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Report: South Korea to Restart $8B Fighter Aircraft Competition

South Korea plans to reopen bidding on a $7.8 billion contract to provide stealth fighter jets for the country’s air force, Reuters reported Sunday. Joyce Lee writes the government reportedly wants an aircraft capable of avoiding detection by adversaries’ radar. Reuters reports Lockheed Martin, Boeing Eurofighter are pursuing the contract. The South Korean joint chiefs …

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Report: October Pentagon Contracts Hit $17B

The Defense Department awarded more than 180 contracts in October with a combined value of more than $17 billion, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Brendan McGarry writes that figure represents less than a third of the total value of contracts the Pentagon announced in September. Raytheon won the month’s largest award, a potential $1.6 billion …

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Douglas Loverro: Pentagon Weighs Weather Satellite Program Options

Pentagon officials have begun examining requirements for a new weather satellite program and will incorporate some program funding in its fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, Reuters reported Thursday. Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Douglas Loverro told Reuters the U.S. Air Force and the Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office are determining …

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Air Force Starts Process to Replace Air Force One

The U.S. Air Force has begun the process of seeking aircraft makers to replace the current Air Force One that has been in operation for more than 20 years, Military Times reported Monday. Brian Everstine writes the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s sources sought synopsis, released Sept. 9, says the service …

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NASA Drops Boeing Sea Knight Chopper Fuselage for Crash Test

NASA engineers deliberately crashed a Boeing-built military helicopter fuselage during a test at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Wednesday, the first of two trials intended to increase industry knowledge and help create computer models used to design helicopters. The Marine CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter carried 15 crash dummies and traveled …

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Boeing-Bell Osprey Takes First Presidential Support Flight

The Marine Corps deployed several Osprey aircraft Saturday to escort a presidential flight to the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, CNN reported Saturday. Greg Clary writes the MV-22 tilt rotor planes transported White House staff, media representatives and Secret Service agents during the weekend. Boeing and Bell Helicopter jointly …

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Govt Awarded $115B In 2012 No-Bid Contracts

The number of no-bid contracts awarded by federal agencies jumped nearly 9 percent between fiscal years 2009 and 2012 as total contract spending decreased 5 percent, the Washington Post reports. Citing government data, Danielle Ivory writes agencies awarded $115.2 billion in no-bid contracts during fiscal 2012 compared to $105.8 billion …

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