FOCUS Government, Aerospace and Defense (GAD) Group ReportFeatured in this Issue:

Supersonic Transport: Déjà Vu All Over Again?

By Paul V. Mifsud, Esq., MifnetWORLD

“In February 2016, Lockheed Martin received a contract from NASA to submit a preliminary design utilizing the firm’s Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) to create a Low Boom Flight Demonstration Aircraft or LBFD. As a result, in April of this year, Lockheed Martin won a $247.5 million cost-plus NASA contract to design, build, and deliver the Low Boom X-Plane in late 2021.

“Next September 2019, Lockheed Martin must deliver its Critical Design Review to demonstrate that the maturity of the design is appropriate to support proceeding with
a full-scale fabrication assembly integration and test—in short, to determine whether the technical effort is on track to complete the flight and ground system development and admission.”

The new GAD Report also includes:

  • Major Q2 2018 Deals in the GAD Sector
  • Performance: S&P 500 vs. GAD
  • GOVERNMENT Sector Q2 2018
  • AEROSPACE Sector Q2 2018
  • DEFENSE Sector Q2 2018
  • Selected GAD Transactions Q2 2018
  • M&A Activity in the GAD Sector
  • Recent FOCUS GAD Transactions

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