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March 4, 2013

Headlines: March 4, 2013

Business

Pratt & Whitney finds engine-test fraud at sibling plant

United Technologies Corp. Pratt & Whitney jet engine unit has found that another United Tech unit fraudulently tested parts of engines for business jets to reduce the odds of further monitoring, Pratt said March 4.

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United Kingdom says Thales, Airbus to build A400M training school

Britainís Ministry of Defence awarded a $340 million contract to European aerospace firms Thales and Airbus March 4 to build a training center for the A400M Atlas military transport plane.

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Rolls-Royce paid no U.K. corporation tax in 2012

International engine builder Rolls-Royce did not pay any corporation tax in the United Kingdom in 2012, its annual report has revealed. The firm, which employs 12,000 people in Derby, England, reported a record year for profits but paid nothing to the treasury and received £3 million in credit.

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Defense

DARPA looks to use small ships as drone bases

The U.S. military is planning to use fleets of small ships as platforms for unmanned aircraft to land and take off. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said it needed to increase its airborne “surveillance and reconnaissance.

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Viewpoint

Keeping Britain safe

by The Daily Telegraph

The first duty of any government is to safeguard the nation against overseas threats. That should be a statement of the obvious, but Vince Cableís misguided remarks about Trident yesterday suggest that he needs to be reminded of his central responsibility as a minister of the crown.

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Headlines April 18, 2014

Business: Lockheed to Lose 17 F-35s Under Automatic Pentagon Cuts - Pentagon will cut 17 of the 343 F-35 fighters it planned to buy from Lockheed Martin in fiscal 2016 through 2019 unless Congress repeals automatic budget cuts, according to a new Defense Department report. DOD looking for ways not to break MH-60R helo deal - The...
 
 

News Briefs April 18, 2013

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177 As of April 15, 2014, at least 2,177 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,802 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result...
 
 
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F-35 fleet surpasses 15,000 flying hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.  “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is e...
 

 
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NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of new Saturn moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet’s known moons. Images taken w...
 
 

NASA completes LADEE mission with planned impact on Moon’s surface

Ground controllers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m., PDT, April 17. LADEE lacked fuel to maintain a long-term lunar orbit or continue science operations and was intentionally sent...
 
 
Photograph courtesy of NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers first Earth-size planet in ‘habitable zone’

Photograph courtesy of NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech Kepler-186f resides in the Kepler-186 system about 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. The system is also home to four inner planets, seen lined up...
 




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