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January 21, 2013

Headlines: January 21, 2013

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Pentagon grounds Marine Corps model of F-35 fighter jet

The Pentagon and U.S. Navy Jan. 18 grounded the Marine Corps version of Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35 fighter jet after an incident that occurred during a training flight at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida Jan. 16.

 

Business

U.S. 787 probe puts spotlight on Arizona battery firm

Tucson, Ariz.,-based Securaplane Technologies Inc, which makes a charger for batteries used on the Boeing Co’s 787 Dreamliner, said Jan. 20 it would support an investigation into battery issues that have grounded the new planes.

Embraer, Finmeccanica unit discuss making helicopters in Brazil

Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA and a unit of Italy’s Finmeccanica SpA said Jan. 21 they plan to form a joint venture within months to produce helicopters in Brazil for military and commercial use in Latin America.

Smaller defense stocks seen as bargain amid cuts

Defense companies such as Alliant Techsystems and SAIC have lost value compared with the largest weapons producers, which may make them better bargains as Pentagon spending declines, according to JPMorgan Chase.

 

International

The ties that bind – Boeing unlikely to suffer Japan fall-out over 787 woes

Decades of deep business ties between Boeing and Japan and the thousands of jobs that depend on them mean Japan will likely keep rewarding U.S. manufacturers with the bulk of its aviation spending.

NATO Patriot missiles arrive in Turkey to counter Syria risks

The first of six NATO Patriot missile batteries intended to protect Turkey from a potential Syrian attack arrived by ship from Germany on Monday, drawing a small but noisy protest from nationalist and leftist demonstrators.

 

 

 




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USS Fort Worth conducts CUES with Chinese Navy

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AEGIS tracks, simulates engagement of three short-range ballistic missiles

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DOD seeks novel ideas to shape its technological future

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