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Thursday, October 30, 2014

  • Posted at 12:52 PM
    This week, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated two milestone events for the Arleigh Burke-class program. On October 30, Bath Iron Works held a keel laying ceremony for the Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), the company's 35th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81320 The ship is named for Sgt. Rafael Peralta, U.S. Marine Corps, who was deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was killed November 15, 2004, during the Second Battle of Fallujah in house-to-house urban combat at the age of ... read more
  • Posted at 12:46 PM
  • Orion Spacecraft Complete --- DENVER, Oct. 30, 2014
    Posted at 12:15 PM
    NASA and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have completed final assembly and testing of the Orion spacecraft. The spacecraft will remain inside NASA's Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center until it rolls to launch pad 37 in November. "An empty shell of a spacecraft arrived to Kennedy Space Center two years ago, and now we have a fully assembled Orion standing 72 feet tall," said Michael Hawes Lockheed Martin Orion program manager. "We're ready to launch it into space and ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $83.8 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the Ohio replacement submarine and the United Kingdom's Successor ballistic-missile submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81320 The contract provides funding for 17 tactical missile tubes: 12 for the U.K. Successor submarine; four for the Ohio Replacement submarine; and one for the Strategic Weapons System - Ashore test facility. A total ... read more
  • /C O R R E C T I O N -- NASA/ --- WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014
    Posted at 11:02 AM
    NASA astronaut Terry Virts, who is making final preparations for his launch next month to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6-7 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 5. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Virts will participate live from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, where he is completing his training. The interviews will be preceded at 5:30 a.m. by a video highlighting his mission training and previous spaceflight. To schedule an interview time, reporters should contact Karen Svetaka at ... read more
  • Posted at 10:00 AM
    At a time when the U.S. national security mission faces unprecedented complexities -- from ISIS threats to Ebola outbreaks to Russia's political aggression -- SAP NS2(TM) is right for the times, delivering world-class technology solutions that improve both the mission and "business" of U.S. national security. That was the message at today's 3(rd) Annual SAP NS2 Solutions Summit, sponsored by SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2), as more than 800 government technology executives, mission professionals, policy makers, innovators, and business partners ... read more
  • Posted at 9:20 AM
    NASA astronaut Terry Virts, who is making final preparations for his launch next month to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6-7 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 5. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Virts will participate live from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, where he is completing his training. The interviews will be preceded at 5:30 a.m. by a video highlighting his mission training and previous spaceflight. To schedule an interview time, reporters should contact Karen Svetaka at ... read more
  • Posted at 8:35 AM
    The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a leading coalition of home health providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors - today commended the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for their Caregiver Support Program, which engages Caregiver Support Coordinators to assist family caregivers of veterans and provides services to aid in caring for their loved ones. Today, many aging veterans require physical or occupational therapy or skilled nursing care, which can ... read more
  • Posted at 7:47 AM
    Atrenne Integrated Solutions, a new company specializing in fully engineered, integrated and custom solutions, announced its formation today with its portfolio including AbelConn Electronics, CBT Technology, Photo Etch and SIE Computing Solutions. Atrenne Integrated Solutions links the four divisions' capabilities in fully-tested electronic assemblies, backplanes, front panels, extruded aluminum enclosures, and connectors, to design and produce durable electronic products. "'Atrenne' is an old English word that means 'to out-run', and that is exactly what we plan to do; focus on ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    General Dynamics NASSCO, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was recognized for its environmental conservation and leadership efforts to continuously implement energy-efficient solutions at its San Diego shipyard. This week the company received an Award of Environmental Excellence from the Industrial Environmental Association at its 2014 conference in San Diego. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81320 In March 2014, NASSCO completed the remediation of sediment in its shipyard, which is the largest clean-up in the history of the San Diego bay, and is one ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received an $18 million order from a nation in Central Asia for Falcon III® wideband tactical radios. The radios will provide advanced voice and data capabilities for the country’s armed forces on the frontline. The order was received during the first quarter ... read more
  • Lockheed Martin To Acquire Systems Made Simple --- BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 30, 2014
    Posted at 6:00 AM
    Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Systems Made Simple, a leading provider of health information technology solutions to the U.S. federal government. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/PH96591LOGO Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close within 30 days. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed and are not material to Lockheed Martin. Once the transaction is closed, the company will report through the Corporation's Information Systems & Global Solutions business area. "Technology is ... read more
  • Posted at 5:35 AM
    A sweeping story, Black Storm: Curse on the Caliphate takes place in the United States, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and, of course, the Middle East. Commander Colt Jackson, introduced in Mr. Kelly's last novel, Blood Moon Over D'Apocalypse((TM)) is a Navy Seal who is asked to take on extraordinary missions. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141029/155288Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141029/155289 In this second novel of the "Colt Jackson Thriller & Adventure Stories," Commander Jackson leads his SEALs against enemies who bring danger ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) will present at Baird's 2014 Industrial Conference on Tuesday, November 11(th), 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Frank Hermance, Chairman and CEO, will represent the Company. AMETEK's presentation is scheduled for 3:00 PM CT. The presentation will be simultaneously webcast over the Internet. To access the webcast, please go to www.ametek.com, click on "Investors." A link will be provided to access the webcast. Corporate ProfileAMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro- ... read more
  • ATK Reports FY15 Second Quarter Operating Results --- ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 30, 2014
    Posted at 4:00 AM
    ATK (NYSE: ATK) today reported operating results for the second quarter of its Fiscal Year 2015, which ended on Sept. 28, 2014. Second quarter sales were $1.3 billion, up 11 percent from the prior-year quarter of $1.1 billion, due to increased sales across all of ATK's business groups. Operating profit in the second quarter was $161 million, an increase of approximately 8 percent or $12 million from the prior-year period. Excluding transaction costs and inventory step-up, adjusted operating profit in the ... read more
  • Posted at 3:50 AM
  • Ball Reports Third Quarter Results --- BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 30, 2014
    Posted at 3:00 AM
    Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today reported third quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $147.4 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, on sales of $2.2 billion, compared to $115.2 million, or 78 cents per diluted share, on sales of $2.3 billion in the third quarter of 2013. Third quarter 2014 net earnings include after tax charges of $9.4 million, or 7 cents per diluted share, for business consolidation and other activities. Results for the first nine months of 2014 ... read more
  • Grassroots Space Program on Kickstarter --- CITY OF HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 30, 2014
    Posted at 3:00 AM
    The mission of Space Operations, Inc. ( SpaceOps ) is to launch people into orbit from the U.S as soon as possible. "Our ECLIPSE spacecraft is based on the proven Gemini design that NASA flew back in the 1960's" said Craig Russell, founder of SpaceOps. The first step is to build the ECLIPSE flight simulator, using a Kickstarter campaign. The name of the project is; "ECLIPSE 2-seat orbital spacecraft; first step: simulator." The Kickstarter link to the project is: ... read more

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  • Posted at 4:36 PM
    The Wallops Incident Response Team completed an initial assessment Wednesday of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff Tuesday from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "I want to praise the launch team, range safety, all of our emergency responders and those who provided mutual aid and support on a highly-professional response that ensured the safety of our most important resource -- our people," ... read more
  • United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches 50th Atlas V Rocket --- CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Oct. 29, 2014
    Posted at 2:58 PM
    A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the eighth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-8 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 1:21 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41. This is ULA's 12(th) launch in 2014, and the 89(th) successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006. "ULA is honored to work with this world-class U.S. government and contractor mission team, and we are very proud to have delivered the GPS IIF-8 satellite to orbit ... read more