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Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46 tanker

After struggling through years of delay and absorbing billions of dollars of cost overruns, Boeing says the U.S. Air Force has accepted the first of what’s expected to be hundreds of KC-46 tanker aircraft. The Air Force says the plane … Continue reading

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Former Boeing exec takes over the Pentagon

President Donald Trump says Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, will take charge of the Pentagon on Jan. 1 in the wake of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ shocking resignation. Trump announced Shanahan’s shift to the post of … Continue reading

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SpaceX wins $28.7M for connectivity studies

SpaceX has won a $28.7 million fixed-price contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory for experiments in data connectivity involving ground sites, aircraft and space assets — a project that could give a boost to the company’s Starlink broadband satellite service. … Continue reading

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Air Force sets up prize for space visualization

The U.S. Air Force is looking for a few good apps to visualize satellites and other objects in Earth orbit — and it’s willing to pay $100,000 in prizes for them. That’s the bottom line for the Air Force Visionary Q-Prize … Continue reading

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National Space Council boosts Space Force plan

The National Space Council today pushed forward recommendations to raise the profile of military space activities, at first through a combined U.S. Space Command and eventually through a separate Space Force. Vice President Mike Pence, the council’s chairman, argued that … Continue reading

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Air Force backs three new kinds of rockets

The U.S. Air Force says Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have won its go-ahead for the development of new rockets that could be used for national security launches — a boost that could eventually add up to … Continue reading

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Watch Boeing’s CEO fly in a training jet

One of the things I learned about Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg is that he loves to fly the aircraft his company makes, even when they’re high-performance military jets. Take the next-generation T-X training jets, for instance: Last week, Boeing won a … Continue reading

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