Alignment with the US is key to Germany's nuclear capabilities as it selects its next fighter jet and continues a longstanding nuclear agreement with the US. Germany is mulling Boeing's F-15 and F-18, the Lockheed Martin F-35 and the European-made Eurofighter Typhoon.
Australia has invested $341 million in a new facility that will contain training systems and a flight simulator for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon. The facility "will support [the] air force's ability to meet emerging threats and future challenges," Minister of Defense Marise Payne said.
The UK's Ministry of Defense is seeking proposals for five general purpose frigates. "We remain committed to a cutting-edge Royal Navy fleet of at least 19 frigates and destroyers, and the first batch of five new Type 31e ships will bolster our modern Navy," a spokesperson said.
Boeing and Northrop Grumman are among more than 200 firms in the Illinois-Wisconsin aerospace sector. "Over time we have built the ecosystem here [in Illinois], with companies that planted their roots here long ago and have adapted to the changing technologies successfully," Woodward's Sagar Patel said.
Science Applications International Corp. will support classified space missions under a new $255 million contract. The Pentagon's classified space activities are seeing growth, according to a published report.
Some schools in Ohio are working to prepare students for careers of the future. That includes integrating lessons in math, science, technology and engineering across the curriculum and collaborating with businesses and organizations to offer students access to the latest technology.
The Trump administration is pushing back against a Senate plan to cut $209 million in launch resources for the Space Test Program-4 agenda.
JetBlue Airways expects to see changes in how people travel short distances of up to 1,000 miles in the future. The airline is investing in startups that produce electric airplanes and vertical-lift-off vehicles, as well as in companies working to better predict weather delays.
UPS filed an application last year to patent its "autonomous services selection system and distributed transportation database(s)." The system would use blockchain-related technology to track shipments and ensure they are handled properly.
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