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Headlines July 18, 2014

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News: Senate panel OKs Pentagon spending bill, but its fate is uncertain – A U.S. Senate panel July 17 approved nearly $550 billion in military spending, while also proposing to keep alive weapon systems the Pentagon wanted to retire. But senior members made clear it may never see the Senate floor.   Business: Pratt, Norway get…

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Northrop Grumman developing XS-1 experimental spaceplane design for DARPA

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Northrop Grumman image Northrop Grumman Corporation with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design for DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane XS-1, shown here in an artist’s concept. In addition to low-cost launch, the XS-1 will serve as a test-bed for a new generation of hypersonic aircraft. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman with Scaled…

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News Briefs September 26, 2014

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Navy suspends most nuclear work at Virginia shipyard Two safety violations by civilian workers have prompted the Navy to suspend most nuclear work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The suspension of work on Sept. 13 affects the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the submarines USS Maryland and USS Albany, The Virginian-Pilot reported. On…

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News Briefs October 29, 2014

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F-35C makes first landing at Virginia Beach Navy base The Navy says an operational F-35C joint strike fighter has landed at Naval Air Station Oceana for the first time. Naval Air Station Oceana is the Navy’s master jet base on the East Coast. The Navy says the plane came to the Virginia Beach base Oct….

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Headlines December 1, 2014

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News: For Obama and the Pentagon, an uneasy relationship – On a trip to Afghanistan during President Barack Obama’s first term, Defense Secretary Robert Gates was stunned to find a telephone line at the military’s special operations headquarters that linked directly back to a top White House national security official.   Business: Defense firms could be…

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News Briefs January, 7, 2015

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SpaceX calls off launch to space station SpaceX called off its planned flight to the International Space Station Jan. 6 because of rocket trouble. The unmanned Falcon rocket was supposed to blast off before sunrise. But the countdown was halted with just over a minute remaining. The soonest SpaceX can try again is Friday morning,…

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Headlines February 11, 2015

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News: White House weighs adjusting Afghan exit plan to slow withdrawal of troops – The Obama administration is considering slowing its planned withdrawal from Afghanistan for the second time, according to U.S. officials, a sign of the significant security challenges that remain despite an end to the U.S. and NATO combat mission there.   Business: L-3…

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Headlines March 25, 2015

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News: Obama says more troops will stay in Afghanistan next year – President Obama March 24 formally abandoned his pledge to bring U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan down to 5,000 by the end of this year, saying the current force of about 10,000 will remain there into 2016.   Business: U.S. special ops to sole-source 2,000…

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Headlines May 1, 2015

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Business: Airbus says it will file criminal complaint over U.S. spy claims – European aviation and aeronautics giant Airbus said April 30 it would file a criminal complaint against persons unknown following German media reports it had become a target of U.S. industrial espionage. Finmeccanica outlines way ahead in U.K. market – Details have emerged about how…

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Headlines June 15, 2015

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News: Arlington burial approved for Guardsman killed in crash – Army Secretary John McHugh has approved an exception to policy that will allow a Louisiana Guard soldier killed in a March 10 helicopter crash to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, officials announced June 12.   Business: Bomber contract loser won’t lack work, Air Force’s…

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