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Boeing, Air Force Agree on KC-46A Tanker Delivery Date

One could be forgiven for thinking that Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Air Force would have agreed long ago on a date for first deliveries of the new ...
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Protecting US Dams From Cyberattacks

The U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation earlier this month awarded a $45 million, five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for IT risk management services to two private companies. The two ...
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A New Breakdown for the Navy’s New Aircraft Carrier

In January of this year, the USS Gerald Ford, the Navy's new $13 billion aircraft carrier, experienced a problem with one of its four main thrust bearings that forced to ...
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Boeing KC-46A Tanker Deliveries May Be Delayed Until May 2019

When Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) won the U.S. Air Force contract to replace aging KC-135 refueling tankers, the original delivery date for the first plane was in the second quarter ...
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Navy Tries to Damage $13 Billion Carrier

The U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense have agreed to begin shock testing on the USS Gerald Ford, the Navy's new $12.9 billion carrier that is costliest ship of ...
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US Air Force Scolds Boeing Over KC-46A Tanker Delays

The U.S. Air Force is ratcheting up the pressure on Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) over delays and problems with the KC-46A tanker program. The company continues to say it will ...
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Boeing Testing Unmanned Refueling Vehicle

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has painted a portion of the tarmac at Lambert Field in St. Louis to resemble the flight deck of an aircraft carrier as it begins testing ...
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Boeing Tanker Woes Return

The story of the new refueling tanker that Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) is building for the U.S. Air Force began in 2000. More on that later. As things stood on ...
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Boeing CEO Talks Air Force One Deal With Trump

As the philosopher Yogi Berra once said, "It ain't over 'til it's over." Yogi wasn't talking about the contract between the U.S. Air Force and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) to ...
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US Air Force Getting Started on New Bomber Fleet

Included with the U.S. president's $716 billion proposed military budget submitted earlier this week is funding for a plan to renovate and upgrade the nation's bomber force. On top of ...
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The Missile That Failed a Test to Protect the US Against North Korea — by the Numbers

A ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) test conducted last Wednesday off the coast of Hawaii failed when the land-based interceptor missile missed its target. The failure is the second in ...
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The SM-3 Block IIA by the Numbers: The Missile That Failed a Test to Protect the US Against North Korea

A ballistic missile defense test conducted Wednesday off the coast of Hawaii failed when the land-based interceptor missile failed to hit its target. The Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IIA missile ...
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Boeing Shows Off Hypersonic Aircraft Design

At a science and technology forum sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Orlando, Florida, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) revealed a concept of a hypersonic aircraft capable ...
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US Arms Deal for Ukraine Angers Russia

A U.S. State Department spokeswoman said last week that the department had notified Congress on December 13 that it had approved an export license permitting Ukraine to buy some light ...
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Boeing Lifts Veil on Unmanned Navy Refueling Tanker

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) on Tuesday showed for the first time the aircraft the company plans to enter into a competition to build an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to refuel ...
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