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Headlines July 20, 2015

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News: Lockheed to buy United Tech’s Sikorsky for over $8 billion – source – Lockheed Martin, the largest U.S. weapons maker, has agreed to buy United Technologies Corp’s Sikorsky Aircraft unit, the maker of Black Hawk helicopters, for over $8 billion, a source familiar with the negotiations said July 19.   Business: Super Tucano, Embraer soaring…

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Headlines July 15, 2015

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Business: Pentagon says ‘closely monitoring’ potential Sikorsky sale – The U.S. Defense Department said July 14 it was “closely monitoring” the potential sale of helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft by its parent company, United Technologies Corp. and that it would evaluate any deal on a case-by-case basis. Japan becomes first V-22 export customer – Japan is…

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Headlines July 13, 2015

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Business: Raytheon helps bolster Jordan’s border security – A Raytheon-built system to help Jordan secure its borders with strife-torn Iraq and Syria is now operational. Lockheed Martin to offer converted C-130Js as maritime patrollers – Lockheed Martin is to offer a U.K-specific variant of its SC-130J Sea Hercules to Britain, as the U.K. looks to re-generate a…

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Headlines July 10, 2015

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News: Pentagon reconsidering total F-35 buy – Gen. Joseph Dunford, the nominee for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he’s willing to rethink the acquisition plan for the most expensive weapons program ever.   Business: Lockheed, Textron final suitors for Sikorsky Aircraft – Lockheed Martin and Textron Inc. have emerged as final contenders…

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News Briefs July 10, 2015

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Putin, Rouhani discuss nuclear and security cooperation The presidents of Russia and Iran have held talks that Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says covered military and nuclear cooperation, as well as the fight against the Islamic State group. Putin and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani met July 9 in the Russian city Ufa, which is hosting a summit of…

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OPM acts to protect federal workers, others from cyber threats

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U.S. Office of Personnel Management officials announced July 9 the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those affected. In late May, as a result of ongoing efforts to secure its systems, OPM discovered an incident affecting background…

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Headlines July 6, 2015

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News Long wait to come to America for Iraqis, Afghans who served U.S. troops Long wait times and a shortage of available visas for a huge backlog of applications remain major issues for the U.S. government’s Special Immigrant Visa program intended to ease entry to the United States for Iraqis and Afghans who served as…

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News Briefs July 6, 2015

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Russian MiG fighter crashes in southern Russia, pilot lives The Russian Defense Ministry says a Russian air force fighter jet has crashed in the south but its pilot ejected safely. The MiG-29 fighter jet went down July 3 near the village of Kushchevskaya in the Krasnodar region, 620 miles south of Moscow. The ministry said…

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Headlines July 2, 2015

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News: F-35 loses dogfight to fighter jet from 1980s – A new report alleges that an F-35A was defeated by the very aircraft it is meant to replace.   Business: South Korea selects Airbus for $1.33 billion tanker contract – European aerospace giant Airbus won a $1.33 billion deal June 30 to supply air refueling…

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Headlines June 29, 2015

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News: SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes moments after launch – A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station blew up June 28 shortly after liftoff.   Business: How serious a setback is SpaceX rocket explosion? – Elon Musk had never come face to face with that rule before — at least not in space travel —…

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