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The Scorpion tactical jet, developed by Textron AirLand LLC, completed its first flight Thursday at McConnell Air Force Base, less than 24 months after the initial design phase began to develop the aircraft. more
General Dynamics Electric Boat has signed a new 25-year lease agreement with the Quonset Development Corporation to extend and expand its footprint at Quonset Business Park, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Wednesday. more
OM Group Inc. has completed its acquisition of Ener-Tek International Inc., which operates under the brand name Yardney Technical Products, according to a press release issued this week. more
Capt. Howard Goldman will relieve Capt. Todd Cramer as commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport during a change of command ceremony on Friday at 1 p.m. more
Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Service has presented 2014 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Awards to the Northrop Grumman Corp. facility in Middletown. more
The Pentagon paid Textron Inc.’s Bell Helicopter unit $8,123.50 each for gears that should have cost $445.06, according to a report by the Defense Department’s inspector general. more
General Dynamics Corp., the Pentagon’s No. 3 contractor, raised its full-year profit forecast while second-quarter sales declined in a slumping defense market. more
Electric Boat President Jeffrey S. Geiger painted a glowingly positive picture of the future expansion and employment at the shipbuilder’s North Kingstown facility, with 650 new jobs in 2014 planned to be added to the current workforce of about 2,800. more
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post after 21 months in office amid tension with the White House over strategy and the rise of new security challenges to the country. more
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