• Boeing continues to face lower defence revenue

    Boeing reported a 7% increase in year-on-year revenue to USD23.7 billion for the third quarter (Q3) of 2014 on 22 October, with revenue for the first nine months of 2014 increasing 5% to USD66.3 billion. Defence, Space, and Security revenue declined 2% in Q3 2014 to USD7.9 billion, with revenue for

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    Key Points Delayed completion of power-on, wiring separation rework and slower-than-planned functional testing caused Boeing to redraw its KC-46A tanker EMD schedule The government's liability is capped at USD4.9 billion, but Boeing's cost for the work is estimated at USD5.9 billion Boeing is

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    Finland's replacement for its Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fleet is expected to cost the country about EUR6 billion (USD7.6 billion), local media revealed on 18 October. Finland's Ministry of Defence (MoD) launched an exploratory working group in early October to examine maintenance and performance

  • Images show JF-17 flying with CM-400AKG hypersonic ASM

    Recent images of two China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) CM-400AKG high-speed air-to-surface missiles fitted to an airborne Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) FC-1/JF-17 fighter suggest that China continues to develop the missile. While the source or date of the photos is not

  • Lockheed Martin announces Roketsan teaming on new F-35 standoff missile

    Key Points Lockheed Martin and Roketsan have agreed to collaborate to develop a derivative of Turkey's standoff cruise missile for internal carriage on the F-35 The SOM-J is scheduled for integration onto the F-35's Block IV version Lockheed Martin and Roketsan have signed an agreement to develop

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  • AUSA 2014: Army outlines upcoming combat vehicle choices

    US Army planners will use the next several years to consider its next major vehicle investment - perhaps for infantry or Stryker units - and whether to proceed with a future combat vehicle. With the cancellation of the ground combat vehicle (GCV) for budget reasons, the army had to choose whether
  • USN swaps future deployment schedules for two carriers

    Key Points USS Harry S Truman and USS Dwight D Eisenhower are swapping maintenance, training, and deployment schedules The exchange will help keep the USN's carrier strike groups on track with a new readiness cycle and allow Eisenhower to complete an extended maintenance period Two US Navy (USN)

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