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Weapons Airmen bring bombs to fight

Posted February 3, 2014 by SrA. Benjamin Sutton

Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Sutton Senior Airman Jordan Gee, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons three man, adjusts the pins on an inert GBU-12 munition Jan. 28, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Gee is one of more than 3,200 military members currently participating in the combat exercise Red Flag 14-1. By providing…

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General Dynamics awarded $73 million for Abrams tank production

Posted February 3, 2014 by

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $72.7 million under an existing contract to upgrade 12 M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) V2 configuration. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. The most technologically advanced digital tank, the M1A2 SEP V2…

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NASA selects space launch system adapter hardware manufacturer

Posted February 3, 2014 by

NASA has selected Teledyne Brown Engineering of Huntsville, Ala., to design and build a key component of the new Space Launch System rocket the agency is developing to send humans farther than ever into deep space. The component is the Launch Vehicle/Stage Adapter, which will be used to connect the rocket’s 27.5-foot diameter core and…

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President to nominate several to key DOD positions

Posted February 3, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate four people to key Defense Department positions, all of which require Senate confirmation. They are: Miranda A. A. Ballentine, to be assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment, and logistics; Michael McCord, to be undersecretary of Defense (comptroller); Brian P. McKeon, to be principal…

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Royal Australian Air Force touches down for Red Flag 14-1

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard A Royal Australian Air Force 77th Squadron F/A-18 Hornet prepares to land Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The RAAF is at Nellis to participate in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27 to Feb. 14. Red Flag 14-1 is an air-to-air combat training exercise…

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U.S. Air Force orders additional Boeing Combat Survivor Evader Locators

Posted February 3, 2014 by

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. ñ Boeing will deliver an additional 2,550 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios ñ which are vital to the rescue of downed pilots and other warfighters in dangerous situations ñ under a new $24 million contract with the U.S. Air Force. A global emergency call system that enables the safe, fast and efficient…

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News Briefs January 31, 2014

Posted January 31, 2014 by

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,169 As of Jan. 29, 2014, at least 2,169 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. At least 1,792 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Boeing outlook sinks stock despite solid fourth quarter profit

Posted January 31, 2014 by Joshua Freed

Boeing is building airplanes faster, but Wall Street wants it to build profits faster, too. Boeing shares dropped more than 5 percent Jan. 29 after it said this year’s profit and revenue would grow less than analysts had been expecting. There are a number of reasons. Boeing’s defense business is slowing down as governments dial…

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Boeing to mentor AMRO through NASA mentor-protege program

Posted January 31, 2014 by

Boeing will continue its tradition of helping small businesses by partnering with El Monte, Calif.,-based AMRO Fabricating Corporation through NASA’s Mentor-Protege Program. The focus of the three-year agreement is the work the companies are doing for NASA’s Space Launch System, the next-generation heavy-lift launch vehicle for deep space exploration. Boeing is prime contractor for the…

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Navy tests small UAV support equipment

Posted January 31, 2014 by

Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class (Aviation Warfare) Clyde Williams,left, and engineers Doug Waddell and Wayne Hewitt, from the Support Equipment Test and Evaluation Branch, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. conduct tilt-table testing with the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft vehicle Jan.16 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Tilt-table testing is conducted on all support equipment…

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