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  • Chinese armed drones now flying across Mideast battlefields

    10/03/2018 4:18:16 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | JON GAMBRELL and GERRY SHIH
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — High above Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida, a drone controlled by Emirati forces hovered as an SUV carrying a top Shiite Houthi rebel official turned onto a small street and stopped, waiting for another vehicle in its convoy to catch up. Seconds later, the SUV exploded in flames, killing Saleh al-Samad, a top political figure. The drone that fired that missile in April was not one of the many American aircraft that have been buzzing across the skies of Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. It was Chinese.. Across the Middle East,...
  • Dow jumps more than 250 points after the US and Canada secure a deal to replace NAFTA

    10/01/2018 8:34:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/01/2018 | Fred Imbert
    Stocks rose sharply on Monday as investors cheered news of Canada joining a trade deal with the United States and Mexico. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 264 points as American Express and Boeing outperformed. The S&P 500 gained 0.8 percent, led by 1 percent jumps in materials and industrials. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.7 percent as Amazon and Apple both climbed more than 1 percent. "The biggest risk factor [in the market] is a trade war and we've dialed that down a bit," said Mike Bailey, director of research at FBB Capital Partners. Bailey noted, however, the market may...
  • Here Are The Specific Terms Of The USAF's T-X Contract That Boeing Just Won

    09/28/2018 9:47:23 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 11 replies
    The War Zone ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Boeing, along with its partner Saab, has just won out big in securing the U.S. Air Force's long-awaited T-X jet trainer contract. Now, additional, more specific details have emerged that shed more light on the service's plans and what the Chicago-based planemaker does and doesn't stand to gain from the deal. The Pentagon released a number of relatively detailed specifics about the deal in its daily contracting announcement on Sept. 27, 2018. The Air Force offered further information in its own statement and in comments to reporters, according to Defense News. At present, the Air Force expects to purchase...
  • Boeing wins $2.4 billion contract to replace Air Force's aging iconic Huey choppers (abbr,)

    09/24/2018 7:15:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sept. 24, 2018 | Amanda Macias |
    WASHINGTON —The U.S. Air Force has selected Boeing to replace the service's aging fleet of UH-1N Iroquois helicopters, which are currently tasked with security missions as well as protecting America's nuclear missile arsenal. The long-awaited Pentagon contract is worth $2.4 billion for up to 84 aircraft. The service awarded Boeing approximately $375 million for the first four helicopters on Monday.
  • Why Lockheed Martin is designing a tiny home to orbit the Moon

    09/07/2018 4:18:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | Sep 7, 2018, 9:00am EDT | Loren Grush
    NASA wants to build another space station, but this one won’t live in a close orbit around Earth. Within the last year, NASA has begun planning for a much smaller astronaut outpost in orbit around the Moon, a new destination dubbed the Gateway. The idea is for this space station, which will be a fraction of the size of the International Space Station, to serve as a place for astronauts to live and train for excursions to and from the lunar surface. A crucial piece of hardware needed for this Gateway will, of course, be habitats — spaces for a...
  • Boeing awarded $805 million contract for MQ-25 refueling drone.

    09/04/2018 12:23:33 PM PDT · by MCF · 37 replies
    KMOV.com ^ | Sept. 4, 2018 | Rachel Sudduth
    “The US Navy awarded Boeing on Thursday an $850 million contract to design and build the MQ-25A Stingray, the Navy's first carrier-based unmanned refueling aircraft.”
  • NASA's Mars Mission Will Give You $1 Million to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Glucose

    09/03/2018 7:35:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    fortune ^ | 09/02/2018 | Hallie Detrick
    For a potential prize of $1 million, the government space agency is inviting the public to submit ideas about how to turn carbon dioxide, which is plentiful on the red planet, into glucose, which is more useful for human consumption. The goal is to allow astronauts to visit Mars with fewer materials and ultimately “to enable humans to live and thrive on the planet.” ... NASA has also asked for help controlling a humanoid robot in a simulated mission to Mars and with building “sustainable housing for deep space.” NASA isn’t the only organization trying to get people on Mars....
  • SpaceX 7 months away from 1st crewed test flight

    09/02/2018 10:12:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Spaceflight Insider ^ | September 2nd, 2018 | Jason Rhian
    One of the key differences between the two is that SpaceX was awarded $2.6 billion, while Boeing receiving $4.2 billion. SpaceX completed a pad abort test in 2015, while Boeing hopes to be able to achieve this milestone possibly this year. Boeing's abort test had been scheduled for this summer, but it was delayed due to a leak of highly-toxic hydrazine from one of the abort engines. The leak occurred after the command was issued to shut down the engines. Several of the abort engine valves failed to fully close. As early as July 11, 2018, NASA internally believed (as...
  • Is Lockheed Martin Winning the Hypersonic Race?

    08/19/2018 12:56:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 18, 2018 | Lou Whiteman
    Hypersonic technology -- weapons and interceptors able to travel at least five times the speed of sound -- are a top Pentagon priority and an area where China and Russia are perceived to be ahead of U.S. military efforts. The Defense Department has committed to spend aggressively to catch up. Based on initial contract awards, it's becoming clear that Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is outpacing the competition in the battle to win the lion's share of those awards. Lockheed Martin earlier this month was awarded a $480 million contract to develop a hypersonic air-launched, rapid response weapon (ARRW). The award could...
  • Boeing Now Building Qatar's F-15s as Part of the Eagle's Renaissance

    08/10/2018 8:07:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    AIN online ^ | August 9, 2018 | David Donald
    For now the F-15SA Eagles being delivered to Saudi Arabia are the most advanced Eagles, but those destined for Qatar have even more advances, such as a wide-area display in the cockpit. (photo: RSAF) Earlier this month, the Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs, HE Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, visited the Boeing Company factory at St. Louis, Missouri, to formally inaugurate the production of F-15QA Eagle multi-role fighters that have been ordered for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF). Although no initial delivery schedule has been announced, the 36 are due for delivery by...
  • Boeing Reportedly Blocks Offer Of Used 767s For Israeli Air Force Tanker Competition

    08/10/2018 8:04:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Drive ^ | August 7, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Israel is mulling over a large, multi-billion dollar defense spending boost for the Israeli Air Force, or IAF, which could include money for fighter jets, transport helicopters, cargo planes, and six new aerial refueling tankers. This last tender was already set to be highly competitive and now there are reports that Boeing has blocked Israel Aerospace Industries, also known as IAI, from offering second-hand 767 airliners converted into tanker-transports, which would be a direct threat to its own troublesome 767-based KC-46 Pegasus. The Israeli business daily Globes was the first to report the developments on Aug. 6, 2018. According to...
  • NASA signs off on SpaceX’s “load-and-go” procedure for crew launches

    08/09/2018 9:09:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Spaceflight Now ^ | August 9, 2018 | Stephen Clark
    The NASA manager overseeing development of Boeing and SpaceX’s commercial crew ferry ships says the space agency has approved SpaceX’s proposal to strap in astronauts atop Falcon 9 rockets, then fuel the launchers in the final hour of the countdown as the company does for its uncrewed missions. The “load-and-go” procedure has become standard for SpaceX’s satellite launches, in which an automatic countdown sequencer commands chilled kerosene and cryogenic liquid oxygen to flow into the Falcon 9 rocket in the final minutes before liftoff. “From a program standpoint, we went throgh a pretty extensive process where we laid out the...
  • Melania Shines In Pretty Pink Floral Dress At CEO Dinner With Trump [PHOTOS]

    08/08/2018 10:31:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/8/2018 | Katie Jerkovich
    Melania Trump shined Tuesday night in a pretty pink dress with President Donald Trump at a dinner for business leaders in Bedminster, New Jersey. The first lady looked simply perfect in the sleeveless dress with floral patterns and cut-outs throughout as she sat at the gathering with CEOs of various companies like Boeing and PepsiCo. At one point, the president talked about signs he saw at his rally in Ohio Saturday that read, “We love our first lady,” according to a White House pool report. “Welcome to Bedminster it’s great to have you here,” FLOTUS shared. “I just want to...
  • Former Navy soccer star named part of astronaut team for manned space flights

    08/04/2018 1:15:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    A former Naval Academy soccer star who led her squad to an undefeated league season has been named to another team that goes above and beyond. NASA announced Friday that it had assigned Marine Corps Lt. Col. Nicole Mann to a new crew of astronauts who will fly a privately developed spaceship, marking a return of U.S.-manned space flight after the shuttle program ended in 2011. Since then, Americans have relied on Russian spacecraft for space travel. Mann will be a part of a three-person crew to fly Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft on a mid-2019 mission, the spacecraft’s first manned flight....
  • Former astronaut doubts that NASA or SpaceX will make it to Mars with their shiny new rockets

    06/20/2018 12:51:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    BGR ^ | June 19th, 2018 at 10:52 AM | Mike Wehner
    Chris Hadfield, who flew to the International Space Station as part of the Canadian Space Agency, told Business Insider that making it to Mars is going to take technology that has yet to be conceived. Put simply, he doesn’t believe the new rockets being worked on by NASA, SpaceX, or Blue Origin have much chance of fulfilling their stated goals. “Personally, I don’t think any of those three rockets is taking people to Mars,” Hadfield said regarding the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket, Blue Origin’s New Glenn, and NASA’s Space Launch System being constructed by Boeing. “I don’t think those are...
  • Why Stealth Is Boeing’s Big Buzzword In India’s Looming Fighter Race

    07/26/2018 6:04:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Livefist Defence.com ^ | Jul 26 2018 | Shiv Aroor
    The esoteric subject of fighter aircraft contracting, usually restricted in the Indian context to the occasional headline, boomed within the walls of India’s Parliament a week ago. In the eye of the proverbial storm was — and continues to be — India’s purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from France. With less than a year to go for the country’s next national election, one that promises to outstrip all earlier elections in its assurance of a historically no-holds-barred fight, the aircraft deal is now a fully loaded political weapon, where the noise has helpfully blurred many of the questions being...
  • Boeing's Starliner Launch Abort Engine Suffers Problem During Testing

    07/23/2018 7:03:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Space.com ^ | July 23, 2018 03:34pm ET | Jeff Foust
    Boeing confirmed July 21 that there was an "anomaly" during a recent test of the launch abort engines for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle that could delay a key milestone needed for the vehicle to be able carry astronauts. The incident happened during a hot-fire test of the engines used by Starliner's abort system, integrated into a spacecraft service module. The static test, which took place in June at NASA's White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico, was a prelude to a pad abort test of the system planned for later this summer. "The engines successfully ignited and ran...
  • The battle of the jets: Putin's lavish plane interior - including gold-plated toilet - is revealed..

    07/20/2018 12:21:29 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 24 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17 July 2018 | Ted Thornhill
    From a gold-plated toilet to a king sized bed and even a gym, these astonishing pictures show the lavish interior of one of Vladimir Putin 's private jets. The Russian president's aircraft touched down in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, yesterday ahead of his historic meeting with Donald Trump, who also boasts his own private jet - Air Force One. Here we take a look inside both jets to see how they compare...
  • Boeing Is Pitching the US a New F-15, Using Its Super Hornet Game Plan

    07/18/2018 10:20:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 45 replies
    Defense One ^ | JULY 18, 2018 | MARCUS WEISGERBER
    Boeing Is Pitching the US a New F-15, Using Its Super Hornet Game Plan The company convinced the Trump administration to buy advanced F/A-18 jets. Can it do the same with the the F-15? FARNBOROUGH, UK — Boeing is quietly pitching the U.S. Air Force a new F-15 fighter jet using the same business strategy that convinced the Trump administration to buy more Super Hornet warplanes for the Navy. Dubbed the F-15X, the new variant of the venerable jet offers more modern flight controls, cockpit displays, and radar, according to military and industry sources with knowledge of the plan. The...
  • Trump administration reveals $3.9 billion Boeing deal for new Air Force One planes

    07/18/2018 8:57:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2018 | Gabby Morrongiello
    The Trump administration on Wednesday said it struck multibillion dollar deal with Boeing to build two new Air Force One planes for the executive branch by 2024, marking the first time in more than three decades that the president's air fleet has been upgraded. "The contract sets the total price for the two completed 'Air Force One' replacement aircraft at $3.9 billion, saving the taxpayers over $1.4 billion from the initially proposed $5.3 billion cost-plus contract," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. "President Donald J. Trump has emphasized the need to minimize the cost of replacing...