The Air Force is seeking information on potential sources of the AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles-Extended Range. Lockheed Martin is the supplier of this missile.
The Netherlands will make upgrades to 28 Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopters to meet the AH-64E standard. The main contractors on the $1.19 billion project are Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
CFM International says improvements to its supply chain is putting delivery of Boeing 737 engines back on track, while 737 fuselage supplier Spirit AeroSystems says its supply chain delays are being addressed.
Lockheed Martin's partnership with Terran Orbital and recent investments by Boeing and Raytheon in small-sat startup companies show how major defense contractors are betting on small satellites.
Defense appropriations for 2019 recently finalized by House and Senate negotiators includes a 13.7% increase for Army aviation, 5.5% for the Navy and 5.6% for the Air Force. This means more F-35 fighter aircraft, Apache helicopters and C-130 transports.
The Aerospace Industries Association and other groups have commissioned a study to figure out how to effectively recruit and promote women in aerospace. The "Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling" study will be released next year.
Boeing is growing revenue from its defense unit. The company recently won an $805 million contract to build refueling drones for the Navy, which is its first major defense contract since 2011.