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BAE proposes support package for Japan’s next-generation F-X fighter

BAE proposes support package for Japan’s next-generation F-X fighter

Business
Nov. 5 (UPI) -- BAE Systems has proposed a package to support Japan's F-X next generation fighter development program, the company announced Thursday. According to a company press release, BAE responded to a request for information from the Japanese Ministry of Defense's acquisition, technology and logistics agency with a proposed package that outlines BAE's technical capabilities across a range of key areas. Advertisement "We firmly believe that we can add significant value to the F-X program. We look forward to further progressing our discussions and we are honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with Japan on this program," Andy Latham, Campaign Delivery Director-Japan, for BAE Systems' Air business, said. Last week Japan's Defense Ministry announced that it had named Mitsubishi...
SpaceX plans to launch next-generation GPS satellite from Florida

SpaceX plans to launch next-generation GPS satellite from Florida

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., June 30 (UPI) -- Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to launch the U.S. Air Force's third next-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System from Florida on Tuesday. A Falcon 9 rocket is to lift off at 3:55 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40. The Air Force delayed the launch from April due to health concerns for the launch crews amid the coronavirus pandemic. Advertisement "We have to get it right the first time, and protecting our people is just as important as cost, schedule, and performance," Gen. John F. Thompson, commander of the Air Force's Space and Missiles Systems Center, said in a statement about the delay. The weather at launch time is predicted to by 60 percent favorable, according to Air Force meteorologists. A heavy clo...
Advisors hire next-generation talent to thrive. Here’s how some practices have already done it

Advisors hire next-generation talent to thrive. Here’s how some practices have already done it

Finance
Jordan Siemens | Getty ImagesWhen Tara Unverzagt started her own financial planning firm, South Bay Financial Partners, in 2014, she already had a head start.That's because Unverzagt's mother, Janet Tussing — one of the first female certified financial planners — was retiring and passed along her book of business.Those clients ranged from 70 to 95 years old, while Unverzagt, 56, embraced clients in her own generation, as well.The owner of the new Torrance, California-based firm also identified another demographic she wanted to work with: 20- to 35-year-olds.That was because, as Unverzagt's own children were growing up and going to college, and she found their friends were not raised with adequate financial know-how. Many did not know the financial basics, such as how credit cards or budget
More delay, cost for NASA's next-generation space telescope

More delay, cost for NASA's next-generation space telescope

Technology
NASA's next-generation space telescope has been delayed yet again at a staggering cost of $ 1 million a day. For the third time in less than a year, the space agency announced a lengthy postponement Wednesday for the James Webb Space Telescope . The observatory will now fly no earlier than 2021; until last fall, it was on the books for a 2018 launch. The telescope's overall cost is now expected to reach nearly $ 10 billion. Development cost alone will exceed the $ 8 billion cap set by Congress by more than $ 800 million, and require reauthorization. An independent review board cites worker error and embedded hardware problems for much of the escalating costs and delays. In a vibration test of the telescope earlier this year in California by prime contractor Northrop Grumman, dozens of lo...