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9/22/2017

General Dynamics Electric Boat has received a $5 billion contract from the Navy to complete the design of a new submarine that will carry ballistic missiles. These submarines are seen as a key deterrent to future nuclear conflicts.

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9/22/2017

Turkish Airlines will acquire 40 787-9 Dreamliner passenger jets that have a list-price value of $10.8 billion. Boeing plans to increase the pace of production for the Dreamliner beginning in 2019.

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Turkish Airlines, Boeing
9/22/2017

The US has not planned for losses to its tanker and transport fleet in the event of an air war and will need more of both planes, Air Force Gen. Carlton Everhart says. The current objective of 479 tanker aircraft should be a minimum US requirement, he says.

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Gen. Carlton Everhart
9/22/2017

Because the military budget is patched together with continuing resolutions instead of long-term certainty, the Air Force is running out of bombs and missiles, Secretary Heather Wilson said at an Air Force Association conference. She urged lawmakers to find a way beyond stop-gap measures, nothing that budget problems are making it difficult for the military to develop strong relationships with crucial defense contractors.

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Fox Business
9/22/2017

Helicopter manufacturers are moving forward with the development of new products such as the Airbus Helicopters H160. Airbus is targeting a 2018 certification for the H160.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
9/22/2017

Spike Aerospace will soon begin flight tests of its supersonic aircraft design using a scaled, unmanned demonstrator aircraft called the SX-1.2.

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Spike Aerospace
9/22/2017

Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., the Trump administration's nominee to head NASA, says he would seek to end America's use of Russian-made rockets and increase the role private industry plays in the space program.

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USA Today
9/22/2017

Eliminating sequestration brought on by the Budget Control Act is "the single most important thing that we could do for our military," Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., says. "We should not allow our hands to be tied by something they passed in 2011 in a vastly different circumstance," he says.

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National Review
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Sen. Tom Cotton
9/21/2017

More than 100 A-10 Warthog aircraft could be grounded next fiscal year unless they receive wing replacements. The Air Force doesn't have the money for new wings.

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Defense News
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Air Force
9/21/2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has prioritized keeping the lines of communication open with the defense industry. Mattis is encouraging the Pentagon to ignore "imaginary legal restrictions on your leadership responsibility to find the best bang for the buck, the most far-reaching innovations that are out there."

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Defense News