Posts Tagged ‘war’

Legislation aims to preserve Civil War battlefields

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the program that helps preserve historic battlegrounds in the United States, including battlefields in Mississippi. Cochran joined Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to introduce the American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act (S.916). The bill reauthorizes the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program (CWBPP) that […] [...]

Company making bug-repellent uniforms for Army

GOLDEN — A Mississippi company has a contract to make up to $55.3 million worth of bug-repellent uniform coats for the Army. The Pentagon said in a news release Golden Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Golden, will be making the combat uniform coats from fabric treated with the insecticide Permethrin (pur-METH-rihn). The work is to be […] [...]

Navy awards $71M contract for more unmanned helicopters

MOSS POINT — The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract valued at more than $71 million to produce six additional next-generation Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. The Navy plans to purchase a total of 30 aircraft under a rapid development effort. Northrop Grumman is currently under contract to produce 14 Fire Scouts that […] [...]

Occupied Paris full of adventure for American woman

by Published: February 15,2013

Tags: French Resistance, Paris, Portugal, war, World War II

“The Last Time I Saw Paris” by Lynn Sheene It’s difficult to imagine that anyone in 1940 — even a Manhattan socialite — could have been unaware that German forces had moved into Paris. However, those were the days without instant news at everyone’s finger tips. As improbable as it may be, it makes a […] [...]

AAA rates city as one of best to visit in 2013

VICKSBURG — AAA Southern Traveler and AAA Midwest Traveler has named Vicksburg one of the top 13 places to visit in 2013. Other destinations named include Christchurch, New Zealand, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, Mexico, Orlando, Panama, San Francisco, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Las Vegas. Vicksburg will host a number of Civil War […] [...]

Northrop Grumman delivers unmanned aircraft to military

MOSS POINT ­ — Northrop Grumman Corp. has delivered 2 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft to the U.S. Air Force earlier than expected. Company officials told The Mississippi Press both aircraft were delivered ahead of schedule in late November. Northrop Grumman builds fuselages for the Global Hawks and other aircraft at its 70-employee Unmanned Systems Center […] [...]

Production begins on fuselages for new surveillance drones

MOSS POINT — Production has begun at a Northrop Grumman plant in Moss Point on fuselages for a new line of surveillance drones. Officials marked the development yesterday with a ceremony at Northrop’s Unmanned Systems Plant. The Triton high-altitude surveillance drone being built for the Navy will be able to stay aloft for 24 hours, […] [...]

Defense orders more guns from BAE Systems

HATTIESBURG — The U.S. Department of Defense has ordered 70 BAE Systems lightweight M777 howitzers to begin equipping the U.S. Army’s Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCTs). Valued at $134 million, the order takes the U.S.-UK production program to Oct. 2013 and a total of 1,071 guns. The M777 is the world’s first artillery weapon to […] [...]

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