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Jordan Fills the Gaps, Purchasing and Enhancing Venerable FPS-117 and TPS-77 Radars

Monday, October 24, 2016

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On behalf of Jordan, the U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin of Syracuse, New York, a not-to-exceed $41.7 million, firm-fixed-price, undefinitized FMS contract (FA8730-17-C-0005) to procure, deliver, and install the … Continue reading

COMAC Slowly Ramps Up ARJ21 Production

Friday, October 21, 2016

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. COMAC’s ARJ21-700 program delivered its second aircraft to launch customer Chengdu Airlines in October 2016. The company delivered the airline’s first aircraft in November 2015, but it did not enter service until … Continue reading

Short-Term Growth, Longer-Term Decline Projected for Light Military Rotorcraft Market

Thursday, October 20, 2016

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Forecast International is projecting that 1,241 light military rotorcraft will be produced by manufacturers during the 10-year period from 2016 through 2025.  The value of this production is estimated at $19.7 billion, … Continue reading

Boeing, Airbus Tied at 380 Net Orders Each – Surge in A320ceo Cancellations

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 72 and 62 commercial jets in September 2016, compared to 77 and 49 during the same month last year, respectively. As of September 30, 2016, Boeing is trailing last year’s … Continue reading

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USS Detroit Enters Active Service after Ceremony on Detroit River

Date: October 24, 2016

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DETROIT - The United States Navy commissioned the nation's seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) - USS Detroit (LCS 7) - on the Detroit River, officially placing the ship designed and constructed by a Lockheed Martin-led industry team into active servic ... Read more

Rockwell Collins to Acquire B/E Aerospace In $8.3 Billion Deal

Date: October 23, 2016

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CEDAR RAPIDS - Rockwell Collins announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Rockwell Collins will acquire B/E Aerospace for approximately $6.4 billion in cash and stock, plus the assumption of $1.9 billion in net debt. ... Read more

Czech Defense Ministry Seeks SA-6 Gainful SAM System Replacement

Date: October 20, 2016

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PRAGUE - The Czech Ministry of Defense is reviewing its options for a successor to its Soviet-legacy SA-6 'Gainful' (2K12 KUB) mobile surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems used for air defense. The Ministry has reached out to as many as five missile v ... Read more

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ANALYSIS: Bombardier's Chinese hopes rest on CSeries success

By: Mavis Toh
Date: 10/14/2016

Bombardier's China strategy has pushed the envelope, but has not seen a pay-off yet. The Canadian airframer has sold a number of CRJ regional jets in the country, but is still struggling to find a solid footing for its CSeries family. .... Read more

Blue Origin aces in-flight escape test as it tries to show space tourists they'll be safe

By: Samantha Masunaga
Date: 10/05/2016

Each of the four times the New Shepard rocket returned to earth after a launch, Blue Origin would add another tortoise image to the booster’s base. The turtle is a metaphor for the Jeff Bezos-backed company’s slow but steady progress in a new corporate space race bolstered by billionaires. .... Read more

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Is Already Spending 'Tens Of Millions' On Spacecraft To Colonize Mars

By: Alex Knapp
Date: 09/27/2016

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ANALYSIS: MRJ readies for its ultimate test

By: Mavis Toh
Date: 09/26/2016

Mitsubishi Aircraft is a Japanese company based in Nagoya, but its fate resides a three-hour drive east of Seattle, where most of the flight test campaign of the MRJ regional jet programme will occur. .... Read more


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