BAE Systems has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of its selection as the preferred tenderer for the SEA 5000 program to deliver nine Future Frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. The overall announced program is expected to be in the region of AUD $35bn for the design, build and support of the ships.

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4 Countries Launch Qatar Airspace Dispute Complaint with International Court Of Justice

Qatar 787 Delivery Event Images November 2012

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have filed a complaint on their dispute with Qatar regarding the use of their airspace. The complaint has been launched in the International Court of Justice, the judiciary arm of the United Nations. The four countries have decided to cut all ties, diplomatic and otherwise, with Qatar in 2017.


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Boeing Chinook Block II Program Moves to Final Assembly

First of three CH-47F Block II development aircraft nearing completion

Block II Program has moved from contract award to final assembly in only 11 months

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 27, 2018 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Army celebrated a major CH-47F Block II program milestone with the loading of the first engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) helicopter into final assembly on June 27.

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Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Ground Missile Achieves Milestone C Decision, Enabling Low-Rate Initial Production

ORLANDO, Fla., June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system has successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board review and achieved milestone C. The signed Acquisition Decision Memorandum approves the JAGM system to enter into Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP).

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Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in On-Demand Urban Aerial Delivery Startup Matternet

Autonomous logistics platform will enable global, next-generation cargo air transportation

CHICAGO, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced its investment in Matternet, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based startup pioneering safe, on-demand unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery operations in urban environments. Matternet’s advanced logistics platform – combined with Boeing’s expertise in complex logistics, integration and manufacturing capabilities – will further enable reliable, efficient cargo air transportation.

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