Goodrich Corp. Chief Financial Officer Scott Kuechle recalls when he first started at the company about 25 years ago the firm was mainly in tires, commodity chemicals and industrial products. Aerospace defense was a “very small” component buried in its industrial business.
On the surface, it would appear that a fighter pilot would have little interest in a remotely piloted aircraft, which more and more are being used in wars for reconnaissance and firing missiles.
President Barack Obama was quite blunt earlier this year about a new fleet of presidential helicopters being built by Lockheed Martin Corp., citing it as an example of the procurement process “gone amok.”
As President Barack Obama sends more troops to Afghanistan, and the Pentagon is expected to increase orders of armored trucks, helicopters, ammunition and other weaponry, Reuters specialist journalists are talking to some of the biggest names in the aerospace and defense industries.
Forget China, at least for now. That “B” in BRICs is really gaining momentum. Many investment managers attending the “Reuters Investment Outlook Summit 2010″ in New York this week mentioned Brazil as a hot destination to park money next year.
from Aaron Pressman:
Dubai's financial problems have spooked investors around the world. Moody's Investors Service didn't help matters on Wednesday when it said it would review the ratings of not just of Dubai, but of neighboring emirate Abu Dhabi and the federal government of the seven-member United Arab Emirates federation. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are both part of the UAE, the world's third-largest oil exporter.