Boeing (BA) and Airbus (EADSY) remain fierce competitors in commercial aviation as demand remains strong for passenger jets to serve growing middle classes in China, India and other emerging economies.

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But the contest has been more lopsided in the midrange segment, forcing Boeing to develop a new jetliner and stem market-share losses to Airbus.

On the defense side, the Trump administration is expected to boost Pentagon spending but also press for cost savings in individual programs like Lockheed Martin‘s (LMT) F-35, which is poised to see a major ramp-up in production soon. Northrop Grumman (NOC) is building a new stealth bomber amid criticism that costs aren’t transparent enough, while Boeing looks to keep a foothold in combat aircraft.

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