Raytheon's work on the Army/Navy transportable radar system for the UAE could reach $740.9 million after the latest contract modification.
Delta Air Lines may be among the first to buy Boeing's developmental mid-market passenger plane. "Delta finds it to be an interesting concept and could be a long-term replacement for some 757s and 767s," Delta's Morgan Durrant said.
Frank Slazer, the vice president of space systems for the Aerospace Industries Association, says it "will be very hard to turn ISS into a truly commercial outpost because of the international agreements that the United States is involved in. It's inherently always going to be an international construct that requires US government involvement and multinational cooperation."
The Defense Department will invest $2 billion in new global positioning system satellites that can stand up to electronic attacks by US enemies. The competition to build 22 GPS 3 satellites for the Air Force will begin next year.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says 15 of 29 member countries are on track to meet the defense spending goal set by the alliance by 2024. "Clearly NATO has reversed what was a downward trend, and so now we're well into the second year, I believe, where the nations are spending more on defense," Defense Secretary James Mattis said.
The US led all nations in defense and aerospace exports last year, with 34% of global exports coming from US companies, according to a report by the Aerospace Industries Association. The industries had $143 billion in exports in 2017.