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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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Headlines – March 7, 2016

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News The Pentagon starts planning to base more troops in Europe – The Pentagon is discussing plans to permanently move one or more Army brigade combat teams back to Europe, where the top American commander has signaled an urgent need to shore up allied defenses against the Russians, Military Times has learned.     Business…

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News Briefs – March 7, 2016

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Daughter of Navy secretary christens newest submarine The U.S. Navy’s newest Virginia-class submarine has been christened in Newport News. Elizabeth Mabus, daughter of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, smashed a bottle of sparkling across the bow of the future USS Washington to celebrate its christening on Saturday. Elizabeth Mabus is the ship’s sponsor. The…

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Headlines – March 4, 2016

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News U.S. just sent a carrier strike group to confront China – The U.S. Navy has dispatched a small armada to the South China Sea.     Business GAO: Navy pays shipbuilders to fix construction defects – The U.S. Navy’s use of fixed-price incentive contracts came under fire today with the release of a new…

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News Briefs – March 4, 2016

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State officials ask to keep German military at Holloman base New Mexico congressmen have asked the President Barack Obama to advocate keeping the German Air Force presence in the United States at Holloman Air Force Base. The Alamogordo Daily News reports that U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce March…

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Headlines – March 2, 2016

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News DOD clears Osprey pilots in 2000 Marana crash – U.S. Marine Corps pilots Maj. Brooks Gruber and Lt. Col. John Brow were incorrectly blamed as the primary cause of a V-22 Osprey crash that took their lives and killed 17 other Marines in April 2000, the Pentagon said March 1 in an unusual reversal…

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News Briefs – March 2, 2016

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Iraqi forces launch push to retake area north of Baghdad Iraq says security forces have launched a new push to retake a key area north of the capital, Baghdad, and dislodge Islamic State militants from there. A statement by the Joint Operations Command says the “new offensive” began early March 1 in an agricultural area…

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Headlines – February 29, 2016

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News For third time in a week, SpaceX scrubs mission SES-9 – With only seconds to go to liftoff, SpaceX aborted yet another launch attempt Feb. 28 — the third time it’s called things off since Feb. 24.     Business GaN-based Patriot prototype preps for public debut – Raytheon’s bet on a new radar…

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News Briefs – February 29, 2016

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Russia grounds its warplanes in Syria Russia has grounded its warplanes in Syria to help secure a cease-fire brokered by Moscow and Washington that entered into force Feb. 27, a top military official said. Lt.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the General Staff of Russia’s military said that while Russia will continue air strikes against the Islamic…

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