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

Posted November 17, 2014 by

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

Posted November 12, 2014 by

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

Posted November 12, 2014 by

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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Hagel says Vietnam Wall teaches sacrifice, need for questioning policies

Posted November 12, 2014 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by PO2 Sean Hurt Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with a Vietnam War veteran after a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 2014. The Vietnam War Memorial teaches Americans to honor those who sacrificed, but also to be honest and to question the policies that…

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News Briefs Nov, 10, 2014

Posted November 10, 2014 by

Air Force IDs pilot in fighter jet crash Air Force officials have identified the pilot who was killed in an F-16 fighter jet crash. Officials said late Nov. 7 that Air Force civilian pilot Matthew J. LaCourse, 58, of Panama City Beach, Fla., was piloting the jet when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico…

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Space station crew returns to Earth, lands safely in Kazakhstan

Posted November 10, 2014 by

NASA photograph European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst (left), Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev (center) and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman pose for a portrait in the Harmony node of the International Space Station. The three crew members of Expedition 41 returned to Earth at 10:58 p.m., EDT, Nov. 9. Three International Space Station crew members returned…

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Aegis combat system goes two-for-two in latest flight tests

Posted November 10, 2014 by

USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-53), The Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency team’s Aegis Combat System successfully completed two flight tests in three weeks. This is the first time the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system employed the Baseline 9 configuration to detect, track and engage targets. With each flight test, the Aegis…

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NASA signs lease with Planetary Ventures LLC

Posted November 10, 2014 by

In an effort to reduce costs and shed surplus property, NASA Nov. 10 signed a lease with Planetary Ventures, LLC to manage Moffett Federal Airfield, an agency facility located in Moffett Field, Calif., and rehabilitate its historic Hangar One. NASA estimates the lease will save the agency approximately $6.3 million annually in maintenance and operation…

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