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March 21, 2011

THE INSIDE TRACK

From Ohio to Arkansas

CRISIS IN JAPAN

BROKEN CHINA

CRISIS IN JAPAN

FX Fighter Contest Set For Further Delay

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THE INSIDE TRACK

From Ohio to Arkansas

Small suppliers worry about how to compete in a low-cost world

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CRISIS IN JAPAN

BROKEN CHINA

Japan's earthquake is a reminder that spreading production can mean accumulating risk

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CRISIS IN JAPAN

FX Fighter Contest Set For Further Delay

SINGAPORE Japan is unlikely to issue a request for proposals (RFP) in March for FX fighters because the defense ministry and other authorities are too busy dealing with the nuclear crisis and other repercussions from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, say industry executives.

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CRISIS IN JAPAN

Going Global

ORLANDO, FLA., and WASHINGTON Two of the U.S. Air Force’s new Global Hawk Block 30 aircraft are conducting imagery intelligence missions over Japan following the massive earthquake that struck off the island chain’s northeast coast on March 11.

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SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

Changing the Game

Canadian robotics may stretch commercial satellite lifetimes

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SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

Launch Diversity

Satellite operators seek ways to hold down the cost to orbit

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DEFENSE

Altered Landscape

European companies continue push for U.S. work despite string of contract losses

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DEFENSE

Cost Fears

Allies predict F-35 price increases and worry that no one can estimate a realistic total

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AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY

Competitive Edge

New helicopters will keep AgustaWestland and Eurocopter ahead in commercial market

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AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY

Russia Funds New High-Speed Helo

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