Aerospace
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8/19/2019

Alabama's Marshall Space Flight Center will be responsible for the Human Landing System program as NASA plans to return to the moon in 2024. Texas lawmakers have pushed for the lander program to go to the Johnson Space Center in their home state.

8/19/2019

Japan is seeking a larger role in the global F-35 supply chain, given the country's status as a major buyer of the aircraft.

8/19/2019

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Symbiotic Design for Cyber Physical Systems program seeks to leverage artificial intelligence to design systems that can stand up against cyberattacks.

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8/19/2019

Canada has ordered 360 military vehicles from General Dynamics Land Systems Canada in a deal worth $2.26 billion. The vehicles will be manufactured in London, Ontario.

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8/19/2019

GE Additive has signed an agreement with New South Wales, Australia, to develop a 3D printing aerospace center. "Our partnership with GE Additive will create many hi-tech jobs across the aerospace, medical and automotive sectors," said New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

8/19/2019

Embraer is using a modified EMB-203 Ipanema aircraft to develop an all-electric aircraft demonstrator in partnership with WEG.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
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8/19/2019

China's Smart Dragon-1 rocket has successfully delivered three satellites into orbit, advancing China's plan to attract more commercial launches.

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Reuters
8/19/2019

The Aerospace Industries Association is voicing its support for a 10-year renewal of the US Export-Import Bank. "We support a 10-year reauthorization as it offers certainty for US manufacturers who are trying to plan long-term," said Kelvin Stroud, AIA's director of international affairs and policy. "It also makes sure that our aerospace and defense sector can maintain its high level of technology and innovation."

8/19/2019

The White House is supporting the sale of Lockheed Martin F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, advancing a stalled deal for dozens of jets. The deal is expected to receive bipartisan support in Congress.

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Defense News
8/16/2019

NASA is conducting final tests of its new, cloud-based drone traffic control system. The tests are being conducted in Corpus Christi, Texas, where windy conditions and tall buildings present challenges not encountered in more rural areas.

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