Defense Industry
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Rhode Island first responders and Amtrak will hold a full-scale emergency response exercise on Saturday, Oct. 5. more
Textron Inc. – parent of Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Co. and Textron Systems – will acquire flight-simulation and aircraft-training product companies Mechtronix Inc. and Opinicus Corp., the company announced Friday. more
General Dynamics Electric Boat President Kevin J. Poitras will retire effective Nov. 4, 2013, the company announced Wednesday. more
The same federal contractor that vetted Edward Snowden, who leaked information about classified U.S. spying programs, also performed a background check that let the Washington Navy Yard shooter obtain a security clearance. more
Electric Boat President Jeffrey S. Geiger painted a glowingly positive picture of the future expansion and employment at the shipbuilder’s North Kingstown facility, with 650 new jobs in 2014 planned to be added to the current workforce of about 2,800. more
The U.S. will sell Israel six V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft made by Boeing Co. and Textron Inc., Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. more
General Dynamics Electric Boat has signed a new 25-year lease agreement with the Quonset Development Corporation to extend and expand its footprint at Quonset Business Park, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Wednesday. more
The Scorpion tactical jet, developed by Textron AirLand LLC, completed its first flight Thursday at McConnell Air Force Base, less than 24 months after the initial design phase began to develop the aircraft. more
William Blackburn, customer advocate at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, has received the 2013 Bronze Medal from the National Defense Industrial Association. The medal recognizes outstanding individual achievements in science or engineering in the field of undersea warfare. more
Raytheon Co., the world’s largest missile maker, said third-quarter profit fell 2.8 percent in a time of Pentagon spending cuts, while the company raised its full-year forecast for earnings and sales. more
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