Global persistent awareness, resilient information sharing and rapid decision-making are potential areas of interest for Air Force research investment. The Air Force is planning to spend some $560 million on major advancements.
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Despite significant variances in program estimates and regardless of the contractor selected, Gen. Timothy Ray says the overall cost of maintaining future intercontinental ballistic missiles will be much lower than the current amount. "Between the acquisition and the deal that we have from a competitive environment, from our ability to drive sustainment, the value proposition that I'm looking at is a two-thirds reduction in the number of times we have to go and open the site," he said. Reports suggest a new cost estimate will be delivered by the Pentagon in June.
The European Commission is considering new customs duties on US civilian aircraft in response to potential US tariffs on Airbus planes. "While we need to be ready with countermeasures, in case there is no other way out, I still believe that dialogue is what should prevail between important partners," European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom says.
Boeing has selected Cubic Mission Solutions to provide communications systems for the MQ-25 tanker drone. "The MQ-25 program is vital because it will help the US Navy extend the range of the carrier air wing, and Boeing and our industry team is all-in on delivering this capability," Boeing's Dave Bujold says.
100 teams advance to US finals in world’s largest student rocket contest
Team America Rocketry Challenge announced the teams competing at the National Finals on May 18 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., outside of Washington, D.C. This year, two teams tied for the 100th spot, so 101 teams will compete in the finals based on their qualification scores. Read more here.
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