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DDI for Fri. June 1, 2018, Vol. 20, Issue 22

Boeing Optimistic For More International Super Hornet Sales

Boeing’s [BA] leader for the Super Hornet and Growler aircraft is optimistic that the company will see more international interest in F/A-18 Super Hornets.In a press event on May 23, Dan Gillian, Boeing vice president for the F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler programs, said the company anticipates deliveries of F/A-18 E/Fs to Kuwait in…

Senate Panel Votes To Block F-35 Transfers To Turkey

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) has approved a proposal to block the transfer of F-35s to Turkey and ultimately end that country's participation in the U.S.-led fighter jet program.The measure, an amendment to the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill, would keep the transfer prohibition in place until the Department of Defense gives Congress a plan…

Boeing Adds $26 Million To Saudi CH-47F Sales Contract

Boeing [BA] has sealed a $26 million deal with Saudi Arabia for eight CH-47F Chinook heavy lift helicopters, adding to the contracts the company has inked with the Royal Saudi Land Forces under a multi-billion-dollar foreign military sales program.On May 25, the U.S. Army awarded Boeing the $26 million contract for eight new-build Chinooks in the…

UK Nears Completion Of First Defense Space Strategy

The United Kingdom is drafting its first defense space strategy and intends to unveil it this summer, citing growing threats to its space operations.The strategy, which Gavin Williamson, the UK’s defense secretary, recently announced at the first-ever UK defense space conference in London, “will set out plans to protect UK operations against emerging space-based threats,…