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General Dynamics receives $19 million contract for submarine planning services

Posted October 24, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat an $18.9 million contract modification to perform reactor-plant planning yard services for nuclear submarines and support-yard services for moored training ships. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Initially awarded in November 2011, the contract has a potential value of $121.2 million through…

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NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly shares bullying prevention message ahead of one-year mission

Posted October 24, 2014 by

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who is scheduled to fly on a one-year spaceflight mission in 2015, is lending his voice to help reduce childhood bullying. As part of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, Kelly recorded a special message encouraging bystanders to take action. “Be more than just a bystander,” said Kelly in the message. “Take action…

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Triton UAS completes second transcontinental flight across the U.S.

Posted October 24, 2014 by Navy photographs

  The second of three MQ-4C Triton test aircraft makes its debut at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Oct. 24 after completing its inaugural cross-country flight from Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., facility earlier today. The third test aircraft is scheduled to arrive before the end of the year. The Triton integrated test team will continue…

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Wolf Pack soars at RED FLAG-Alaska 15-1

Posted October 24, 2014 by SrA. Taylor Curry

Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, recently participated in Red Flag-Alaska (RF-A)15-1 from Oct. 6 to 17at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

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Passenger jets push Boeing’s profit up 18 percent

Posted October 24, 2014 by Scott Mayerowitz

Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year. On a per-share basis, the Chicago-based company said it had a profit of $1.86. Adjusted for non-operating costs, earnings came to $2.14 per share, better than…

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes “slope testing”

Posted October 24, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman successfully completed precision sloped landing tests Aug. 27 with the MQ-8C Fire Scout at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., in preparation for at-sea testing.

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NASA seeks ultra-lightweight materials to help enable journey to Mars

Posted October 24, 2014 by

NASA is seeking proposals to develop and manufacture ultra-lightweight materials for aerospace vehicles and structures of the future. Proposals will demonstrate lower-mass alternatives to honeycomb or foam cores currently used in composite sandwich structures. Composite sandwich structures are a special type of material made by attaching two thin skins to a lightweight core. This type…

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Headlines October 22, 2014

Posted October 22, 2014 by

News: Northrop challenges 3DELRR contract award - Northrop Grumman has formally issued a protest against the US Air Force’s decision to award its next-generation ground based radar to competitor Raytheon.   Business: Defense firms prefer GOP, but spread campaign cash between political parties - For every campaign contribution from a major arms manufacturer to a Republican candidate…

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News Briefs October 22, 2014

Posted October 22, 2014 by

Military converges on scene of Kansas jet crash Military personnel are investigating at the site in southeast Kansas where an Oklahoma Air National Guard fighter jet crashed after a midair collision with another one during a training exercise. The F-16 crashed Oct. 20 in a pasture about three miles northeast of Moline, an Elk County…

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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

Posted October 22, 2014 by David Vergun

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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