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Teacher on life support as worst flu outbreak in years engulfs US

Teacher on life support as worst flu outbreak in years engulfs US

Health
A special education teacher in Texas is reportedly on life support after contracting both strains of influenza, as the worst flu season in years engulfs the United States. Crystal Whitley, who teaches in Mullin, got the flu shot in October after giving birth to her son, family members told ABC affiliate WFAA. But she caught both the H3N2 and H1N1 flu strains two weeks ago. Then she came down with pneumonia in both lungs and contracted MRSA, a bacterial infection that's become resistant to many of the antibiotics. Now, Whitley is on life support at Baylor University Medical Center, according to WFAA. "She's making all of this progress, but [doctors] keep telling us she is still very ill. She is still critical, and she is still on life support," Whitley's mother, Mary O’Connor, told WFA
Lockheed Martin wins C-5 logistics support contract

Lockheed Martin wins C-5 logistics support contract

Business
Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for contractor logistics support for the C-5 Galaxy, a military transport aircraft.The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 6.6 million under an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.The agreement taps Lockheed Martin to provide "supply chain management, repair, and technical support services," the Pentagon said in a press release.Work will occur in Marietta, Ga., and Greenville, S.C., and is expected to be completed in July 2018.The total amount of the contract will be obligated to Lockheed Martin at the time of award from a combination of fiscal 2018 transportation working capital funds and operations and maintenance funds, according to the Defense Department.Let's block ads...
Navy turns to ERAPSCO for sonobuoy support

Navy turns to ERAPSCO for sonobuoy support

Business
Jan. 25 (UPI) -- ERAPSCO has been awarded a contract for engineering support for the Navy's underwater active sonobuoys.The deal, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 9.6 million under the terms of a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery and is a modification on a previously awarded contract.The contract taps ERAPSCO for the procurement of engineering support services, along with other design and development efforts for multiple ping sonobuoy qualification and testing.The U.S. Navy has long maintained an anti-submarine warfare capability that is used to detect, identify and track hostile submarines. The Navy uses three different types of sonobuoys to find and track submarines that may be lurking beneath the water.Passive sonobuoys listen for the energy or sound...
Lockheed to support AEGIS missile system on USS Stout

Lockheed to support AEGIS missile system on USS Stout

Business
Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract for the AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense equipment in support of the USS Stout, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer.The contract, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is worth more than $ 10.1 million under a fixed-price-incentive modification to a previous award contract.The modification could provide additional funds to Lockheed Martin depending on how well the company performs on the contract.The AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense system provides missile defense against short- to intermediate-range ballistic missiles, according to the U.S. Navy.Work on the contract will occur in New Jersey and Florida, and is expected to be completed April 2019.Lockheed Martin will receive $ 10.1 million a...
Lockheed to support Korea's Peace Krypton intelligence aircraft

Lockheed to support Korea's Peace Krypton intelligence aircraft

Business
Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 33.6 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to extend support for South Korea's tactical reconnaissance aircraft and mission support equipment.The terms of the deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, enlists Lockheed to provide prime missions equipment and technical manuals in support of the Republic of Korea's Peace Krypton reconnaissance aircraft system.The deal is not-to-exceed more than $ 33.6 million under a cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract. A cost-plus-fixed-fee agreement would provide Lockheed Martin with a negotiated reimbursement fee if there are potential overrun costs on the contract.Korea's Peace Krypton reconnaissance aircraft system is a militarized version of Raytheon's Hawker 800XP, ...