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Duke Richardson Promoted to Major General, Named PEO for Air Force One Replacement Program

Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, program executive officer for tankers at the U.S. Air Force, has been promoted to the rank of major general and has been appointed PEO to oversee the Air Force One replacement program, Aviation Week reported Tuesday. Lara Seligman writes Richardson’s appointment came months after President Donald Trump raised …

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White House to Discuss Job Creation Efforts With Industry Execs

President Donald Trump has launched an initiative that seeks to engage U.S. business leaders in efforts to increase job growth opportunities. Trump plans to hold meetings with executives to gather information about their experiences and insights on job creation as part of the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, according to a White House press release published Friday. …

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Deborah Lee James: Super Hornets Cannot Replace F-35 Fighters

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said Boeing‘s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft cannot serve as a substitute for Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jet, Defense News reported Friday. Valerie Insinna writes James told the publication the F/A-18 and F-35 aircraft “fulfill different requirements” since as former is a fourth-generation platform while the …

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Defense Contractors say Looming Sequestration is Causing Hiring, Investment ‘Paralysis’

According to several executives from the defense industry, the possible automatic budget cuts are paralyzing the hiring and investment plans for defense contractors, Reuters reported. In an interview with Reuters July 8, before the Farnborough International Airshow, Mick Maurer, president of Sikorsky Aircraft said, the “uncertainty is paralyzing everyone.” Boeing …

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