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Boeing Flies First KC-46A Tanker Destined for Delivery to US Air Force

On Tuesday, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) flew the first of the new KC-46A tankers that will be among 18 scheduled for delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2018. The ...
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9 Companies Set to Dominate the Space Race and Privatization of Space

Picking themes of the future may seem easy on the surface. After all, it's easy to assume that great exciting trends in health, science and technology are going to dominate ...
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Boeing Signs Contract for Air Force One

The deal was not the biggest one that Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) announced Thursday, but it may be the most welcome. The company said that an order for two 747s ...
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US B-52 Nuclear Bombers Setting Up for Return to 24-Hour Alert

In an exclusive report at Defense One, Marcus Weisgerber reveals that the U.S. Air Force is preparing to place the nation's nuclear-armed B-52 bomber fleet back on 24-hour alert. The ...
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Boeing to Add Stealth in Planned Overhaul of F/A-18 Super Hornet

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) is considering a plan to overhaul its venerable F/A-18 Super Hornet to include structural upgrades and a stealth coating that would extend the plane's flight-hour limit ...
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North Korea: Country and Military by the Numbers

Less than two weeks ago, the government of North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido before falling into the ocean. Last week the ...
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Boeing Faces Delivery Challenge on Air Force Tanker Program

The new U.S. Air Force refueling tanker Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) is building has run into another problem that threatens the company's ability to meet its delivery schedule of 18 ...
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Air Force Contract for New Training Jet in Jeopardy

The U.S. Air Force plans to announce the winner of a contract to build a new training jet, dubbed the T-X, by the end of this year. However, funding for ...
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Where Boeing Might Look to Meet Challenges From Acquisitive Competitors

The aerospace and defense sector has coughed up a couple of giant mergers in the past few weeks: United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) is paying $23 billion in cash and ...
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Defense Contracts Go to Boeing, Northrop to Begin $1.5 Trillion Upgrade to US Nuclear Arsenal

The U.S. Air Force on Monday awarded one contract valued at $349 million to Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and another valued at $329 million to Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) ...
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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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