New Osprey Leaves Nest
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Meet the new Osprey. Bell-Boeing delivers the first upgraded Block C version of the MV-22, UPI reports.
Two Senators from both sides of the aisle pledge to support Obama if he attacks Iran to halt its nuclear program, according to The Hill. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta tells Congress that Iran is just one rogue state “that could explode on us,” AOL Defense reports.
Contracts: Honeywell gets $8.1 million for Super Hornet display procurement, and Raytheon Network Centric Systems gets $7 million for support of NAVAIR’s Air Traffic Control Systems Division.