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1. USAF weather satellite blows up after 20-year run

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 03, 2015

The U.S. Air Force has confirmed the explosion of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 13 satellite, which was launched in 1995, providing thousands of hours of weather imagery in its lifetime. (03/02) Aerospace Daily & Defense Report (03/02)

2. Rosetta spacecraft's risky flyby pays off with stunning photo

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 05, 2015

The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe captured an close-up image of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko during a risky flyby maneuver. (03/04)

3. USN mulls purchase of more Boeing F/A-18, EA-18G fighter jets

AIA dailyLead® | Feb 27, 2015

The U.S. Navy is considering more orders of Boeing's F/A-18 and EA-18G fighter jets, though the service is "still very much on the fence," one official said. Reuters (02/26)

4. Boeing, BAE Systems reach deal in N.Y.

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 02, 2015 (02/27)

5. Navy opts for Osprey, avoids competitive bidding of cargo aircraft fleet

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 03, 2015

The U.S. Navy avoided competitive bidding for the replacement of cargo aircraft by ordering 44 Bell-Boeing V-22 Ospreys under an existing $6.5 billion contract. The Ospreys will replace the existing fleet of 35 C-2 Greyhound aircraft. (03/02)

6. Bell Helicopter closes 200-helo deal

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 04, 2015

Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (03/03)

7. Air Force pushes for rework of C-130 upgrade program

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 05, 2015

Defense News (03/05)

8. Aging of the Navy's fleet could resurrect F-18 Hornet production

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 05, 2015

The need for a ready replacement aircraft for an aging U.S. Navy fleet and the jamming capabilities of the EA-18G Growler could help save the F-18 Hornet program, as its U.S. production is slated to end in 2017. Breaking Defense (03/04)

9. USAF could open bidding on 28 satellite launches

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 02, 2015

The U.S. Air Force could open competition for 28 satellite launches, providing contracts worth billions of dollars that would hurry the end of U.S. reliance on Russian-made rockets. Reuters (02/28)

10. GE upgrades engines to battle cold temps at high altitudes

AIA dailyLead® | Feb 27, 2015

General Electric is implementing upgrades to its GEnx, GE90 and GE9X engines to battle core icing and minimize the chances of icing issues at high altitudes. Aviation Week & Space Technology (02/27)

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