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Boeing Business Jets names Longridge to lead VIP jet sales

Posted December 8, 2014 by

Boeing Dec. 8 named David Longridge as president of Boeing Business Jets. Longridge will lead a team of people responsible for the sales, support and operations of Boeing commercial products in VIP, government and military service. ìIím very pleased to have a strong leader like David to the lead the BBJ team,î said John Wojick,…

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News Briefs December 5, 2014

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Navy Blue Angel slides off runway in Maine A jet from the Navy’s elite Blue Angels flight demonstration team has skidded off a runway in Maine. No injuries are reported. An official at the former base where the fighter was landing to promote an air show says the F/A-18 Hornet slid off the end of…

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Two Aerojet Rocketdyne programs recognized for outstanding performance

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Two key programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, were recognized for outstanding performance at the 2014 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards banquet, held in conjunction with Aviation Week’s annual Aerospace & Defense Conference on Nov. 19 and 20, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz. The J-2X engine program was selected as the Program Excellence Award winner…

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Cubic awarded $1.2 million training contract for Latvian army

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Cubic Corporation announced Dec. 2 it has been awarded a contract valued at $1.2 million for its Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapon System, that includes an initial capability of †MILES Tactical Vehicle Systems, from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. The award is a Foreign Military Sale contract…

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New members appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans

Posted December 5, 2014 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of five new members to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans. The committee was chartered Nov. 2, 1994, and advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the needs of the nationís 4.7 million minority veterans with respect to compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach and other benefits…

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ATK, Orbital receive Justice Department clearance for merger

Posted December 5, 2014 by

The U.S. Department of Justice has unconditionally cleared the proposed merger of Alliant Techsysetmsí Aerospace and Defense groups with Orbital Sciences Corporation. The Federal Trade Commission informed ATK and Orbital of the decision, as well as the termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period Dec. 4. As previously announced, ATK and Orbital have entered into a…

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USS Arizona survivors return to Hawaii

Posted December 5, 2014 by Brandon Bosworth

Four sailors who were serving on the USS Arizona during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor returned and visited the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham Dec. 2. Upon arrival, survivors John Anderson, Louis Conter, Donald Stratton, and Lauren Bruner were piped aboard and saluted…

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News Briefs December 3, 2014

Posted December 3, 2014 by

DOD identifies Air Force casualty The Department of Defense announced Dec. 2 the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Capt. William H. Dubois, 30, of New Castle, Colo., died Dec. 1 when his F-16 aircraft crashed near a coalition air base in the Middle East. He was assigned to the 77th…

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Australian Minister for Defence formally launches Northrop Grumman Australia

Posted December 3, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Australian Minister for Defence Senator the Hon David Johnston formally launches Northrop Grumman Australia. From left to right: The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial; His Excellency Mr John Berry, Ambassador of the United States; Senator the Hon David Johnston, Minister for Defence; Mr Ian Irving, Chief Executive…

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Northrop Grumman delivers first operational Fire Scout to U.S. Navy

Posted December 3, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout sits on the tarmac at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. Northrop Grumman has delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy. The system will be used by ship-based commanders to improve the Navy’s intelligence-gathering capabilities. The MQ-8C is an upgraded version…

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