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3/22/2019

National Space Council panelist Jack Burns wants the US to accelerate its timeline for returning to the moon and says there is support within the Trump administration for a lunar landing by 2025. Vice President Mike Pence is reportedly considering tasking NASA with getting to the moon faster.

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Ars Technica
3/22/2019

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant has successfully completed its first flight. It's being developed for the Army's Joint Multi-Role helicopter demonstration.

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Defense News
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Army
3/22/2019

Cyber Command is planning investments in the development of cybersecurity tools for use across the Defense Department, including the Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture.

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Fifth Domain
3/22/2019

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with BAE Systems on the Resilient Synchronized Planning and Assessment for the Contested Environment program. BAE is developing decision support technology for the battlefield.

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BAE Systems, BAE, DARPA
3/22/2019

Future Bell V-280 Valor aircraft will include both GE Aviation and Rolls-Royce engine options. Currently, the aircraft uses the T64-GE-419 engine.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
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Bell, GE Aviation
3/22/2019

Germany's DLR space agency is exploring the concept of intercepting a rocket first stage on its descent following launches. The agency is looking to develop a "rocket catcher" system that would enable reusable rockets.

3/22/2019

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will travel to Beijing next week to discuss a comprehensive trade agreement. President Donald Trump said the US-China deal is "coming along nicely."

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The Hill
3/21/2019

The Defense Department will develop offensive hypersonic weapons before focusing on defensive systems to combat hypersonics. "The defensive aspect, we're making significant investment in the underlying technologies and the knowledge necessary to move forward aggressively to build a system, and I suspect that's not very far behind," Mike White, Pentagon assistant director for hypersonics, says.

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Defense News
3/21/2019

The Army is prioritizing the development of new missiles starting in 2020, including a future interceptor, a hypersonic missile and a mobile-capable medium-range missile.

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Defense News
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Army
3/21/2019

Boeing will produce 78 F/A 18 fighter jets for the Navy and has received a $4 billion contract for materials.

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Reuters
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Boeing, Navy