Boeing's recent commercial aircraft deliveries include a 777 freighter to Turkish Airlines as well as a 787-9 Dreamliner to Oman Air. An unidentified buyer also placed an order for a 747 passenger jetliner.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer details the toll the Budget Control Act has taken on the Navy. "The resultant effect of continuing resolutions and lack of budgets produces a US Navy and Marine Corps team that is operating at a level less than optimal when compared to known funding on a regular budget cycle," he writes.
The Defense Department's Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office is seeking drones that can loiter over a target and act as a bomb and imaging technology that could potentially identify terrorists and weapons.
The Defense Department has tapped Lockheed Martin to develop laser weapons that can be deployed on fighter aircraft, starting with the F-15. DOD wants a laser than can disable missiles or drones from more than a mile away.
A return to the moon is part of President Donald Trump's new space policy directive, which the president is scheduled to sign Monday. Human exploration of Mars in the future is also part of the directive.
The Defense Department is commencing its first full audit. "Although I do not anticipate a clean opinion initially, I do anticipate that the audit will help us to improve our financial management processes and direct our efforts to the highest-priority areas," writes DOD comptroller David Norquist.
Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy will serve as chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association in 2018, and William Brown, Harris Corp.'s CEO, will serve as vice chair. "We are one of our nation's great sources of rewarding, good-paying, noble jobs that help millions live the American dream," Kennedy said.