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Headlines October 24, 2014

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News: U.S., South Korea delay transfer of wartime control - The U.S. and South Korea have delayed transferring wartime operational control of allied forces by taking on a “conditions-based approach” and scrapping the previously set deadline of 2015.   Business: Exclusive: Lockheed, Pentagon reach $4 billion deal for more F-35 jets - Lockheed Martin and U.S. defense…

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News Briefs October 24, 2014

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French moving troops toward Libyan border A top French military official says the country is moving troops toward the Libyan border within weeks and, along with U.S. intelligence, is monitoring al Qaeda arms shipments to Africa’s Sahel region. A French base will go up within weeks in a desert outpost just a hundred kilometers (60…

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Navy to commission submarine North Dakota

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The Navy will commission its newest attack submarine North Dakota, during a ceremony Oct. 25, 2014, at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.

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Business

Boeing announces SF Airlines order for Boeing converted freighters

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Boeing announced Oct. 23 that SF Airlines has placed an order for an undisclosed number of 767-300ER passenger-to-freighter conversions (Boeing Converted Freighters). SF Airlines, a subsidiary of Shenzhen, China-based delivery services company SF Express, will accept its first redelivered 767 in the second half of 2015. “SF Express aims to become China’s most respected and…

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Another Super Herc Little Rock Rollin’

Posted October 24, 2014 by Damien Guarnieri

  Lockheed Martin delivered another C-130J Super Hercules to the 61st Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Oct. 23. Little Rock AFB’s new C-130J was ferried from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility in Marietta, Ga., by Maj. Gen. Michael Stough, director of Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott…

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United Technologies beats third quarter profit expectations

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United Technologies Corp. Oct. 23 reported third-quarter profit of $1.85 billion as sales increased across all its businesses and the aerospace giant reported favorable tax settlements. The Hartford, Conn.,-based company said it had profit of $2.04 per share and earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.82 per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations,…

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Army advances technology at Base Camp Integration Laboratory

Posted October 24, 2014 by Bob Reinert

As the Army rightsizes and transitions to a more expeditionary force, how efficiently its soldiers can live during deployments becomes increasingly important.

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Raytheon SM-6s intercept targets in ‘engage on remote’ tests

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During the U.S. Navy’s Combat Ship System Qualification Trials, the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) tested two Raytheon Standard Missile-6 interceptors against anti-ship and cruise missile targets. As part of ‘engage on remote’ scenarios, the ship launched the SM-6 interceptors prior to its own radars ‘seeing’ the incoming threats, using targeting information from another Aegis ship…

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Close encounters: Comet Siding Spring seen next to Mars

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A composite NASA Hubble Space Telescope Image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet, which happened at 2:28 p.m., EDT, Oct. 19.

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New application aims to improve analyst’s performance

Posted October 24, 2014 by Wesley Farnsworth

Members from Air Force Research Laboratory's Panning & Direction, Collection, Processing and Exploitation, Analysis and Production, and Dissemination - Experimental team collaborated to create a new tool suite which could be used by the Air Force intelligence community around the globe.

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