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1. Defense budget for 2016 boosts Boeing, ignores sequestration

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 28, 2015

The 2016 spending plan for the Department of Defense includes $3.4 billion for 16 P-8A Poseidon aircraft made by Boeing, the latest documents show. Overall, the $534 billion spending plan the White House will send to Congress exceeds sequestration limits by $34 billion. Politico (01/27) Bloomberg (01/27)


2. U.S., India agree to 10-year deal for defense products

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 26, 2015

The U.S. and India have renewed a 10-year agreement to jointly develop defense products, including advanced defense technologies. "We are doing together more to advance our shared security and prosperity in this critical region," said President Barack Obama. ForeignPolicy.com (01/23) Times of India, The (01/25)


3. Boeing to build next Air Force One

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 29, 2015

Boeing has won the contract to build the next Air Force One, the U.S. Air Force has confirmed. Negotiations are ongoing for delivery of the aircraft that is expected to be operational in 2023. Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The (01/28)


4. Pentagon budget plan includes investment in new weapons

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 29, 2015

The Department of Defense's 2016 budget request includes increases to the department's future years funding projection, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work. He said the spending proposal "reverses the decline in defense spending over the past five years and works to address the under-investment in new weapons by making targeted investments in those areas we deem to be the highest priority." Defense News (01/28)


5. Boeing's S.C. plant delivers first Dash-9 Dreamliner

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 28, 2015

Boeing Co.'s North Charleston, S.C., plant has completed its first Dash-9 Dreamliner, an aircraft for United Airlines. "What this final assembly team has accomplished is incredible," said Eric Van Avery, final assembly director for Boeing South Carolina. Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) (free registration), The (01/27)


6. Army weighs two configurations for vertical-lift future

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 30, 2015

The U.S. Army is now considering two basic configurations for its envisioned medium Future Vertical Lift aircraft. One would be a tilt-rotor craft, much like the current Osprey, and the other would be a helicopter with coaxial rotors and pusher propeller. However, development depends on the funding that becomes available for the Army's Aviation Restructure Initiative. Defense News (01/29) FlightGlobal.com (U.K.) (01/29) Breaking Defense (01/29)


7. Northrop ad touts capabilities for USAF bomber program

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 30, 2015

Northrop Grumman is increasing its public push to win the contract to supply next-generation bombers to the U.S. Air Force with a new ad touting the company's performance in aviation. Northrop is competing with a team of Boeing and Lockheed Martin to win the contract for the next Long Range Strike-Bomber. Defense News (01/29)


8. U.S. sends largest air support deployment to date to Australia's Northern Territory

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 26, 2015

Military Times (01/24)


9. First F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter delivered to USMC

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 29, 2015

USNI News (01/28)


10. SpaceX releases animation of future space taxi

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 28, 2015

ABC News (01/27)




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