March 1, 2010

MARKET FOCUS

NEWS BREAKS

SPACE POLICY

Technology Push

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MARKET FOCUS

Repulic Airways’ $3-billion order of 40 CSeries jets, with options for 40 more, is a major win for Canadian aircraft builder Bombardier Inc. The 110-145-seat jet, launched in mid-2008 with no firm orders and numerous skeptics, now has 90 orders from three customers:

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NEWS BREAKS

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SPACE POLICY

Technology Push

NASA is turning U.S. space program on end with broad-brush approach

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SPACE POLICY

Then There Were 3

PARIS A dark energy mission, an extra-solar planet-finder and a solar probe remain in contention for the medium-sized mission portion of Europe's Cosmic Vision 2015-25 science program. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) science program committee (SPC) on Feb. 18 selected the three socalled M-Missions from the six candidates downselected in 2008 from 52 initial proposals, for launch in 2017-19.

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MAJOR PROGRAMS

All or Nothing

The Pentagon's changes to KC-X may not be enough to maintain competition

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MAJOR PROGRAMS

More With Less

Lockheed Martin hopes to reduce JSF unit cost enough to justify buying more aircraft

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MAJOR PROGRAMS

Internal Affairs

U.K. weighs options for moving forward with national weapons development for the F-35

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MAJOR PROGRAMS

Buying Time

Boeing opts for C-17 production slowdown to hold door open for longer-term orders

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DEFENSE

Gloves Come Off

Mitten delivery goes hand in hand with Russian training overhaul

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DEFENSE

MiG-29K Rebound

Russian fighter takes on bigger role in India's defense

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