NTS Adds EMI/EMC Testing at Naval Shock Testing Facility

October 30, 2018 – National Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), the leader in qualification testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, is pleased to announce the addition of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and interoperability testing to its Rustburg, Virginia naval research and test facility. “We’re proud to be known as the premier independent lab in the United States capable of providing all Navy equipment testing – shock and vibration to EMI and EMC.” – Steve Thompson, NTS Rustburg General Manager Located close to Newport News, VA and Washington, D.C., the NTS Rustburg laboratory…

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New Advanced Vertical Lift Center Showcases Bell’s Innovative Flight Solutions

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, opened its new Advanced Vertical Lift Center (AVLC) May 23rd in the Washington, D.C. metro area. This office provides a unique setting for Bell’s military customers, partners and policy makers to interact with technology that is defining the future of vertical lift (FVL). Bell is increasing its presence in the region to offer opportunities for leaders to understand how advanced aviation technology such as the V-280 Valor can meet the urgent needs of the warfighter. “We have a long-standing history of forward thinking, and…

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Bollinger delivers the 28th Fast Response Cutter

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCGC NATHAN BRUCKENTHAL, the 28th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard.The Coast Guard took delivery on the 29th of March, 2018 in Key West, Florida.The vessel’s commissioning is scheduled for July, 2018 in Washington D.C. We are proud to announce the delivery of the latest FRC, the USCGC NATHAN BRUCKENTHAL,” said Ben Bordelon, Bollinger President & C.E.O. “This FRC built by Bollinger Shipyards will be the second FRC to be stationed in Atlantic Beach, NC.Previous cutters have been stationed around the nation…

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Holding Russia Accountable for Its Destabilizing Behavior

On March 4, Russia used a military-grade nerve agent to attempt to murder a British citizen and his daughter in Salisbury. This attack on our Ally the United Kingdom put countless innocent lives at risk and resulted in serious injury to three people, including a police officer. In response to this outrageous violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and breach of international law, today the United States will expel 48 Russian officials serving at Russia’s bilateral mission to the United States. We will also require the Russian government to close…

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United States Navy Memorial Welcomes New COO Aboard

The United States Navy Memorial has announced the arrival of Brenda Osuch as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Osuch specializes in personal and business development, strategic planning, and has held several leadership positions at the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She was formerly the association’s Senior Director of Association Operations, Director of Business Planning and Analysis, and Director of Accreditation Operations. Additionally, she has been a certified personal coach with a focus on team building, transition management, and communication for four years. As the new COO…

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Secretary General welcomes strong US commitment to NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the White House on Wednesday (12 April 2017) for his first meeting with President Donald J. Trump and his security team. Following the meeting, Mr. Stoltenberg welcomed the “very strong commitment of the United States to the security of Europe” as demonstrated “in words but also in deeds.” The two leaders agreed on the enduring importance of NATO, and discussed preparations for the May meeting of NATO leaders in Brussels, including NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism, and fairer burden-sharing in the Alliance.

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NATO Secretary General to visit the United States

April 10, 2017 – The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will visit the United States from Tuesday, 11 April to Thursday, 13 April 2017. On Wednesday, 12 April, Mr. Stoltenberg will participate in an official wreath laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. He will then meet the President of the United States, The Honorable Donald J. Trump, at the White House. On Thursday, 13 April, The NATO Secretary General will delive

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Coast Guard patrol over Washington DC

March 20, 2017 – Members of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City recently took part in a familiarization patrol over Washington D.C., Thursday. While today marks the first official day of Spring, the cherry blossoms that give pastel hues to the city were unfortunately destroyed by recent cold weather. Air Station Atlantic City staffs the National Capital Region Air Defense Facility (NCRADF) by providing helicopters and crewmembers, who perform a vital air security mission to Washington D.C., operating under the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

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Coast Guard awards navigation system contract

January 27, 2017 – The Coast Guard’s Command, Control and Communications Engineering Center (C3CEN) awarded a contract to FLIR Maritime US, Inc., of Nashua, New Hampshire, Wednesday, for the Scalable Integrated Navigation System, Two (SINS-2). The single award Firm Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract is valued at $50 million and consists of a five-year base with a five-year option. The total period of performance is 10 years. The Coast Guard originally procured legacy SINS for a portion of the small boat fleet in 2002, and the original components have significantly…

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