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Headlines May 11, 2015

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News: Airbus A400M aircraft crashes in Spain – An Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, which had been ordered by Turkey, crashed May 9 near the Seville airport, Airbus Defence and Space said.   Business: Firms to compete for Canadian ship program – European and U.S. firms will compete to win a multibillion-dollar contract to design the Royal…

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WWII veterans mark 70th anniversary of VE Day

Posted May 11, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

"I think this was a wonderful event," Floyd Brantley said. "During the war there were 16 million men. Since then we are dying out fast. We got one million now, and losing about 1,500 a day. All these men here - we're all getting older and soon there will be none left. So this event was outstanding and fascinating and I was glad to attend it."

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Nation honors WWII vets on V-E Day anniversary

Posted May 11, 2015 by Jim Garamone

They may move more slowly than they did in 1945, but World War II veterans were out in force at the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall here May 8 to remember their comrades on the 70th anniversary of when the guns stopped in Europe.

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Headlines May 8, 2015

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News: Administration seeks to alter bill that has caused furor in Iraq – The Obama administration has launched a campaign on Capitol Hill aimed at scrapping a legislative measure that has outraged the Iraqi government and led a senior Shiite cleric to threaten the mobilization of a powerful militia that could threaten U.S. troops.   Business:…

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News Briefs May 8, 2015

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Bill reforms programs providing military equipment to police Two Missouri lawmakers are introducing legislation to reform federal programs providing military equipment to police, addressing concerns raised by those who believe that police overreached during protests in Ferguson by using armored vehicles and high-caliber weapons in a military-style response. On May 7, Sen. Claire McCaskill introduced…

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Redstone Test Center reaches new heights with weapon telemetry

Posted May 8, 2015 by Bart Graham

Army photograph Hellfire missiles are fired from an unmanned aerial vehicle as part of a test exercise at the Redstone Test Center, Ala. Engineers at the Test and Evaluation Command’s Redstone Test Center, or RTC, have successfully redesigned a new universal telemetry kit that can handle virtually all Hellfire data inputs from warhead replacement to…

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Lockheed Martin recognizes small business suppliers

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Orlando, Fla., May 6, 2015 – Two Orlando, Fla., area Lockheed Martin business areas, Missiles and Fire Control and Mission Systems and Training, recognized 22 small business suppliers, out of thousands from across the nation, who have made extraordinary contributions to the company’s products and services. For the past 20 years, Lockheed Martin annually celebrates…

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IFF Mode 5 completes developmental testing

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Navy photograph Through a series of ground and flight test events Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, along with the PMA-213 Combat Identification (CID) team were performing developmental testing for IFF Mode 5 equipment, which is known as an RT-1763C/APX-111(V) Combined Interrogator Transponder (CIT) at Patuxent River Naval Air Station from June 2013 through…

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Northrop Grumman unveils Scalable Agile Beam Radar — Global Strike for B-1B

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Northrop Grumman introduced its Scalable Agile Beam Radar – Global Strike for the U.S. Air Force’s B-1B Lancer at the 30th Anniversary B-1 Reunion held at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Northrop Grumman’s SABR-GS is a full performance, multi-function, active electronically scanned array radar for the B-1. Developed as an affordable, low risk radar retrofit…

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Boeing 737 MAX LEAP-1B begins extensive flight test program

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Boeing and CFM International announced today that they successfully initiated flight testing of the LEAP-1B engine April 29 on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville, Calif.

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