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Boeing KC-46A refuel

New Boeing Tanker Makes First Refueling Flight

On Sunday, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) successfully transferred 1,600 pounds of fuel from its new KC-46A tanker to an F-16 fighter jet during a flight over eastern Washington state. This ...
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C-130J

Lockheed Martin Awarded $1 Billion for C-130J Airlifters

On Thursday morning, Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) announced that it has been awarded a second multiyear contract to deliver 78 C-130J Super Hercules airlifters to various branches of the ...
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F-35B

Defense Contractor Winners as Federal 2016 Budget Clears Congress

Both houses of Congress agreed early Friday on a $1.15 trillion federal budget for 2016. The budget bill now goes to President Obama, who is expected to sign it. The ...
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The Pentagon

Pentagon Dismisses Lockheed Protest Over Tactical Vehicle Program

In late August, the U.S. Army awarded a $6.7 billion firm, fixed-price production contract to Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE: OSK) to build approximately 17,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) to replace ...
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F-35B

Pentagon Budget to Fall by $15 Billion for 2017

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed Congress last month, and to which President Obama added his signature, calls for total defense spending of $607 billion in fiscal year ...
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Camo Soldier

85% of US Special Forces Opposed to Serving With Women

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that every job in the U.S. armed forces will be open for women to compete for and serve in. "There will ...
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LRS-B B-3

Boeing, Lockheed Bomber Protest Going Nowhere?

When Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) won the U.S. Air Force contract to build the nation's Long-Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B), the losing bidders wasted no time protesting the award. Boeing Co. ...
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LRS-B B-3

Study Argues Air Force Should Double Order for New Bombers

When the U.S. Air Force awarded its contract for a new Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) in late October, winner Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) was expecting to build 80 ...
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Delta Rocket

SpaceX Now Sole Bidder for Rocket Launches After ULA Withdraws

The line of potential contractors to send U.S. Department of Defense satellites into space got shorter this week when United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture of Boeing Co. (NYSE: ...
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Boeing KC-46A

Boeing Completes Initial Tanker Refueling Airworthiness Flight

Late last week, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) completed the aerial refueling initial airworthiness testing for its KC-46A tanker. The trial was part of a six-hour flight on Thursday and was ...
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The Pentagon

What Happens If Boeing-Lockheed Win Their Protest of New Bomber Contract?

The now-disputed contract for the U.S. Air Force's Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) affects more than the lead contractors. Both Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC), the disputed winner, and the combination ...
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The Pentagon

Could Lockheed and Boeing Succeed at Wrestling Bomber Contract From Northrop Grumman?

When Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) was announced as the winner of an $80 billion contract to build the next U.S. Air Force bomber, it was virtually guaranteed that the ...
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Boeing KC-46A Tanker Passes More Tests

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) last week completed the first test of the refueling systems on its new KC-46A tanker. The test followed by two weeks the first flight test of ...
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NOC LRS-B concept

Long-Range Bomber Contract Due Very Soon

The disagreement between President Obama and the Congress over the U.S. defense budget is not expected to have any effect on awarding a contract for the development of a new ...
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JASSM-B2 Lockheed

When Putin Talks Tough, Lockheed Benefits

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) may be adding Russian President Vladimir Putin to its Christmas card list this year. Putin’s tough talk and muscle-flexing have ratcheted up fears of what ...
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