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Veterans

National observance to honor America’s veterans

Posted November 7, 2012 by

The annual National Veterans Day Observance is scheduled for Nov. 11, at Arlington National Cemetery, to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military as well as a memorial service for General of the Armies John J. Pershing. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces…

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Night or day, rain or shine DARPA seeks multi-band, portable sensor to provide clear imagery to war fighters

Posted November 7, 2012 by

It is often the case with new military technologies that war fighters need to adjust to their equipment to access needed capabilities. As missions shift, however, and warfighters are required to work in smaller teams and access more remote locations, it is technology that must adapt if it is to remain useful. Desirable features for…

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Northrop Grumman names vice president of Marine Systems

Posted November 7, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman announced Nov. 7 that Karen M. Campbell has been named vice president of the company’s Marine Systems business unit, effective immediately. In her new position, Campbell will have executive responsibility for all Marine Systems programs and products and provide executive leadership for Northrop Grumman’s Sunnyvale campus. The Marine Systems business unit is a…

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Defense

F-35 celebrates 500th sortie as program grows

Posted November 7, 2012 by Maj. Karen Roganov

The Air Force’s premier fighter, the F-35 Lightning II, surpassed its 500th sortie only 16 days after reaching the 400 mark and only 238 days from the beginning of the program. Maj. Matthew Johnston of the 58th Fighter Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., completed the 500th combined sortie for both the F-35A and…

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Business

Boeing to convert 767s to freighters for Guggenheim Aviation Partners

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Boeing and Guggenheim Aviation Partners announced an agreement Nov. 7 for Boeing to convert three 767-300ER passenger airplanes to freighters. The Boeing Converted Freighters will be delivered to Guggenheim Aviation Partners in 2013. Boeing will manage and engineer the project with the actual conversion taking place at ST Aerospace’s subsidiary, ST Aviation Services Company in…

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News Briefs – November 5, 2012

Posted November 5, 2012 by

Pentagon saw chance for hostage mission in Libya The Pentagon says that the U.S. military was ready within a few hours of the terrorist attacks on U.S. outposts in eastern Libya to respond to numerous possibilities, including hostages. Pentagon press secretary George Little said Nov. 2 that when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered several U.S….

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Official describes sequestration’s ‘devastating’ impact

Posted November 5, 2012 by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

A senior Pentagon official Nov. 5 reflected on his past service in a hollow military as a precautionary tale to lawmakers to prevent sequestration from devastating the Defense Department’s budget. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, shared his perspective as a former Army officer while speaking to an audience during the…

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Raytheon awarded U.S. Navy contract for Ship Self-Defense System

Posted November 5, 2012 by

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $22.5 million U.S. Navy contract for the Ship Self-Defense System. With this award, Raytheon will continue system development, test and integration, as well as Platform Systems Engineering Agent services and support for fleet-deployed systems. SSDS is an open, distributed combat management system in service on carriers and amphibious ships,…

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Iraq war contractor ordered to pay $85 million

Posted November 5, 2012 by Nigel Duara and Steven Dubouis

A jury Nov. 2 ordered an American military contractor to pay $85 million after finding it guilty of negligence for illnesses suffered by a dozen Oregon soldiers who guarded an oilfield water plant during the Iraq war. After a three-week trial, the jury deliberated for just two days before reaching a decision against the contractor,…

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Army leaders say ‘agile’ force needed for uncertain future

Posted November 5, 2012 by Kris Osborn

The Army is taking a series of strategically minded and carefully crafted steps to position the force for a full range of potential mission scenarios in an unpredictable, yet challenging and fast-changing future operating environment, service leaders said Oct. 22. Lt. Gen. John F. Campbell, the Army’s deputy chief of staff, G3/5/7, led a panel…

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