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6/21/2019

Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning is expressing optimism that Congress will come to an agreement on defense spending priorities. "The armed services committees are still some of the most bipartisan places that you have on the Hill. ... They all believe no matter what their party persuasion is in the role of the country securing the people and the country," he said, at the Paris Air Show.

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Defense News
6/21/2019

US antitrust regulators have approved the merger between L3 Technologies and Harris Corp. Harris will divest its night vision business as part of the merger.

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6/21/2019

Embraer is showcasing its KC-390 at the Paris Air Show as the company pursues a marketing partnership with Boeing for the aircraft. "It's faster, carries a heavier load, and has state-of-the-art mission capability and avionics, and lower maintenance and operating costs," said Embraer Defense & Security CEO Jackson Schneider.

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6/21/2019

Lockheed Martin is offering the F-35 as a potential replacement for Finland's Boeing F/A-18s.

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6/21/2019

Boeing's Transonic Truss-Braced Wing concept is being studied for hybrid-electric propulsion and is among innovations that may add to aircraft efficiency in the future. The Boeing Blended Wing Body is another innovative concept for long-range flight.

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6/21/2019

The development of hybrid and electric commercial aircraft is gaining steam and this industry trend was on display at the Paris Air Show. "Increased efficiency has been the name of the game when selling aircraft for decades," said Nikhil Sachdeva,of Roland Berger. "Electric is the next phase."

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6/21/2019

Daniel Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, highlights the importance of the growing commercial space sector and current efforts to streamline launch regulations. "We're jettisoning rules that have outlived their usefulness, are duplicative, or are unnecessarily burdensome," he writes.

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SpaceNews
6/21/2019

Aerojet Rocketdyne's Frank Slazer says NASA estimates of a $20 billion to $30 billion cost for a crewed mission to the moon are "probably about right," citing the cost of developing a lander. Slazer points out that many parts of the Artemis mission are already funded.

6/21/2019

Acting Air Force Secretary Matt Donovan says he has long been in support of a Space Force military branch. "In fact, I wrote papers over 20 years ago advocating for an independent Space Force," he said.

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Defense News
6/21/2019

The head of Turkey's Defense Industries Directorate says the US does not have the authority to unilaterally remove Turkey from the F-35 program. "The F-35 project is a partnership and nowhere in the agreement does it allow a unilateral removal of one country," said Ismail Demir.

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Reuters