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Arkansas: The Defender (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas plays an increasingly key role in the global aerospace and defense industry. read more >
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Lockheed CEO Touts Camden Workforce, High-Tech Upgrades

The CEO of aerospace and defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. touted the company’s work at its manufacturing facilities in south Arkansas on Tuesday and outlined its efforts to integrate cutting-edge […] read more >
Construction / Manufacturing / Transportation

Linchpin of the Defense Industry, Camden Eyes Future Growth

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Lockheed Martin are investing millions in their Camden operations; community stakeholders say more must be done to help them attract employees. read more >
A Lockheed Martin LMXT tanker aircraft refuels another plane using its aerial boom system.
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New Defense Plant to Take YearsLock Icon

Plans for Lockheed Martin and Airbus to build an aerial refueling boom system in western Arkansas seem to be on hold for now. read more >
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Voters Pick Lockheed Rocket System as ‘Coolest Thing Made in Arkansas’

The rocket system, manufactured at the defense company's facility in Camden, is known for its "shoot and scoot" capability. read more >
Officials from Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Department of Defense join Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for an expansion of the company's Camden facility.
Manufacturing / Public Companies

Lockheed Completes 85,000-SF Expansion to Boost Missile Production

The expansion is the second at Lockheed's facility in Camden since the company announced a $142 million investment in June 2019. read more >
A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 on landing approach after a flying display at the Farnborough International Airshow in 2012.
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Why to Care About Farnborough (Jana Carter Commentary)

Not many people know about Farnborough, England. But to those in the aerospace and defense industry, it’s an important city that hosts one of the largest global airshows every other year. read more >
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Business Services / Manufacturing / Transportation

Camden Aerospace Painter B&M Acquired by Valence Surface Technologies

B&M's new owner said the company's proximity to key defense companies, including Lockheed Martin, made the deal appealing. read more >
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Community News (Editorial)

Breathing new life into local news and advancing the state's status as a defense manufacturing hub. read more >
A Lockheed Martin LMXT tanker aircraft refuels another plane using its aerial boom system.
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Lockheed and Airbus Pick Arkansas for Production of Aerial Refueling System

The project depends on whether the companies land a U.S. Air Force contract for a new tanker plane that uses the system. read more >
Lockheed Martin, which has about 1,000 employees in the Camden area, is the nation’s largest defense contractor by total sales. CEO Jim Taiclet participated in talks with the Pentagon last week on producing more weapons for embattled Ukraine.
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Camden Rockets Go On Defense for UkraineLock Icon

Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Rocketdyne — part of the 3,500-strong defense workforce at Highland Industrial Park near Camden – is expanding and responding to a war-torn world. read more >
A Lockheed Martin office building in Arlington, Virginia.
Government & Politics / Public Companies

FTC Opposition Scuttles $4.4B Lockheed Purchase of Aerojet

Lockheed said it scrapped the plan “in the wider interest of shareholders.” read more >
A Lockheed Martin office building in Arlington, Virginia.
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FTC Sues to Block Lockheed’s Purchase of Supplier Aerojet

The acquisition would limit competition and drive up prices for missile components, regulators say. read more >
Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO Eileen Drake with Gov. Asa Hutchinson in 2018, announcing an expansion at the company's facility in East Camden.
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As Missile Companies Unite, Camden Area Is Looking UpLock Icon

Two top defense contractors are converging in East Camden, and company leaders and local officials are listening for the boom. read more >
Big deals included Walmart-Asda, Big River Steel, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Murphy USA and Westrock Coffee.
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Big Deals in Arkansas Jump 157% Despite PandemicLock Icon

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the value of the biggest deals in Arkansas last year jumped 157%, from $7.9 billion in 2019 to $20.3 billion in 2020, pushed largely by Walmart’s sales of stakes in two subsidiaries, Asda Group and Seiyu. read more >
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Report: Companies Donated $170M to GOP Election Objectors

Corporations and industry groups have donated at least $170 million in recent years to Republicans who rejected President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump, according to a new report by a government watchdog group. read more >
Aerojet Rocketdyne's new large Engineering, Manufacturing and Development facility in Camden.
Manufacturing

Lockheed Martin Strikes $4.4B Deal to Buy Aerojet Rocketdyne

Lockheed Martin is buying rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings for $4.4 billion in a deal that brings together companies that already had been working together in the aeronautics industry. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson stands next to Frank St. John, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, at the Paris Air Show. Lockheed Martin plans to spend $142 million to expand its plant in East Camden.
Construction / Government & Politics

Lockheed Martin Breaks Ground on Camden Expansion

Lockheed Martin has broken ground on the first part of a $142 million expansion at its southern Arkansas facility that is expected to create more than 300 new jobs. read more >
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Lockheed Martin in Camden Lands $492M Contract for Missile Launchers

Lockheed Martin, a mainstay of South Arkansas' defense industry, will be building missile launchers and hardware in East Camden under a half-billion contract to supply the U.S. Army and Marines, as well as the militaries of Poland and Romania. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson stands next to Frank St. John, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, at the Paris Air Show. Lockheed Martin plans to spend $142 million to expand its plant in East Camden.
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Lockheed Martin Gets $562M Contract for Missiles Made in Camden

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Maryland, gets a $561.8 million production contract for Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles for the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales customers. read more >