Northrop Grumman (NOC) vs. AeroVironment (AVAV) Critical Analysis

Northrop Grumman and AeroVironment are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations. Northrop Grumman currently has a consensus target price of $302.54, suggesting a potential downside of 4.71%.

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Expensive US Spy Satellite Presumed Lost After SpaceX Mission Goes Awry

An expensive, highly-classified U.S. spy satellite is presumed lost after it failed to reach orbit aboard a SpaceX rocket Sunday, causing it to either burn up in the atmosphere or crash into the sea. A Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sunday evening carrying a spy satellite code-named Zuma.

Lockheed joins Gray Wolf missile development program

The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin the second deal, after Northrop Grumman, for development and demonstration of a new low-cost cruise missile called Gray Wolf. The terms of the $110 million deal were made public by Lockheed Martin on Wednesday in announcing the five-year contract for phase 1 of Gray Wolf development.

German military kicks off heavy lift helicopter competition: source

BERLIN: Germany's military has approved plans to buy 45 to 60 new heavy-lift helicopters, kicking off a competition between the two largest US weapons makers for the contract worth nearly 4 billion euros , a military source said on Friday. Lockheed Martin Corp will bid with its massive CH-53K helicopter, while Boeing Co will seek to sell its smaller twin-rotor CH-47.

Moog (MOG) vs. Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Financial Comparison

Moog and Huntington Ingalls Industries are both mid-cap industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability. This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Moog and Huntington Ingalls Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Gelest Names Ken Gayer Chief Executive Officer


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Gelest, Inc. appointed Ken Gayer as CEO. Most recently, Gayer served as Business President of Honeywell Specialty Products of Honeywell International.

Comparing Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation and American Science & Engineering are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends. Northrop Grumman Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than American Science & Engineering.

Unifor head Jerry Dias ‘glad to be in the middle of it’ on NAFTA talks

Just hours before Bombardier Inc. was to unveil a dramatic plan to escape its latest crisis, Jerry Dias was summoned to Montreal to meet with Alain Bellemare, the beleaguered firm's chief executive. There, the head of Canada's largest private-sector union was told that after months of searching for partners to help finance its sleek new C Series jet, Bombardier would be teaming up with European manufacturer Airbus, which would take on much of the responsibility for building and selling the aircraft.

Sen. King lobbies students to be Maine’s future

A lot of things are made in Maine, and as a generation of engineers is poised to retire manufacturers are looking to fill the ranks. At a Manufacturing Day celebration Tuesday, hosted at Pratt and Whitney in North Berwick, U.S. Senator Angus King, I-Maine, said there are a thousand jobs in manufacturing in Maine that are empty today and that need smart people.

Rockwell Collins (COL) & Moog (MOG.A) Head-To-Head Comparison

Rockwell Collins and Moog are both mid-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk. Rockwell Collins pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%.

Apple names former Honeywell executive as new general counsel

Apple Inc said on Friday its general counsel, Bruce Sewell, will retire and be succeeded by former Honeywell International Inc executive Katherine Adams, who will take over Apple's multinational legal battle against Qualcomm Inc. Apple Inc said on Friday its general counsel, Bruce Sewell, will retire and be succeeded by former Honeywell International Inc executive Katherine Adams, who will take over Apple's multinational legal battle against Qualcomm Inc. Adams, who will also be senior vice president of legal and global security, will report to Chief Executive Tim Cook, the company said. Before joining Honeywell in 2003, Adams was an attorney with Sidley Austin LLP in New York.

Heico Corporation (HEI) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research


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The firm currently has a $96.00 target price on the aerospace company's stock. Zacks Investment Research 's price target would indicate a potential upside of 12.45% from the company's previous close.

Uber is said to pick Expedia chief as CEO after two leaderless months

Uber selected Dara Khosrowshahi, who leads the online travel company Expedia, to be its chief executive on Sunday, capping a contentious search process as the ride-hailing company seeks to move past a turbulent period. Khosrowshahi emerged as the leading candidate from a field of three finalists over a weekend of Uber board meetings, according to two people with knowledge of the process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the details were confidential.

Ga-Asi MQ-9B SkyGuardian Completes Faa Approved Flight

The MQ-9B is a STANAG 4671 -compliant version of the PredatorA B product line. )--On August 16th General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. flew a MQ-9B SkyGuardiana Remotely Piloted Aircraft from Laguna Airfield at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., through National Airspace, to its Gray Butte Flight Operations facility near Palmdale, Calif.

USAF Selects the Northrop APG-83 SABR for F-16 AESA Radar Upgrade

The U.S. Air Force selected Northrop Grumman Corporation's APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar as the active electronically scanned array for its F-16 radar upgrade. Northrop Grumman will upgrade 72 U.S. Air National Guard F-16s to meet a U.S. Northern Command Joint Emergent Operational Need for homeland defense.

Japan, US Navy order $42M in sub-hunting sonars from Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Navy and Japan will buy an additional $42 million worth of submarine-hunting sonar systems from Lockheed Martin's plant in suburban Syracuse, according to Pentagon officials. The deal confirmed by Lockheed Martin officials Monday is at least the fourth option exercised by the Navy on a contract worth up to $199 million for TB-37 multi-function towed arrays.

Defense stocks at record highs on Trump-Saudi deal

Several well-known American defense contractors got a big lift Monday thanks to new deals by the Saudi Arabian government to purchase weapons, ships, aircraft and other military equipment in the wake of President Trump's visit to the kingdom. Lockheed Martin said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia was spending more than $28 billion on missiles, radar defense systems and 150 S-70 Black Hawk helicopters, among other things.

Drones Are Getting Their Own Air Traffic Control With No Need For Humans

Drones are buzzing around the sky delivering products to customers, snapping videos and photos and conducting search and rescue missions, making it necessary for all of these high-flying machines to be regulated with their own air traffic system set to launch by 2025. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been working with the Federal Aviation Administration and corporations to research requirements necessary for a drone traffic management system, and whatever they learn will be tested this summer, according to the Los Angeles Times .

Federal Court Upholds Ruling That Working Capital Fund Employees Can Be Furloughed

A federal appeals court has upheld a decision by the Merit Systems Protection Board that the Defense Department was correct in furloughing 40 employees in a unit supported by a working capital fund. Victoria Snyder, who was a civilian mechanical engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Dahlgren Division, was furloughed for six days in 2013 as part of the government-wide sequestration that began that year.

Three on ballot, but only two vying for Dish mayoral post

Candidates vying for local office are making their pitches to voters across the area - including Dish, which has a mayor's race on the ballot - ahead of the start of early voting that begins Monday and ends May 2. During early voting, voters can cast ballots at any early voting site. On election day, May 6, voters must vote at their designated precinct.

A guide to fast-moving events on Dakota Access pipeline

FILE - This Nov. 25, 2016, file satellite image taken by DigitalGlobe shows the construction site of the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D. Opponents of the pipeline called for protests around the world Wednesday... Developments on the Dakota Access pipeline have unfolded swiftly in recent weeks, with many of them propelled by the transition from President Barack Obama's administration to Donald Trump's. Here's a look at what happened involving the $3.8 billion pipeline - and what's yet to come: A company called Energy Transfer Partners has been working for months on the 1,200-mile project as a way to get oil from North Dakota's rich Bakken fields across four states to a shipping point in Illinois.

Canada Defends Bombardier Aid as Brazil Moves on Trade Challenge

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said Canada's financial aid package for Bombardier Inc. is consistent with trade rules, as Brazil pushed for a hearing in front of the World Trade Organization on what it considers unfair subsidies. The Brazilian government formally sought "consultations" early Wednesday with Canada in front of the WTO with the blessing of Bombardier's South American rival Embraer SA, according to a statement from that company.

CAE wins more than C$1 billion in training services contracts with…

CAE today announced that it has signed two long-term training services contracts with the United States Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force with a combined value of more than C$1 billion, including options. The contract with the U.S. Army is for rotary-wing flight training classroom, simulator, and live flying instructor support services for one year with eight one-year options until 2026.

The Latest: Trump to meet with Boeing, Lockheed execs

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. Trump's closest advisers see Democrats' complaints that Moscow hacked their private ... The CEO of Boeing is meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago just weeks after a public flap over the cost of the Air Force One project.

The Latest: Trump to meet with Boeing, Lockheed execs

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. Trump's closest advisers see Democrats' complaints that Moscow hacked their private ... The CEO of Boeing is meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago just weeks after a public flap over the cost of the Air Force One project.

L-3 Updates Lynx Line

Many years ago while flying into MFR as a newly minted pilot from a non-controlled airport I was nervous to say the... They've moldered on my office shelf, unused, for more than a decade. Heck with nostalgia, I need the space.

Make India great again? Fighter jet giants look to move production to India


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Donald Trump may meet his match when he goes toe-to-toe with another world leader who's showing prowess at strong-arming American companies into helping make his country great again. Lockheed Martin and Boeing are the two major companies involved in discussions to build fighter aircraft production plants in India as part of that country's "Make in India" initiative, which is essentially a mirror-image of President-elect Trump's aggressive desire to keep manufacturing jobs within the United States.

Conservatives are worried Trump’s Carrier deal could set a bad precedent


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President-elect Donald Trump claimed a big win Wednesday when he announced he had successfully pressured Carrier Corporation not to move some of its production facilities from Indiana to Mexico. While the company will still shift some production south of the border, the change of plans will save about 1,000 jobs in Indiana.

The Carrier Deal: Donald Trump to the Rescue or Troubling Precedent?

President-elect Donald Trump traveled to Indiana Thursday afternoon to meet with officials at heating and air-conditioning company Carrier to celebrate a deal that will keep hundreds of the company's positions from being relocated to Mexico. Yet some are concerned about what kind of precedent the pact struck by the incoming administration will set for domestic companies going forward.

Carrier has been asking for-and getting-subsidies long before Trump-Pence

Indiana's government will subsidize Carrier through a special tax break in exchange for Carrier keeping two thirds of its jobs in Huntington-jobs the company had said it was moving to Mexico. President Election Donald Trump -whose VP-elect happens to be Indiana's governor-has waved this decision by Carrier aloft as a victory for Trump's toughness and dealmaking.

Technology Stocks Betting on Next Generation Broadband Wireless…

As the race heats up to create the most innovative and unique in-flight connectivity services and products, funding for new technology advancements and acquisitions increases as tech leaders aim to build unique revenue stream as a result of infusing evolving technology into various aviation/drone/aerospace operations. Tech stocks in the markets of note include: Gogo, Inc. , Airborne Wireless Network , Globalstar, Inc. , Rockwell Collins Inc. and Facebook Inc. it submitted its application and related documentation with the Federal Aviation Administration for initial certification.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the market for 200 foreign combat jets, but there's a catch: they have to be made in India Indian Air Force is desperately trying to speed up other acquisitions and arrest a fall in operational strength - now a third less than required to simultaneously fight China and Pakistan India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers - as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, air force officials say.

Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets – if they’re Made-in-India

NEW DELHI: India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers - as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, Indian Air Force officials say. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India - which the Air Force says could rise to 300 as it fully phases out ageing Soviet-era aircraft - could be worth anything from $13-$15 billion, experts say, potentially one of the country's biggest military aircraft deals.

GE Prepared to Work With Whoever Wins U.S. Presidential Election

General Electric Co., which bought Alstom SA's energy units last year, will be flexible and build a relationship with the next president of the U.S., whether it's Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, Vice Chairman John Rice said. "We will operate with whoever is the president of the United States in January," though GE doesn't agree with some of the rhetoric out of the election season, Rice said in an interview at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit in Hong Kong Wednesday.

Certifiable Predator B nears flight test phase

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is carrying out ground tests of its newly built Certifiable Predator B unmanned air vehicle, ahead of a flight campaign at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground throughout 2017 and 2018. Aircraft integration finished on 29 August, with the first completed system then moved to the company's Gray Butte flight operations facility in California.

The Best Defense Stocks to Buy Before the Election 2016 Vote


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Late last year, the Federal Aviation Administration abandoned its conservative shackles and made this bold prediction: As many as 1 million drones would be bought by consumers during the holiday shopping season. As it turned out, the FAA made a pretty good call: At least 800,000 of the unmanned aerial vehicles were purchased during commercial blitz that precedes Christmas - a fact that has ignited the hobbyist slice of the drone market.

Navy gets $2.7B attack submarine sponsored by Michelle Obama

An attack submarine that is sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and will be named for her home state has been delivered to the U.S. Navy. Submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat, based in Groton, Connecticut, delivered the submarine that will become the USS Illinois to the Navy on Saturday after nearly five and a half years of construction.

Textron Systems eyes commercial growth for its drones

Between Home Depot and Wal-Mart in Cockeysville, in an unassuming collection of industrial buildings off York Road, Textron Systems assembles the Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle. Commonly called a drone, the Shadow recently logged its 1 millionth flight hour, a milestone the company celebrated with a party last month for its employees.

There are 6 zones of the San Gabriel Basin Superfund site, but only this 1 is not being treated

Dan Colby, project resource manager for the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority, says on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 that the VOC treatment at the well site in La Puente, owned by San Gabriel Valley Water Company, will be shut down after a new comprehensive water treatment plant is built by Northrop Grumman on a former redevelopment site in Industry. Northrop Grumman is building a comprehensive water treatment plant at this former redevelopment site in Industry.

HEICO Corporation: Undervalued No More, But Still Predictable

If you fly, regardless of what you fly, you've probably had indirect contact with the HEICO Corporation , even though you may never have heard the name. It's an aviation and aerospace technology company that makes replacement parts and provides a host of other services and products to flying machines.

Judge: US to deliver release supplier papers before election

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the State Department to speed up the release of documents related to a decision made under former Secretary Hillary Clinton to allow a foreign defense contractor that admitted criminal wrongdoing to continue doing business with the Pentagon. The Associated Press filed a Freedom of Information Act request in 2013 for emails and internal memos involving a U.S. subsidiary of the British aerospace giant BAE Systems.

Policy Roundup

Even though foreign nationals without permanent U.S. residence status and foreign companies are prohibited from contributing to U.S. elections, U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies are not. Those subsidiaries have spent almost $10 million, according to a DW analysis of data obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics.