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7/2/2020

Ball Aerospace, Booz Allen Hamilton and Leidos are among the 18 latest recipients of Advanced Battle Management System contracts from the Air Force. Each contract qualifies these companies for up to $950 million of the $3.3 billion program.

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C4ISR & Networks
7/2/2020

Boeing enlisted one of its 747 Dreamlifter cargo aircraft to deliver 500,000 face masks from Japan to Utah for use by students and teachers across the state. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Boeing has used these cargo aircraft for humanitarian missions.

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Dreamlifter
7/2/2020

Boeing has delivered a milestone 2,500 AH-64 Apache military helicopters. "Company teammates and suppliers worldwide are focused on assembling, delivering and supporting US and global customers working to deter aggression and defend freedom," Boeing's Kathleen Jolivette said.

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ExecutiveBiz
7/2/2020

Lockheed Martin's Distributed Mission Training system has been accepted by the US Air Combat Command, enabling F-35 pilots to train with other aircraft in a simulated environment.

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Defense News
7/2/2020

Airbus Helicopters has received type certification in Europe for the H160 helicopter. The US certification is expected in 2020.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
7/2/2020

The National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board says the Federal Communication Commission has made a mistake in approving Ligado Networks' plan to build a 5G network, citing the risk to GPS. "The FCC has made a grave error in authorizing the high-power terrestrial comm network in this spectrum right next to GPS," said Brad Parkinson, a vice-chair of the committee.

7/2/2020

United Launch Alliance has taken delivery of a BE-4 rocket engine from Blue Origin. "The engine delivered is the first pathfinder engine to be mated with the Vulcan Centaur and will support ULA's testing," according to Blue Origin.

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7/2/2020

The House Armed Services Committee has voted to ban companies that interfere with GPS from receiving Pentagon contracts, the apparent latest move by lawmakers to stop Ligado Networks from developing a system that could impact military GPS.

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C4ISR & Networks
7/2/2020

Reports in Turkey claim that the Defense Department has confirmed that Turkey will continue to supply parts for the F-35 until 2022 while DOD enlists replacement suppliers. Turkey was part of the F-35 alliance until its purchase of Russia's S-400 anti-aircraft system.

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Reuters
7/1/2020

Qatar's acquisition of Boeing F-15QA Advanced Eagle fighter jets appears to have grown from 36 to 48 planes. The US State Department has approved Qatar for up to 72 aircraft.