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7/23/2018

Raytheon is stepping up efforts to develop its hypersonic weapons for the US to meet capabilities being developed by China. "The Chinese have been acting very extensively in this [realm], and they are testing missiles like the WU-14," Raytheon's Thomas Bussing said.

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7/23/2018

Boeing reported 676 orders coming out of the Farnborough Airshow, trumping the 571 the company received at the Paris Air Show in 2017. Major orders for Boeing include 110 MAX 10s, 53 freighters and 52 787 Dreamliners.

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7/23/2018

The Defense Department has ordered 156 CH-47F Chinook helicopters from Boeing under a $181.3 million contract.

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7/23/2018

The Air Force has received proposals from Boeing and Northrop Grumman detailing intercontinental ballistic missile designs for the ground-based strategic deterrent. The Air Force is working on specifying requirements for the ICBM program.

7/23/2018

The F-35 is making its mark on Europe, and the aircraft is set to take on a larger role in warfare plans, according to Gen. Tod Wolters, who commands NATO and US air forces in Europe. "We're in the process of integrating the F-35 into the complete environment, not just the airspace," he said.

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7/23/2018

The Federal Aviation Administration has certified Gulfstream's G500 for type and production, and deliveries are planned for this year. "Receiving the type certification and production certificate on the same day speaks to the rigor inherent in the G500 program and the commitment to excellence of the entire Gulfstream team," said Gulfstream president Mark Burns.

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7/23/2018

Honda Aircraft will spotlight its HondaJet Elite at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., marking the aircraft's US debut. "We always think Oshkosh is the origin of the HondaJet," said Michimasa Fujino, president and CEO of Honda Aircraft.

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7/23/2018

Lockheed Martin will invest $100 in workforce training and education in coming years in addition to donating $50 million to the STEM Scholarship Fund. "We want to make sure that we've got the workers for today as well as for the future," said CEO Marillyn Hewson.

7/23/2018

NASA and United Launch Alliance are preparing to send the Parker Solar Probe toward the sun using a Delta IV Heavy rocket. "The launch energy to reach the Sun is 55 times that required to get to Mars, and two times that needed to get to Pluto," said mission contributor Yanping Guo of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

7/23/2018

On Sunday SpaceX launched its Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The first stage landed successfully on a SpaceX ship.

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