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News Briefs – November 1, 2012

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U.S. military chief in Israel to oversee joint drill   The American military chief is in Israel to observe the largest armed forces drill between the two countries. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, was meeting Oct. 28 with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak at the beginning of his visit….

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Boeing, Aviation Capital Services announce commitment for 35 737 MAXs

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Boeing and Aviation Capital Services LLC, a subsidiary of the State Corporation Russian Technologies announced Oct. 30 a commitment by Rostech to purchase 35 737 MAX airplanes. It is the first commitment for the 737 MAX from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Boeing and Aviation Capital Services will work to finalize the details…

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Film shows veterans reaching Himalayan peak

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High Ground is a gripping portrayal of 11 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who join an expedition to climb the 20,000-foot Himalayan Mount Lobuche.

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Army’s Soldier Radio Waveform demonstrated on Raytheon’s next generation air, ground radios

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In a key milestone, Raytheon has demonstrated the Soldier Radio Waveform on its new class of airborne and ground radio terminals, providing soldiers with another way to communicate across disparate networks. During the demonstration, users were able to send voice and data traffic between Raytheon’s terminal and another soldier radio running SRW. Raytheon is moving…

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Lockheed Martin-built Trident II D5 missile achieves 143 successful test flights

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The U.S. Navy supported the Oct. 23 launch of a United Kingdom’s Royal Navy Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile built by Lockheed Martin. The unarmed missile was launched from the submerged Royal Navy submarine HMS Vigilant in the Atlantic Ocean. The test marked the 143rd successful test flight of the Trident II D5 missile…

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Honeywell, Cessna sign $800 million aviation equipment agreement

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The Cessna Aircraft Co. has selected Honeywell to provide the most advanced environmental control systems, industry-leading LASEREF navigation and state-of-the-art communications systems for the new Cessna Citation Latitude and Cessna Citation Longitude aircraft. The new business is expected to be worth up to $800 million over the life of the program. “We’re excited to bring…

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Space

NASA Television airs Atlantis’ final move

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NASA Television will provide live coverage of events surrounding space shuttle Atlantis’ move to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida for permanent public display. At 2 p.m., EDT, Nov. 1, NASA TV’s media channel will air a news briefing about the transformation of Kennedy Space Center to a multiuser spaceport. The briefing participants…

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Versatility critical to future Army capabilities

Posted October 31, 2012 by Janeene Yarber

The Army is looking ahead as it prepares for the security challenges of 2020 and beyond. During the 2012 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, senior leaders highlighted the value of both adaptability and versatility as the Army focuses on this critical transition period. “Every now and then someone will ask me…

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Business

Wyle wins $3 million Army helicopter support contract

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Wyle has been awarded a $3 million, three-year contract to provide qualification testing for the U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, subsystems and components. The testing will also apply to commercial variants of the Blackhawk used by the FBI, fire fighting agencies and other organizations. These tests are designed to improve the…

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Boeing human resources senior VP announces retirement

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Boeing Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Administration Rick Stephens plans to retire from the company, effective March 31, 2013, after a 33-year Boeing career. Tony Parasida, president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s Global Services & Support business unit, has been elected a corporate senior vice president and will succeed Stephens effective April…

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