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Pentagon makes a deal for 90 F-35 fighters

The Pentagon has struck a deal with Lockheed Martin for the purchase of 90 F-35 stealth fighter jets at a cost that adds up to nearly $9 billion, finishing up negotiations highlighted by President Donald Trump’s threats to walk away. It’s the … Continue reading

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Air Force One, F-35 deals face Pentagon review

President Donald Trump’s defense secretary, James Mattis, has ordered reviews of the multibillion-dollar programs to acquire new Air Force One jets and more F-35 fighter jets – two programs that sparked his boss’ ire in the run-up to his inauguration. “Yesterday … Continue reading

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Pentagon gives Boeing $2.1B tanker contract

By Jillian Stampher and Alan Boyle Boeing has won a $2.1 billion contract to build more tanker planes for the U.S. Air Force, the manufacturer and the Pentagon announced today. Under the deal, Boeing will build 15 KC-46A tanker aircraft, plus spare … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s HoloLens joins the military

Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented-reality headsets have been used to fight video-game aliens in space, but now they’ve been enlisted for wargames on Earth as well. The HoloLens system was incorporated into a platform known as the Augmented Immersive Team Trainer that lets … Continue reading

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Boeing works with Trump on jet cost concerns

After meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says he’s making a “personal commitment” to keep the cost of the next two Air Force One jets below $4 billion. “We’re going to … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin takes a hit after Trump tweet

Today it was Lockheed Martin’s turn to feel the Twitter burn from President-elect Donald Trump over the cost of the F-35 fighter jet program: Its stock dropped by as much as 5 percent after Trump’s complaint. Share prices for other … Continue reading

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WGS-8 military satellite goes into orbit

An advanced satellite for battlefield communications, known as Wideband Global Satcom-8, rose into orbit tonight from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. WGS-8 is the eighth satellite in what’s expected to be a 10-satellite constellation designed to provide secure … Continue reading

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