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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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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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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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Top 10 US Defense Contractors

U.S. spending on national defense is tightening, but it is still a vast sum. Depending on what is counted, the grand total including items for retirement benefits, the Department of ...
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US Air Force Awards $21 Billion Contract to 25 Companies

In a contract announcement on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force announced a multiple-award contract with a ceiling of $20.9 billion for Air Force Training ...
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Top 5 Defense Industry Lobbyists

In order to make money you have to spend money. We’ve all heard that old saw, but there are those who live by the words. Defense contractors, for example. In ...
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Northrop Beats 2Q Earnings and Posts Solid Guidance

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) released its second-quarter earnings report Wednesday before the markets opened. The company had $2.74 in earnings per share (EPS) on $5.90 billion in revenue compared ...
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GAO Faults Air Force Decision to Retire the Warthog

In developing its fiscal year 2015 budget, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force placed a higher priority on fifth-generation aircraft like the F-35 and other multi-role ...
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Top 10 Federal Contractors Are Major Military Suppliers

According to the Federal Procurement Data System, the top 100 federal contractors in fiscal year 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, received a total of $235.93 billion in contract ...
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Defense Contractor Earnings Not Hurt by Lower Budgets

Defense contractors General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) both reported first-quarter results before markets opened on Wednesday. General Dynamics posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Defense Budget Has No Room for Air Force Training Jet

The U.S. Air Force’s T-38 trainer fleet has been in service for about 50 years. Neither of the Air Force’s newest jets, the F-22A and the F35A, is built as ...
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Cuts to US Defense Spending Should Not Hurt US Contractors — Moody’s

Analysts at Moody’s Investors Service recently published their outlook for the global aerospace and defense industry for the next year to 18 months. The ratings firm’s outlook on the industry ...
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Deutsche Bank Raises Price Targets on 4 Top Defense Stocks

There is one thing, and generally one thing only, that has driven the rise or fall of the stocks in the aerospace and defense sector. That one important item is ...
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Companies Profiting the Most From War

Worldwide military expenditure shrunk in 2013 for the second consecutive year, falling by 1.9% to $1.75 trillion. The 100 largest arms-producers sold a combined $402 billion worth of arms and military ...
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10 Recent Dividend Hikes and Stock Buybacks Too Big to Ignore

Investors love dividends and stock buybacks. After all, these are the two most common forms of returning capital to shareholders under corporate governance. With 2014 coming to an end, and ...
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