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1. AIA's Blakey to take helm at Rolls-Royce North America

AIA dailyLead® | Feb 25, 2015

Marion C. Blakey has been appointed president and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America, capping seven years at the helm of AIA. Blakey characterized the move to Rolls-Royce as "a surprise opportunity" and said the battle to end sequestration will continue. "It is a longer term battle than I'd like, but it is a real burden for our country until we can accept that our national security requires real investments," she said. Air Transport World (02/24) American City Business Journals (02/24) Defense News (02/24) Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The (02/24) Aerospace Daily & Defense Report (02/24) Reuters (02/24)

2. Army places $1.1B in orders for 84 helos

AIA dailyLead® | Feb 25, 2015

Military & Aerospace Electronics Online (02/24)

3. "No chance" Army wants A-10 Warthogs, secretary says

AIA dailyLead® | Feb 26, 2015 (02/25)

4. GE Aviation spends $300M in Ohio on the way to bringing its LEAP engine to market

AIA dailyLead® | Feb 23, 2015

GE Aviation says it will commercialize its new LEAP engine in the next 12 months and is investing $300 million in Ohio as it prepares to ramp up production. Journal-News (Hamilton, Ohio) (free registration), The (02/21)

5. Lockheed Martin close to missile defense deals with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Germany

AIA dailyLead® | Feb 25, 2015

Lockheed Martin says it is close to finalizing missile defense systems sales to multiple foreign governments, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Germany. (02/24)

6. U.K. pilots to test F-35's "ski-jump" capabilities in Md.

AIA dailyLead® | Feb 25, 2015

This week marks the start of "ski-jump" testing for Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter, a test in which pilots take off from sloped ramps used on aircraft carriers. Pilots from BAE Systems and the British Royal Navy will perform the tests in Maryland. Reuters (02/24)

7. Bell-Boeing says it is close to closing international sales of V-22 Osprey

AIA dailyLead® | Feb 24, 2015

Executives say that Bell-Boeing's V-22 Osprey will have two international buyers by year's end. "There's nothing that's turned into an [letter of offer and acceptance] yet, but we're working on that," said Vince Tobin, a Bell-Boeing V-22 program director. (02/23)

8. USN mulls purchase of more Boeing F/A-18, EA-18G fighter jets

AIA dailyLead® | Feb 27, 2015

The U.S. Navy is considering more orders of Boeing's F/A-18 and EA-18G fighter jets, though the service is "still very much on the fence," one official said. Reuters (02/26)

9. Dawn probe spots a pair of bright lights on Ceres

AIA dailyLead® | Feb 26, 2015

Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (02/25)

10. Lockheed diversifies in the face of complex world trends

AIA dailyLead® | Feb 23, 2015

Lockheed Martin is pursuing international growth, the energy market and commercial diversification as it navigates what CEO Marillyn Hewson characterized as "the most complex global security environment we have ever seen." Defense News (02/22)

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