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Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, April 25, 2019

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Programs

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U.S. Army Awards Five FARA Prototype Contracts

Apr 24, 2019
The U.S. Army has awarded five other transaction authority prototype agreements for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft two months ahead of schedule.
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Lockheed Targets 9-Month F-16 Modification Schedule

Apr 24, 2019
A six-year-old service life extension program for F-16s is transitioning from the proof-kit stage to the full production phase at Hill AFB, Utah.
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Accident Shifts Next SpaceX Landing Offshore

Apr 23, 2019
SpaceX is shifting the landing site for its next Falcon 9 rocket from a Cape Canaveral AFS ground pad to a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Raytheon Tests Rocket Motor For PRSM Bid

Apr 23, 2019
A first test of the new DeepStrike missile rocket motor validated the expected performance for the proposed medium-range surface-to-surface missile, Raytheon announced on April 23.
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DARPA Tries Again With GEO Satellite Servicing

Apr 24, 2019
DARPA plans an industry day on May 22 in Washington to brief companies interested in bidding to take over from SSL as the spacecraft provider and operator for its Robotic Servicing of Geostationary Satellites program.
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NASA’s InSight Records First Marsquake

Apr 23, 2019
NASA’s Mars Insight mission spacecraft has measured and recorded its first “marsquake,” the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory reported April 23.

SpeedNews Defense & Space

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SpeedNews Defense & Space

Apr 26, 2019
HARRIS CORP. has $27.7m U.S. Air Force contract for AN/PLM-4 Radar Signal Simulator System production and repair services.

In Brief

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Lockheed Opens F-16 Plant In South Carolina

Apr 26, 2019
Lockheed Martin formally opened a new final assembly line for the F-16 in Greenville, South Carolina, on April 23, ending an 18-month production hiatus for the single-engine fighter.

Funding & Policy

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Turkish Defense Exports Rise

Apr 24, 2019
Turkish defense exports have increased by 20% compared to 2017, according to figures released by the country’s defense materiel agency, SSB.
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FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation Reorganizing

Apr 24, 2019
The U.S. Department of Transportation is creating an Office of Spaceports and a new research enterprise focused on commercial space, safety and innovation.
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Employee Accused Of Sending GE Secrets To China

Apr 24, 2019
A U.S. grand jury has charged a U.S. citizen of Chinese descent and his relative in China with theft of GE tech for gas and steam turbines, including know-how applicable to aviation.

Business

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Northrop’s Aerospace Shines While Technology Lags

Apr 24, 2019
Northrop on April 24 reported first-quarter 2019 sales increased 22% to $8.2 billion from $6.7 billion in the first quarter of 2018.

Operations

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B-1B Fleet Returns To Flight

Apr 23, 2019
The U.S. Air Force lifted a nearly month-old grounding order on a fleet of more than 60 B-1B bombers on April 23.
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Watchkeeper Accidents Highlight Safety Concerns

Apr 24, 2019
The head of Britain’s Defense Safety Authority has called on the defense ministry to make better use of simulation to train UAV crews after a spate of accidents involving Thales’ Watchkeeper.

Technology

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Fuel Cell Offers Fivefold Drone Flight-Time Increase

Apr 19, 2019
After helping set an endurance record for multirotor small unmanned aircraft of more than 12 hr., the UK’s Intelligent Energy has launched a fuel-cell power unit for the commercial drone market.

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Defense Market Intelligence Notes

Apr 26, 2019
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