Despite McCain, analysts see F/A-22, tankers surviving
Comments by Sen. John McCain on the cancellation of the expensive F/A-22 Raptor fighter program in order to increase funds for troop strength in Iraq and the move from lease to purchase of 100 aerial refueling tankers from the Boeing Co. have caused controversy in Washington and among investors. However, defense industry analysts believe that despite the budget pressures, the lack of a replacement for the F/A-22 will result in its survival.
Publication Name: Defense Today
Lockheed given $602.6 million for international Joint Strike Fighter
The author examines Lockheed Martin's contract for design and manufacturing of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft program. Topics include weapon systems, communication systems, and defense spending.
Publication Name: Navy News & Undersea Technology
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- Abstracts: ASA: shipbuilding funds don't reach fleet strength goal. Lockheed Martin touts globalized mobile weapons for Marines
- Abstracts: Mullen: 313-vessels fleet means $13.5 billion a year. SecNav says weapons budget share shrank