CT aims to be U.S.-Australia defense link

11 Jun 2018

Maritime Industry

Australia, a longtime U.S. ally, is ramping up its defense spending for sovereign and economic reasons, and Connecticut's defense sector is showing an interest.

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Connecticut office, working with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and major defense contractors like East Hartford's Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin (which owns Stratford-based Sikorsky), and New London's Electric Boat, has helped to organize a first-ever summit for U.S. and Australian defense companies, to take place in Mystic this September.

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