Aerospace
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2/20/2019

The Air Force has awarded three launch contracts each to United Launch Alliance and SpaceX under Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. ULA will receive $441.76 million and SpaceX will receive $297 million for the national security launches.

2/20/2019

The Defense Department has completed its National Military Strategy but is keeping it classified and has no plans to release an unclassified version.

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Defense News
2/19/2019

The US and Europe are prioritizing defense spending amid growing concerns about Russia and China. Investments by the US are giving momentum to growth in defense spending across Europe, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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Defense News
2/19/2019

The Air Force reportedly will include eight Boeing F-15s in its 2020 budget proposal and could purchase a total of 80 F-15s in coming years. Boeing has developed the F-15X to carry heavier weapons loads.

2/19/2019

Raytheon will deliver a $1.55 billion launch platform for Patriot missiles to the UAE. Raytheon also is supplying Patriot missiles to the UAE.

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Raytheon
2/19/2019

Embraer's partnership with Boeing on the KC-390 is paying off, with five countries interested in the aircraft. Boeing is supporting the global marketing of the KC-390.

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Boeing, Embraer
2/19/2019

Boeing's new mid-market airplane could be a game-changer for the company, ushering in new technologies and enabling a larger presence in the aftermarket, according to experts. "This is why so much of Boeing's efforts right now are focused on getting the cost down and the operating economics right," Teal Group's Richard Aboulafia says.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
2/19/2019

The Lockheed Martin X-59A supersonic aircraft is approaching the assembly stage. The company is developing quiet sonic boom technology with NASA.

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NASA
2/19/2019

Proposals by the Federal Aviation Administration could end the ban on drones flying over people. A system to electronically track drones is also in the works.

2/19/2019

The Pentagon is looking for technology that can use space-based sensors to quickly take out incoming missiles. A recent announcement is requesting information on capabilities regarding a "Time-Sensitive Target Mission Payloads Demonstration."

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SpaceNews