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Boeing Takes the Wraps Off Proposed Air Force Training Jet

In a presentation Tuesday at the company's defense facility in St. Louis, The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) unveiled its entry into the contract competition for a new training jet for ...
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North Korea Missile, Nuke Tests May Help Lockheed Martin

A week ago North Korea performed a test launch of three missiles into the Sea of Japan, just as the G20 meeting in Hangzhou was about to start. Early Friday morning ...
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Airbus Loses 2 Orders, Boeing May Gain $7 Billion Fighter Sale

In the continuing soap opera that depicts the relationship between Airbus and Qatar Airways, the airline has cancelled orders for two more A320neos that were not delivered on time. And ...
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JPMorgan Lifts Price Targets on Defense Stocks, Names Top Pick

Investors may buy stocks in defense contractors because of their record of dividend payments and share repurchases for good reasons. Over the past five years, the best performing defense stock has ...
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GAO Criticizes Air Force Decision to Scrap A-10 Warthogs

In an effort to save money, the U.S. Air Force has announced plans to retire its 40-year old A-10 close air support (CAS) aircraft beginning in 2018. Congressional opposition to ...
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Boeing Offers Sneak Peek at New Air Force Training Jet

After the release of the U.S. Air Force request for proposal (RFP) for a new training jet, the four competitors have all now either shown a modified version of a ...
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Northrop Grumman Testing New Air Force Training Jet

A consortium led by Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has begun testing its clean-sheet design for a new U.S. Air Force training jet to replace the decades old T-38. According ...
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Air Force Awards Boeing $2.8 Billion Contract for New Tanker

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract valued at $2.8 billion to Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) to produce the first 19 new KC-46A tankers. The contract comes about a ...
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Potential Game-Changing NATO Order Bundling for Precision-Guided Munitions

There is some potentially big news in the defense and warfare industry, but more in process than in size. It is also important to realize that this is not yet ...
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US Air Force Declares F-35A Combat-Ready

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) received some very good news Tuesday. The company's F-35A has been declared ready for combat by the U.S. Air Force, and the 34th ...
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Air Force Releases Draft Proposal for New Training Jet

Four teams are expected to compete for the contract for a new U.S. Air Force training jet: Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has joined with Saab and they are expected to ...
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Rockwell Collins Earnings Tied to Airbus, Boeing

Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE: COL) reported third-quarter fiscal 2016 results before markets opened Monday. The defense company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.63 on revenues of $1.33 billion. ...
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Boeing to Take $2 Billion in Q2 Charges

When Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) reports earnings July 27, the company will recognize impacts to earnings of $2.05 billion on three different programs. We'll have more detail later, but here's ...
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New Boeing Tanker Passes Final Flight Test

Just last week the new U.S. Air Force Tanker, the KC-46A, passed the fifth of six flight refueling tests, passing fuel from Boeing Co.'s (NYSE: BA) troubled plane to ...
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Boeing Tanker Successfully Refuels Air Force Cargo Plane

The saga of the new U.S. Air Force tanker is now about 15 years old and the service has yet to receive one new plane. It took roughly 10 years for ...
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