THAAD Weapon System Achieves Lowest Endo Intercept to Date, Maintains 100% Success Rate

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DALLAS, June 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) conducted a successful flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System today at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, HI. This flight test was THAAD’s seventh intercept to date and proved the system’s ability to intercept a unitary target in the low endo-atmosphere.

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CEOs of Boeing, Xerox Pledge Support to Obama for Passage of Korea-US Free Trade Agreement

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CHICAGO, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Jim McNerney, chairman, president and CEO of Boeing (NYSE: BA), and Ursula Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox, issued the following statement regarding the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. President Obama recently named McNerney chairman, and Burns vice-chairman, of the President’s Export Council.

“We applaud President Obama’s decision to move the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement closer to ratification. Implementing this agreement will provide a powerful boost to U.S. exports to one of the world’s most dynamic economies, and it will drive job creation across many sectors of the U.S. economy. We offer our full support to the administration as it works with the U.S. Congress and Korean officials to address any outstanding issues and move this agreement forward for congressional approval at the earliest opportunity.”

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Eastern European countries to get help in tackling alien invaders

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The Russian Federation and Ukraine will be the first countries to benefit from a training programme aimed at helping selected Eastern European countries reduce the risk from harmful organisms and pathogens transferred in ships’ ballast water, under an innovative Marine Biosafety Initiative, launched by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in partnership with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), through the Organization’s GloBallast Partnerships Programme (GloBallast).

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Tiles Around Hatch Focus of Work

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At NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Orbiter Processing Facility-3, shuttle Discovery’s side hatch will be closed today so crews can install tiles. Technicians will continue testing the Power Reactant Storage Distribution system, which feeds the fuel cells that generate electricity on the shuttle.

Discovery’s main engine re-installation is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

At NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the STS-133 astronauts will practice emergency simulations.

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Northrop Grumman, principal VIP sponsor, presents world leading capability in airborne early warning and control

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, June 28 /PRNewswire/ — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will be participating at the Defense Sensors Technology Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE where it will highlight its wide range of industry-leading capabilities in electronic warfare (EW) interoperability and EW’s contribution to the overall surveillance picture among its airborne early warning and control systems.

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Lockheed Martin’s Chelmsford Facility Earns a Second Prestigious Department of Defense Security Award

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CHELMSFORD, MA, June 28th, 2010 — Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Chelmsford Operations has been awarded the prestigious James S. Cogswell Award for Outstanding Industrial Security. Of the more than 13,000 defense contractors that are subject to annual inspection in the National Industrial Security Program, only nine were honored with a Cogswell Award this year.

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AsianYachting – More June News

Jewel of Muscat – ‘On da way’ again…
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28 June 2010: When some one in Malaysia phones up to say they are “On da way” usually means that they may arrive anytime during the next week. Around 17:00 on Sunday afternoon, the replica 9th century Oman trading vessel, Jewel of Muscat released the tow rope, about two miles to seaward of the lead marker and clear of the moored ships at the Southern entrance to Pt Klang. Destination Singapore – Last 200nm leg of the Oman to Singapore voyage and in time for a huge handover ceremony being planned next weekend on Saturday July 3rd at Keppel Marina.

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