U.S. Department of Defense

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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F-35B

Does Lockheed Martin Profit More From War Than Any Other Company?

Senator John McCain, chair of the Armed Services Committee, recently proposed that the defense budget rise to $640 billion, a huge jump from previous years. The committee suggested that spending ...
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M-346 Jet Trainer

Leonardo Back in the Running with Boeing, Lockheed for Air Force Training Jet

After parting company with two erstwhile U.S. partners, Italy's Leonardo has finally found a U.S.-based partner that can't refuse. The company's U.S. subsidiary, DRS Technologies, will be the prime contractor on ...
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Boeing T-X peek

Boeing, Lockheed: Mano a Mano for Air Force T-X Contract?

Just last week one of five potential bidders dropped out of the race for a $16 billion U.S. Air Force contract to supply 350 new T-X training jets. On Wednesday, another ...
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Lockheed T-50

Boeing, Lockheed May Duel Alone for Air Force Training Jet

The competitive bidding for a $16 billion contract to supply the U.S. Air Force with a new training jet may be winnowed from its current number of potential bidders. Aviation ...
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KC-46A F/A-18

Boeing Takes Hit on Tanker, Faces Less Competition for New Training Jet

It's another good news/bad news day for Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA). First the bad news: During its earnings conference call on Wednesday, the company said it took a fourth-quarter charge on ...
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The Pentagon

Smith & Wesson Big Loser as Army Picks Sig Sauer Pistol

The U.S. Army on Friday ended a nearly 10-year long competition to supply the service with a new handgun. The Army awarded a contract valued at $580 million to Sig Sauer, ...
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Boeing 787-10

How Boeing Can Overcome Its Bull/Bear Case in 2017

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) spent much of 2016 in the dog house, but a 19% rally in the fourth quarter enabled the stock to generate a total return of 11.3% ...
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E-8C Joint STARS

Air Force Seeking Bids to Replace JSTARS Surveillance Planes

The last week of 2016 was a busy one for the U.S. Air Force and some of its largest civilian contractors. The Air Force on Friday released its final request ...
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Boeing T-X peek

Competition for Air Force Training Jet Now Begins in Earnest

The U.S. Air Force released its final request for proposal (RFP) on Friday for a fleet of some 350 new training jets, called the T-X for now, to replace the ...
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FA-18 Super Hornet

Lockheed in Trump’s Doghouse, Boeing in His Penthouse

The CEOs of the world's two largest defense contractors met with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday and, while first reports of the meetings were pretty ordinary, Trump decided to raise ...
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Boeing T-X training jet

As Boeing Prototype Training Jet Takes Off, Textron Rumored to Reenter the Fray

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) on Tuesday held its first test flight of its proposed new T-X training jet for the U.S. Air Force. The most remarkable thing about the flight ...
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