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November 9, 2012
12:21 EDTGE, LMTDefense Department notifies Congress of potential $6.7B foreign sale
Department of Defense's Defense Security Cooperation Agency unit said it notified Congress on Nov. 8 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 20 C-130J-30 Aircraft and 5 KC-130J Air Refueling Aircraft, as well as associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $6.7B. The prime contractors will be Lockheed-Martin (LMT), General Electric Aviation Systems (GE), and Rolls Royce, the agency said.
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February 25, 2015
12:31 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded two Navy contracts totalling $90M
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05:22 EDTGEGE Healthcare selected as strategic partner by Kenyan Ministry of Health
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February 24, 2015
18:02 EDTGEGeneral Electric director purchases $20M of company stock
According to regulatory filings, GE director William G. Beattie purchased 800,000 shares of GE for $20,096,000 on February 18 and 19.
17:19 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $129M government contract modification
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February 23, 2015
13:30 EDTLMTIsrael to purchase another 14 of Lockheed Martin's F-35s, Globes says
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12:07 EDTGEEU opens probe in GE's proposed acquisition of Alstom's energy business
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether General Electric's (GE) proposed acquisition of the Thermal Power, Renewable Power & Grid businesses of Alstom (ALSMY) is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. The Commissionís preliminary investigation indicates potential competition concerns in the market for heavy-duty gas turbines which are mainly used in gas-fired power plants. The transaction would bring together the activities of GE, the world's largest manufacturer of heavy-duty gas turbines, with those of Alstom, eliminating one of the three main global competitors to GE in this market. The opening of an in-depth inquiry does not prejudge the final result of the investigation. The Commission now has 90 working days, until 8 July, to take a final decision. Reference Link
06:42 EDTLMTLockheed Martin to pay $62M to settle retirement plan lawsuit, WSJ says
Lockheed Martin will pay $62M to settle a civil suit alleging its 401(k) plan charged unreasonable fees, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing legal filings and company statements. As part of the settlement, Lockheed will also have to submit monthly evaluations of certain aspects of its plan, offer new low-cost funds, and solicit bids from at least three large firms to serve as administrative managers of the company's retirement plans. Reference Link
February 20, 2015
08:26 EDTGEArc Logistics to acquire all membership interests Joliet Bulk for $216M
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February 19, 2015
09:38 EDTLMTLockheed Martin says getting 'very excited' for laser weapon development
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09:13 EDTLMTLockheed says international growth would still be fairly healthy excluding F-35
Lockheed says F-35 makes up "lion's share" of growth internationally and domestically. Lockheed Martin CFO Bruce Tanner is speaking at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference.
07:46 EDTLMTAustralia opens bids for $8B armored vehicle defense contract, WSJ says
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05:55 EDTLMTLockheed Martin on track to cut cost of F35 jets by 30%, Financial Times reports
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February 18, 2015
16:06 EDTLMTLockheed Martin names Dana Jackson as Chief Technology Officer
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11:14 EDTGEGE, Alstom deal likely to face intense EU scrutiny, Reuters says
General Electric's (GE) deal for Alstom's (ALSMY) power equipment business is likely to face an intense EU antitrust investigation, says Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
07:07 EDTGEBarclays to hold a conference
Industrial Select Conference is being held in Miami on February 18-19.
February 15, 2015
15:42 EDTGEGE inaugurates new Indian manufacturing facility, Reuters says
General Electric inaugurated its new manufacturing facility in India this weekend that the conglomerate will use as an export hub, with plans to send half of its output to the company's global factories, says Reuters. The new Indian facility will be a major part of GE's plan to win increased domestic orders there, added Reuters. Reference Link

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