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US shutdown threatens defense contractors

Defense companies warned Friday they are days away from placing thousands of workers on unpaid leave if the US government shutdown drags on and halts arms manufacturing. Failure by Congress to approve a budget for the new fiscal year has … Continue reading

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United Launch Alliance Monopoly on Satellite Launches to be Ended by Pentagon

The U.S. Defense Department plans to open more than a dozen rocket launches to competition, moving to end a monopoly held by a Lockheed Martin Corp.-Boeing (BA) Co. joint venture. The Air Force is authorized to buy as many as … Continue reading

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X-37B US Air Force Unmanned Space Plane Returns To Earth

The Air Force’s unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, … Continue reading

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Boeing to Shut Wichita Plant, Citing Cuts at Pentagon

With the Pentagon pushing to cut costs, Boeing said on Wednesday that it would close its sprawling military airplane plant in Wichita, Kan., over the next two years and lay off many of the 2,160 workers. Boeing said it would … Continue reading

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Boeing receives $35 billion military contract

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is the winner of one of the biggest contracts in military history. The Air Force has awarded a $35 billion contract to the company to build the next generation of air refueling tankers. The KC-46A tankers will … Continue reading

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