In the news...

April 17, 2013

Headlines

News

U.S. helicopter makes ‘hard landing’ near North Korea border

A U.S. Marine helicopter made a “hard landing” April 16 during a training exercise in South Korea, near the North Korean border. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports that the incident with the CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter occurred at a military shooting range in Cherwon.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/16/us-helicopter-north-korea-border_n_3092757.html?utm_hp_ref=world

Business

South Korea to buy $1.6 billion worth of Boeing helicopters

South Korea said April 17 it would buy attack helicopters worth 1.8 billion won ($1.6 billion) from Boeing to improve its ability to respond to threats from North Korea.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/17/us-korea-usa-helicopter-idUSBRE93G0BW20130417

EADS Buys Back 1.56 percent Stake from French State

Aerospace giant EADS said April 17 it bought 1.56 percent of its own shares held by the French state for 482.7 million euros ($637 million) as part of a wider share buyback program aimed at simplifying its ownership structure and reducing government interference.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2013/04/17/eads-buys-back-156-stake-from-french-state/

Daimler begins sale of its 7.5 percent stake in EADS

German carmaker Daimler began selling its remaining stake in Airbus owner EADS April 16 as part of a wider overhaul of the European aerospace group’s core ownership nearly 13 years after its creation.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2013/04/16/daimler-begins-sale-its-75-percent-stake-in-eads/

Airbus CEO says may increase production in Turkey

EADS unit Airbus is considering increasing production in Turkey and plans to double spending in the country from last yearís $74 million ìvery soon, its chief executive said April 17.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/17/us-airbus-turkey-idUSBRE93G0GU20130417

Defense

U.S. Air Force says Space Fence safe for now

The U.S. Air Force said April 15 it took steps to fully fund the first increment of a new ground-based radar to track satellites and other objects in space in its fiscal 2014 budget proposal, but there was no funding for a second site for now.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/16/usa-airforce-space-idUSL2N0D300O20130416

Veterans

VA fights bill to ease benefits for sexual trauma victims

The Veterans Affairs Department opposes bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for military sexual assault victims to receive trauma-related disability benefits ó not because VA officials disagree with the intent, but because they donít think the legislation is necessary.

http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130417/BENEFITS06/304170007/VA-fights-bill-ease-benefits-sexual-trauma-victims

International

Iran tests new land-to-sea missile in Persian Gulf, says senior official

Iran test-fired a new land-to-sea ballistic missile in the Gulf, a senior official said April 16, days before an annual ceremony meant to showcase its military muscle at a time of rising tension with the West over its nuclear activity.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/16/iran-tests-new-land-to-sea-missile_n_3090703.html?utm_hp_ref=world




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines March 27, 2015

News General Dynamics withdraws as T-100 prime contractor General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology has withdrawn itself as the prime contractor on the T-100, the offering for the T-X trainer replacement program based on the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 design.   Business SpaceX’s fight with U.S. Air Force called a clash of perceptions Billionaire Elon Musk’s...
 
 

News Briefs March 27, 2015

Contractor extradited from Iraq pleads guilty in bribes case A man extradited from Iraq in a military contract bribery case has pleaded guilty to three charges in an agreement with federal prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose has scheduled sentencing for July 1 for Metin Atilan. His attorney, Nick Gounaris, says the two sides agreed...
 
 

Ninth Boeing GPS IIF reaches orbit, sends first signals

Boeing Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellites are steadily replenishing the orbiting constellation, continuing to improve reliability and accuracy for users around the world. The ninth GPS IIF reached orbit about three hours, 20 minutes after launching today aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., and...
 

 

F-35 Lightning II costs drop, report shows

A recent account of F-35 Lightning II aircraft program costs shows decreases, the Air Force’s F-35 program executive officer told reporters in a media roundtable March 24, 2015. Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, citing this year’s selected acquisition report on the aircraft, called the roundtable to clarify cost and performance facts. He also acknowledged the...
 
 
NG-growler2

Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman mechanics perform final quality inspections on the center/aft fuselage shipset produced by the company for the first Australian EA-18G Growler. The subassembly will be delivered to B...
 
 
Navy photograph by Monica McCoy

Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

Navy photograph by Monica McCoy Members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division team at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head prepare a Tomahawk missile for a functional ground test at the Large Motor Test Fa...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>