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Rolls-Royce work ongoing on engines used on V-22s

LONDON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The Naval Air Systems Command has exercised a final option year of a contract with Rolls-Royce for the company's support of AE 1107C engines for V-22 aircraft.

Hagel seeks to reassure gulf states amid interest in F-35

MANAMA, Bahrain, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel toured the Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf last week reassuring them the United States is not abandoning them while seeking a rapprochement with Iran, their main rival, and one way to do that is make available advanced weapons systems that have long been withheld.

Popular Science recognizes combat helmet

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- An advanced combat helmet by a 3M subsidiary, Ceradyne, Inc., has been named as one of the "100 Best Innovations of 2013" by Popular Science magazine.
Lockheed's JLTV completes manufacturing readiness assessment

Lockheed's JLTV completes manufacturing readiness assessment

DALLAS, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. government's Manufacturing Readiness Assessment has been completed by Lockheed Martin on its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.
Kerry alleged to be dooming Mideast peace talks

Kerry alleged to be dooming Mideast peace talks

JERUSALEM, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who returns to Israel Thursday, is dooming peace talks by siding with Israel, sources told Palestinian newspaper al-Ayam.

Beechcraft, FlightSafety complete T-6 training device order

WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Beechcraft Defense Co. and FlightSafety International have completed deliveries of ground-based T-6 pilot training devices to the U.S. military.

U.S. responding to Gulf states push for UAV systems

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The Persian Gulf states are stepping up efforts to acquire unmanned aerial vehicles, which is pushing the United States, its defense companies battered by dwindling domestic military spending, to loosen restrictions on selling these systems to Arab states.

Northrop Grumman's AN/TPS-80 radar shows its capability

BALTIMORE, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman's AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar system successfully supported two weapons and tactics instruction events during testing.
BAE reports new orders for body armor

BAE reports new orders for body armor

PHOENIX, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Additional hard armor inserts for tactical vests worn by U.S. troops are being produced by BAE Systems under contracts worth nearly $18 million.

SAIC gets spot on prime Navy contract

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- SAIC is providing transport, computing and infrastructure support to the U.S. Navy through a prime indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.
U.S. experts discuss Afghanistan, Karzai stand

U.S. experts discuss Afghanistan, Karzai stand

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. experts, writing separately in The New York Times and the Washington Post on Afghanistan, strongly criticized President Hamid Karzai's current stand.

Karzai says drone strike killed child

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai firmed up his stand against signing a security pact with the United States after charging a drone strike had killed a child.

Court to rule if commandant's remarks could alter rape sentencing

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A military appeals court says it is concerned strong comments about rape by the commandant of the U.S. Marines may affect sentencing in sexual assault trials.

Testing completed on laser-based communications system

CLIFTON, N.J., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A high-speed, laser-based communications system by Exelis and Innovative Technology Solutions Inc. has successfully completed extensive evaluation.

Rolls-Royce gets new order for F-35B lift systems

LONDON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Rolls-Royce has received a new contract from Pratt & Whitney to produce more of its LiftSystem aircraft propulsion systems for the F-35 Lightning II program.
Caroline Kennedy urges Japan to play more active role internationally

Caroline Kennedy urges Japan to play more active role internationally

TOKYO, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- New U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy said during an interview that the United States' most important ally is Japan.
South Korea fired test Spike missile in October

South Korea fired test Spike missile in October

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- South Korea successfully test-fired an Israeli-precision guided missile on its Yellow Sea border sometime in October, the South Korean Marine Corps announced Friday.
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Navy awards SeaPort-e contract to Spin Systems Inc.

STERLING, Va., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has selected Spin Systems Inc. to provide engineering and consulting services under the Seaport Enhanced multiple award contract vehicle.

Military need for electro-optical systems to remain high

NEWTOWN, Conn., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Military demand for electro-optical systems is tipped to remain high through 2022, accounting for $13.5 billion in development and production spending.
Female Marines who pass infantry course won't be joining combat units

Female Marines who pass infantry course won't be joining combat units

JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Three enlisted women have for the first time passed the grueling Marine Corps infantry course but they won't be serving in combat units, military officials say.
NJ restaurant will still serve family that stiffed waitress because of her 'lifestyle’

NJ restaurant will still serve family that stiffed waitress because of her 'lifestyle’

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Restaurant where Dayna Morales works would welcome back customers who stiffed her because of her "lifestyle."
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Four to be first women to graduate grueling Marine infantry course

JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Four women set to graduate from a rigorous Marine Corps training course in North Carolina will be the first females to complete the program, officials say.

DLA touts reverse auctions for procurement savings

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency says it saved more than $1.6 billion in materiel costs over the past 14 months using a reverse auction procurement process.

U.S. orders more Javelins for self, allies

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Javelin Joint Venture is producing and delivering 842 Block I Javelin missiles for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and three allied nations.

Marines ID'd in fatal Camp Pendleton firing range explosion

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps Thursday named the four Marines killed in a training accident at Camp Pendleton while handling unexploded ordnance at a firing range.
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