Posts Tagged ‘Pentagon’

Pentagon awards contract extension to support jet trainers

MADISON — A company in Madison has a $102.6 million, one-year extension to its Air Force contract for logistics support of the T-1A training jet. A news release from the Pentagon yesterday says L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, LLC will do the work in Madison for five bases in four states. Those are Columbus Air Force […] [...]

Golden lands contract to make insect-repelling coats for Army

GOLDEN — A Tishomingo County company has won a $36.5-million one-year contract to make insect-repelling combat uniform coats for the Army. The Pentagon said in a news release that Golden Manufacturing Co. Inc. will make the coats in Golden. The Army has four one-year options after the initial year. [...]

Meridian, Columbus resume efforts to keep bases open

by Ted Carter Published: May 3,2013

Tags: BRAC, Columbus, Defense Department, Golden Triangle, Meridian, Pentagon, Ray Mabus

Meridian put its military installation team together in 1991 and helped Naval Air Station Meridian avoid getting shut down after landing on closing lists in 1991, 1993 and 1995. Larmar McDonald, a Meridian insurance businessman and current chair of the Meridian Military Team, says he thinks the local air station is the only Navy installation […] [...]

Navistar Defense in West Point saves lives by making safer military vehicles

by Becky Gillette Published: March 1,2013

Tags: Afghanistan, defense, Iraq, Navistar Defense, Pentagon, West Point

In mid-February Navistar Defense, LLC received a $23-million contract for an urgent delivery order from the U.S. Army to retrofit armored cabs onto Navistar medium tactical vehicles (MTVs) currently in use by the Afghan National Security Forces. “Delivery of these orders are scheduled for completion this summer,” said Lauren McFarland, spokesperson for Navistar Defense. Navistar […] [...]

Ingalls marks 75th anniversary of shipbuilding

by Lisa Monti Published: March 1,2013

Tags: Defense Department, Gulf Coast, Ingalls, manufacturing, Pascagoula, Pentagon, shipbuilding

Ingalls Shipbuilding marks its 75th anniversary of building ships in Jackson County this year. Over the years workers have produced and made repairs to countless ships and the company remains a pioneer in the production of warships for the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. Starting in 1938 as Ingalls Iron Works, the yard […] [...]

Hinds Eagles take to the skies with UAV training

by Stephen McDill Published: February 15,2013

Tags: drones, Hinds Community College, law enforcement, MQ-8 Fire Scout, Northrop Grumman, Pentagon, technology, UAV

It may be an overcast morning with lurking thunderstorms but that doesn’t stop a handful of young Hinds Community College aviators from crowding outside an aircraft hangar at the John Bell Williams Airport in Bolton. They are student pilots but today their feet will never leave the ground. The small airfield has been literally buzzing […] [...]

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