SwitchPitch is working with the Aerospace Industries Association to organize a space event in Long Beach, Calif., to connect NASA and major companies with startups. Expected attendees include Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne and representatives from the Air Force.
An Army program to replace engines on UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters is grinding to a halt and could become one of the many casualties of a yearlong continuing resolution that would freeze funding at 2016 levels. The new engines will offer more horsepower and save on fuel.
BAE Systems is creating advanced threat detection systems for helicopters in anticipation of the Army's Common Infrared Countermeasure program. Low-rate production for the program could begin as early as next year.
Truesdell Middle School in Wichita, Kan., is sending a team of eighth-graders to the Team America Rocketry Challenge as the only team from the region to qualify for the competition. The top 100 teams from across the US will compete May 13.
The House and Senate approved a stopgap spending bill today that will keep the government running for another week while negotiations continue on a larger budget deal.
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.
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.
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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