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Boeing to train Australian Army, Navy helicopter pilots for next 25 years

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Boeing will train Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army helicopter pilots for the next 25 years through a $A600 million contract that broadens the company’s partnership with Australia’s armed forces. For the JP 9000 Phase 7-Helicopter Aircrew Training System effort, Boeing Defence Australia teamed with Thales to develop a low-risk solution around the Airbus EC135,…

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VA to hold small business engagement in Atlanta next month

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The Department of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with other federal agencies and partners, will sponsor the 4th annual National Veterans Small Business Engagement, Dec. 9-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. The premier event for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, the NVSBE is expected to attract as many as 3,000 attendees offering the chance…

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Air Force Research Laboratory honors top scientists, engineers

Posted November 17, 2014 by Derek Hardin

Air Force photograph by Wesley Farnsworth Maj. Gen. Tom Masiello welcomes attendees to the 2014 Air Force Research Laboratory Fellows and Early Career Awards Banquet on Oct. 30 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The annual event recognizes AFRLĂ­s best and brightest scientists and engineers. Masiello is AFRL commander. The Air Force…

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Hagel: United States needs game-changing military innovation

Posted November 17, 2014 by Robert Burns

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – Wary of a more muscular Russia and China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Nov. 15 the Pentagon will make a new push for fresh thinking about how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and the wear and tear of 13 years of war. Hagel announced…

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Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 established

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Navy photograph by PO1 John Parker Capt. Paul Young, commodore of Littoral Combat Ship Squadron (LCSRON) 2 delivers remarks during a command establishment ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. Capt. Paul Young assumed command of the newly formed Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 during a ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Nov. 7. Waterfront…

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Boeing, Toray Industries reach agreement on composites for 777X wings

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Boeing has signed a memorandum of agreement with leading composite supplier Toray Industries to expand its current contract for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to include the 777X wings. Once finalized, the long-term contract extension will take effect in 2015 and meet Boeing’s customer affordability goals through the Partnering for Success program. The addition of the…

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News Briefs Nov 12, 2014

Posted November 12, 2014 by

California candidate leads in race after death A candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash. Kern County Elections Chief Karen Rhea told the Bakersfield Californian Nov. 10 that votes are still being counted, but 68-year-old Michal Hill is a…

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Air Force awards Lockheed majority share of Paveway II Plus

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Lockheed Martin has received a $40.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb kits. The contract represents the majority share of fiscal year 2014 funding and the eighth award under the five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Deliveries will begin in June 2015 and will…

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Elbit subsidiary to provide logistics support to U.S. Air Force’s F-16 head-up displays

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Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Nov. 11 that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded a five-year, firm-fixed price contract valued at approximately $29 million by the U.S. Air Force for logistics support of the F-16 head-up display electric module assemblies. The contract will be performed by Elbit Systems of America’s subsidiary…

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ISR aircraft hones in on strategic agility

Posted November 12, 2014 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Eric Harris Airmen from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepare an MC-12W Liberty for operations Aug. 25, 2010, on Kandahar Airfield, Afghan. The MC-12W provides full-motion video and signals intelligence to assist battlefield commanders. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities have been in high demand from combatant commanders. In order to…

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