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February 07, 2008

Boeing, EADS Employ 'Guerilla' Marketing For KC-X

Competitors Turn To E-Mail, Quips In Bid For Deal

The bids have been in for over a month... and no word yet on which way the contract will fall. Will the US Air Force choose the Northrop Grumman/EADS KC-30, or Boeing's KC-767 for its KC-X Tanker contract?

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Aero-TV: Checking Out Microsoft's ESP

New Military and Defense Flight Simulations Are Being Built on Microsoft ESP

Throughout last fall's I/ITSEC convention (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference), one sign in particular became a familiar one... adorning a number of high-tech flight simulation displays -- Microsoft ESP. 

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Bush Budget Defers F-22 Decision To Next Administration

Proposal Would Fund Last 20 Planes Due Under Current Contract

As more details of the budget plan President Bush presented this week become known, it's appears the lame-duck administration has opted to leave several decisions for the next president to make... including whether the Air Force will receive more F-22 Raptors.

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GE Optimistic Funding Will Be Restored For F-35 Engine

Money Eliminated From FY2009 Defense Budget Proposal

Representatives with General Electric say they "weren't entirely surprised" to learn funding for the company's proposed F-35 Lightning II powerplant was stricken from President Bush's fiscal year 2009 budget plan, announced this week. After all, they've been here before.

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