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Aug 6, 2007

Sue Payton, head of U.S. Air Force acquisitions, delivered bad news for Airbus this weekend, when she said the Air Force will not split its initial $40 billion order of 80 refueling tankers in a contract to be issued later this year. Aug 5, 2007

Marine Corps awards Boeing $18 million contract for ScanEagle support. The Marine Corps has awarded Boeing an $18 million contract to provide ongoing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft program. Boeing will provide upgrades to allow ScanEagle to operate continuously, according to a company spokesman. If all options are exercised, the value of the contract could reach $381.5 million. Aug 3, 2007

Boeingtoday announced that Florida will benefit from an estimated 1,100 direct and indirect jobs if it is selected to build the U.S. Air Force's new KC-767 tanker aircraft fleet. Aug 2, 2007

The U.S. Air Force on Thursday awarded a Boeing subsidiary two contracts worth up to $65.2 million for parts for its C-17 military cargo aircraft. Aug 2, 2007

Boeing and Lockheed Martin both are confident in the competing bids they have submitted for work on the Defense Department's Transformational Satellite Communications system. The department should announce its choice later this year. The winning team will be awarded $4.5 billion in up-front contracts, and up to $10 billion over time, according to industry estimates. Aug 3, 2007

Grumman F-14 spare parts sold despite ban. The GAO found that more than 1,000 parts that could be used in the F-14 Tomcat fighter plane were sold in February, despite a Pentagon announcement that such sales were to be halted. Iran is known to be seeking the parts for its aging Tomcat fleet. Aug 2, 2007

Northrop Grumman awarded $70 million State Dept. contract. Northrop Grumman has won a $70 million blanket purchase agreement...

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