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Headlines – October 14, 2015

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Business: Northrop Grumman boasts new military buggy has laser weapons – It could be the ultimate off roader – and take soldiers into battle like never before. The end of heavy metal – Boeing has revealed the world’s lightest metal structure, which it claims is 99.99 percent hollow. L-3 Communications acquires Nashville-based ForceX – L-3…

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News Briefs – October 14, 2015

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Philippines backs U.S. plan to sail ship near Chinese island The Philippines has expressed support for a reported U.S. plan to challenge China’s territorial claims by deploying a Navy ship close to a Chinese-built island in the disputed South China Sea. The Department of Foreign Affairs said Oct. 13 that the U.S. plan of sending…

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Two airmen killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan identified

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Air Force photograph Master Sgt. Gregory T. Kuhse, 38, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died Oct. 11, 2015, in a British Puma Mk2 helicopter crash in Kabul, Afghanistan. Two Airmen died Oct. 11 when a British Puma Mk2 helicopter crashed in Kabul, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The Airmen were Maj. Phyllis Pelky and MSgt. Gregory…

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Prosecutions highlight bid to clean up defense supply chain

Posted October 15, 2015 by Michael Melia

When Peter Picone sold counterfeit electronic parts from China and Hong Kong for use in U.S. Navy submarines, the U.S. Justice Department says, he knew their failure could have “catastrophic” consequences. He was sentenced last week to more than three years in prison in one of the first convictions under a new law that aims…

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Headlines – October 12, 2015

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News: NATO: Helicopter crash at Kabul base kills 5 – A military helicopter crashed in a non-hostile incident Oct. 11 at the NATO base in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing five coalition members and injuring five others, authorities said. U.S. begins removing Patriot missiles from Turkey – The United States has started pulling its Patriot…

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News Briefs – October 12, 2015

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Boeing acquires leading pilot training software provider Boeing Oct. 12 announced it has acquired Peters Software GmbH, a market leading provider of European Aviation Safety Agency based training content for early stage pilot training. Located in Cologne, Germany, Peters Software specializes in curriculum and materials for commercial and private pilots operating in rapidly growing markets aligned…

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Headlines – October 7, 2015

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News: Defense authorization bill advances, but is still far from done – The fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill is one step closer to congressional approval. But it’s still far away from becoming law. http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/capitol-hill/2015/10/06/ndaa-senate-veto-looms/73455834/ Business: Kendall: Let’s talk about balance in supplier base – The Pentagon’s acquisition chief reiterated his concerns about consolidation among prime…

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News Briefs – October 7, 2015

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Belarus’ president says he doesn’t want Russian air base Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says his nation doesn’t want to host a Russian military air base, a statement highlighting a strain between the two neighbors and allies. Lukashenko said Oct. 6 that he knows nothing about plans to set up a Russian air base in Belarus…

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Headlines – September 30, 2015

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News: Congress agrees on 1.3 percent military pay raise for 2016 – House and Senate negotiators Sept. 29 reached agreement on a $612 billion defense authorization bill for fiscal 2016 that includes a 1.3 percent pay raise for service members, trims to some military benefits and a dramatic overhaul of the military retirement system. http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/capitol-hill/2015/09/29/ndaa-conference-deal/73036730/…

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News Briefs – September 30, 2015

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U.S. military launches strike on Afghan city taken by Taliban The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that was captured by the Taliban the previous day. U.S. Army Col. Brian Tribus, spokesman for the U.S. and NATO missions in Afghanistan, says the airstrike early Sept….

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