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Naval missile test off California creates streaking light

Posted November 9, 2015 by Christopher Weber

A bright, colorful light that streaked across the California sky, startling residents and leading to a flurry of calls to law enforcement, turned out to be an unarmed missile test-fired from a Navy submarine off the coast the evening of Nov. 7, officials said. Kevin Stack was walking to dinner with his young son in…

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Headlines – November 6, 2015

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News: House votes to approve 2016 defense policy bill – The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Nov. 5 to approve the 2016 defense policy bill that complies with the terms of the overarching budget deal between the president and congressional leadership, teeing up a vote in the Senate next week.     Business: Belarus eyes fighter…

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News Briefs – November 6, 2015

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B-52 bomber makes safe emergency landing in Amarillo A B-52 bomber from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., has made a safe emergency landing at a Texas airport after having mechanical trouble. An official with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport says the plane remained on the ground Nov. 5 pending repairs. Airport director Sara Freese says…

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Headlines – November 4, 2015

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News: Super-jet made in China – China has unveiled its first-ever passenger jet built and designed by the country Nov. 2.   Pentagon suspends troubled missile defense system at center of ‘runaway blimp’ – The Pentagon has suspended indefinitely an “operational exercise” of the troubled missile defense system called JLENS, whose giant, radar-carrying blimps were…

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News Briefs – November 4, 2015

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Large-scale exercise set next month in bomber training site The first large-scale exercise in a huge bomber training area over the Northern Plains is scheduled for early next month. The exercise is set Dec. 2-3 in the 35,000-square-mile Powder River Training Complex over the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming, according to Ellsworth Air Force Base in…

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Headlines – November 2, 2015

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News Moscow shifts sales focus eastward – In the wake of Russia’s falling out with the West over the crisis in Ukraine last year, Moscow’s arms export agency, Rosoboronexport, has been targeting new arms export markets as part of a larger Kremlin policy to economically pivot away from the West and toward the East.  …

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News Briefs – November 2, 2015

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Navy submarine force increases stress-management services The U.S. Navy’s elite submarine force is stepping up stress-management services for its sailors, responding in part to elevated numbers of unexpected dropouts among younger service members. Navy Capt. Steven Wechsler is a psychiatrist at Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn. He has been meeting with sailors for the…

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Headlines – October 30, 2015

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News: NATO looks at stationing more troops along eastern flank – NATO countries are discussing increasing the number of troops stationed in members bordering Russia and putting them under formal alliance command, part of a new effort to deter aggression from Moscow, according to diplomats and military officers. Business: L-3 Hires Former Lockheed Executive as…

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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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Air Force awards Long Range Strike Bomber contract (Part II)

Posted October 28, 2015 by Stuart Ibberson

The Air Force announced Oct. 27 that it has awarded the Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III. The other competitor for the…

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