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Paris Air Show 2019

CEO Lynn: Classified Work ‘Critical’ To Leonardo DRS’ US Success

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“We are heavily in the Army sensor market and network computing. That’s where we’re able to improve our position,” Lynn told me. “It’s creating new markets that’s been the key.”

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Future Combat Air System: Inside The Franco-German Program

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Many feel that the FCAS (Future Combat Air System) is a Mission Impossible when one focuses on how much money — $4 billion by 2025 is to be jointly allocated by France and Germany.

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‘Physics Are Physics’: Lockheed Sees More Big, Complex Sats

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“Physics are physics,” says Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space. “There are still some things for which a geostationary approach makes more sense. There are other areas that a Low Earth Orbit makes more sense, and everything in between.”

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FCAS & TF-X: The Future Or Sci-Fi Fantasy?

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When we saw the LEGO Star Wars starfighter at this year’s Paris Air Show, we knew we had to have some fun. Enjoy!

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Raytheon Wins Air Force F-15, C-130 Cyber Contracts

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Maintainers hook into a plane to find out what’s wrong with it. Smart weapons connect to the plane’s network. The pilot’s helmet mounted display taps into onboard and offboard data. “All these are potential threat vectors we’re concerned about,” Todd said.

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Tactical Cyber Weapons For Future French Battlefield Ops?

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“We cannot accept that the decision to kill anybody is taken by a machine or software,” says retired French Lt. Gen. Alain Bouquin, speaking about France’s policy on the use of AI.

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Lockheed Joins Satellite ‘Sustainability’ Rating System

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“Let’s not practice ASAT technology in Low Earth Orbit,” says Rick Ambrose, Lockheed Martin’s executive vice president for Space.

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AIA’s Fanning On Trump’s Trade Wars, Allies & Arms Exports

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“Some of the things the president is doing very forcefully to support American industry are good for American aerospace and defense. Other things could aggregate up second and third order effects in ways that create  problems,” said Eric Fanning, head of the Aerospace Industries Association.

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OPIR Missile Warning Sats Plow Ahead Amid $$ Turmoil

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Next-Gen OPIR program is moving right along as Lockheed and Raytheon keep their heads down amid funding discussions between the Air Force and Congress.

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Sikorsky Touts CH-53K’s Ease of Flying For German Sale

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Dan Schultz, Sikorsky president, calls the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter an “optimally piloted” aircraft that allows ease of flying even in hellish weather conditions.

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