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Nov. 11, 2008
November 11, 2008   Articles NY Times Reports That Obama Asks Bush To Provide Help for Automakers ...
November 11, 2008
NY Times Reports That Obama Asks Bush To Provide Help for Automakers
In a copyrighted story, the New York Times said the struggling auto industry was thrust into the middle of a political standoff between the White House and Democrats on Monday as President-elect Barack Obama urged President Bush in a meeting at the White House to support immediate emergency aid. Read More

NASA Certifies Alcoa As Sole Supplier of Al-Li Alloy for Ares 1
Alcoa said that NASA certified its Davenport, Iowa, facility as the only supplier in the U.S. to produce aluminum-lithium alloy 2195 thin plate for the Ares 1 crew launch vehicle, the rocket that will enable astronauts to explore space beyond low earth orbit with the goal of reaching the moon by 2020. Read More

NASA Awards Lockheed Martin Contract For Facilities Development and Operation
NASA said that a team led by Lockheed Martin was selected to perform the Facilities Development and Operations Contract (FDOC) at the Johnson Space Center. The contract is scheduled to start on January 1, 2009, and is a three-year and nine-month contract worth approximately $667.3 million. Read More

General Dynamics Unit Gets Contract For 198 EAGLE IV 4x4 Vehicles
General Dynamics European Land Systems has received a from the German Bundesamt fr Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung (BWB) for the delivery of 198 EAGLE IV protected Command and Function Vehicles, including 25 vehicles that were delivered earlier under an agreement reached in July. The contract has a total value of 106 million Euros (approx. $141 million), including provision for development of a logistics and service-support organization Read More

Lockheed Martin Gets $30 Million For Laser Guided Bomb Kits
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $30 million split-share competition award to deliver paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) GBU-12 kits to the U.S. Air Force. Delivery is scheduled to begin in early 2009. Read More

Lockheed Martin Team Gets Contracts For Ship Modernization
Building on its 25-year legacy as the Canadian Navy’s systems integrator, Lockheed Martin Canada and its Halifax-Class Modernization (HCM) industry team said they have received two contracts totaling approximately C$2 billion for the installation, integration and long-term in-service support of a new combat system for Canada’s Halifax-Class frigates. Read More

Boeing, Uzbekistan Airways Announce Order Of Four 767s
Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways have finalized an order for four 767-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order is valued at $597 million at list prices. Including today's announcement, Uzbekistan Airways has now ordered six Boeing jetliners (two previously ordered 787-8s and the four 767-300ERs). Read More

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