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1. General Dynamics bows out of competition for T-X trainer

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 27, 2015

General Dynamics has announced that it will not pursue the contract for the Air Force's T-X trainer as a prime contractor, citing its recent reorganization. The T-X program calls for the production of 350 trainer aircraft. Defense News (03/27)

2. T-X trainer aircraft requirements released

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 24, 2015

The U.S. Air Force has released its requirements for replacing the T-38 trainer aircraft with plans to award contracts for the new T-X aircraft in 2017. Sustained G, aircraft sustainment and simulator visual acuity are listed as key characteristics for the Air Force. United Press International (03/23)

3. House budget keeps sequestration intact, provides $20B in war funds

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 26, 2015

The 2016 federal budget plan approved by the U.S. House includes an additional $20 billion in overseas war funds, though the White House criticized the plan for "locking in draconian sequestration cuts." The House-approved budget provides $499 billion for defense, as mandated by sequestration. Military Times (03/25)

4. NASA develops electric plane with 18 engines

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 23, 2015

NASA has unveiled the design of its 18-engine electric aircraft developed under the Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology project. Tests of its wings are ongoing. United Press International (03/22)

5. Boeing works to develop force field technology

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 24, 2015

ABC News (03/23)

6. Boeing wins contract to extend life of U.S. F/A-18 Hornet fleet

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 27, 2015

The Department of Defense has selected Boeing to service the next phase of its F/A-18 Service Life Extension Program with a goal of enabling the fleet of 150 aircraft to remain active until 2035. Jane's Information Group (03/25)

7. USAF warns of looming "age out" of A-10 Warthog fleet

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 23, 2015

Motley Fool, The (03/22)

8. Though not flying, U.S. remains "backbone" of Paris Air Show

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 25, 2015

U.S. aircraft will not perform at the Paris Air Show, organizers say, noting that the F-35 fighter is not expected to make its international debut there. Despite not flying, the U.S. remains the "backbone" of the international event, according to Tom Kallman, president and CEO of Kallman Worldwide. Defense News (03/24)

9. U.S. Navy sees major threat in sea mines

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 23, 2015

The U.S. Navy is prioritizing the potential threat of sea mines, especially given China's reliance on the weapon to hold America's naval power at bay. Russian maintains the world's largest arsenal of such mines. Breaking Defense (03/23)

10. U.S. pilots say Germanwings-type tragedy is unlikely in the U.S.

AIA dailyLead® | Mar 27, 2015

In the wake of the recent Germanwings tragedy, the Air Line Pilots Association is spreading the message that a similar crash is unlikely to happen in the U.S. "Every airline in the United States has procedures designed to ensure that there is never a situation where a pilot is left alone in the cockpit," said a statement by the association. Hill, The (03/26)

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