WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has given its approval for Sikorsky to sell 12 Black Hawk helicopters, fully equipped with Hellfire missiles and high-caliber machine guns, to the Tunisian armed forces at a cost of $700 million.
Washington – In an expected move, the Pentagon on Thursday awarded Sikorsky a contract to build the new Air Force search and rescue helicopters.
Washington – In a boon to Connecticut –based defense contractors, the House on Friday voted overwhelmingly for a defense budget that would increase President Obama’s request for Sikorsky helicopters and for F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, whose engines are produced by Pratt & Whitney.
WASHINGTON– There’s not one corner of Connecticut that doesn’t benefit from Pentagon spending, but the go-go years for the state’s defense contractors may be over. That’s bad news for what was one of the state’s hottest, growing industries, especially for Connecticut’s smaller defense contractors.
WASHINGTON – With the help of most, but not all of the Connecticut congressional delegation, the House on Thursday approved spending billions of dollars for submarines, helicopters and jets made by the state’s defense contractors.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a bill Friday that authorizes up to $400 million in tax breaks to United Technologies Corp. in return for the company’s investment of $500 million in four projects.
Washington – It was expected but now it’s official. Sikorsky signed a contract with the Marines Wednesday to build the next Marine One, a huge transport helicopter used by the White House.
Having had a poor response from the Pentagon, Connecticut lawmakers and others who are trying to protect local defense interests have taken their fight to end Russian military contracts to Secretary of State John Kerry.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s largest defense contractors are stepping up political donations to key lawmakers as competition increases for shrinking defense dollars.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro cited the conflict in Ukraine in her latest argument about the Pentagon’s purchase of Russian-made helicopters to equip Afghan security forces.
Washington – Sikorsky’s plans to build new helicopters for the Air Force were kept alive as President Obama’s unveiled his new budget Tuesday. Pratt & Whitney was nicked and Electric Boat remains unscathed.
United Technologies Corp. would launch a major $500 million investment in its research, training and corporate facilities later this year in exchange for $400 million in tax relief over the next two decades under a deal Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday.
In the past month, our Washington writer Ana Radelat has written a series of stories that looks at how Connecticut interacts with Capitol Hill. These are stories that readers could find nowhere else but in the Mirror. And they were stories that mattered – to our pocketbooks and, I’d like to believe, to our sense of who are as Connecticut residents and citizens.