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Senators Demand Budget Review for B-3, Warn on KC-46A

The U.S. Senate has barely resumed its deliberations after a month-long recess and already the U.S. Air Force and two of its major programs are taking more heat. The chairman ...
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Do KC-46A Tanker Problems Jeopardize Boeing Bid for New Bomber?

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) remains confident that it will meet its commitment to deliver 18 KC-46A tankers to the U.S. Air Force by August 2017. The Air Force is not ...
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$6.7 Billion Contract for Humvee Replacement Won by Oshkosh

The U.S. Army late Tuesday awarded a $6.7 billion firm, fixed-price production contract to the Oshkosh Defense division of Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE: OSK) to build approximately 17,000 Joint Light Tactical ...
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Cost Estimates on New Air Force Bomber Draw Questions From Congress

Among the news items that got buried in the flood of Monday’s coverage of the stock market’s fainting spell was a letter from California Congresswoman Jackie Speier to Air Force ...
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US Navy Prepping F-35C Carrier Test

The U.S. Navy is planning to test the carrier version of the Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C, aboard the aircraft carrier Eisenhower during the first few weeks of October. The ...
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Latest Boeing Tanker Snafu Crimps Schedule Even More

Four months ago the Government Accountability Office questioned the likelihood that The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) would be be able to perform enough testing on its KC-46A refueling tanker in ...
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Top 10 US Defense Contractors

U.S. spending on national defense is tightening, but it is still a vast sum. Depending on what is counted, the grand total including items for retirement benefits, the Department of ...
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US Air Force Awards $21 Billion Contract to 25 Companies

In a contract announcement on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force announced a multiple-award contract with a ceiling of $20.9 billion for Air Force Training ...
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Top 5 Defense Industry Lobbyists

In order to make money you have to spend money. We’ve all heard that old saw, but there are those who live by the words. Defense contractors, for example. In ...
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US Defense Department Updates National Military Strategy

For the first time since 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense has updated its National Military Strategy. The document, which describes how the United States will use its military forces ...
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US Government Approves Fighter Plane Sale to Lebanon

The U.S. State Department recently approved two sales of military equipment to Lebanon. One involves six Super Tucano turboprop fighter planes and the other for 1,000 air-to-ground Hellfire II missiles. ...
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Top 10 Federal Contractors Are Major Military Suppliers

According to the Federal Procurement Data System, the top 100 federal contractors in fiscal year 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, received a total of $235.93 billion in contract ...
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Game-Changing $4 Billion New Navy Aircraft Carrier Award

The military industrial complex is a very complicated business sector. Companies that cater to the military of the United States and its allies face giant windfalls when contracts are awarded, ...
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AcelRX Takes Flight With New Department of Defense Contract

A number of pharmaceutical companies are working toward a better solution to manage pain. AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) is one of them, but what separates it from the pack ...
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Boeing Underlines Aggressive Plans at Investor Conference

At its investor conference Tuesday, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) executives outlined what lies ahead for the company and its investors. The good news for investors is that the company remains ...
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