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March 18, 2013News for the aerospace industry

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  • Asian defense markets offer opportunity, challenge
    The Asia-Pacific region is rich in military sales opportunities, industry experts say, making it an especially prime target for export as U.S. defense spending slows. But the region is rife with complications, as well. Among the challenges: complex local procurement rules, cultural differences that may make it necessary to send a male-only sales team, language barriers and corruption laws that differ from U.S. practices. Defense News (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Navy likely shifting to single littoral combat program
    Budget concerns are among the factors prompting the Navy to consider moving to a single littoral combat ship design instead of the current two, a change that would cut the LCS order by half. According to people familiar with a classified memo created by the head of Naval Surface Force, Vice Adm. Tom Copeman, instead of the Navy buying both variants of LCS, it may choose a new ship design capable of multiple types of missions. Defense News (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • U.S. adds missile interceptors to counter North Korean threat
    North Korea's threat to use nuclear weapons against the U.S. has prompted the Defense Department to add missile interceptors to the West Coast, sources say. The U.S. is adding 14 interceptors to Alaska and California, a change that reverses President Barack Obama's previous move in 2009 to halt the addition of interceptors. FoxNews.com (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Commercial Aviation 
  • Cessna is hiring global sales personnel
    Cessna Aircraft is hiring some 30 sales personnel for positions in the U.S. and around the world in an effort to expand the company's global sales force by 50%. "The move is another example of how Cessna is investing in its future," Cessna President and CEO Scott Ernest said in a statement. "It is imperative that both current customers and those new to aviation have ready access to our team of experts, before, during and after the acquisition of their aircraft." The Wichita Eagle (Kan.) (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Space 
  • NASA develops high-speed laser communication
    NASA has created a system for transmitting data much faster from spacecraft in lunar orbit. The Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration will send information as pulses of light from space to telescopes on the ground. "This is an exciting time for space communications," said Donald Cornwell, LLCD mission manager. "We are about to make a leap in communications ability that is unmatched in NASA's history." R&D Magazine online (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AIA welcomes next steps toward comprehensive export control reform
    Aerospace Industries Association president and CEO Marion C. Blakey applauds White House action on export control requirements for military aircraft and engines as a critical step toward enhancing American competitiveness in the export market. The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the announcement of formal notification to Congress of the first tranche of impending revisions to the U.S. Munitions List. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    For the first time, AIA is publishing a comprehensive Membership Resource Guide to provide AIA members with information on all of the benefits and opportunities available to members. The first edition of the AIA Member Resource Guide will be available both in print and online, and distributed to all of AIA's members as well as high-level government and administration officials. If you are interested in advertising in AIA's Member Resource Guide, visit here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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