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Textron Inc.’s V-22 Osprey, the tilt-rotor craft that entered development almost 25 years ago, is poised to win its first export deals as Israel and Japan close in on purchases. more
Textron Inc. – parent company of Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Co. and Textron Systems – reported that its net income climbed 27.4 percent in the second quarter to $144 million, or 51 cents per diluted share, compared with $113 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, for the same period last year. more
The Pentagon paid Textron Inc.’s Bell Helicopter unit $8,123.50 each for gears that should have cost $445.06, according to a report by the Defense Department’s inspector general. more
Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Service has presented 2014 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Awards to the Northrop Grumman Corp. facility in Middletown. more
MIDDLETOWN – Congressional, Pentagon and defense-industry leaders will gather in Newport in September for an event focused on the future of innovation and technology in the defense arena. more
On the 2014 Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations, released last week, CVS Caremark Corp. inched upward to No. 12 from No. 13 on the 2013 list. Also making the Fortune 500 again were Textron Inc. (No. 228) and United Natural Foods Inc. (No. 427). more
Mentors often act as sounding boards offering advice and direction with the expectation of getting very little in return. more
South Korea’s military is buying one of the top anti-armor weapons developed by the Pentagon, a Textron Inc. system designed to destroy tanks and vehicles. more
The V-22 Osprey’s deadliest accident stemmed partly from “undeniably intense” pressure to show progress for the new tilt-rotor aircraft, according to the U.S. Marine Corps commandant. more
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