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Government spending cuts last year contributed to the fourth straight annual decline in federal contracting, the longest stretch since Ronald Reagan was president, statistics show. more
Rhode Island gained 1,045 manufacturing jobs between December 2012 and December 2013, the first time in 13 years that the state posted an increase in manufacturing employment, according to a report released Monday by the Rhode Island Manufacturers Register. more
Raytheon Co., the world’s largest missile maker, reported a 6.3 percent decline in first-quarter sales, reflecting a slowdown in the federal marketplace. The shares fell the most since November 2012. more
KVH Industries Inc., a provider of guidance and Internet systems for the maritime and defense industries, posted a net loss of $1.1 million, or 7 cents per share, for the first quarter of 2014, reversing net income of $2 million, or 13 cents per share, reported for the same period last year. more
Textron Inc. – parent company of Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Co. and Textron Systems – reported that its net income dropped 28.6 percent in the first quarter to $85 million, or 30 cents per diluted share, due in part to restructuring costs incurred by the manufacturer’s acquisition in March of Beech Holdings LLC. more
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $17.6 billion contract to General Dynamics Corp. and Newport News Shipbuilding for the next block of 10 Virginia-class submarines to be built beginning in fiscal year 2014 and continuing on to fiscal 2018. more
A $17.8 billion submarine contract, the biggest weapons deal announced by the U.S. military in more than a dozen years, kept Pentagon awards from sinking last month. more
Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Providence-based manufacturer Textron Inc., will lay off 325 workers due to the continued decline in defense contracts, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Monday. 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
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