Summit Notebook

AUDIO – Deal making is back! (Um, maybe…)

December 16, 2008

There might not be the enthusiasm of a couple of years ago, but some deals in the defense sector might actually get done, according to Thomas Captain, head of Deloitte‘s aerospace and defense group.

AUDIO – Whither F-22?

December 16, 2008

In a time of shrinking budgets and fears for the future, one of the biggest questions of this year’s Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit was what will happen with the F-22 fighter jet that is made by Lockheed Grumman.

AUDIO – Finding value in tough times

December 16, 2008

Executives at this year’s Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit almost uniformely said that finding critical, and rather immediate, value in mergers and acquisitions was especially important now in a climate of less money available for financing.

AUDIO – The costs of war

December 15, 2008

Wars have numerous costs and most of those are unimaginable for most of us not in the middle of one.

AUDIO – Teddy Roosevelt had it right

December 15, 2008

The world is a more dangerous place because of the global economic meltdown, according to Northrop Grumman Chief Executive Ronald Sugar, whose company provides specialized aircraft, radar and other electronics to meet that threat.