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11/21/2017

Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says the Pentagon is responding to guidance from the Defense Innovation Advisory Board, but progress has been slow. Schmidt took the helm of the advisory board last year.

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Defense News
11/21/2017

Bombardier has identified a market for 1,050 new passenger jets of between 60 and 150 seats in Latin America over the next two decades.

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Air Transport World
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Bombardier, LATAM
11/21/2017

The Airlander airship broke free of its mooring, crashing in the UK. This is the second serious incident for the airship during its test program.

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AIN Online
11/21/2017

Private sector interest appears to be reaching critical mass when it comes to developing orbiting robots that can service satellites. A sustainable market for these services remains a decade into the future.

11/21/2017

ICEYE has received a contract from the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental to provide radar imagery of the Earth's surface. The company is known for its microsatellites.

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Defense Innovation Unit, DIUx
11/21/2017

The space sector is predicted to hit $2.7 trillion over the next 30 years. Major powers such as the US and China are likely to be rivals in space.

11/20/2017

The Air Force has contracted with Boeing to deliver 10 communications upgrade kits for the B-52 bomber.

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Air Force, Boeing, B-52
11/20/2017

The US State Department has cleared the proposed sale of Raytheon's Patriot missile defense system to Poland in a deal that could be worth $10.5 billion.

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Voice of America, Reuters
11/20/2017

Turkey's decision to purchase the Russian S-400 missile system could mean US sanctions, though US ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison says allies continue to work with Turkey on the issue. The Russian system poses interoperability problems for NATO.

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Defense News
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Kay Bailey Hutchison, NATO
11/20/2017

China-based leasing firm Avolon has finalized an order for 75 Boeing aircraft, with an option for 20 additional planes. The order is worth $8.7 billion at list prices.

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Fox Business
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Boeing, Avolon