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Headlines – March 16, 2016

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News Marine general to Congress: We might not be ready for another war – If the Marines were called today to respond to an unexpected crisis, they might not be ready, a top Marine general told the Senate Armed Services Committee March 15.     Business Raytheon unveils new Patriot Radar at AUSA Global 16…

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News Briefs – March 16, 2016

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Iran says it recovers information from U.S. sailors’ devices Iran has retrieved thousands of pages of information from devices used by U.S. Navy sailors who were briefly detained in January, the country’s state television reported March 15. The report quotes Gen. Ali Razmjou, a naval commander in the powerful Revolutionary Guard, as saying that information…

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Headlines – March 14, 2016

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Business F-35 chief expects savings from Pratt’s work on B-21 engine – The chief of the F-35 joint program office expects engine-maker Pratt & Whitney’s work on the new B-21 bomber to reduce the cost of the next-generation fighter jet’s engine, the F135.   Navy awards tactical cloud contract to Charles River Analytics – Charles…

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News Briefs – March 14, 2016

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Putin: Russian arms upgrade won’t be affected by budget cuts The Russian military’s arms modernization program won’t be affected by budget cuts prompted by the country’s economic problems, President Vladimir Putin said March 11. Putin, who spoke at a meeting with the top military brass and leaders of arms industries, said the military last year…

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Headlines – March 11, 2016

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News Wounded Warrior Project fires CEO, COO – The board of Wounded Warrior Project, one of the nation’s largest veteran support groups, has fired two top officials amid news reports accusing the group of wasteful spending.     Business Lockheed Martin joins race to make long-haul airships – The secretive Skunk Works in Palmdale, Calif.,…

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News Briefs – March 11, 2016

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France, facing terrorist threat, boosting military reserve France’s defense minister is trying to recruit thousands more people to join the military reserve to boost anti-terrorism and other defense capacities. Jean-Yves Le Drian says the military is aiming to increase the number of reservists from 28,000 today to 40,000 by 2018. The idea would be to…

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Headlines – March 9, 2016

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News Navy, Air Force launch helicopter rescue mission for downed plane in Iraq – Navy helicopters carrying Air Force para-rescuemen carried out a combat search and rescue mission for an Army reconnaissance plane that made a hard emergency landing in Iraq March 5, securing the site and providing some medical aid to those involved, the…

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News Briefs – March 9, 2016

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Iran launches ballistic missiles during military exercise Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has launched several medium-range and short-range ballistic missiles in recent days as part of a military exercise, the official IRNA news agency reported March 8. The missiles had a range of 300 kilometers (185 miles) to 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles), IRNA quoted Gen. Amir Ali…

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Air Force announces major subcontractors for B-21

Posted March 9, 2016 by Stuart Ibberson

During a Pentagon briefing, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James named seven companies who will join Northrop Grumman in building the B-21 Long Range Stealth Bomber. Almost five months after awarding Northrop the contract, it has emerged that Pratt & Whitney will be building the new planes engines. The engine, as expected, will be built…

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics announces voluntary layoff program

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Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business area announced a voluntary layoff program that is targeted to reduce employment by approximately 1,000 positions at locations in the United States. The voluntary program is available to mid-level employee groups in Fort Worth, Texas; Marietta, Ga.; Palmdale, Calif.; Meridian, Miss.; Clarksburg, W.Va.; Patuxent River, Md.; and Edwards Air Force Base,…

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