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Monday, January 20, 2014

CT Defense Industry Wins Big in U.S. Budget Bill

By Ann Radelat

www.ctmirror.org

Washington – The massive omnibus spending bill creates winners and losers – and at first blush it seems that Connecticut is chiefly in the winner’s column.

Like other state governments, the Malloy administration is still trying to determine the impact of the $1.1 trillion federal budget approved by Congress last week.

But there’s no doubt that at least one big winner is Connecticut’s defense industry. The omnibus bill allocates more than $6 billion for the Virginia-class submarine program, a sub built by Groton-based Electric Boat.

Also fully funded is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, whose engines are built by Pratt & Whitney.

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