Sikorsky

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On Wednesday Connecticut lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to approve a $220 million agreement to keep the headquarters of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in the state until 2032. The agreement also calls for the production of a new line of heavy cargo helicopters for the U.S. military at Sikorsky’s Stratford plant.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has reached a deal to keep Sikorsky Aircraft headquartered in Connecticut until 2034. Dozens of Sikorsky employees gathered on the hot black tarmac in front of the new King Stallion helicopter for the announcement on Wednesday.

Malloy has a lot to be grateful for. Last week, he cut a deal with Pratt and Whitney to keep manufacturing jet engines in the state. He says he has many people to thank for making sure Sikorsky could stay – but one person stood out.

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On Monday Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation sent a letter to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus seeking to keep the servicing of the President’s Marine One helicopter fleet in Connecticut.   

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Connecticut’s U.S. Senators said the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill signed by President Obama last week could infuse about $1 billion into the state’s economy.

Senator Chris Murphy said the spending bill includes more money for Connecticut based defense contractors.

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When Peter Picone sold counterfeit electronic parts from China and Hong Kong for use in U.S. Navy submarines, the U.S. Justice Department says, he knew their failure could have "catastrophic" consequences.

He was sentenced last week to more than three years in prison in one of the first convictions under a new law that aims to help curb the growing problem of counterfeit parts entering the supply stream for U.S. military contractors.

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