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Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, March 14, 2017

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GE, Rolls, Pratt Vie For B-52 Engine Upgrade

Mar 13, 2017
Engine manufacturers are lining up to upgrade or replace the Boeing B-52H’s outdated and inefficient Pratt & Whitney TF33 low-bypass turbofan engines to keep the mighty Cold War bomber flying beyond 2050.
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China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter In Service, Official Says

Mar 13, 2017
The Avic Chendu J-20 stealth fighter has entered service with the Chinese air force, state media in Beijing say.
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Minuteman ICBM Will Expire By 2036, U.S. General Says

Mar 13, 2017
The head of U.S. Strategic Command says there is no margin left in the nuclear modernization plans for the U.S.
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Orbital’s ISS Resupply Mission Launch Slips

Mar 13, 2017
The launching of the seventh Orbital ATK resupply mission to the ISS has been delayed to resolve a hydraulic issue with the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket.
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UAV-Carrying Land Rover Heads For Red Cross Trials

Mar 10, 2017
Austrian Red Cross emergency response teams are to test a UAV-equipped communications vehicle developed by Jaguar Land Rover under Project Hero.

SpeedNews Defense & Space

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SpeedNews Defense & Space

Mar 15, 2017
U.S. AIR FORCE conducted first maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III using a quadcopter UAV at Edwards AFB, CA, on March 6.

In Brief

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The Week Ahead In Aerospace & Defense

Mar 15, 2017
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is slated to launch the EchoStar 23 communications satellite from Kennedy Space Center.

Funding & Policy

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DOD Submits Supplemental Budget Request To OMB

Mar 10, 2017
The Pentagon has delivered its supplemental budget request for fiscal 2017 to the White House for review, more than a week after the March 1 target. &
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UAV Maker DJI Wants Lowest-Risk Weight Limit Raised

Mar 09, 2017
Leading consumer UAV manufacturer DJI is pushing for a higher weight limit of 2.2 kg (4.8 lb.) below which small unmanned aircraft systems are considered relatively harmless and do not require registration and are only lightly regulated.
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U.S. Still At Starting Line On Nuclear Modernization, General Says

Mar 02, 2017
It cannot be called a nuclear arms race when one side has not even left the starting block. That is the message of Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, the U.S. Air Force’s top nuclear forces officer, saying that the Pentagon’s next-generation submarine, bomber and intercontinental ballistic missile are still in their infancy.

Business

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Orbital ATK Back On Course; Eyes Space Growth

Mar 13, 2017
Orbital ATK appears to be back on course financially, according to executive and analyst comments made in the wake of the midtier aerospace and defense provider’s 2016 reported results.

Contracts

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Selected U.S. Military Contracts for the Week of March 6 - March 10, 2017

Mar 15, 2017
Blue Storm Associates Inc., doing business as Pemdas Technologies and Innovation, Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $49,500,000 order dependent contract.

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