• Air Force tanker decision expected Thursday

    The Air Force is expected to announce the winner of the KC-X refueling tanker contract Thursday. This will give Defense an extra weekday to respond to the questions that are sure to follow.

  • How the Navy and Air Force fare for FY 2012

    With all the cuts, can the Defense Department meet the mission, and which Navy and Air Force contractors will be feeling the bite? We ask defense contracting expert, Jim McAleese.

  • Despite cuts, Pentagon space budget gets boost

    The Obama administration wants to maintain or boost funding next year for some of the military’s most expensive space projects, despite mounting pressure for Pentagon spending cuts.

  • Senators want IG probe of tanker data mixup

    Seven senators have requested an independent investigation by the Defense Department’s inspector general into the accidental disclosure of technical data to rival bidders Boeing and EADS in the Air Force’s refueling tanker competition.

  • Air Force ‘impressed’ with EADS, Boeing in tanker mixup

    The general overseeing the Air Force’s investigation into a November incident that sent competitors’ data to rival bidders said Thursday that she was pleased with the companies’ handling of the situation. The Pentagon remains convinced that the accidental disclosure will not affect the outcome of the $35 billion acquisition.

  • Boeing lands part of Navy’s Poseidon contract

    The Boeing Co. has landed a contract worth $1.53 billion from the U.S. Navy to manufacture six P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

  • Army cancels 2 Boeing programs

    Defense News reports that the Army is ordering Boeing to cancel two programs that tested poorly.

  • Boeing less optimistic about tanker contract

    One prominent defense analyst said Boeing executives have grown pessimistic about winning the $35 billion contract.

  • Boeing may be losing edge in Air Force tanker award

    Politico reports that Boeing may be at a disadvantage to EADS for winning the Air Force tanker contract award.

  • Air Force fires two after tanker mail mix-up

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