Aerospace & Defense


Senators Demand Budget Review for B-3, Warn on KC-46A

The U.S. Senate has barely resumed its deliberations after a month-long recess and already the U.S. Air Force and two of its major programs are taking more heat. The chairman ...
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Boeing Builds a Drone Killer

Engineers at Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) have successfully brought down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), more commonly called a drone, with a portable laser cannon. What made the laser device ...
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What Does a Boeing 777-9X Cost?

Last week, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) announced that it had firmed up its configuration plans for the 777-9X, the latest addition to the 777 family of planes, scheduled for production ...
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Do KC-46A Tanker Problems Jeopardize Boeing Bid for New Bomber?

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) remains confident that it will meet its commitment to deliver 18 KC-46A tankers to the U.S. Air Force by August 2017. The Air Force is not ...
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US Army to Seek Bids for Landing Craft Replacements

Now that the Pentagon has settled on a replacement for the venerable Humvee, the U.S. Army is expected to solicit bids by the end of the year to replace a ...
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Will China Really Buy 6,330 New Airplanes in the Next 20 Years?

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) released an update to its current market outlook review for China on Tuesday, and the headline numbers are 6,330 and $950 billion. Those numbers reflect China’s ...
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$6.7 Billion Contract for Humvee Replacement Won by Oshkosh

The U.S. Army late Tuesday awarded a $6.7 billion firm, fixed-price production contract to the Oshkosh Defense division of Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE: OSK) to build approximately 17,000 Joint Light Tactical ...
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Cost Estimates on New Air Force Bomber Draw Questions From Congress

Among the news items that got buried in the flood of Monday’s coverage of the stock market’s fainting spell was a letter from California Congresswoman Jackie Speier to Air Force ...
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Boeing Says Failure to OK Ex-Im Bank Factor in New Layoffs

The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has said that it plans to cut several hundred jobs in its satellite business due to cuts in defense spending, a lack of orders for ...
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US Navy Prepping F-35C Carrier Test

The U.S. Navy is planning to test the carrier version of the Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C, aboard the aircraft carrier Eisenhower during the first few weeks of October. The ...
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Qantas Commits on Order for 8 Boeing 787s

Australia’s Qantas Airlines has been through a rough patch over the past several years. So rough, in fact, that the airline cancelled an order for 35 of Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: ...
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Boeing Sees Opportunities for 767, but Not for the Middle of the Market

When the chief financial officer of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) met with analysts last week, he was asked if there could be more orders for the 767, following on an ...
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Is the US Air Force Looking for Another All-New Airplane?

The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC) last week released its 2015 strategy review, “Securing the High Ground,” primarily a guide for updating and modernizing the existing fleet. Near ...
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Latest Boeing Tanker Snafu Crimps Schedule Even More

Four months ago the Government Accountability Office questioned the likelihood that The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) would be be able to perform enough testing on its KC-46A refueling tanker in ...
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Airbus Firms $26 Billion Order from IndiGo; Boeing Waits for SpiceJet

Finalizing an order that was placed nearly a year ago, Airbus said Monday morning that India’s largest airline, budget carrier IndiGo, has confirmed its order for 250 of the company’s ...
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