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CMC Electronics awarded a contract from Korea Aerospace Industries 
Korea Aerospace Industries has awarded a new contract to CMC for the modernization of the Republic of Korea Air Force fleet of KA-1 trainer aircraft used for advanced mission training and light attack missions. Read More>>
All Nippon Airways changed Boeing 777 orders to get next-gen freighters 
The Japanese airline originally ordered the 777-9 aircraft in 2014, but engineering challenges have plagued the aircraft’s development. Boeing recently pushed back the expected delivery of the 777-9 until 2025, more than a year later than forecast. Read More>>
Merger and Acquisition
Safran unit agrees to acquire Orolia to expand in the PNT market 
The company has agreed to buy positioning, navigation, and timing specialist Orolia. The acquisition by the Safran Group subsidiary, which has been in negotiations since December, pushes Safran further into the PNT technology and equipment sector. Read More>>
UK government approves acquisition of Ultra Electronics by Cobham 
The company was acquired by Cobham Group Holdings Ltd and has received all antitrust and regulatory approvals. In August last year, Ultra agreed to a GBP 2.57 Bn (USD 3.05 Bn) takeover offer from former London listing Cobham. It would pay GBP 35 (USD 41.50) per share in cash for Ultra. Read More>>
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems acquired PVP AEO 
PVP Advanced EO Systems, Inc. was acquired by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., through its U.S. subsidiary Rafael USA, Inc. Rafael specializes in cutting-edge, innovative, and combat-proven systems, such as the famous Iron Dome. Read More>>
HAL, Safran to create a new joint venture for helicopter engines 
HAL entered into a joint venture agreement with Safran Helicopter Engines, French aerospace and defense multinational Safran SA unit to develop helicopter engines in India. The joint venture will meet the requirements of HAL and the defense ministry in developing future helicopters, including the future 13-ton Indian Multi Role Helicopter. Read More>>
US Air Force partners with Reaction Engines on high-Mach engine testing 
The USAF is partnering with the UK’s Reaction Engines to improve the performance of hypersonic and near-hypersonic engines. The partnership between the Air Force Research Laboratory and Oxfordshire-based Reaction will focus on expanding the performance envelope of a cooling technology that enables high-Mach engines to function more efficiently. Read More>>
Vertical Aerospace and Molicel partner to power the VX4 
The company has selected Molicel to provide high-performance battery cells for the VX4 eVTOL aircraft. Vertical and Molicel have entered a strategic partnership that will combine Molicels leading cell technology with Vertical’s proprietary battery pack design. Read More>>
Financial and Market Activity
Boeing to release second-quarter results on July 27 
Boeing will release its financial results for the second quarter of 2022 on July 27. President and Chief Executive Officer David Calhoun and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Brian West will discuss the results and company outlook during a conference call that day at 10:30 a.m. Read More>>
L3Harris sets a date for the release of second-quarter earnings 
The company will release financial results for its second quarter of the fiscal year 2022 on July 28, 2022. The company’s second-quarter results will be published in an Investor Letter, which will be issued at approximately 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time and made available at Read More>>
Executive Movements
CannabisNewsBreaks Flora Growth Corp. (NASDAQ: FLGC) names former Amazon, Boeing exec as CFO 
The company has announced a new chief financial officer. Garayev has more than two decades of financial leadership experience and has worked at Amazon, Boeing, BP, and RPK Capital. He will focus on FLGTC growth initiatives, financial discipline, and reporting in his new role. Read More>>
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