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Lockheed's Sikorsky deal marks turning point for CEO

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The Sikorsky acquisition could test the 61-year-old executive's legacy of pleasing investors by running a tight ship.

Washington

LOCKHEED Martin Corp's decision to buy helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft and sell US$6 billion in lower-margin units marks a clear turning point for Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson, who is shaking up the world's largest weapons maker.

Thrust into the CEO job in January