Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter enters Black Sea

Aug. 9 (UPI) — The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter traveled to the Black Sea this week, the sixth U.S. Navy ship to operate in the region this year. The ship, one of four U.S. destroyers based at Naval Station Rota, Spain, moved across Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait and into the Black Sea on Thursday. The Porter is the first U.S. vessel ...

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Air Mobility Command grounds 123 U.S. Air Force C-130s due to ‘atypical cracks’

Aug. 8 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force said Thursday that Gen. Maryanne Miller has grounded 123 of 450 Total Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from service after discovering cracks on the wing. During maintenance, “atypical cracks” were found on the lower center wing joint or “rainbow fitting,” accoding to an Air Mobility Command statement from Dobbins Air Reserve Base in ...

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Lockheed nabs $240M contract for ballistic missile modeling, simulation

Aug. 7 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin announced on Wednesday that it has secured a $240 million Missile Defense Agency contract for ballistic defense modeling and simulation. The Modeling and Simulation Contract-Framework and Tools, or MASC-F, will offer potential simulations of situations for the Ballistic Missile Defense System, the company said Tuesday when it announced the deal. “Testing the different elements ...

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Sixteen companies chosen for $17.1B defense intelligence contract

Aug. 6 (UPI) — The Department of Defense announced on Monday 16 companies with winning offers for inclusion in a $17.1 billion contract to work with the Defense Intelligence Agency to provide a wide range of intelligence products. The deal, a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple-award contract, is called Solutions for Intelligence Analysis 3 and will require companies that win individual task ...

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