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In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, file photo, a Black Hawk helicopter of the U.S. Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off," Charlie Company 1-71 Aviation Regiment, returns from a mission at Forward Operating Base Edi in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan. Lockheed Martin Corp. said Monday, July 20, 2015, that it is buying Black Hawk helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 billion. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, file photo, a Black Hawk helicopter of the U.S. Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off," Charlie Company 1-71 Aviation Regiment, returns from a mission at Forward Operating Base Edi in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan. Lockheed Martin Corp. said Monday, July 20, 2015, that it is buying Black Hawk helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 billion. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

5 things to know about Lockheed Martin’s acquisition of Sikorsky

Lockheed Martin will acquire helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 billion, the Bethesda-based military contractor announced Monday. United Technology Corp. said last month that it planned to sell Sikorsky to help simplify its eclectic mix of businesses. Industry competitors Boeing, Textron and Airbus had been rumored as possible buyers, but Lockheed Martin produced the winning bid, ...

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