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January 26, 2022

World's Largest Flying Boat for Sale

Giantic PBY Mariner Derivative Listed at Warbird Broker

A rare, 1-of-1 vintage warbird is up for grabs, a 1945 Martin JRM-3 Mars flying boat. The last remaining airworthy example of a 5-plane production run has been listed for sale at warbird broker Platinum Fighter Sales. Flying boats are a rare breed, with many manufactured through WWII only to see nearly immediate extinction at the hands of their quicker, more efficient jet replacements. Early airlines found the combination of unlimited oceanic runway space and coastal travel a valuable combination, but they quickly found the limits of passenger capacity and cargo capability. In the early years of the war, the Martin Company obtained a contract with the US Navy for the largest flying

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FTC Sues Lockheed to Block Aerojet Rocketdyne Acquisition

Department of Defense says Merger Would Stifle Domestic Rocket Industry

Aerojet Rocketdyne has posted an update on its proposed merger with Lockheed Martin following concern from the Federal Trade Commission over aspects of the transaction. Their announcement that they would not close the transaction prior to the 27th, was overshadowed by the nearly simultaneous release of the FTC's lawsuit to put a stop to the deal. The choice to go ahead with the merger and fight it out in court, or step away and terminate the agreement lies with Lockheed Martin, said Aerojet. 

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