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1. 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. (01/23) Times of India, The (01/25)

2. 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)

3. 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)

4. 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)

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

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 26, 2015

Military Times (01/24)

7. Thornberry: U.S., allies need Lockheed F-35

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 23, 2015

Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says the F-35 program is vital to the U.S. and its allies. "I don't think there is an option of saying, 'Okay, never mind, we don't really need that plane anymore,'" he said. (01/22)

8. Boeing to demo Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 23, 2015 (01/22)

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

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 29, 2015

USNI News (01/28)

10. SpaceX announces plans to launch 4K satellites in next 15 years

AIA dailyLead® | Jan 26, 2015

Elon Musk's company SpaceX has announced plans to add a system of about 4,000 satellites to low-Earth orbit in the next 12 to 15 years. This would nearly double the current number of satellites in orbit. Defense News (01/23)

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