Photograph: Coltec's robotic air plasma spray gun applies a protective ceramic coating on a jet engine component. Vendors, already under tremendous pressure due to ongoing consolidation among their customers, will be squeezed even harder as the number of systems integrators continues to shrink. Working its way through the regulatory process is Raytheon's proposed acquisition of Hughes Electronics' defense business. Soon to follow will be Lockheed Martin's proposed ...


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