Rocket Boost! L3Harris & Aerojet Collab Cleared for Takeoff, But Wait… What’s The Real Propulsion? ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿค”

TL;DR: L3Harris gets the green light for their $4.7 billion Aerojet deal. The rocket makers are ready to zoom, especially with the rising demand from the Ukraine war. But will the cosmos of defense companies remain the same? Let’s dive in! ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ”

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Aerospace giant L3Harris Technologies seems to be on cloud nine. Why? The U.S. Federal Trade Commission just gave them a pat on the back, signaling no objections to their whopping $4.7 billion Aerojet Rocketdyne deal. ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’ฐ

Ukraine’s conflict has certainly put a strain on global geopolitics, but for defense companies, it’s also ramping up the demand. More wars mean more weapons, and who better to capitalize on this than companies that can create the machinery?

But wait… let’s step back for a sec. Why is this deal such a biggie? Well, Aerojet isn’t just another company. They have their hands in creating rocket propellants and hypersonic engines for a variety of sectors. From defense to space, to even commercial gigs. ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Though the celebrations at L3Harris must be wild right now, not everyone was in favor of this love story. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and a few of her pals raised eyebrows, hinting that giants like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Boeing might be in for a ride since they heavily rely on Aerojet’s exclusive goodies.

This isn’t Aerojet’s first rodeo. In 2022, Lockheed Martin tried to tie the knot but faced a brutal rejection. Antitrust regulators were the heartbreakers, saying “No, this isn’t happening!” due to competition concerns. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿšซ

With Aerojet turning heads and becoming the belle of the ball, especially with rising missile and defense needs, L3Harris couldn’t resist. But can they handle the heat?

Speaking of heat, L3Harris seems to be cooking! They’ve increased their revenue forecast, now eyeing between $18 billion to $18.3 billion. That’s up from their initial $17.4 billion to $17.8 billion. And, oh boy, their profit expectations have also gotten a little glow-up. They’re looking at profits between $12.15 to $12.55 per share, compared to their earlier $12 to $12.50.

Born from the union of L3 Technologies and Harris Corp back in 2019, L3Harris has made some powerful friends, counting the Pentagon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and RTX Corp among their BFFs. ๐Ÿคโœจ

But as the stars align for L3Harris and Aerojet’s cosmic journey, we’re left pondering – with such significant changes in the aerospace and defense sector, how will this shape the future landscape for other major players? And the bigger question – with so much power concentrated in a few hands, will innovation soar or get grounded? ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ›ธ

So, space cadets, as we strap in for this interstellar ride, what do you think? Is the universe of defense companies about to witness a big bang or a black hole? ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ•ณ๏ธ