Updated February 27 at 1:27pm
Defense Industry
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CVS Health Corp. ranked 44th on a list of the world’s most valuable brands, according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 report released this week. more
Textron Inc. is acquiring Arctic Cat Inc., which specializes in recreational vehicles, for $247 million, the manufacturer said in its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings release on Wednesday. more
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport’s impact on the economy topped $1 billion last year, according to a Wednesday release from the facility. more
Thanks in part to a $100,000 industry cluster grant from the R.I. Commerce Corp., the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, along with Polaris MEP, is putting on a Rhode Island manufacturers’ exhibition and networking event on March 23 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. more
General Dynamics Electric Boat this year plans to hire at least 2,000 people to build U.S. Navy-commissioned submarines, including 650 more at Quonset Point. more
The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer has approved advanced development for a fleet of 12 new nuclear-armed submarines, a potential $128 billion project that the Navy calls its top priority. more
(Updated, Dec. 19, 4:40 p.m.) EpiVax Inc. is part of a team that has been awarded a $1.87 million grant from Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency to develop an effective vaccine against a bacterium that leads to melioidosis, a tropical disease that is resistant to many antibiotics. more
Seven colleges and universities in Rhode Island have earned 2017 Military Friendly School designations by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse and other military publications. more
(Updated 9:36 a.m.) Six companies will share more than $275,000 through the next round of Innovation Voucher awards to leverage research and development partnerships with local universities or institutions: Aquanis LLC, MindImmune Therapeutics Inc., NanoSoft LLC, ProThera Biologics Inc., PowerDocks LLC and Videology Imaging Solutions Inc. more
A new $6 million federal grant has been awarded to the R.I. Governor’s Workforce Board to help train between 700 and 1,000 local workers in advanced manufacturing and information technology-related skills to fill vacancies primarily in the defense industry. more
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