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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense North America) Nov 27, 2011

Boeing Electronic missile could target "radio frequency spectrum". The U.S. military has flown an electronic missile known as the Counter-Electronics High-Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project, or Champ. The military has not released a lot of details about the new weapon, but Boeing officials have confirmed the project. Keith Coleman, Boeing's program manager for Champ, said "the whole radio frequency spectrum is viable as a target" for the missile. Nov 22, 2011

Civil Air Patrol Civil Air Patrol major assumes command of Texas squadron. Civil Air Patrol Maj. Tim Ragulsky assumed command of a squadron in Texas on Tuesday. "Our mission, and that of CAP, is not an easy one and is continually evolving as is that of our parent, the United States Air Force," he said. Ragulsky, who holds a private pilot license, has been a member of CAP for 16 years. Nov 21, 2011

Clayton Jones Further defense cuts would be shortsighted. Columnist Clayton Jones says further defense cuts would be a shortsighted measure by Congress. The cuts could lead to the loss of more than 1 million jobs in the U.S. "We cannot sacrifice our long-term national security for short-term political expediency," writes Jones. Nov 21, 2011

Hawker Beechcraft Hawker Beechcraft is dropped from light attack competition. Hawker Beechcraft officials say their Beechcraft AT-6 single-engine turboprop has been excluded from lucrative competition by the U.S. Air Force for a light attack/armed reconnaissance aircraft. The prize sought is a five-year, nearly USD1 billion contract. Nov 23, 2011

KBR, BAE Systems KBR to Develop and Deliver Virtual Training Program for Royal Australian NavyOs Landing Helicopter Dock Ship. KBR today announced it has been contracted by BAE Systems to develop and deliver a virtual training program to train crew for the Royal Australian NavyOs Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, which is under construction. The real-time, 3-D virtual training courseware will enable Royal Australian Navy personnel to get a head-start on training to operate and maintain this new capability. This project builds on the LHD 3D Ship Walkthrough Computer Model (SWCM) KBR developed using engineering data provided by BAE Systems. The SWCM is an exact-to-scale 3-D replica of the ship [ETH] inside and out [ETH] including every compartment on all 13 decks. Using the Virtual Ship Training Information System...

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