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Boeing gets $2.9B contract for more KC-46 tankers

The U.S. Air Force today awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 more KC-46A tanker aircraft and associated equipment, bringing the total number of tankers on contract to 52.  The report comes as Boeing is preparing to make its first … Continue reading

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Boeing wins $805M contract for refueling drones

After a months-long competition with the likes of Lockheed Martin, Boeing has won a $805.3 million contract from the Pentagon to build the first four MQ-25A autonomous refueling planes for the Navy. The MQ-25 Stingray is meant to refuel Navy … Continue reading

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Space Force doesn’t match Star Wars appeal

A CNN survey suggests most Americans don’t back the Trump administration’s plans to create a new military branch known as the Space Force. The survey, based on a sampling of 1,002 American adults, showed that 55 percent would rather keep the … Continue reading

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VP Mike Pence details plan to ramp up Space Force

The Trump administration is taking immediate steps to raise the profile of the Defense Department’s space operations, and asking Congress to create the Department of the Space Force as a separate military branch by 2020. “The time has come to … Continue reading

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Fat Albert rejoins the Blue Angels air show

Hey, hey, hey … it’s Fat Albert, in the skies over Seattle: We’re not talking about the jumbo-sized character created by comedian Bill Cosby back in the day, but the C-130T transport plane that’s back in its place among the Navy’s … Continue reading

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Tanker troubles bedevil Boeing financial report

Second-quarter financial results that show higher revenue and earnings per share would typically please investors, but not for Boeing. Instead, Boeing’s shares declined by as much as 3 percent after the results were announced. The price recovered to close at … Continue reading

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Boeing wins $3.9B for new-look Air Force One jets

The White House has confirmed that Boeing won a firm, fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force to deliver two Air Force One presidential jets for $3.9 billion, more than a year and a half after a purported price tag … Continue reading

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