General Dynamics Receives $84 Million Award for Ohio Replacement Program Missile Tubes

Ohio-class submarine launches Trident ICBMs

GROTON, Conn., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 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).
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Fifteen Years of NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory

Candra-0087 xray


This Chandra X-ray Observatory image of the Hydra A galaxy cluster was taken on Oct. 30, 1999, with the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS) in an observation that lasted about six hours. Hydra A is a galaxy cluster that is 840 million light years from Earth. The cluster gets its name from the strong radio source, Hydra A, that originates in a galaxy near the center of the cluster. Optical observations show a few hundred galaxies in the cluster. Chandra X-ray observations reveal a large cloud of hot gas that extends throughout the cluster. The gas cloud is several million light years across and has a temperature of about 40 million degrees in the outer parts decreasing to about 35 million degrees in the inner region.

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space fifteen years ago aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the universe through its unrivaled X-ray vision. Chandra, one of NASA’s current “Great Observatories,” along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope, is specially designed to detect X-ray emission from hot and energetic regions of the universe.

Image Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO

General Dynamics NASSCO Receives 2014 Environmental Excellence Award from Industrial Environmental Association


SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 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.

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Lockheed Martin To Acquire Systems Made Simple


BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 30, 2014 – 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.



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Shipyard pays, whistleblowers collect
The U.S. DOJ says that North Florida Shipyards, Jacksonville, FL and its president, Matt Self, will pay $1 mi蔕作̀耀< Continue reading

Harris Corporation Receives $18 Million Order for Falcon III Wideband Radios from Nation in Central Asia


• Delivering high-frequency and multiband tactical radios to nation’s armed forces
• Establishes crucial communication links for operating in beyond line-of-sight and line-of-sight environments
• Further expands international deployment of Falcon III portfolio of tactical radios

ROCHESTER, N.Y.– 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 of fiscal 2015.

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Lays Keel of DDG 115, Starts Fabrication on DDG 118


BATH, Maine, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 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.

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Nilofar (Arabian Sea)


NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image on Oct. 30 at 06:35 UTC (2:35 a.m. EDT) as Tropical Cyclone Nilofar was approaching the Pakistan/India border.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

NASA Sees Cyclone Nilofar Looking More like a Comet than a Tropical Cyclone

Tropical Cyclone Nilofar was closing in on the border between Pakistan and northwestern India on Oct. 30 when NASA’s Terra satellite passed overhead from space. Wind shear continued to affect the storm making it appear more like a comet with a tail, than a tropical cyclone.

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Rockwell Collins well-represented among Laureate Award finalists


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Oct. 29, 2014) – The development of Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan ThreatTrack™ weather radar with enhanced weather hazard detection and analysis, and the expansion of its Pro Line Fusion® avionics system into military aircraft and unmanned aerial systems, have been selected as finalists for a 2015 Aviation Week Laureate Award in the Technology and Innovation categories.

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