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8/17/2018

Mission and training demands could lead Germany's military to procure up to 80 new light helicopters. Airbus currently supplies the country with its H145M helicopter.

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8/17/2018

The US Air Force is stepping up its hypersonic weapons program, while China continues to move forward with testing the technology.

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8/17/2018

Airbus Corporate Jets has completed its first production of the ACJ320neo, with first flight expected soon. The aircraft was manufactured at the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany.

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8/17/2018

Boeing is purchasing military satellite-maker Millennium Space Systems, although conditions of the deal have not been revealed. "Millennium Space Systems' expertise in vertically integrated small-satellite solutions perfectly complements Boeing's existing satellite portfolio," Boeing's Leanne Caret says.

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8/17/2018

Lockheed Martin recently gave the public a glimpse inside its Donatello lunar habitat prototype. Crews from NASA will evaluate the system in 2019.

8/17/2018

Aerojet Rocketdyne intends to enhance the infrastructure of its Solid Rocket Motor Center of Excellence in Arkansas to boost manufacturing capabilities. The expansion will allow for more than 140 new positions by 2021.

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8/17/2018

Budget Control Act caps, set to come back into effect next year, could mean a $71 billion reduction in US defense spending unless Congress agrees to raise the cap.

8/16/2018

General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., based in San Diego, has been selected to modernize, maintain and repair the USS Cowpens cruiser under a $147.7 million contract.

8/16/2018

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes $15.2 billion for 154 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets. Overall, $39.5 billion is earmarked for new aircraft.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
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8/16/2018

The Defense Department's Innovation Unit Experimental is tapping the innovations of Silicon Valley to support military programs. The military has been funding some Silicon Valley projects since the 1960s.

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