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3 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

Northrop Grumman Wins US Navy CANES Shipboard Network Full Deployment Contract

Aug. 20, 2014 - The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as one of five contractors for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services full deployment production contract to upgrade cybersecurity, command and control, communications and intelligence systems across the fleet.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Northrop Grumman, Computers, Science, Computer Science

7 hrs ago | Aerotech News And Review

Northrop Grumman developing XS-1 experimental spaceplane design for DARPA

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.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Northrop Grumman, Redondo Beach, CA

11 hrs ago | Business Journal

Chinese businessman indicted over hack plot of two defense giants

A Chinese national has been indicted in California on five felony charges related to a computer hacking ploy that targeted The Boeing Co.

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Related Topix: Boeing, Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin

12 hrs ago | Reuters

Northrop Grumman sees European interest in Hawk surveillance drone

U.S. defense company Northrop Grumman Corp is in talks about selling its high-altitude surveillance drones in Europe, with Britain, Germany and Norway seen as the likeliest customers, a top executive said on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Northrop Grumman, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News

13 hrs ago | Mercer Island Reporter

City still paying to clean up old oil spill

Nearly a decade after clean-up efforts began on a gasoline leak from an old underground fuel tank at the city's maintenance shop, the Island is still paying about $75,000 a year in clean-up efforts.

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Related Topix: Honeywell International, Honeywell

17 hrs ago | TheStreet.com

How Will GE (GE) Stock Respond to $3.5 Billion Aircraft Engine Investment?

GE plans to open a new engine assembly plant in Lafayette, IN, bringing it into full operation by 2016.

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Related Topix: Lafayette, IN, Financial Markets, General Electric, Financial Services, Business News

21 hrs ago | Philly.com

Judge dismisses pollution suit targeting Moorestown plant

A federal judge in Camden has dismissed a lawsuit in which two Moorestown couples alleged that their families were exposed to health risks and a loss of property value because of underground contamination caused by a toxic chemical spill at a plant now owned by Lockheed Martin.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Moorestown, NJ, Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

22 hrs ago | AmericanBankingNews.com

Willis Lease Finance Corp. SVP Judith M. Webber Sells 2,083 Shares

Willis Lease Finance Corp. SVP Judith M. Webber sold 2,083 shares of the company's stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 19th.

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Related Topix: Willis Lease Finance, Leasing

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Bulls like United Technologies' rebound potential

New York a After pair of engine failures last quarter left United Technologies shares at the cheapest valuation in three years, trading in the options market suggests the stock is poised to rebound.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, United Technologies, GE Aircraft Engines, Industrial Machines, Hamilton Sundstrand, Paper, Security, United Technologies Corporation, Pratt Industries, Clipper Windpower

MilitaryCity.com

Air Force grounds 82 F-16Ds after cracks discovered

The Air Force has grounded over half of its F-16D Fighting Falcons, the service's Air Combat Command announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Air Force, US Military, US News, Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin

The Globe and Mail

Shakeup continues at Bombardier aerospace unit

Bombardier's C-Series commercial jet takes off on its first flight on Monday, Sept.

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Business Journal

Could UCLASS end up as the Pentagon's next runaway program?

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator is being used to test the first carrier-based launches by an unmanned aircraft, with the goal being to reduce risks for the follow-on UCLASS program.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Northrop Grumman

Business Journal

Raytheon helping to introduce thermal imaging camera add-on for smartphones

Waltham-based Raytheon is working with a two-year-old startup to introduce a smartphone camera add-on for $100 or less this fall, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

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Related Topix: Raytheon, Santa Barbara, CA

Business Journal

Snapshot: Lockheed-Martin tests exoskeletons + Twitter experiments to users' dismay

Partial clearing is expected in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 20 percent. High: 87. Low: 71. *The lightweight, load-bearing exoskeletons popularized in the movie "Iron Man" will be used to assist the Navy's ship maintenance crew in performing tasks that require heavy lifting.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, United Space Alliance, Startups, Savi Technology, Twitter

Gizmag

Robotic vehicles team up on first fully autonomous mission demonstration

MAX unmanned helicopter autonomously delivering an SMSS by sling load as part of a first fully autonomous mission demonstration While aircraft such as the X-47B are paving the way for unmanned aircraft filling combat roles, autonomous aircraft are also being developed to tackle more mundane - but still dangerous - military operations.

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Related Topix: Chattahoochee County, GA, Fort Benning, GA, Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, US Military, US Army, Fort Benning, Theater, Arts, Science / Technology, Robots

Mon Aug 18, 2014

SavannahNow

Gulfstream moving toward supersonic jet

For more than a decade, Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace has dedicated a team of engineers and other researchers to finding a way to diminish the bone-jarring sound of an aircraft breaking the sound barrier.

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Related Topix: Gulfstream Aerospace, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Directions Magazine

Waterloo makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research

Thanks to a partnership between the Canadian Space Agency , MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. , the prime contractor for the RADARSAT-2 program, and the Canadian Cryospheric Information Network at UWaterloo, the mosaic is free and fully accessible to the academic world and the public.

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Related Topix: Computers, IT Services, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, Retail, Household Products, Media Arts Group, Oceanography, Science

The Washington Post

Canada's second thoughts on F-35 Lightning show concerns about plane's high cost

O, Canada, land of "peace, order and good government." Land of compromise and polite politics.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, US Military, US Air Force, Business News

The Orlando Sentinel

Lockheed F-35 training work gets big boost

Lockheed Martin Corp. has received a nearly $233 million boost to its Orlando work on flight-training and maintenance simulators for the advanced but often troubled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, Aircraft, Lockheed Martin Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, US Military, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, US Marine Corps

West Australian

Raytheon wins damages after 2010 UK eBorders cancellation

U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Co on Monday said it had won damages of about 185 million pounds after a UK arbitration tribunal found the British government unlawfully terminated a border security deal with the company in 2010.

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