Ball Aerospace, Booz Allen Hamilton and Leidos are among the 18 latest recipients of Advanced Battle Management System contracts from the Air Force. Each contract qualifies these companies for up to $950 million of the $3.3 billion program.
Boeing enlisted one of its 747 Dreamlifter cargo aircraft to deliver 500,000 face masks from Japan to Utah for use by students and teachers across the state. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Boeing has used these cargo aircraft for humanitarian missions.
Boeing has delivered a milestone 2,500 AH-64 Apache military helicopters. "Company teammates and suppliers worldwide are focused on assembling, delivering and supporting US and global customers working to deter aggression and defend freedom," Boeing's Kathleen Jolivette said.
The National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board says the Federal Communication Commission has made a mistake in approving Ligado Networks' plan to build a 5G network, citing the risk to GPS. "The FCC has made a grave error in authorizing the high-power terrestrial comm network in this spectrum right next to GPS," said Brad Parkinson, a vice-chair of the committee.
United Launch Alliance has taken delivery of a BE-4 rocket engine from Blue Origin. "The engine delivered is the first pathfinder engine to be mated with the Vulcan Centaur and will support ULA's testing," according to Blue Origin.
The House Armed Services Committee has voted to ban companies that interfere with GPS from receiving Pentagon contracts, the apparent latest move by lawmakers to stop Ligado Networks from developing a system that could impact military GPS.
Reports in Turkey claim that the Defense Department has confirmed that Turkey will continue to supply parts for the F-35 until 2022 while DOD enlists replacement suppliers. Turkey was part of the F-35 alliance until its purchase of Russia's S-400 anti-aircraft system.
Hawaiian Airlines plans to restore much of its North American flight schedule in August, when its home state will ease its travel restrictions and quarantine requirements. "We look forward to welcoming onboard guests who support and observe the protocols in place for responsible travel, including our visitors and kama'aina reconnecting with family and friends on the US mainland," President and CEO Peter Ingram said.
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