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Obama plays veto card against more F-22s, F136s

The Obama Administration warned today in a memo to Congraess that the president could veto the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The House Armed Services Committee has voted to extend F-22 production and keep the F136 engine in competition with the F135. But both of those issues could become deal-breakers for President […]

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Ex-AIA president John Douglass returns to office?

John Douglass is a retired US Air Force general, former assistant secretary of the navy, former president of the Aerospace Industries Association and an ardent Democrat. In talking to him this morning about Airbus’ ethics, I also asked him if he was looking for a job in the Obama administration.“I workedhard in the Democratic side […]

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Obama vs. McCain: The view from Boeing

The defense industry doesn’t seem outwardly worried about which candidate and which party wins the election. The issue came up yesterday during a mini-press conference with Boeing Military Aircraft President Chris Chadwick. Here’s what he thinks: TRIMBLE: Inthe FY09 budget, it was set in a bill that wasn’t necessarily an appropriationsbill, and some people said […]

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