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The Defense Department will push back its decision on a $35 billion tanker contract to the next administration, delaying again the hotly disputed competition between Boeing and Northrop Grumman to replace the Air Force's aging aerial refueling fleet. ...
The SwampAn F-16 aligns with the boom from a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker as part of a training exercise over California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, file) by Aamer Madhani and Julie Johnsson, updated at 4:20 pm ET Pentagon officials have re-opened the......
Tags: Contracts, California, Lower House, Boeing Co., Politics
The SwampBy Aamer Madhani The Pentagon announced today that it has canceled the controversial competition to replace the Air Force's Eisenhower-era fleet of aerial refueling tankers after defense officials concluded they can't pick a winner before the conclusion...
Tags: Contracts, National Government, Government, Defense, Boeing Co.
The Swampby Aamer Madhani Sen. Barack Obama commended the Pentagon for postponing the controversial competition to overhaul the Air Force's aging tanker fleet, but he took aim today at the McCain campaign for its connections to the European aerospace...
The SwampVisitors pass an unmanned aerial vehicle system made by Northrop Grumman defense corporation, at the Farnborough, England aerospace show, July 17, 2008. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) by Frank James The threat of shoulder-fired missiles being fired at...
Spin CycleTim Geithner's big bailout plan was big, but reaction was "brutally negative" as markets dipped and pundits and legislators shook their heads over the lack of specifics. Wall Street executives (don't laugh) are going on an "image offensive" to......
Sun StaffAs NASA continued to investigate the shuttle Columbia's disintegration and ponder the future of the nation's manned space program, Wall Street seemed to draw its own conclusion yesterday and punished stocks of the shuttle's manufacturers - along with...
Tribune staff reporterEdward Zander's closest adviser during his first six months as Motorola Inc.'s chief executive officer was a brainy guy who soaks up information like a detective working a case. Wherever Zander was, Richard Nottenburg was nearby. His business card read,...
Times Staff WriterSACRAMENTO — It won't show up on the Defense Department's budget, but the prolonged U.S. occupation of Iraq is beginning to burden state and local governments as they struggle to get by without employees mobilized into National Guard and military...
Special to The TimesPalmdale was depicted as a short strip of houses with a bus stop in the 2001 comedy "Bubble Boy," but that's far from reality. The city, nicknamed "The Aerospace Capital of the World," is a fast-growing bedroom community with about 136,000 residents, many...
Sun StaffAnne Arundel County officials said the announcement of 5,300 jobs at Fort Meade fits their belief that the western portion of the county will be a center for population and business growth over the next 20 years. "It's reassuring to have this...
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