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Boeing delivers second P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to India

Posted November 15, 2013 by

Boeing delivered the second P-8I aircraft to India Nov. 15, doubling that countryĆ­s long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities. Boeing is building eight P-8I aircraft for India and delivered the first in-country in May. Based on the companyĆ­s Next-Generation 737 commercial airplane, the P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon that…

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NASA seeks American small business proposals for high tech R&D

Posted November 15, 2013 by

To enable future space exploration while helping to seed viable commercial products and services here in America, NASA is seeking proposals for the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The SBIR and STTR Programs provide small businesses and nonprofit research institutions with opportunities to address specific technology gaps in NASA…

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Boeing machinists reject contract proposal

Posted November 15, 2013 by Mike Baker

Boeing machinists in the Northwest rejected a contentious contract proposal Wednesday that would have exchanged concessions for decades of secure jobs. The International Association of Machinists District 751 announced Nov. 13 that the proposal was rejected by 67 percent of the votes. Some union members had called for a no vote, protesting Boeing’s push to…

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Welsh: Air Force will resist requirements drift in new bomber

Posted November 15, 2013 by Jim Garamone

The Air Forces long-range strike bomber program continues to ramp up, and senior leaders are determined that the platform will come in on budget and on time, the services top officer told the Defense Writers Group today. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the group that any change to the…

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Manage defense spending through better buying power, not sequestration

Posted November 15, 2013 by Ashton B. Carter

It was a little over three years ago that then-Secretary of Defense Bob Gates foresaw correctly that the days of increasing defense budgets were coming to an end. The nation confronted a looming fiscal crisis, and, as he famously put it in a speech at the Eisenhower Library, “The gusher has been turned off and…

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Airbus parent reports higher third quarter profit

Posted November 15, 2013 by Greg Keller

Airbus parent company EADS said strong demand for its commercial aircraft helped its third-quarter profits increase by a hefty 45 percent. But the European jet maker warned Nov. 13 that its free cash flow, a measure of cash generated by a business, would be negative 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion) this year because of its…

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News Briefs November 13, 2013

Posted November 13, 2013 by

Ordnance cleanup to begin near Fort Huachuca The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin removing unexploded ordnance from outside Fort Huachuca, Ariz., within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. The two sites set for cleanup were once used as military testing ranges. The removal process is set to begin this week and…

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Northrop Grumman F-35 CNI team honored for systems engineering excellence

Posted November 13, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman photograph From left: Stephen Welby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering; Scott Byrnes, Northrop Grumman F-35 CNI program manager; Paul Snow, Northrop Grumman F-35 CNI systems engineering manager; Bob Gough, Northrop Grumman director of CNI programs and technology; Dr. Thomas Christian, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science,…

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General Dynamics completes U.S. Army combat vehicle design review

Posted November 13, 2013 by

General Dynamics Land Systems completed a successful Preliminary Design Review with the U.S. Army of its Ground Combat Vehicle Infantry Fighting Vehicle design on Oct. 31, 2013. The four-day review was the culmination of many successful subsystem and component design reviews held from August through October. During the review General Dynamics demonstrated that the baseline…

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Forecast International expects defense spending to project upward across Asia-Pacific region

Posted November 13, 2013 by

As the developing countries of the Far East continue to experience healthy levels of economic growth, the Asia-Pacific arena will increasingly serve as the go-to market for defense suppliers, according to a recent analysis by Forecast International. Percolating territorial tensions in the East and South China seas, regional rivalries, and military modernization programs propelled by…

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