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Weekly Alert -- October 29, 2014

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Navy Defers Fire Scout Support To LCS ASW Mission Due To Fiscal Limits

The Navy has decided to defer Fire Scout support for the Littoral Combat Ship's anti-submarine warfare mission due primarily to fiscal constraints, according to a defense official.

Stand-Up Of New Global Hawk Engine Facility Reaches Halfway Point

Rolls-Royce has almost completed the physical construction of a new, organic RQ-4B Global Hawk engine maintenance and overhaul facility for the Air Force at Tinker Air Force Base's Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, and soon plant equipment will be moving to the factory floor to have the facility operational by the end of calendar year 2015, as planned.

Air Force Looking For Contractors To Bolster Predator, Reaper Crews

The Air Force is struggling to generate enough organic aircrews to support the high operational demand for MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers and is considering hiring contractors as pilots and sensor operators to support non-combat missions after an existing arrangement expires in 2016.

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