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Illustration on the Boeing/Iran airbus deal by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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President Donald Trump speaks at the Boeing South Carolina facility in North Charleston, S.C., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, where he went to see the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Trump visited the plant before heading to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Donald Trump speaks while visiting the Boeing South Carolina facility in North Charleston, S.C., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, to see the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Donald Trump sits in the cockpit of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner while visiting the Boeing South Carolina facility in North Charleston, S.C., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Trump visited the plant before heading to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Donald Trump waves in front of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner while visiting the Boeing South Carolina facility in North Charleston, S.C., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Trump is visiting Boeing before heading to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Donald Trump tours the Boeing South Carolina facility in North Charleston, S.C., with South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, left, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, to see the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Trump is visiting Boeing before heading to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Donald Trump tours the Boeing South Carolina facility in North Charleston, S.C., with South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, left, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, to see the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Trump is visiting Boeing before heading to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Trump is visiting the Boeing South Carolina facility to see the Boeing 787 Dreamliner before heading to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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FILE - This Dec. 12, 2014 file photo shows visitors attending the opening of The National World War II Museum's exhibit, entitled "The Road to Berlin," at the Boeing Freedom Pavilion, in New Orleans. Executives at the National World War II Museum say creating a vast online collection of 9,000 existing oral and written histories will take longer than the war was fought: 10 years and $11 million dollars. The task is enormous: thousands of hours of audio and video must be handled and millions of words transcribed. (John McCusker/The Advocate via AP, File)

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AIR FORCE - B-1B Lancer is a four-engine supersonic variable-sweep wing, jet-powered heavy strategic bomber used by the United States Air Force (USAF). It was first envisioned in the 1960s as asupersonic bomber with Mach 2 speed, and sufficient range and payload to replace the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. It was developed into the B-1B, primarily a low-level penetrator with long range and Mach 1.25 speed capability at high altitude. It is commonly called the "Bone" (originally from "B-One"). Designed by Rockwell International (now part of Boeing), development was delayed multiple times over its history due to changes in the perceived need for piloted bombers. The initial B-1A version was developed in the early 1970s, but its production was canceled, and only four prototypes were built. The need for a new platform once again surfaced in the early 1980s, and the aircraft resurfaced as the B-1B version with the focus on low-level penetration bombing. However, by this point, development of stealth technology was promising an aircraft of dramatically improved capability. Production went ahead as the B version would be operational before the "Advanced Technology Bomber" (which became the B-2 Spirit), during a period when the B-52 would be increasingly vulnerable. The B-1B entered service in 1986 with the USAF Strategic Air Command (SAC) as a nuclear bomber. In the early 1990s, following the Gulf War and concurrent with the disestablishment of SAC and its reassignment to the newly formed Air Combat Command (ACC), the B-1B was converted to conventional bombing use. It first served in combat during Operation Desert Fox in 1998 and again during the NATO action in Kosovo the following year. The B-1B has supported U.S. and NATO military forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. The B-1B is expected to continue to serve into the 2030s, with the Long Range Strike Bomber to start supplementing the B-1B in 2030. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)

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BOEING X-45C Role: Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle Manufacturer: Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Status: Under development The Boeing X-45 unmanned combat air vehicle is a concept demonstrator for a next generation of completely autonomous military aircraft, developed by Boeing's Phantom Works. Manufactured by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, the X-45 was a part of DARPA's J-UCAS project. The larger X-45B design was modified to have even more fuel capacity and three times greater combat range, becoming the X-45C. Each wing's leading edge spans from the nose to the wingtip, giving the aircraft more wing area, and a planform very similar to the B-2 Spirits'. The first of the three planned X-45C aircraft was originally scheduled to be completed in 2006, with capability demonstrations scheduled for early 2007. By 2010, Boeing hoped to complete an autonomous aerial refueling of the X-45C by a KC-135 Stratotanker. Boeing has displayed a mock-up of the X-45C on static displays at many airshows. The X-45C portion of the program received $767 million from DARPA in October 2004, to construct and test three aircraft, along with several supplemental goals. The X-45C included an F404 engine.[4] In July 2005, DARPA awarded an additional $175 million to continue the program, as well as implement autonomous Aerial refueling technology. On March 2, 2006, the US Air Force decided not to continue with the X-45 project. However, Boeing submitted a proposal to the Navy for a carrier based demonstrator version of the X-45, designated the X-45N.

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BOEING X-45C Role: Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle Manufacturer: Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Status: Under development The Boeing X-45 unmanned combat air vehicle is a concept demonstrator for a next generation of completely autonomous military aircraft, developed by Boeing's Phantom Works. Manufactured by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, the X-45 was a part of DARPA's J-UCAS project. The larger X-45B design was modified to have even more fuel capacity and three times greater combat range, becoming the X-45C. Each wing's leading edge spans from the nose to the wingtip, giving the aircraft more wing area, and a planform very similar to the B-2 Spirits'. The first of the three planned X-45C aircraft was originally scheduled to be completed in 2006, with capability demonstrations scheduled for early 2007. By 2010, Boeing hoped to complete an autonomous aerial refueling of the X-45C by a KC-135 Stratotanker. Boeing has displayed a mock-up of the X-45C on static displays at many airshows. The X-45C portion of the program received $767 million from DARPA in October 2004, to construct and test three aircraft, along with several supplemental goals. The X-45C included an F404 engine.[4] In July 2005, DARPA awarded an additional $175 million to continue the program, as well as implement autonomous Aerial refueling technology. On March 2, 2006, the US Air Force decided not to continue with the X-45 project. However, Boeing submitted a proposal to the Navy for a carrier based demonstrator version of the X-45, designated the X-45N.

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BOEING PHANTOM RAY Role: Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle Manufacturer: Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Status: Under development The Boeing Phantom Ray is an American demonstration stealth unmanned combat air vehicle being developed by Boeing using company funds. The autonomous Phantom Ray is a flying wing around the size of a conventional fighter jet, and first flew in April 2011. It will conduct a program of test flights involving surveillance, ground attack and autonomous aerial refueling missions. The developers say it can carry 4,500 pounds of payload.

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BOEING X-45C Role: Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle Manufacturer: Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Status: Under development The Boeing X-45 unmanned combat air vehicle is a concept demonstrator for a next generation of completely autonomous military aircraft, developed by Boeing's Phantom Works. Manufactured by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, the X-45 was a part of DARPA's J-UCAS project. The larger X-45B design was modified to have even more fuel capacity and three times greater combat range, becoming the X-45C. Each wing's leading edge spans from the nose to the wingtip, giving the aircraft more wing area, and a planform very similar to the B-2 Spirits'. The first of the three planned X-45C aircraft was originally scheduled to be completed in 2006, with capability demonstrations scheduled for early 2007. By 2010, Boeing hoped to complete an autonomous aerial refueling of the X-45C by a KC-135 Stratotanker. Boeing has displayed a mock-up of the X-45C on static displays at many airshows. The X-45C portion of the program received $767 million from DARPA in October 2004, to construct and test three aircraft, along with several supplemental goals. The X-45C included an F404 engine.[4] In July 2005, DARPA awarded an additional $175 million to continue the program, as well as implement autonomous Aerial refueling technology. On March 2, 2006, the US Air Force decided not to continue with the X-45 project. However, Boeing submitted a proposal to the Navy for a carrier based demonstrator version of the X-45, designated the X-45N.

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BOEING PHANTOM RAY Role: Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle Manufacturer: Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Status: Under development The Boeing Phantom Ray is an American demonstration stealth unmanned combat air vehicle being developed by Boeing using company funds. The autonomous Phantom Ray is a flying wing around the size of a conventional fighter jet, and first flew in April 2011. It will conduct a program of test flights involving surveillance, ground attack and autonomous aerial refueling missions. The developers say it can carry 4,500 pounds of payload.

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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2014 photo, National Transportation Safety Board's Joseph Kolly, holds a fire-damaged battery casing from the Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner that caught fire at Logan International Airport in Boston, at the NTSB laboratory in Washington. The FAA failed to properly test the Boeing 787’s lithium-ion batteries and relied too much on Boeing for technical expertise, a new report from the National Transportation Safety Board says Thursday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 jet aircraft is surrounded by emergency vehicles while parked at a terminal E gate at Logan International Airport in Boston as a fire chief looks into the cargo hold. The FAA failed to properly test the Boeing 787’s lithium-ion batteries and relied too much on Boeing for technical expertise, a new report from the National Transportation Safety Board says Thursday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

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The Boeing Phantom Eye is a high altitude, long endurance (HALE) liquid hydrogen-powered unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Boeing Phantom Works.The aircraft is Boeing's proposal to meet the demand from the US military for unmanned drones designed to provide advanced intelligence and reconnaissance work, driven by the combat conditions in Afghanistan in particular. This image provided by the Boeing Company shows the hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system, a demonstrator that will stay aloft at 65,000 feet for up to four days. According to Boeing the Phantom Eye is powered by two 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engines that provide 150 horsepower each. It has a 150-foot wingspan, will cruise at approximately 150 knots and can carry up to a 450-pound payload. (AP Photo/Boeing)