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February 17, 2017 |

Boeing officials plied President Trump's staff with literature on a newly rebranded variant of the Super Horner -- the F/A-18 XT -- which the defense contractor is pitching in response to Trump's request for a proposal to compete against the Navy's Joint Strike Fighter aircraft requirement.

February 16, 2017 |

The chief executive of shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls said Thursday that growing the Navy's fleet to the level President Trump has advocated would not be "a light switch that you just turn on."

February 15, 2017 | Inside the Pentagon

Responses to a Commerce Department survey designed to gather information on U.S. companies that produce bare printed circuit boards found that the fragile industry is contracting, possibly forcing the federal government to turn to China, according to a source with knowledge of the study.

February 15, 2017 | Inside the Pentagon

The Commerce Department is in the midst of a three-year effort to gather information on all the facilities that have a classified contract with the Pentagon, according to a source with knowledge of the effort.

February 15, 2017 |

After almost a year as chief executive of Engility, Lynn Dugle says the company has moved from an approach geared to lowest-priced, technically acceptable contracts to a best-value stance as it pursues growth.

February 13, 2017 |

In an oblique appeal to the Trump administration, the Aerospace Industries Association is touting a "record trade surplus of $90 billion in 2016" and continued support of the U.S. manufacturing sector.

February 13, 2017 |

Saab announced last month it has signed a deal with the state of New York to grow its U.S.-based business, planning to invest in facilities and bolster its research and testing capabilities.

February 09, 2017 |

Contracting executives said this week they continue to expect bolstered government spending under a Trump administration, but at least one executive said it may take longer than expected.

February 09, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

The F-35 joint program office and Lockheed Martin are reviewing the program's schedule for releasing software Block 3F to its full mission simulators and may consider distributing the upgrade in two phases.

February 09, 2017 |

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on Thursday said it has selected Palo Alto, CA-based Space Systems Loral as its commercial partner for the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program.

February 06, 2017 |

Industry groups are praising President Trump's plan to reduce government regulations as a positive first step.

February 03, 2017 | Inside the Navy

After years of budget uncertainty, Navy officials are navigating their way through "uncharted waters" concurrently working on a fiscal year 2017 budget supplemental, an FY-18 budget request and a truncated budget for FY-19, according to the acting Navy secretary.

February 03, 2017 |

Officials at four defense contracting organizations failed to consistently comply with standards for assessing contractors' past performance, the Defense Department inspector general's office found in a new report.

February 03, 2017 |

A group of industry associations has sent a letter to the Pentagon opposing a proposed rule meant to prevent companies from using allowable independent research and development expenses to win contracts.

February 02, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

Boeing last week was given a sole-source contract worth about $3 million to continue pre-milestone B activities for phase two of the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program, the Air Force announced in a Jan. 27 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

February 02, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

Raytheon will build about 300 Small Diameter Bomb II munitions as part of Lot 3 low-rate initial production, under a contract option worth more than $62 million, the Defense Department announced last week.

February 02, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

Boeing will not recommend any new service-life requirements for the legacy Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System as a result of its now-complete widespread fatigue testing, the Air Force said this week.

February 01, 2017 |

Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems said today they have decided not to bid on the Air Force's T-X trainer program, marking the second team to publicly withdraw from the competition.

January 31, 2017 |

As L3 Technologies seeks to reinvigorate the company's Vertex Aerospace unit, executives are looking toward two major competitions.

January 30, 2017 |

Raytheon will build about 300 Small Diameter Bomb II munitions as part of Lot 3 low-rate initial production, under a contract option worth more than $62 million, the Defense Department announced last week.

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