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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 April 23, 2014

News: U.S. conducts spy flights over Russia - After a tit-for-tat series of delays, the United States conducted an Open Skies Treaty intelligence flight over Russian territory April 21, a State Department official said.  Army paratroopers heading to Poland after Russian annexation of Crimea - U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of...
 
 

News Briefs April 23, 2014

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177 As of April 22, 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. The AP count is one less than the Defense Department’s tally. At least...
 
 

Northrop Grumman sets new greenhouse gas emission reduction goal of 30 percent by 2020

Northrop Grumman announced April 22 its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2010 levels by 2020, as part of its commemoration of Earth Day.   “Northrop Grumman is dedicated to top performance in environmental sustainability,” said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “This new goal sets the bar significantly...
 

 

Lockheed Martin demonstrates enhanced ground control system, software for small UAV

Lockheed Martin’s Group 1 family of unmanned aircraft systems is migrating to enhanced automation capabilities using its Kestrelô “Fly Light” flight control systems and industry-leading mobile Ground Control Station software. The increased automation allows operators to focus on executing the mission, rather than flying various aircraft. Earlier this year, Lockheed MartinR...
 
 

U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $33 million to operate, maintain military sealift ships

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics American Overseas Marine LLC a $32.7 million contract modification to operate and maintain seven large, medium-speed, roll-on / roll-off ships for the Military Sealift Command. AMSEA is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the modification, AMSEA will provide services including crewing, engineering, maintenance,...
 
 

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach. “The SM-3 Block IB’s completion of initial operational testing last year set the stage for a rapid deployment to theater,” said Dr....
 




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