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7/26/2017

House representatives have introduced an amendment to the annual defense bill that would reinstate a cap on the Pentagon's ability to outsource federal work. "Restoration of that cap was necessary to deter the transfer of federal work to more costly service contractors," said Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii.

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7/26/2017

The Trump administration's review of the defense industrial base in the US is not a Buy America push but rather a strategy "to mount the first government-wide study of America's national security resources and the gaps in them to better understand how to cope with a vanishing skilled workforce," writes Colin Clark.

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Breaking Defense
7/26/2017

Northrop Grumman and Gulfstream say the Gulfstream G550 is the right choice to replace the Boeing E-8C for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet. Boeing, meanwhile, is pitching a 737-700-based design, and Lockheed Martin is pushing the Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft.

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AIN Online
7/26/2017

Textron Aviation says the first full airframe test article for the Cessna Denali will make its maiden flight in 2018. Also, GE Aviation released a marketing brochure for the internal architecture of the Denali's advanced turboprop engine.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
7/26/2017

Boom Technology is pressing for a federal sonic boom standard that would pave the way for nonmilitary supersonic flights over US land. Congress could call on the Federal Aviation Administration to set a sonic boom standard by 2020.

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Air Transport World
7/26/2017

Lockheed Martin is constructing a space habitat using a cargo container from the Space Shuttle era. The habitat will be part of the company's Deep Space Gateway submission to NASA.

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7/26/2017

The bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration may have to wait until the Senate deals with more pressing legislative issues. "FAA might get pushed, and if it does, then we'll deal with it in September," said Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.

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The Hill
7/26/2017

Sen. John McCain returned to his congressional duties Tuesday with an aim to push the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act through the Senate soon. The bill would give the Pentagon the authority to spend $700 billion, but progress is being stalled by the health care reform issue.

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Defense News
7/25/2017

The Aerospace Industries Association is supporting the Trump administration's review of the country's defense industrial capacity and supply chain. "Our industry's contributions are vital components of US national security and economic well-being and can't be taken for granted," said AIA President and CEO David Melcher.

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Defense News
7/25/2017

The Top 100 global defense firms saw revenue grow in 2016, turning around five years of shrinking revenues. With $364.8 billion in total revenue, the 2016 total grew by 3.6%, and US companies represented 42 of the Top 100.

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Defense News