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June 7, 2013

Headlines June 7, 2013

Business

Goldman upgrades defense contractors

Defense contractors including F-35 jet maker Lockheed Martin and missile supplier Raytheon were upgraded by Goldman Sachs Group.

Airbus building A350 momentum as sales chief criss-crosses globe

Airbus SAS is looking to build momentum for the new A350, with its sales chief criss-crossing the globe to chase orders while test pilots and engineers race toward first flight as the Paris Air Show approaches.

Bombardier rallies as CSeries prepares for first flight

Bombardier is rallying on optimism that the CSeries jet, the companyís biggest ever, will meet a June deadline for its maiden flight after a six-month delay shook investorsí confidence.

Defense

With troops, techies, U.S. prepares for cyber warfare

On the site of a former military golf course, where President Dwight Eisenhower once played, the future of U.S. warfare is rising in the shape of a new $358 million headquarters for the militaryís Cyber Command.

Veterans

Cruise will bring history buffs to World War II battle sites

World War II history buffs, your ship has come in. The National WWII Museum announced plans for a World War II-focused cruise to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France.

Space

Comet Lovejoy flies into Sun to reveal solar secrets

A comet’s close encounter with the Sun has given scientists a look at a solar region that has never been visited by spacecraft. In 2011, comet Lovejoy hurtled deep into the Sun’s violent atmosphere – an area called the solar corona.

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover reaching turning point

NASA is finally thinking about getting its Curiosity rover on the road and heading towards the big mountain at its exploration site in Mars’ Gale Crater. The robot has spent the past six months in a small depression, drilling its rocks and analyzing their composition.

Europe launches record cargo for International Space Station

Europe has launched its giant robotic freighter towards the International Space Station. The vehicle, dubbed Albert Einstein, is carrying food, water, equipment and fuel for the orbiting outpost.

International

United Kingdom: There are gaping flaws in the government’s plan to cut troop numbers

Soldiers know when theyíve been sent on a foolís errand, and many examples exist in our illustrious military history. But orders can be influenced by both military and political chiefs. The governmentís present reservists strategy is yet another example.




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Headlines August 1, 2014

News: Military downsizing leaves U.S. too weak to counter global threats, panel finds - An independent panel appointed by the Pentagon and Congress said July 31 that President Obama’s strategy for sizing the armed services is too weak for today’s global threats. Defense industry funds flow to contenders for key House chairmanships - Four of the top...
 
 

News Briefs August 1, 2014

China allows foreign reporters at news conference Foreign reporters are being allowed to attend China’s Defense Ministry briefings for the first time, marking a small milestone in the increasingly confident Chinese military’s efforts to project a more transparent image. Restrictions still apply and there is no sign of an improvement in the generally paltry amount...
 
 
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Rapid Equipping Force, PEO Soldier test targeting device at White Sands Missile Range

Army photograph by John Andrew Hamilton SFC Justin Rotti, a combat developer from the Training and Doctrine Command Fire Cell, Fires Center of Excellence, uses a developmental hand held precision targeting device during a test ...
 

 

NASA awards modification for geophysics, geodynamics, space geodesy support contract

NASA has awarded a modification to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc. of Greenbelt, Md. to continuing working the the Geophysics, Geodynamics and Space Geodesy Support Services contract. The maximum ordering value of the GGSG contract will increase to $76.8 million. The previous amount was $49.5 million. The increase in the maximum ordering value of the contract...
 
 
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Boeing, All Nippon Airways finalize order for 40 wide-body airplanes

  Boeing and All Nippon Airways July 31 finalized an order for 40 widebody airplanes – 20 777-9Xs, 14 787-9 Dreamliners and six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) – as part of the airline’s strategic long-haul fleet ren...
 
 

Excalibur Ib enters full rate production, receives $52 million award

TUCSON, Ariz., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon’s Excalibur Ib precision guided projectile has entered full rate production. U.S. Army approval of FRP completes Excalibur Ib’s low rate initial production phase. †Additionally, the U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon $52 million for continued Excalibur Ib production. “The full rate production decision is the culmination ...
 




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