The Aerospace Industries Association is leading efforts to inform Congress of "the serious negative impacts of a shutdown," said spokesman Dan Stohr. "We will be urging them to come to an agreement to keep the government open and running."
The Air Force has been left without the necessary resources to address big-picture issues related to nuclear command, control and communications, according to the Government Accountability Office. A report by the office finds that the Air Force has been left to focus only on immediate, short-term staffing and operations needs for these systems.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford says the US and China are committed to working out their differences. Dunford is in Beijing meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Joint Staff Chief and People's Liberation Army Gen. Fang Fenghui.
The Air Force is upgrading its Middle East command center in Qatar. The Combined Air Operations Center will get new software for its classified computer systems that track the air campaigns taking place in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
A total of 995 general aviation aircraft were delivered through the first half of 2017 with a value of $9 billion. Shipments increased 2.7% over 2016, but the value of the aircraft was down 3.4% for the period.
As the small-satellite industry grows, companies are keen to avoid intrusive government regulation. Scientific Systems is calling for self-regulation by the industry to address potential collisions and similar issues that otherwise would attract regulatory attention from the federal government.
NASA's Mars 2020 mission will require its rover to exhibit a new level of autonomy and artificial intelligence. "Work we are doing today focuses not so much on general intelligence but on trying to allow systems to be more independent, more self-reliant, more autonomous," said NASA's Kelly Fong.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Aerojet Rocketdyne's John Schumacher are reportedly on the Trump administration's short list to fill the No. 1 and 2 spots at NASA. Bridenstine is said to be Trump's pick for the role of NASA administrator.
The Aerospace Industries Association is calling on the Trump administration to support the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy by selecting a nominee for the director post and filling vacancies in the office's Science Division.
Elbit Systems has been selected to upgrade the defensive suites of Singapore's AH-64 Apache attack and CH-47 Chinook helicopter fleets. The work includes the addition of a Helicopter Integrated Electronic Warfare System to the Apache fleet.
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