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10/19/2018

The UK Ministry of Defense is facing questions about its selection of the Boeing Wedgetail E-7, with critics questioning the decision to forego European-made options without a competition.

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10/19/2018

Korean Air Lines is eyeing the Boeing 787 as the airline updates its fleet, according to President Walter Cho, who says the company's fleet is too diverse. "Consolidating in one large order will help reduce maintenance costs and pilot training," he says.

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10/19/2018

Major defense deals between US firms and Saudi Arabia are expected to remain despite the controversy over a journalist's death. "We continue to believe that the death of Jamal Khashoggi will not lead to a major break in US or European defense sales to Saudi Arabia," Byron Callan of Capital Alpha says.

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10/19/2018

A converted Boeing 737 will be used to fight wildfires in Australia. The aircraft is one of six air tanker conversions commissioned by Coulson Aircrane.

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Boeing
10/19/2018

Boeing will work on breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and secure communications with its new Disruptive Computing and Networks unit.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
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Boeing
10/19/2018

Honeywell anticipates a demand for 7,700 business jets over the next decade as the industry rebounds from years of sluggish sales.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
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Honeywell
10/19/2018

Roscosmos plans to conduct a trio of uncrewed launches prior to putting a crew aboard a Soyuz rocket. The move comes in response to an Oct. 11 launch failure.

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Space
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10/19/2018

The uncrewed X-37B space plane has been in orbit for more than 400 days on a classified mission for the Air Force.

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Space
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Air Force
10/19/2018

NASA is seeking proposals for payloads that could hitch a ride aboard commercial lunar landers. "We are looking for ways to not only conduct lunar science but to also use the moon as a science platform to look back at the earth, observe the sun or view the vast universe," NASA's Steve Clarke says.

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10/18/2018

President Donald Trump has signaled a $700 billion Defense Department budget request for 2020, $16 billion lower than the current budget cycle. Trump says all Cabinet members have been directed to reduce budgets by 5% for 2020.

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The Hill