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Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, September 17, 2019

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Programs

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RQ-4 Selected To Support Hypersonic Weapon Tests

Sep 16, 2019
A group of high-altitude RQ-4 unmanned aircraft systems will be drafted into service to support an upcoming series of hypersonic missile flight tests, the commander of the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) says in an interview.
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AFSOC Considering Alternatives To C-146 Fleet

Sep 16, 2019
U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command is interested in alternatives to Fairchild Dornier 328 turboprops to support future troop transport missions, Lt. Gen. Jim Slife says.
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U.S. Navy Assembling Study Team For FVL

Sep 13, 2019
U.S. Navy planners have started to assemble a team to study a sea-based version of a family of Future Vertical Lift aircraft to replace Sikorsky MH-60s and unmanned Northrop Grumman MQ-8s.
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Netherlands Receives First Italian-Assembled F-35

Sep 16, 2019
The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has taken delivery of its first F-35 to be assembled in Italy.
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Japan Defense Ministry Seeks ¥20B For Fighter, Report Says

Sep 16, 2019
The Japanese defense ministry wants to spend ¥20 billion ($190 million) on development of the country’s next combat aircraft in the coming fiscal year, the Gendai business magazine reported, citing a ministry official.
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General Atomics Wins £100M Test Contract For UK Protector

Sep 16, 2019
General Atomics has been awarded a £100 million contract by the UK defense ministry for test and evaluation activities required to bring the UK’s new Protector medium-altitude, long-endurance air system to the front line.
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Smallsat To Test NASA’s Lunar Gateway Strategy

Sep 13, 2019
Under a $13.7 million contract with Advanced Space of Boulder, Colorado, the 6U small Capstone satellite could be ready to launch as soon as December 2020.

SpeedNews Defense & Space

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SpeedNews Defense & Space

Sep 16, 2019
RAYTHEON has $427.3m U.S. Army contract for Common Sensor Payload systems, spare parts and engineering and system support services.

In Brief

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The Week Ahead In Aerospace & Defense

Sep 16, 2019
This week the U.S. House of Representatives takes up a continuing budget resolution to fund the government from Oct. 1 and provide more time to pass full-year appropriations.

Business

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Elbit To Buy More, L3 To Sell More After Night Vision Sale

Sep 16, 2019
Elbit Systems of America will continue to look for bolt-on acquisitions providing specialty technology and L3Harris is expected to continue divesting parts of its newly combined business portfolio now that the companies have closed the sale of a night vision business.
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Swiss, U.S. Companies Offer Drone Weather Forecasting

Sep 13, 2019
Swiss company Meteomatics and TruWeather Solutions of the U.S. have formed a partnership to provide “hyperlocal” weather forecasting using data-gathering drones to support commercial drone operations.

Funding & Policy

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Appropriators Unhappy With Pentagon ‘Night Court’

Sep 13, 2019
The Senate Appropriations Committee is unhappy with the U.S. Army not giving advanced notice to congressional defense committees when realigning program budgets identified during the Pentagon's “Night Court” review.
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Bridenstine: U.S. Should Lead Search For Extraterrestrial Life

Sep 16, 2019
Seeking to raise the bar for achievements in space, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine wants the U.S. to lead the team that someday discovers extraterrestrial life.

Contracts

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Selected U.S. Military Contracts For The Week Of Sept. 9-13, 2019

Sep 16, 2019
Solid State Scientific Corp., Hollis, New Hampshire, has been awarded a $59,000,000 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee hybrid contract for Air Force Weather Enterprise (AFW) Product-as-a-Service/Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

 

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