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One year ago today: Boeing wins CSAR-X contract

Last year on this date I sat around a table with about 10 other reporters in a Pentagon conference room and listened to Sue Payton, assistant secretary of the air force for acquisition, announce that the Boeing HH-47 had won the multi-billion dollar CSAR-X contract. I was seated at the head of the table nearest […]

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CSAR-X: The Movie, by Boeing

Boeing may never actually win the Combat Search and Rescue helicopter contract, but maybe they take a shot at an Oscar. This is one of the most elaborate video productions of defense contractor propaganda I’ve ever seen. So grab a bag of popcorn, dim the lights and enjoy the show.

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To protest or not to protest: KC-135 PDM

Pemco has announced that it has lost the contract to provide depot maintenance on the KC-135. The winner, oddly enough, hasn’t been announced yet, but since Boeing was the only other known competitor, I think it’s safe to assume that the KC-135′s original manufacturer has won the job. If true, this means Boeing has pulled […]

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New contest: Name the top 5 military aviation headlines of 2017

This contest is inspired by a similar question posed to Richard Aboulafia on Flightblogger. The challenge: name the top 5 military aviation headlines of 2017. If you’d rather not post your name, feel free to email me with your contributions at stephen.trimble@flightglobal.com. To get the ball rolling, here’s my Top 5: 1. Airbus named Alabama’s […]

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