Defense Industry
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The same federal contractor that vetted Edward Snowden, who leaked information about classified U.S. spying programs, also performed a background check that let the Washington Navy Yard shooter obtain a security clearance. more
Raytheon Co., the world’s largest missile maker, raised its full-year earnings outlook as international defense sales helped it beat analysts’ second- quarter profit estimates. 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
The U.S. will sell Israel six V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft made by Boeing Co. and Textron Inc., Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. 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
Everyone has the occasional bad day at work. When Mary Wohlgemuth, technical director at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, has a bad day, it could be because a torpedo is malfunctioning. more
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
Elected officials and others representing the region’s defense industry recently crowded around the cockpit of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II, waiting their turns to hop in the pilot’s seat, taxi the fighter jet down the runway and launch into the skies on a government mission – all without leaving the confines of the R.I. Department of Administration building, that is. more
William Blackburn, customer advocate at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, has received the 2013 Bronze Medal from the National Defense Industrial Association. The medal recognizes outstanding individual achievements in science or engineering in the field of undersea warfare. more
Raytheon Co., the world’s largest missile maker, said third-quarter profit fell 2.8 percent in a time of Pentagon spending cuts, while the company raised its full-year forecast for earnings and sales. more
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