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News Briefs June 11, 2014

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Environmental agency criticize Kirtland proposal New Mexico environmental regulators are criticizing Kirtland Air Force Base’s proposal for cleaning up a massive underground fuel leak, saying it would threaten Albuquerque’s water supply. Kirtland’s plan centers on using a Kirtland water well to remove fuel-contaminated groundwater to keep it away from a neighborhood where municipal drinking wells…

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Airbus beats Boeing at Farnborough in orders race

Posted July 18, 2014 by Danica Kirka

Airbus beat rival Boeing in the aircraft order stakes at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, garnering nearly twice as many orders and commitments. The victory by the European aircraft manufacturer is its second in a row in the unofficial air show competition after last year’s triumph in Paris – the French capital and Farnborough, a…

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82 F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time compliance technical order, or TCTO, to inspect all F-16D due to initial structural…

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News Briefs September 24, 2014

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Minuteman 3 test missile launches from California The U.S. Air Force has test-launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The missile lifted off from Vandenberg at 7:45 a.m., PDT, Sept. 23 on a 4,200-mile flight over the Pacific to a target on the Kwajalein Atoll. The Air Force…

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Headlines October 27, 2014

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News: Marine dies in Iraq, second reported loss tied to Islamic State fight – The U.S. military is investigating a Marine’s death in Iraq, the second reported fatality of an American service member supporting efforts to combat the Islamic State group.   Business: Selex, Raytheon compete to supply IFF system to U.K. – Raytheon UK and Selex…

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Headlines November 26, 2014

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News: When Hagel leaves, new SecDef faces big questions about the military’s future – President Obama’s new pick to run the Pentagon will face a dizzying set of challenges affecting the Defense Department’s mission, budget and culture. Who will be the next Secretary of Defense?– Following the Nov. 24 surprise announcement from the White House, the…

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Headlines January 7, 2015

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News SpaceX calls off rocket launch at last minute SpaceX hopes to try again Jan. 9 to launch cargo to the International Space Station, after a technical problem scrubbed a first launch attempt Jan. 6.   Business Babcock wins $1.4 billion British Army support deal Babcock International has been given a £900 million contract by…

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News Briefs February 11, 2015

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Pentagon No. 2 sounds alarm over tech erosion The Pentagon’s second-ranking official is sounding alarm bells about an erosion of America’s military technological edge and warning that a return to automatic budget cuts would be an ìunmitigated disasterî for the Pentagon. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work made the assertions Feb. 10 in remarks prepared for…

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Headlines March 23, 2015

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News: House aides preview major Pentagon reforms – Reform of the Pentagon’s weapons buying habits will lead Rep. Mac Thornberry’s agenda as head of the House Armed Services Committee say committee aides, a long-term plan the Texas Republican will formally outline March 23 at a Washington think tank.   Business: Lockheed fixing software glitch with GPS…

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News Briefs May 1, 2015

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U.S. commander says NATO to step up its intelligence-sharing The top U.S. commander for NATO says the alliance will begin to improve intelligence-sharing with members and cooperation about the movement of foreign fighters from Iraq and Syria to the U.S. and other Western countries. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove says individual nations have been sharing…

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