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USS Gerald R. Ford successfully sails into post-shakedown availability period

The Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to begin a post-shakedown availability (PSA) period at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

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RNLAF signs Boeing to Apache, Chinook services pact

Boeing and the Royal Netherlands Air Force signed a Combined Helicopter Support services agreement at the Royal International Air Tattoo July 14 that will provide maintenance, services and spare parts to the RNLAF’s fleet of AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.

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Boeing signs commitments for 40 high-capacity 737 MAX 8s, 53 MAX 8 airplanes

Boeing and four customers have signed commitments for a total of 93 737 MAX airplanes, including a carrier that has committed to 40 of the high-capacity version of the MAX 8 airplane.

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Austin, Texas, to be U.S. Army Futures Command location, says Army

Austin, Texas, will be the location for the new headquarters of U.S. Army Futures Command, Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper announced July 13 at a Pentagon press briefing.

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Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Spacecraft Begins Secondary Mission in Space

Northrop Grumman has announced that its Cygnus™ spacecraft, following a highly successful stay at the International Space Station, has departed from the station to begin the next phase of its mission.


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Headlines – October 7, 2015

Posted  October 7, 2015

News: Defense authorization bill advances, but is still far from done – The fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill is one step closer to congressional approval. But it’s still far away from becoming law. http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/capitol-hill/2015/10/06/ndaa-senate-veto-looms/73455834/ Business: Kendall: Let’s talk about balance in supplier base – The Pentagon’s acquisition chief reiterated his concerns about consolidation among prime…

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Raytheon awards 40 scholarships to FIRST® Robotics competitors from 18 states

Posted  September 30, 2015

Raytheon will award $1,000 individual scholarships to 40 high school seniors or full-time college students who participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition or were a member of a FIRST Tech Challenge team. The scholarship recipients hail from Alabama, California, Texas and 15 other states. The 2015 Raytheon-FIRST® Robotics Scholarship program is aimed at FIRST (For…

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Three San Diego-based destroyers relocating to Washington

Posted  September 30, 2015

Navy photograph by PO2 Jacob Estes The guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) is underway off the coast of Southern California. The U.S. Navy announced the homeport change of three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers Sept. 30. USS Gridley(DDG 101), USS Sampson(DDG 102), and USS Kidd(DDG 100) will relocate from San Diego to Naval Station Everett,…

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U.S. Army awards Honeywell $41 million For APN-209 radar altimeter

Posted  September 30, 2015

The U.S. Army awarded Honeywell Aerospace $41 million to continue supplying its combat-proven radar altimeters for use across the Army’s full fleet of helicopter platforms. Honeywell’s lightweight, compact APN-209 radar altimeter is a critical piece of safety and awareness equipment designed to work well in a helicopter’s operating environment, specifically in the hover phase and…

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NASA, Boeing extend ISS contract

Posted  September 30, 2015

NASA has awarded a key contract to Boeing, the International Space Station’s prime contractor, to continue providing key engineering support services, resources and personnel to the program through Sept. 30, 2020. The contract, valued at $1.18 billion, extends for five-years.   NASA and its 16 international partners are analyzing the ability to sustain station operations through…

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