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Final West Coast frigate, USS Gary, decommissioned

Posted July 24, 2015 by PO1 Trevor Welsh

Past and current crew, plank owners, former and current commanding officers, namesake relatives and friends and family gathered at Naval Base San Diego July 23 to bid farewell to USS Gary (FFG 51), the last remaining Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate on the West coast after 31 years of service.

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Space

Launch, docking returns ISS crew to full strength

Posted July 24, 2015 by

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have arrived at the International Space Station to continue important research that advances NASA's journey to Mars while making discoveries that can benefit all of humanity.

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Business

Lockheed Martin receives additional EW contract to protect Navy’s fleet

Posted July 24, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $154 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this low-rate initial production contract for Block 2 of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), Lockheed Martin will provide additional systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32 systems on U.S….

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‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

Posted July 24, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

They stand in the sweltering summer sun on a lake bed as dry as chapped lips in wintertime. Silence stretches throughout the empty valley and the occasional breeze offers little relief from the unforgiving sun’s rays. Beads of sweat trickle down their foreheads as they communicate by radio with the inbound pilots.

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Business

Lockheed Martin receives $1.5 billion missile interceptor deal

Posted July 24, 2015 by

United States and allied military forces are set to upgrade key missile defense capabilities under a new $1.5 billion contract for production and delivery of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) missiles. The contract includes PAC-3 and PAC-3 MSE interceptor deliveries for the U.S. Army, and Foreign Military Sales of…

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NASA’s New Horizons team finds haze, flowing ice on Pluto

Posted July 24, 2015 by

Flowing ice and a surprising extended haze are among the newest discoveries from NASA’s New Horizons mission, which reveal distant Pluto to be an icy world of wonders.

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Business

Military fuel tanker delays pull down Boeing’s second quarter earnings

Posted July 24, 2015 by Scott Mayerowitz

Aerospace giant Boeing saw its earnings plunge by a third in the second quarter because of repeated delays with a military fuel tanker. The Chicago-based company July 22 posted a $1.11 billion net profit, down from $1.65 billion during the same period last year. The bulk of that drop is attributed to a $536 million…

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Business

United Technologies posts lower second quarter revenue, profit

Posted July 24, 2015 by Stephen Singer

United Technologies Corp. posted second-quarter declines July 21 in revenue and profit as a strong dollar cut exports. It also reduced its 2015 outlook on Otis elevator sales in Europe and China’s slowing economy. Its stock dropped almost 8 percent in late morning trading Tuesday. “Look, to say that I’m disappointed would be a significant…

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Headlines July 22, 2015

Posted July 22, 2015 by

News: Pentagon confirms drone crashed in Iraq – A Pentagon spokesman said the aircraft was returning from an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission when “technical complications” caused a loss of communication with the aircraft July 16.   Business: Boeing faces eight-month delay on $3 billion tanker contracts – Boeing may have to wait an extra eight months…

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News Briefs July 22, 2015

Posted July 22, 2015 by

U.S. Navy commander stresses positives in China relationship The Navy’s new commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet sounded a conciliatory note toward China July 21 during the last stop of a three-country Asian tour. “We have much more in common than we do in competition,” Adm. Scott Swift told reporters in Tokyo. He added, though,…

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