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Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Air Force awards Boeing $2.38B helicopter contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a $2.38 billion contract for replacement helicopters. The original cost estimate for the program was about $4.1 billion. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said that the $1.7 billion in savings was due to strong competition. The first helicopter... Read More »

CBP seizes $4.2 mln in drugs at Pharr International Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations (CBP OFO) seized $4.2 million worth of heroin and methamphetamine last week at the Pharr International Bridge, between Texas and Mexico. The narcotics were hidden inside a commercial trailer carrying fresh produce. A red Kenworth... Read More »

Rockwell Collins awarded DoD contract for radio systems

Rockwell Collins, a commercial and military aviation systems company, recently was awarded a long-term contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to supply the department with the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). MUOS are airborne radios and ancillaries for ground installations and... Read More »

LSTM, TB Alliance investigate of new TB drug therapies

As part of an effort to counter multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the TB Alliance are collaborating -- with monetary support from the Medical Research Council (MRC) -- to investigate new combination TB therapies. A £1 million ($1.3... Read More »