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The contract is for $35 billion.
CBP to implement and evaluate technologies at two sites in Arizona this year to see how well SBINet works and whether to continue deploying the technology. These tests are part of Secretary Napolitano's assessment of SBINet's value. Lawmakers remain pessimistic that the program can get back on track.
The Navy strikes a deal to lump together all the fighter jets it plans to purchase over the next several years into a single large buy, in a victory for aerospace giant Boeing. Dr. Jacques Gansler, former undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, explains.
EADS North America has announced that it plans to bid on the U.S. Air Force's tanker modernization program. Sean O'Keefe, CEO of EADS North America, explains how the company plans to win.
The United States and Brazil are preparing to sign a new agreement to bolster defense cooperation, the first accord of its kind between the hemisphere's two top economies in more than 30 years, officials said Wednesday. Reuters is reporting the agreement, which could be signed as early as Monday, is meant to demonstrate strengthening ties between the two militaries, despite diplomatic tensions over Brazil's refusal to back new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. It also comes as Brazil is evaluating bids in a multibillion dollar fighter jet competition, in which U.S.-based Boeing Co is one of three contenders.
European aerospace giant EADS is nearing a decision to compete directly with Boeing for a contract to build billions of dollars of aerial tankers for the U.S. Air Force. Reuters news service says all indicators seem to suggest that EADS will follow through with a bid, now that it has been granted prime contractor status by the Pentagon and may get a 90-day extension that would give it time to examine classified documents critical to a tender.
WTO rules Airbus tanker was developed through banned business practices.
The Defense Department will wait until the next administration to award a disputed $35 billion contract to build a new fleet of aerial refueling tankers.