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4/27/2017

Northrop Grumman will integrate Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures into aircraft for the Navy and Air Force under a $99.5 million contract extension. The work will be completed over the next two years.

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4/27/2017

Boeing's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and Lockheed Martin's F-35 are both up for consideration as replacements for Finland's fleet of F/A-18 Hornets. Finland is also considering the Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon and Saab JAS 39E/F Gripen.

4/27/2017

FedEx will provide the Defense Department with express delivery services for small domestic and international packages under a new five-year contract worth $2.35 billion.

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Reuters
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4/27/2017

Iowa's Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment is sending its team to the Team America Rocketry Challenge next month.

4/27/2017

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft is moving steadily toward its first launch as the company manages a complex supply chain and technical issues. Boeing is installing training devices for astronauts at Johnson Space Center.

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Ars Technica
4/27/2017

The Friday deadline is rapidly approaching for Congress to strike a budget deal that will avoid a federal government shutdown. Democrats say they will support an increase in defense spending if the budget also includes subsidies for low-income users of Obamacare.

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Defense News
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4/27/2017

Nearly 100 days into Donald's Trump presidency, legislative stumbles have prompted doubts that Congress will approve his proposed boost to defense spending, and military leaders say service readiness will continue to decline without serious new spending. "National security is one of the foremost duties for our government," said AIA's Dan Stohr. "Funding it appropriately should not be held hostage to other spending or other priorities."

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Politico
4/26/2017

The acquisition cost of the CH-53K King Stallion program has hit $27.7 billion, a 21% overrun, but cost-saving measures are coming, according to program manager Col. Hank Vanderborght. The Marine Corps has identified about $1.5 billion in savings.

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Defense News
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Marine Corps
4/26/2017

Republicans in Congress are pushing for a budget deal that includes increased spending for border security and defense, including up to $30 billion in supplemental funding for the military.

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Politico
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4/26/2017

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is ready to transition some of its projects to the military, with more details to be disclosed in coming months. DIUx has awarded $48.4 million to projects.

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Defense News
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Defense Innovation Unit