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Headlines April 6, 2015

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News: The Pentagon’s $10-billion bet gone bad – Trying to fashion a shield against a sneak missile attack, military planners gambled on costly projects that flopped, leaving a hole in U.S. homeland defense.   Business: U.S. says would back India buying U.S. aircraft carrier technology – The U.S. government would support selling General Atomics’ electromagnetic launching system…

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News Briefs April 6, 2015

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Korean War soldier’s remains to be returned to Richmond The remains of a soldier who had been missing since the Korean War are being returned to Richmond, Va. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the remains of Army Cpl. Lindsey C. Lockett are scheduled to be flown to Richmond April 9. The Department of Defense POW/MIA…

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Headlines April 3, 2015

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News Pentagon authorizes refueling help for Yemen campaign The Pentagon has agreed to provide aerial refueling support for Saudi and allied pilots attacking Houthi rebels in Yemen, an expansion of the U.S. military’s role in the conflict, a Defense Department official said April 2. Judge rules Navy underestimated threat to marine mammals from sonar A…

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News Briefs April 3, 2015

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Defense contractor admits illegally exporting blueprints The former owner of two New Jersey defense contracting firms has admitted she conspired to send sensitive military blueprints to India. Forty-nine-year-old Hannah Robert of North Brunswick pleaded guilty in federal court April 1 to conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act by sending to India technical drawings…

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Headlines April 1, 2015

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News: Iranian aircraft buzzed U.S. Navy helo in Persian Gulf – An Iranian aircraft buzzed a Navy helicopter operating in the Persian Gulf earlier this month, a U.S. military official said March 31. Active duty suicides up in 2014 – Suicides among active duty members of the military increased in 2014, though reservists and members of the…

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News Briefs April 1, 2015

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Germany, France, Italy plan to develop military drones Germany and France plan to work together with Italy to develop military surveillance drones that could also carry weapons. French President Francois Hollande said after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel March 31 that it is important for Europe to be independent in both manufacturing drones and in…

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Headlines March 30, 2015

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News: Pentagon chief mulls easing military enlistment standards – Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.   Business: Lockheed pays $2 million to settle government overbilling charges – Lockheed Martin Corporation…

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News Briefs March 30, 2015

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Landing mishap for military chopper; two aboard unhurt Two Navy officers were unhurt after their helicopter rolled on its side while landing in the Florida Panhandle. The mishap happened the night of March 27 at a Navy landing site in Pensacola, Fla. The Pensacola News Journal reports a pilot instructor and a student were able…

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Headlines March 27, 2015

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News General Dynamics withdraws as T-100 prime contractor General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology has withdrawn itself as the prime contractor on the T-100, the offering for the T-X trainer replacement program based on the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 design.   Business SpaceX’s fight with U.S. Air Force called a clash of perceptions Billionaire Elon Musk’s…

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Contractor extradited from Iraq pleads guilty in bribes case A man extradited from Iraq in a military contract bribery case has pleaded guilty to three charges in an agreement with federal prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose has scheduled sentencing for July 1 for Metin Atilan. His attorney, Nick Gounaris, says the two sides agreed…

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