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  1. Aerojet Rocketdyne Bids $2 Billion For United Launch Alliance

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    Aerojet Rocketdyne

    Aerojet Rocketdyne

    Sacramento area rocket-engine manufacturer, Aerojet Rocketdyne, has reportedly offered $2 billion to acquire United Launch Alliance, a Lockheed-Boeing joint venture.

    Colorado-based United Launch Alliance, commonly referred to as ULA, launches rockets for the Defense Department, NASA and other government agencies.

    Glenn Mahone, a spokesman for Rancho Cordova-based Aerojet, said the company would have no comment.

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is currently a supplier of engines used in ULA rocket launches, and this deal would represent the company’s first major acquisition since the 2013 purchase of Pratt & Whitney’s Rocketdyne subsidiary, which cost $550 million.