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Lockheed Martin wins $21m contract

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Lockheed Martin will continue to provide support and management for a system that provides information to U.S. commanders and partner nations about missile events. The defense giant won a $21.5 million award from the U.S. government for a single year. The potential value of the contract for a five-year period is $78 million. Known as… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin wins $21m contract

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Buckley barbers go on strike

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Some military personnel at Buckley Air Force Base outside Denver may have to go elsewhere for their buzz cuts because eight of the nine barbers at the base are on strike against the private company they work for. The barbers began walking a picket line outside a base entrance on Thursday, saying Gino Morena Enterprises… Continue Reading Buckley barbers go on strike

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FAA seeks public input for UAV test sites

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Last month, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC joined with the Denver Metro EDC and Front Range Airport to promote the state as a test site for unmanned aerial vehicles. Now the Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public input on the selection process. Congress authorized six sites for the unmanned aircraft systems in… Continue Reading FAA seeks public input for UAV test sites

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Colorado Springs will have a net gain of 80 Air Force Reserve jobs as the military restructures amid a slowdown in defense spending. Schriever Air Force Base will get most of the additional Colorado jobs announced Tuesday, with 24 full-time positions and 56 part-time. Peterson Air Force Base will gain one full-time position and one… Continue Reading Colorado gains 80 jobs in Air Force realignment

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Defense Co. TechWise makes move downtown

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Colorado Springs defense contractor TechWise is moving its headquarters to downtown Colorado Springs. Continue Reading Defense Co. TechWise makes move downtown

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Helicopters to train at Fort Carson till mid-May

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Residents in the Fort Carson area can expect to see and hear more helicopters when Army aviators from Fort Campbell, Ky., conduct high-altitude training in Colorado this spring. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade’s training will take place from Thursday until mid-May. Aviators will fly Blackhawk, Apache and Chinook helicopters. Fort Carson officials say they and… Continue Reading Helicopters to train at Fort Carson till mid-May

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Air Force finds 2 academy officials negligent

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Military investigators say two senior officials at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., were negligent in statements they made about credentials of the school’s faculty. Investigators also say they found no evidence that academy faculty are not qualified. The Air Force inspector general disclosed the findings in a letter to David Mullin, a… Continue Reading Air Force finds 2 academy officials negligent

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ITT Exelis wins $160 million Army contract

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ITT Exelis, in Colorado Springs, received a $160 million U.S. Army contract to provide information technology support and IT services to the U.S. Army in Europe, U.S. European Command  and U.S. Africa Command. The operations, maintenance and supply in Europe was awarded by the U.S. Army contracting Command in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and includes the… Continue Reading ITT Exelis wins $160 million Army contract

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Boeing locks in biggest plane order with Lion Air

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Boeing has locked in its biggest order ever with a little-known airline halfway around the world. The Chicago airplane manufacturer said Tuesday that it has finalized an order from Indonesian carrier Lion Air for 230 planes — worth a combined $22.4 billion. The deal is the largest commercial airplane order ever for Boeing Co. by… Continue Reading Boeing locks in biggest plane order with Lion Air

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Fort Carson opens new training facility

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Fort Carson is opening its new Training Support Center facility this week, according to post officials. The facility will house more than 500 training devices to help soliders conduct and become certified in a wide variety of military skills – including how to provide first aid in a combat situation and how to identify and… Continue Reading Fort Carson opens new training facility

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