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News Briefs – September 18, 2012

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Centcom in Florida to become standalone headquarters   Military authorities are designating the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., as a standalone headquarters. An event is planned for Monday. This means that the command – known as MARCENT – will be led by three-star general Lt. Gen. Robert B….

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Boeing, AEL link cockpit simulators in U.S., Brazil

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Boeing last month linked one of its advanced fighter cockpit simulators in St. Louis with a simulator more than 5,000 miles away in Porto Alegre, Brazil, demonstrating the effectiveness of sharing advanced situational awareness and training technologies between the United States and Brazil. The simulation, which also involved Elbit Systems’ Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Sistemas S.A.,…

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Northrop Grumman, AgustaWestland team up to compete for Air Force combat rescue helicopter, ‘Marine One’

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Northrop Grumman and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, have signed a comprehensive teaming agreement to respond to anticipated requests for both the new U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter and the U.S. Navy’s recently announced program to develop a new “Marine One” presidential helicopter. A U.S.-built helicopter based on the AW101 platform will be offered by…

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Events

RaeS hosts Royal Air Force chief of the Air Staff

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, GCB ADC LLD BSc FRAeS CCMI RAF – Chief of the Royal Air Force’s Air Staff – will address the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Washington, D.C., Branch Oct. 2 at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. Dalton joined the RAF in 1976 and has been Chief of the Air Staff…

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Business

Boeing, Sojitz to pursue cybersecurity business in Japan

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Boeing and Sojitz Corporation, a global trading company, have agreed to work together to offer advanced cybersecurity solutions in Japan to help protect critical government, civil and commercial information technology infrastructure. The agreement calls for Boeing to provide advanced network and data analysis tools, cybersecurity training and simulation platforms, and network protection solutions. Boeing will…

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Space

NASA selects engineering product information contractor

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NASA has selected S&K Global Solutions LLC of Polson, Mont., to consolidate contractor support into an integrated infrastructure approach for the Engineering Directorate at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The three-year, cost-plus fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract begins Oct. 18, 2012, and includes a single two-year option. Work worth as much as $49.9 million may…

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Endeavour ferry flight rescheduled to Sept. 19

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NASA’s ferry flight of space shuttle Endeavour atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is rescheduled for Sept. 19 due to an unfavorable weather forecast along the flight path on Sept. 18. Endeavour now is expected to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport Sept. 21. On Oct. 11, 2011, NASA transferred title and ownership of Endeavour…

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Veterans

Shinseki: VA honors ‘exceptional Americans’

Posted September 18, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

The airmen of today’s United States Air Force display the same guts, determination and skill as their forebears in the wars of earlier eras, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said Sept. 18 at the Air Force Association’s annual meeting. Service members stepped forward to repel the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he said,…

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Space

Annual space, missile pioneers inducted

Posted September 18, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Katherine Pallozzi

In celebration of the Air Force Space Command's 30th anniversary, Gen. William L. Shelton inducted the command's 2012 Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Sept. 17 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

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Business

Boeing, American Airlines, FAA collaborate on 737 ecoDemonstrator airplane

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Boeing and American Airlines Sept. 18 showcased a Next-Generation 737-800 airplane known as ecoDemonstrator in Washington, D.C., to highlight testing of environmentally progressive technologies. The visit to the nation’s capital follows extensive flight testing in Glasgow, Montana, where it flew a series of missions designed to test and accelerate advanced technologies that increase fuel efficiency…

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