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Lockheed to support, train Iraqi air force on C-130J aircraft

Lockheed to support, train Iraqi air force on C-130J aircraft

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July 2 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has been awarded an $ 85 million five-year contract to train the Iraqi air force on their six C-130J aircraft. The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, allows the U.S. Air Force to support the Iraqis with contractor logistics support, technical assistance and logistics. It will also include aircraft and aerospace ground equipment, spares, repairs and familiarization training on the C-130J aircraft. Work will be performed at Martyr Mohammed Ala Air Base in Iraq and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2022. Foreign military sales funds amounting to more than $ 16 million will be obligated at the time of award, with the overall value of the contract set at a ceiling value of $ 100 million. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
East Coast train line to be put into public control

East Coast train line to be put into public control

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Rail services on the East Coast Main Line are being brought back under government control, following the failure of the current franchise.Operators Stagecoach and Virgin Trains will hand over control from 24 June.The Department for Transport will run the service until a new public-private partnership can be appointed in 2020.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said it would smooth the transition to a new operator, but critics said it was evidence of private sector failure.Mr Grayling said the franchise had failed because Stagecoach and Virgin Trains had "got their bid wrong", overestimating the profitability of the line.It is the third time in a just over a decade that the government has called a hal...
Amtrak Washington train crash: Investigators focus on speed

Amtrak Washington train crash: Investigators focus on speed

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceA US passenger train that derailed, killing three people, was travelling at 80mph (130km/h) on a curve with a speed limit of 30mph, data from the train's rear engine indicates.It happened in Washington state during rush hour on Monday and officials say 72 people were taken to hospital.A number of those injured are reported to be in a serious condition.Authorities said all carriages had now been searched, but would not rule out a rise in the number of dead.A spokeswoman for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said investigators had arrived at the scene on Monday night local time and would probably be there for a week or 10 days.Bella Dinh-Zarr said the 12-carriage train had engines at the front and rear. The back engine's data recordin...
'Multiple fatalities' after Amtrak train derails near Tacoma

'Multiple fatalities' after Amtrak train derails near Tacoma

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An Amtrak train on the inaugural run of a new route derailed in Washington state this morning, leaving "multiple fatalities" and dozens of injuries after part of the train careened off an overpass onto a heavily-trafficked highway below, a local official said. It wasn't immediately clear how many people died on board the train but no one was killed on the roadway of Interstate 5 below, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Office. Several motorists on the highway near Dupont, about 20 miles south of Tacoma, were injured when their vehicles were struck by the derailed train. The crash left train cars scattered in the surrounding woods and dangling off the overpass, and passengers "catapulted" into the seats in front of them, according to a survivor. All but one of the train's 14 cars ...
Four children die as French train hits school bus

Four children die as French train hits school bus

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At least four children have died after a school bus was split in two in a collision with a train in southern France.The collision occurred at a level crossing near a wooded area in Millas - near the town of Perpignan - and left at least 19 people injured, seven seriously.The bus was carrying 16 youngsters aged between 13 and 17 from a secondary school in Millas and was "shredded" by the collision, according to witnesses.Video:Ambulance arrives at train crash sceneThe front half of the vehicle was left on the track pointing at an upwards angle, with the body crushed towards the middle.One of the train passengers, named as Barbara, told local media the impact was "very powerful", adding that she thought the train was going to derail.The train company - state-owned SNCF - tweeted a "heartfelt...