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September 26, 2011

AviationWeek.com

THE INSIDE TRACK

Discretely Formed

MEGAMERGER

Advantage, U TC

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THE INSIDE TRACK

Discretely Formed

The 747-8’s high-loft wing is made stronger with lasers

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MEGAMERGER

Advantage, U TC

Negotiations to buy Goodrich raise the specter of a new wave of aerospace M&A

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ISR

Intelligence Quotients

Budget cuts likely to drive debate over reshaped USAF intel fleet

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ISR

Lessons From Libya

Clever algorithms turn massive amounts of sensor data into usable information

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DEFENSE

Striking a Chord

Though upbeat about progress, USAF closely watches KC-46A schedule

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DEFENSE

Courting Rituals

U.S. job numbers likely to be a factor as contractors pair up for T-38C replacement program

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SPACE

Burning Ambition

Envelope expansion and rocket tests pave way for powered suborbital flights

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SPACE

Growing Lean

Anticipating a quieter and smaller market, satellite makers still see continuing demand

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SPACE

NASA’s Next CCDev Plans

CAPE CANAVERAL NASA’s next round of awards to support development of commercial systems to fly crews to the International Space Station (ISS) will be fixed-priced contracts, not the more flexible Space Act agreements favored by industry, the agency announced as it released a draft solicitation for the program’s Integrated Design Phase.

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