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July 7, 2008

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Eastern Challenger

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

TASTE TEST

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Base Intent

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Eastern Challenger

South Korea's combat aircraft requirement draws out advanced proposals from Western fighter houses

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

TASTE TEST

Critical analysis of Martian ice set as Phoenix team worries about organics instrument

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Base Intent

RAF infrastructure review could cut major sites

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Back to Work

ILS expects process and quality enhancements to ensure smooth return to flight for Proton

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TOP-PERFORMING COMPANIES

2008 AEROSPACE/DEFENSE RANKINGS

BAE wrote the playbook for European firms on how to plug into the U.S. defense market, and has reaped the benefits of robust Pentagon spending and tremendous demand for combat vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.K.-based company leads the pack in TPC score improvement, reflecting its clear and consistent strategy, including focus on select geographic markets and divestiture of underperforming businesses.
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TOP-PERFORMING COMPANIES

Storm Approaching

Operational gains will help A&D companies weather tougher times, but Europe is falling further behind U.S.

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TOP-PERFORMING COMPANIES

2008 FIVE-YEAR MOST IMPROVED

A two-year drive by CEO Michael Strianese to unify a disparate collection of more than 70 defense and homeland security businesses has excited investors, who made L-3 the top-performing large-cap U.S. defense stock last year. But L-3 still lags most of its peers in operational efficiency and improvement, a sign that the changes will take time to pay off.
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TOP-PERFORMING COMPANIES

COMPETITIVE BY DESIGN

NEW YORK All companies have high expectations of how they will perform as a business—and predictably high opinions of how well they’re serving their customers and shareholders. You see it in their advertising campaigns, news releases, web sites, annual reports, investor briefing, and press relations.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Done Deal

Airline emissions trading scheme nears reality in Europe

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AIR TRANSPORT

Playing It Safe

U.S., Europe shake hands on aviation safety, but stop short of making bilateral deal

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