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Raytheon tests EASR all-purpose surveillance radar for U.S. Navy

Raytheon tests EASR all-purpose surveillance radar for U.S. Navy

Business
March 20 (UPI) -- The Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar sensor, the U.S. Navy's newest radar, has completed subtesting, its builder, Raytheon Co., announced. The rotating array of radar components was mounted on a 100-foot tower at the Navy's Surface Combat Systems Center at Wallops Island, Va., and will undergo systems-level tracking of aircraft through the end of the year. The EASR system, a collection of radar devices on a 36-square foot platform and an element in the SPY-6 air and missile defense radar system, is the Navy's next generation radar for aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships. The system provides simultaneous anti-air and anti-surface warfare, electronic protection and air traffic control capabilities, Raytheon said. It can be used on a variety of ships, planes, ...
U.S. deploys B-52s to Europe for training mission

U.S. deploys B-52s to Europe for training mission

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March 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force deployed six B-52 bombers to Europe last week for training flights over the continent. In an announcement Monday, the Air Force said the aircraft were conducting a training mission that's part of a coordinated effort across U.S. European Command, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command. The deployment of the aircraft also included more than 450 airmen who first arrived at Royal Air Force base Fairford in Great Britain, NATO said in a news release last week. The U.S. has made similar deployments of its strategic bombers to Europe at least once annually since 2014, NATO said. "This is a routine deployment, but it shows that the U.S. nuclear umbrella protects Europe and demonstrates the unique capabilities the U.S. could bring to Europe in a...
ULA launches 10th WGS comms satellite for U.S. military

ULA launches 10th WGS comms satellite for U.S. military

Science
March 15 (UPI) -- United Launch Alliance launched a communications satellite for the United States Air Force on Friday evening at 8:26 p.m. EST. ULA's Delta IV rocket had a successful launch and jettisoned its liquid rocket motors on time as it entered the atmosphere. Just a few minutes after liftoff, the first and second stages separated. The rocket's second stage executed a series of engine burns to properly position the payload. After a technical glitch delayed proceedings, ULA released a new liftoff target of 7:52 p.m. Just minutes later, ULA announced a problem with NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System "will delay liftoff beyond our new ... launch time." The sun is rising over the #DeltaIV with #WGS10 on the launch pad this morning. Liftoff planned for today, March 15 at ...
Women's national team sues U.S. Soccer, wants equal pay

Women's national team sues U.S. Soccer, wants equal pay

Sports
March 8 (UPI) -- All 28 members of the United States women's national team are plaintiffs in a gender discrimination suit filed Friday against the United States Soccer Federation -- on International Women's Day. The filing comes just three months before the team is to begin its title defense at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. Team players accuse U.S. Soccer of years of "institutionalized gender discrimination" in the lawsuit, which they say impacted their wages and the way they train and compete. The lawsuit was filed under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. "The USSF discriminates against Plaintiffs, and the class that they seek to represent, by paying them less than members of the MNT [men's national team] for subs...
New U.S. humanitarian aid reaches Venezuela border

New U.S. humanitarian aid reaches Venezuela border

World
March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. humanitarian aid for Venezuelans arrived in Cucuta, Colombia, the latest batch of supplies stockpiled at Venezuela's border amid a blockade led by the country's President Nicolas Maduro. A military cargo C-130 landed in Cucuta on Thursday loaded with medical gloves, medical bathrobes, masks and cleaning goods. The U.S. shipment left Florida and arrived to Cucuta in the afternoon, National Assembly member Jose Manuel Olivares told El Nacional newspaper. Hundreds of tons of aid had accumulated in areas along Venezuela's borders with Colombia and Brazil ahead of Feb. 23, when Venezuelan National Assembly leader Juan Guaido planned to introduce aid into Venezuela despite opposition from Maduro. That day, the little humanitarian aid that made it into Venezuela was burned...