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VA announces appointment of new members to advisory council

Posted January 16, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing the appointment of new members to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses. VA will appoint Stephen L. Hauser, MD as committee chair for a term through September, 2016. Hauser is the Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the…

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Headlines January 14, 2015

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Business Raytheon working on Tomahawk with active seeker More than 2,000 Tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired at live targets since 1991. In every case, the missile has been aimed at a fixed, non-moving target. Air Force wants to improve DCGS imagery The Air Force Distributed Common Ground System is retiring its current systems of…

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News Briefs January 14, 2015

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Navy looks to private contractors for more sub maintenance With U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the Navy is turning to private companies to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels. The commander of the Navy’s submarine force, Vice Adm. Michael Connor, says routine overhauls that once took…

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Business

Boeing names new Commercial Airplane Program, Site leaders

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Boeing announced Jan. 13 a number of leadership changes to the 737 and 767 commercial airplane programs, as well as the Renton, Wash., and North Charleston, S.C., sites. Beverly Wyse is named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. Scott Campbell replaces Wyse as vice president and general manager of the 737 program…

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Army photograph by Sgt. David Nathaniel Beckstrom
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Defense

National Training Center prepares Soldiers for battlefield

Posted January 14, 2015 by Capt. Jessica Edmonds

At the National Training Center, or NTC, asymmetric training often takes center stage.

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Business

Single Predator B amasses 20,000 flight hours

Posted January 14, 2015 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Jan. 12 that a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, signifying the highest flight time of any Predator B. The milestone was achieved while performing a 17-hour combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on Dec. 23. GA-ASI…

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Business

Kratos awarded contract for MBRAT VIE Chinook avionics training systems

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced Jan. 12 that the U.S. Army has purchased two of Kratos’ Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainer Virtual Immersive Environment training systems with the CH-47F Chinook Avionics configuration. The order is valued at approximately $1.4 million, including life cycle support services for the next four years. The work will…

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Navy photograph by PO2 Kristopher Kirsop
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Defense

From research to railgun: Revolutionary weapon at Future Force EXPO

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Kristopher Kirsop One of the two electromagnetic railgun prototypes on display aboard the joint high speed vessel USS Millinocket (JHSV 3) in port at Naval Base San Diego. The railguns are being displayed in San Diego as part of the Electromagnetic Launch Symposium, which brought together representatives from the U.S. and…

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Business

Boeing to provide additional torpedo defense systems for U.S. Navy ships

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Boeing, through its Argon ST subsidiary, will provide the U.S. Navy with five additional AN/SLQ-25C surface ship torpedo defense systems, continuing more than two decades of helping protect ships and sailors around the world. Known as “Nixie”, the system lures torpedoes away from intended targets by mimicking a ship’s acoustic signature. It is currently installed…

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Business

LMI Aerospace announces new Aerostructures organizational structure, leadership positions

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LMI Aerospace, Inc., a leading aerostructures and engineering services provider to the commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace, announced Jan. 12 the establishment of a new organizational structure and three new leadership positions within its Aerostructures segment. As part of the company’s revised strategy announced in November 2014, the Aerostructures segment has organized its…

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