisory firm Pallas Advisors, the company announced Tuesday. A champion of emerging technologies, Roper led efforts to bring commercial technologies into the military through the…
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Lockheed set to integrate base kit for US Army’s combat vehicle protection system

WASHINGTON — Under a recent contract award with a $30 million ceiling, Lockheed Martin will begin integrating and formally testing its open-architecture processor designed to control the U.S. Army’s future combat vehicle protection system, the company announced Feb. 16. The Army is determining the specific plans and schedules for integration and testing of Lockheed’s base kit for its…
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The US Navy’s postgraduate school is taking a stab at metal 3D printing

WASHINGTON – The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., took delivery late last year of a new Xerox 3D metal printer that the school hopes will advance what’s possible to manufacture at sea, easing the burden on the Navy’s supply chain. The school was the first to receive Xerox’s ElemX 3D printer, which came about as part of an $8 billion acquisition of Vader Systems in 2019. …
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