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Air Force Examines Potential Close-Air Support Aircraft Models for Light Attack Missions

The U.S. Air Force has examined two close-air support aircraft models to perform light attack missions and potentially serve as a short-term replacement for the service branch’s current fleet, FlightGlobal reported Sunday. Leigh Giangreco writes Air Force has investigated Beechcraft’s AT-6 and Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano as possible short-term replacements to its Fairchild …

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Army Radio Contract Drawing Big Names, Partners Into Competition

On Dec. 20, ExecutiveBiz reported that ITT Exelis and Northrop Grumman will partner to compete for an upcoming contract to improve radio communication within Army vehicles. In today’s Washington Post, Marjorie Censer writes that the team can expect stiff competition for the award as “contractors are lining up for a rare opportunity to win …

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Cyberwarfare: Disappointment or Opportunity?

Forbes pulled the rug out from under cyber contractors this week with an op-ed speculating cyberwarfare will prove to be a financial disappointment. The article makes some convincing points, but many contractors are banking on author Loren Thompson of Lexington Institute on being wrong. The crux of the problem seems …

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Better Security Comes at a Price

The Internet is a wonderful tool that has greatly facilitated human advancement since its inception. However, some of the greatest assets of the Internet are also its greatest flaws. In a recent article, Dr. Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute says that the idea that the U.S. would be able …

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Northrop Grumman CEO Ronald Sugar set to retire

Northrop Grumman has just announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Ronald Sugar, who’s been in his current role since 2003, will retire June 2010. Sugar will be replaced by Wesley Bush, 48, who joined the company in 1987 and currently serves as president and chief operating officer. Sugar is 61 …

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