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Locklear: Budget uncertainty threatens Asia-Pacific rebalance

Posted March 6, 2013 by Donna Miles

Sequestration and budget uncertainties are already impacting U.S. Pacific Command’s operations and loom “like an avalanche” that could ultimately undermine the U.S. rebalance to Asia-Pacific in accordance with the new U.S. strategic guidance, the top commander in the region told Congress March 5. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III told the House Armed Services Committee…

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Business

Boeing ready to move on 787 fix, if U.S. approves

Posted March 6, 2013 by by Joshua Freed

Boeing said March 4 that it is set to move quickly to get its 787s back in the air if it gets U.S. federal approval for a fix for the batteries that have grounded the planes. The Federal Aviation Administration is considering a plan that Boeing submitted on Feb. 22 for fixing the batteries. The…

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Headlines: March 1, 2013

Posted March 1, 2013 by

News SpaceX rocket blasts off for space station cargo run  A rocket built by Space Exploration Technologies blasted off March 1 carrying a capsule filled with food, supplies and science experiments for the International Space Station.   Business Boeing cuts contract workers at 787 plant in South Carolina Boeing is trimming the number of temporary…

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Patriot Sands teams Reserve Airmen with federal agencies for contingency exercise

Posted March 1, 2013 by

A joint response exercise here brought Air Force and federal agencies together for a national contingency exercise, Feb. 21-23.

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Northrop Grumman, Los Angeles Kings light the lamp for STEM education curing National Engineers Week

Posted March 1, 2013 by

Using Newton's three laws of motion to explain how hockey players are able to quickly stop and pass the puck, shoot a hard-hitting slap shot and make a great save, the Los Angeles Kings and Northrop Grumman encouraged middle school students to take greater interest in science.

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Raytheon delivers first Standard Missile-6 from new Alabama missile integration facility

Posted March 1, 2013 by

Raytheon delivered the first Standard Missile-6 all-up-round to the U.S. Navy from its new integration and testing facility in Huntsville, Ala. SM-6 defends naval vessels against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles. “SM-6 is a game-changing, transformational fleet defense missile, and we’re on track to reach initial operating capability this year,”…

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Navy to christen first mobile landing platform

Posted March 1, 2013 by

The Navy will christen the Mobile Landing Platform Montford Point March 2, during a 10 a.m., PST, ceremony in San Diego, Calif.

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World

Air Force awards light air support aircraft contract

Posted March 1, 2013 by

The Air Force Feb. 27 awarded a $427,459,708.00 contract to Sierra Nevada Corp. to provide light air support aircraft and associated maintenance and training for the Afghan air force. Under this contract, 20 aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to operational air bases in Afghanistan beginning in the summer of 2014 to conduct advanced flight…

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Tech

NASA begins flight research campaign using alternate jet fuel

Posted March 1, 2013 by

NASA researchers have begun a series of flights using the agency’s DC-8 flying laboratory to study the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions and aircraft-generated contrails at altitude. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS) research involves flying the DC-8 as high as 40,000 feet while an instrumented NASA Falcon…

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Cuts, unstable budget threaten intelligence mission

Posted March 1, 2013 by Cheryl Pellerin

Along with al Qaeda, nuclear proliferation and cyber threats, budget instability and the prospect of further deep spending cuts are among the nation’s most pressing national security challenges, top defense intelligence officials told a congressional panel Feb. 27. Michael G. Vickers, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Michael…

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