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F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets a 33rd Fighter Wing Airman July 10, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Hagel visited the base to tour the wing and the F-35 Lightning II integrated training center. While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying,…

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Brown extends tax credit to Northrop Grumman

Posted August 18, 2014 by

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin. Brown’s office announced Aug. 15 that he signed SB718 by Sens. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, and Sen. Stephen Knight, R-Palmdale. It expands an aerospace tax credit…

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Headlines September 22, 2014

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News: U.S., Canadian jets intercept Russian planes –  The U.S. this week intercepted a half dozen Russian planes that got too close to U.S. airspace near Alaska, while Canadian planes intercepted two Russian bombers, NORAD said Sept. 20. Odierno: More troops in Afghanistan may get pink slips – More soldiers could learn while in Afghanistan that they…

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News Briefs October 24, 2014

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French moving troops toward Libyan border A top French military official says the country is moving troops toward the Libyan border within weeks and, along with U.S. intelligence, is monitoring al Qaeda arms shipments to Africa’s Sahel region. A French base will go up within weeks in a desert outpost just a hundred kilometers (60…

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Headlines November 24, 2014

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News: Hagel said to be stepping down as defense chief under pressure – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and a beleaguered national security team that has struggled to stay ahead of an onslaught of global crises. Afghan mission for U.S….

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Headlines December 31, 2014

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News: DOD braces for political battle over military pay – The Pentagon is bracing for one of its biggest political battles in years as a blue-ribbon commission on military compensation and retirement nears the end of its two-year study and moves closer to releasing its proposals for change by Feb. 1.   Business: Defense 2015 preview:…

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SpaceX launch of observatory, landing test off until Feb. 10

Posted February 9, 2015 by Marcia Dunn

A deep-space observatory has to wait yet another day before flying. SpaceX called off the Feb. 8 launch attempt because of trouble with the Air Force rocket-tracking radar. The company targeted Feb. 9, but decided to wait until Feb.10 for better weather. That gives SpaceX time to replace a video transmitter on the first-stage booster…

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News Briefs March 18, 2015

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Moldovan president calls for closer cooperation with NATO Moldova’s president says the former Soviet republic should cooperate closer with NATO to boost its security because it faces the threat of a military conflict with Russia. President Nicolae Timofti said in a television interview March 17 that he was concerned about what he called ìthreats to…

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Headlines April 29, 2015

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News: Out of control Russian spacecraft plunging back to Earth – The Russian spacecraft that went rogue April 28 has already begun an unstoppable descent into Earth’s atmosphere, experts have claimed.   Business: V-22 tilt-rotor manufacturer Bell Helicopter to cut 1,100 jobs – Citing declining production of its V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft and a soft market for commercial…

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Headlines June 8, 2015

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News: Russian bomber flights buzzing U.S. airspace doubled last year – The number of long-range Russian strategic bomber flights that buzzed U.S. airspace doubled last yaer from their norm, forcing American jets to frequently scramble and capturing the attention of hawks in Congress who believe the Kremlin is sending a veiled warning to President Obama to…

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