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Boecore wins top supplier award

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Local business Boecore Inc was awarded a top supplier award from Northrop Grumman’s $10 billion information systems sector. It’s the fourth time Boecore has won the award. Boecore was recognized this week for its technical capabilities, employees and quality. The award is used to recognize the top 25 suppliers from more than 6,000 companies who… Continue Reading Boecore wins top supplier award

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Lockheed Martin wins $250m contract

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Lockheed Martin won a $250 million contract to continue to support the air defense, missile warning and space defense systems at U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Strategic Command. The contract covers three one-year options, and has a total potential value of $250 million. Under the first contract, Lockheed Martin modernized the air defense, missile warning… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin wins $250m contract

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Smith named to space law board of directors

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Colorado Springs attorney Milton “Skip” Smith was elected to the International Institute of Space Law Board of Directors at its annual meeting in Naples, Italy. Smith is one of 15 other space industry leaders and lawyers on the board, and is co-chairman of the Sherman & Howard space law practice group and is on the… Continue Reading Smith named to space law board of directors

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Space Foundation hosts Halloween fundraiser

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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation is holding its first fundraising event – a futuristic Space & Science Fiction Halloween Ball. The event is slated for the 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the foundation’s world headquarters, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Tickets are $20 a person in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds will pay… Continue Reading Space Foundation hosts Halloween fundraiser

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BAE Systems and EADS confirm combination talks

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U.K. defense contractor BAE Systems PLC and European aerospace giant EADS NV said Wednesday they are in talks about combining their businesses. The companies said that under the proposed merger, BAE Systems shareholders would own 40 percent and EADS shareholders 60 percent of the enlarged group. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange confirming… Continue Reading BAE Systems and EADS confirm combination talks

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Colorado aerospace: All systems go

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The aerospace industry is faring much better in Colorado than in other states across the nation — and that holds true in Colorado Springs as well. Continue Reading Colorado aerospace: All systems go

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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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The Space Foundation’s 28th annual National Space Symposium will open with a local salute to astrology and astronomy. For only the second time in nearly three decades, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will perform at the opening ceremony April 16, 2012. The group will perform Mars, the Bringer of War from The Planets Op. 32 by… Continue Reading Philharmonic to perform at Space Symposium 2012

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For the dozen lawmakers tasked with producing a deficit-cutting plan, the threatened “doomsday” defense cuts hit close to home. The six Republicans and six Democrats represent states where the biggest military contractors — Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Corp., Raytheon Co. and Boeing Co. — build missiles, aircraft, jet fighters and tanks while employing tens of… Continue Reading ‘Doomsday’ defense cuts loom large for select 12

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