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  • Boeing, Lockheed Rack Up More Orders For P-8, F-35

    Boeing [BA] and Lockheed Martin [LMT] both gobbled up military aircraft sales during Thanksgiving week, with Norway announcing plans to buy five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance planes and Lockheed Martin receiving a contract for 90 more F-35 Lightning II fighter jets for U.S. and foreign customers. According to a translated press release, Norway’s defense […]
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  • Navy To Issue Future Frigate RFP In FY 2017

    LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md. -- The U.S. Navy expects to issue a draft request for proposals (RFP) for its Future Frigate in the middle of fiscal year 2017 and a final RFP in late FY 2017, a program official said Nov. 16. The frigate is being designed now and will be a “takeoff” of the two […]
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  • Turner Says Congress Ready To Repeal Sequestration

    An influential lawmaker believes the climate is right on Capitol Hill to repeal sequestration and that increase domestic spending in parallel with defense spending is a "false choice." "I think part of the hesitation for releasing sequestration on defense spending and for moving forward for an increase in defense spending is just a lack of […]
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  • Existing Tech Assembled Into New Combat Vehicle Would Be Superior To Most-Advanced Legacy Model

    Existing technologies cobbled into a new-start design would yield a superior combat vehicle than bolting the same gear onto the most advanced version of the Army’s current fleet of tanks and troop carriers, Army and industry officials agree. “There are some capabilities that exist today that we could integrate into a new platform that would […]
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  • Air Force Will Need More Tankers Than 179 KC-46 Buy, Mobility Command Chief Says

    The Air Force needs more new aerial refueling tankers than the 179 Boeing [BA] KC-46s it plans to buy and is considering incremental upgrades and a follow-on KC-Z aircraft to fill its quota, according to Air Mobility Command Chief Gen. Carlton Everhart. “When I look at the order of 179 aircraft, I often ask myself, […]
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