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January 1, 2007

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Patience Rewarded

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Crash Consequences

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Round Two for F-35A

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Patience Rewarded

Raytheon’s aircraft unit, once thought to be unsellable, commands $3.3 billion from private equity investors

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Crash Consequences

PARIS German accident investigators are expected to release initial findings on the crash of the Grob Aerospace SPn utility jet prototype in the coming weeks. What’s already clear, though, is that the program, already fighting an uphill schedule battle, now faces further delays.

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Round Two for F-35A

Fighter’s flight envelope will be expanded slowly as test team probes performance, handling qualities

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Filling the Gap

Australia’s air force hedges JSF bet with Super Hornet

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Both Sides Now

Counterinsurgency, conventional capabilities concern new House Armed Services chairman

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Cash Cow

Big CFM56 orders push Snecma to consider deferring new engine

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Propping Up TP400

PARIS Snecma and its partners are moving to commit more resources to the powerplant for Europe’s A400M to prevent the engine effort, and the airlifter program itself, from falling behind schedule. Marc Ventre, the new head of Snecma’s propulsion business, says the EuroPropulsion consortium building the A400M’s TP400-B6 turboprop has met all milestones to date, but has fallen behind on total accumulated hours on the bench.
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Seeking Clarity on Offsets

NEW DELHI The release of requests for proposals for India’s multirole fighter program has been delayed by protests from Russian and U.S. contractors over India’s offset policy. India’s policy requires foreign defense manufacturers with contracts of more than $70 million to reinvest 30% of the total in components and services from India.

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Starting Line

Framework for lunar collaboration seen likely early in the new year

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'Super-Earths'

French-led space telescope mission will undertake search for extra-solar planets barely bigger than our own

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