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7/22/2016

The Navy has earmarked $242 million to maintain an inventory of electronic parts for the F-35.

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Navy
7/22/2016

Saudi Arabia and Qatar are interested in purchasing Lockheed Martin's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, and international demand is growing for the company's Medium Extended Air Defense System. Lockheed sees a multibillion international market in play across about 30 programs.

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Defense News
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Lockheed Martin, Lockheed, Lockheed
7/22/2016

Japan will buy 246 Standard Missle-2 defense missiles now that the US State Department has given its OK. The missiles, worth $821 million, will be deployed aboard Japanese destroyers.

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US State Department
7/22/2016

Ten Democratic senators are urging President Barack Obama to halt work on the Long-Range Standoff cruise missile, saying it is too costly and "could increase the risk of nuclear war.” The senators, including California's Diane Feinstein, who has led the movement against the missile plan, sent their objections in a letter to Obama.

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Barack Obama, Diane Feinstein
7/22/2016

Private industry could drive future space stations as launching points for small satellites. Governments have already planned when to stop using the International Space Station for public missions.

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International Space Station, ISS
7/22/2016

After passing a key decision point milestone, the Mars 2020 rover program now will move into a design and development phase. NASA will spend $2.1 billion on the program.

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NASA
7/21/2016

The Air Force plans to step up training for airmen to meet space-based threats. "The training and skills that sustained our space operations for the last several decades are not the same skills we need to fight through threats and win in today's contested, degraded and operationally‐limited environment," writes Gen. John Hyten.

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Air Force, Gen. John Hyten
7/21/2016

As F-16 production slows in 2016, Lockheed Martin stands ready to ramp up production quickly in anticipation of international orders. "We are managing that gap because there still continues to be interested customers who want to buy F-16s," said Lockheed's Orlando Carvalho at the Farnborough International Airshow.

7/21/2016

Lockheed Martin will start assembling a pair of F-35 aircraft for Turkey between January and July 2017.

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Lockheed Martin
7/21/2016

The US Navy has awarded Boeing a $100 million contract to produce four P-8A Poseidon aircraft that Australia will buy.