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Headlines – November 30, 2015

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Space Debris from doomed SpaceX Falcon 9 washes up on Scilly Isles – Five months after SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket spectacularly exploded on liftoff over Cape Canaveral, Fla., debris from the doomed flight has washed up off the coast of the islands of Scilly.     Technology British technology company to ‘transform’ air, space travel…

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News Briefs – November 30, 2015

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Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer’s seaworthiness questioned The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy is futuristic and angular. But its hull is based on a design that dates to pre-dreadnought battleships a century ago. The Navy chose a modern take on an old-school design called the “tumblehome” hull for the future USS Zumwalt because…

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Headlines – November 25, 2015

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News: Houston, you may have a problem – In the battle to create a reusable rocket, Jeff Bezos has just dealt Elon Musk’s SpaceX a magnificent and unexpected blow.     Business: U.S. approves $1.2 billion Global Hawk Sale to Japan – The U.S. Department of State has approved a potential sale of three Northrop…

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News Briefs – November 25, 2015

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Australia leader talks down prospect of U.S.-led army in Syria There is no support among world leaders for the prospect of a U.S.-led army in Iraq and Syria to take back ground from Islamic State militants, Australia’s prime minister said Nov. 24. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a speech to Parliament on national security…

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News Briefs – November 23, 2015

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Two dead in U.S. military helicopter crash in South Korea A U.S. military helicopter crashed in South Korea during a routine training mission Nov 23, killing both pilots on board, the U.S. Army and South Korean police said. The AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed on a road in Wonju, about 80 miles east of Seoul, a…

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Headlines – November 20, 2015

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News SecDef pulls back on personnel reforms, leaves out big changes – Defense Secretary Ash Carter Nov. 18 vowed to push forward on an array of changes to the military personnel system, but omitted many of the ambitious proposals that top-level Pentagon officials talked about earlier this year.   ULA pulls out of DOD’s space…

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News Briefs – November 20, 2015

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Russian strategic bombers deal new strikes on IS The Russian military says its strategic bombers have struck targets in Syria in a third straight day of a heavy bombing blitz. Russia, which has conducted air campaign in Syria since Sept. 30, sharply raised its intensity this week on President Vladimir Putin’s orders. Putin told the…

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Headlines – November 18, 2015

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Business: Beyond U.S. budget deal, defense faces uncertainty – Beyond 2016, the budget is expected to experience pressure related to modernization and procurement, absent a “grand bargain.” Airbus to compensate Germany for late A400M deliveries – European aircraft manufacturer Airbus will have to pay substantial compensation to the German Ministry of Defense due to the…

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News Briefs – November 18, 2015

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Canada to increase Iraq trainers, but will remove jets Canada will send more military trainers to Iraq but remains committed to removing its fighter jets from the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Nov. 17, sticking with his campaign pledges for the region despite the Paris attacks. He added that he stands by his goal…

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Headlines – November 16, 2015

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News: France launches fierce assault on ISIS targets in Syria in coordination with U.S. defense officials – The French statement said the operation, launched from bases in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, was conducted in coordination with U.S. forces, which have compiled an extensive target list in Raqqa. White House delays plan to close…

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