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Sale of Collins unit not expected to cut Cedar Rapids jobs

Jan. 21, 2020 8:51 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — British-based BAE Systems will maintain a presence in the Cedar Rapids area after it completes a deal to acquire Collins Aerospace's military GPS business, officials said. BAE announced Monday that United Technologies Corp. had agreed to sell the GPS business for $1.925 billion....

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max being built for Norwegian Air International taxis for a test flight, at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Newly released Boeing documents show that company employees knew about problems with flight simulators for the now-grounded 737 Max jetliner and talked about misleading regulators. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing papers show employees slid 737 Max problems past FAA

Jan. 10, 2020 6:34 PM EST

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill lashed out at Boeing on Friday after the release of a batch of emails and text messages in which company employees questioned the safety of the now-grounded 737 Max, called the aircraft a “joke” and talked about how they concealed problems from regulators. In the messages,...

In this photo taken from undated footage distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, an intercontinental ballistic missile lifts off from a silo somewhere in Russia. The Russian military said the Avangard hypersonic weapon entered combat duty on Friday. The Kremlin has made modernization of Russia's strategic nuclear forces one of its top priorities. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound

Dec. 27, 2019 9:37 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of sound became operational Friday, Russia's defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin, bolstering the country's nuclear strike capability. Putin has described the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle as a technological...

Iran to hold joint, four-day navy drill with Russia, China

Dec. 25, 2019 6:12 AM EST

Iran’s armed forces will hold a joint, four-day naval exercise with Russia and China in the northern part of the Indian Ocean, a spokesman said Wednesday. The drill, which is to start on Saturday, will be the first such trilateral exercise as Tehran seeks to boost military cooperation with Beijing and...

FILE - This Nov. 11, 2014 file photo shows a model of a fighter jet outside former Grumman Corp. plant in Bethpage, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 that if defense contractor Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy don't act swiftly, the state will start construction on its own on a system to contain and treat a nearly 7-square-mile swath of pollution from the former manufacturing facilities in Nassau County. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)

New York ready to fight polluters over $585M cleanup bill

Dec. 22, 2019 2:43 PM EST

BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — New York is moving forward with a $585 million plan to clean up a massive plume of underground contamination left from Long Island's heyday as a defense and aerospace manufacturing hub, and it's ready to take polluters to court over the bill. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that if...

Relatives of passengers of a missing military plane comfort each other as they arrive at the Cerrillos airbase in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Chile's air force said it lost radio contact with a C-130 Hercules transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight to the country's base in Antarctica, and authorities are indicating they are not optimistic about the aircraft's fate. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

Chile combs Antarctic for missing plane with 38 aboard

Dec. 10, 2019 7:36 PM EST

PUNTA ARENAS, Chile (AP) — Search crews are combing the Antarctic for a Chilean military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to a base on the frozen continent and will tirelessly press ahead as the hunt gains widening international support, officials said Tuesday. Gen. Eduardo...