October 2, 2000

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Boeing Premieres UCAV Demonstrator

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Bush, Gore Promises Fall Short Of Desired Military Spending

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

ISS Logistics, Politics Will Shape New U.S. Propulsion System

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Boeing Premieres UCAV Demonstrator

Future versions may be able to operate autonomously and supplement manned fighter strike forces

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Bush, Gore Promises Fall Short Of Desired Military Spending

WASHINGTON The latest combat readiness reports to Congress suggest that neither the Bush nor the Gore campaign is promising large enough dollar increases to put the military into tip-top shape—not if its current structure and warfighting requirements are to be retained.

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ISS Logistics, Politics Will Shape New U.S. Propulsion System

WASHINGTON International Space Station logistics—and international politics—will shape the final design of a U.S.-built propulsion element for the ISS, intended as a backstop for the Russian Zvezda Service Module and Progress resupply capsules that will serve as the primary means of reboosting the orbiting laboratory and moving it out of harm’s way.

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Skunk Works Pushed To Improve JSF Effort

WASHINGTON With only weeks to go before first flight of Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter demonstrator aircraft, the company is shaking up the program’s management with the promise of more changes to come. The move has irritated the Pentagon’s joint program office and the Marine Corps’ aviation community which has mortgaged its future on the short-takeoff, vertical landing (STOVL) version of the aircraft, say aerospace industry and Lockheed Martin officials familiar with the program.

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Republicans Ahead In Defense Contributions

WASHINGTON Republicans are getting the lion’s share of the U.S. defense companies’ campaign contributions in the 2000 election season, although the industry as a whole is relying on relatively small, targeted amounts to grease the political machine.

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SEAD, Other Ground Attack Capabilities Planned for UCAVs

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Larger Intelligence Review To Follow NRO Study

WASHINGTON Acongressionally chartered review of the National Reconnaissance Office is expected to be only the first step of a larger examination of the entire intelligence community. The Commission for the Review of the NRO, co-chaired by Sen. Robert Kerrey (D-Neb.), formerly the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Rep. Porter Goss (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was established in legislation last year and is nearing the completion of its work.

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Boeing/Hughes Space Acquisition Plan OK’d

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Finmeccanica Weighs Airbus Options

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Sea Launch Eyes 13,000-lb. Capability

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