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8/13/2018

While private investment in commercial space reached a record $3.9 billion in 2017, most commercial spaceport facilities still have not hosted many -- or any -- launches. Frank Slazer, vice president of space systems at the Aerospace Industries Association, cautioned against "irrational exuberance" in this emerging market.

8/13/2018

The State Department will roll out new financing options for weapons sales to allies and partners, helping the US compete with exporters such as Russia and China. Dak Hardwick, assistant vice president for international affairs at the Aerospace Industries Association, points out that neither China nor Russia are as restrictive as the US when it comes to the use of weapons systems post-sale.

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8/13/2018

Mexico has been cleared by the State Department for its first purchase of Raytheon Evolved Seasparrow missiles.

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8/13/2018

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and General Dynamics are among the top six in the Defense News ranking of the Top 100 defense companies.

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8/13/2018

Raytheon and a Dynetics-Lockheed Martin team will go head to head in developing new technology for the Army's high-energy laser tactical vehicle demonstrator.

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8/13/2018

The US and Sweden have come to terms on the purchase of Raytheon Patriot defense systems. Sweden plans to buy four Patriot Configuration 3+ Modernized Fire Units.

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8/13/2018

Boeing Chief Technology Officer Greg Hyslop says the industry may be closer than many think to achieving hypersonic passenger flight. The company says it has pinpointed the technology combination needed to create an operational commercial aircraft capable of Mach 5.

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8/13/2018

United Launch Alliance has successfully launched the first solar probe in history, NASA's Parker Solar Probe. "It was a really clean launch," NASA's Thomas Zurbuchen says.

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The Hill
8/13/2018

NASA is investing in commercial space exploration technologies, recently announcing 20 contracts with a total value of $55 million. NASA's Tipping Point initiative seeks to advance technologies that are close to being applicable in space.

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8/13/2018

The EU is ready to integrate defenses, touching off plans to invest heavily in the armed forces. The Permanent Structured Cooperation covers 25 EU nations.

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