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News Briefs – October 16, 2017

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F-35 fighter jet undergoes equipment testing at Alaska base An F-35 fighter jet landed at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to undergo testing on the aircraft’s ability to operate in cold conditions, according to a statement released by the U.S. Airforce. The F-35A Lightning II that arrived Oct. 12 was the first to land at…

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News Briefs – November 16, 2015

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Critics: Navy littoral ship program not meeting expectations The latest U.S. Navy littoral combat ship was set to sail into Milwaukee Nov. 15, but critics of the program contend the $400 million vessels still have not met expectations. The Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., employs about 2,000 people building the ships designed for…

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SpaceX’s big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

Posted February 7, 2018 by Marcia Dunn

SpaceX’s big new rocket blasted off Feb. 6 on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars.

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News Briefs – October 30, 2015

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Northrop Grumman tops Street 3Q forecasts, boosts outlook Northrop Grumman reported better-than-expected third-quarter profit and raised its guidance for the year, a day after winning a contract worth up to $80 billion to build new bombers for the Air Force. Profit rose 9 percent to $516 million, or $2.75 per share. The Falls Church, Va.,-based…

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Headlines – December 6, 2017

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News Did American missile defense fail in Saudi Arabia? – The official story was clear: Saudi forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group last month at Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. It was a victory for the Saudis and for the United States, which supplied the Patriot missile defense system.  …

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Headlines – March 1, 2017

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News In address to Congress, Trump promises a mightier military, money for vets – President Donald Trump promised to rebuild the military, boost veterans spending, defeat the Islamic State and force European allies to pay more for defense, all part of his wide-ranging address to Congress Feb. 28.     Business Australian Army conducts flights…

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USAF Thunderbird pilot in good medical condition, released from hospital

Posted June 6, 2016 by Lt. Col. Chris B. Hammond

Maj. Alex Turner, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird #6, is in good medical condition and has recently been released from the hospital. “The cause of the mishap is currently under investigation,” said Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander. “Major Turner’s ability to steer the aircraft away from any populated areas and safely eject speaks to…

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Headlines – May 12, 2017

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News Senators introduce sweeping VA accountability measure – A bipartisan group of senators introduced a new Veterans Affairs accountability legislation May 11 that features a sped-up firing process for misbehaving employees, a mechanism for stripping those workers of ill-gotten bonuses, and an endorsement from key congressional leaders.     Business Boeing mechanics caused $4 million…

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Headlines – June 8, 2017

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News Russian fighter jet ‘dispatched’ to intercept U.S. heavy bomber over Baltic Sea – A Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. B-52 bomber over the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry told Russian media outlets June 6.   THAAD deployment faces delay due to new environment assessment – South Korea’s defense ministry began preparations for…

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Headlines – May 9, 2016

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News U.S. reveals troops on the ground in Yemen – A “small number” of U.S troops are deployed on the ground in Yemen to help fight the al-Qaida affiliate there that was controlling a major port city, a defense official said May 6.     Business Finmeccanica sees Eurofighter boom, helicopter drop-off – As it…

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