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7/8/2020

Saab has opened a Gripen production facility in Brazil. Components for Gripen E/F aircraft will be manufactured at the new Saab Aeronautica Montagens plant for final assembly at an Embraer facility in Sao Paulo and a Saab facility in Sweden.

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Saab
7/8/2020

Japan is testing the capabilities of the MQ-9B SeaGaurdian drone to patrol its seas with two months of demonstration flights. The General Atomics drone includes Raytheon SeaVue maritime surface-search radar.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
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Raytheon
7/8/2020

Greece's Health Ministry is acquiring a pair of Beechcraft King Air 350C air ambulances. "With the turboprop's impressive short-field capabilities and custom-built medical interior, the Ministry of Health and its operating partners will be able to serve an enduring mission throughout Greece," said Textron Aviation's Bob Gibbs.

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Textron Aviation
7/8/2020

Air Canada has announced the resumption of direct service between Toronto and Dublin using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The flights will also be used for cargo.

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Simple Flying
7/8/2020

Hi Fly has enabled a temporary cargo conversion for the Airbus A380. The conversion enables cargo on all three levels of the aircraft.

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Simple Flying
7/8/2020

Pratt & Whitney recently donated 1,600 face masks to Middletown, Conn., to help the community during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Patch
7/8/2020

Lockheed Martin Orion Artemis mission director Tony Antonelli cites the specialized capabilities of the Orion spacecraft for deep space missions. "It's the only spacecraft in production today capable of human deep space travel," he writes.

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Politico
7/8/2020

A version of the National Defense Authorization Act now making its way through the Senate would require the Defense Department and other federal agencies to prioritize available commercial capabilities when it comes to remote sensing imagery.

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Senate
7/8/2020

The House Appropriations Committee has cut $3.5 billion from the White House 2021 budget request while adding F-35s. The Senate Armed Services Committee has also called for an increase in F-35 acquisitions.

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Breaking Defense
7/7/2020

Airbus Helicopters' first H145 for the German army has commenced its search and rescue operational role. Germany has ordered seven H145s.