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Amazon: The Devil You Know and the Devil You Don’t

The well-established disruption Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has caused in the brick-and-mortar retail business is spreading. And the fear of Amazon is spreading in sectors as varied as real estate ...
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US Navy Preps for Drone Refueling Competition

In 2015, the U.S. Navy ended its test unmanned combat air system demonstration (UCAS-D) program and two prototype X-47Bs built by Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) went into storage in ...
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US Army Orders Troops to Stop Using Chinese-Made Drones

The U.S. Army has ordered its troops immediately to stop using drones made by China's Da-Jiang Innovations Science & Technology, better known as DJI. The company manufactures the world's most ...
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US Air Force Finds Way to Lower Cost of Air Force One

The U.S. Air Force and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) have come up with a way to lower the cost of a new fleet of Air Force One presidential jets. Instead ...
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Lockheed Martin Gets $3.7 Billion Payday on F-35s

After markets closed on Friday, Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) was awarded an interim payment of $3.7 billion for 50 of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. The planes are part ...
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How THAAD Missile Defense Applies in South Korea: Stats, Costs, Backing, Controversy

When nations are confronted with military threats and when diplomatic solutions are elusive, there are two primary military options. One is to be offensive, by overwhelming your enemy with violence ...
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The Defense Industry Also Showed Up at the Paris Air Show

While the biennial Paris Air Show was dominated this year by news of commercial airplane sales by Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Airbus, most of the major U.S. defense contractors ...
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Glock Protest Denied; Sig Sauer Will Make Army’s New Handgun

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday rejected a protest from gunmaker Glock seeking to overturn the U.S. Army's award of a 10-year, $580 million contract for its new ...
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Boeing¬†Delivers First 737-8, Updates KC-46A Status, Says Will Build Training Jets in St. Louis

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) announced Tuesday afternoon that it had delivered its first 737 MAX 8 (737-8) to Malindo Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia's Lion Air. This is the first ...
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Half of Americans Believe Russia Now More Dangerous Than Ever

A recent survey by endpoint security platform provider Endgame showed that more than half (51%) of Americans think that Russia is more dangerous now than it was during the 40-year ...
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Boeing’s New Air Force Tanker Still Faces Problems

When Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) reported fourth-quarter 2016 earnings in January, the company announced a $201 million charge to the KC-46A tanker program. That brought the total cost overruns on ...
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How Defense Stocks Reacted to Missile Attack on Syria

The U.S. missile attack against a Syrian airport marks a significant departure in U.S. Middle East policy that may indicate a greater willingness to use military force against the Syrian ...
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Boeing Pitches Navy to Drop F-35Cs, Buy F-18s

It's air-to-air combat, only with words and numbers, not bullets and missiles. The words and numbers are being fired in the latest push by Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) to persuade ...
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US Air Force Names Overseer for Boeing’s Air Force One Program

The U.S. Air Force has apparently gotten the message that President Donald Trump sent earlier this year to Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA): the costs to build a fleet of two ...
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The Pentagon

Glock Officially Protests Army’s Choice of Sig Sauer Pistol

In late January, the U.S. Army ended a nearly decade-long competition to supply the service with a new handgun, awarding a contract valued at $580 million to Sig Sauer. Glock ...
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