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Rockwell Collins to supply avionics for General Atomics MQ-9B

Rockwell Collins to supply avionics for General Atomics MQ-9B June 22 (UPI) — Rockwell Collins has been selected to provide avionics systems for General Atomics Aeronautical System MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted vehicle. The contract calls for the delivery of Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics platform. The system is designed for access to civil air space operations. It will feature... Read More

Japan politician: North Koreans should be 'starved to death' for threats

Japan politician: North Koreans should be ‘starved to death’ for threats June 22 (UPI) — A prominent Japanese politician is drawing controversy after suggesting ordinary North Koreans should be “starved to death” as a “solution” to Pyongyang’s missile provocations. Governor of Ishikawa Prefecture Masanori Tanimoto said Wednesday during a meeting of local government officials that “the people of North Korea... Read More

French police tap Airbus for additional EC145 helicopter

French police tap Airbus for additional EC145 helicopter June 22 (UPI) — The French National Police is boosting its twin-engine helicopter fleet with the addition of another EC145 aircraft from Airbus Helicopters. The EC145, with specific mission equipment such as a search light and hoist, will be delivered next year. The Gendarmerie Nationale currently operates 14 EC145s for law enforcement... Read More

Poll: Most South Koreans support inter-Korean dialogue

Poll: Most South Koreans support inter-Korean dialogue SEOUL, South Korea, June 22 (UPI) — Nearly 80 percent of South Koreans support a resumption of long suspended inter-Korean dialogue, a survey by a presidential advisory panel showed Thursday, indicating strong backing for the policy line of new President Moon Jae-in. In the survey by the National Unification Advisory Council, 76.9 percent... Read More

House Democrats want tougher stance on Russia from Trump

House Democrats want tougher stance on Russia from Trump June 22 (UPI) — A group of House Democrats have introduced legislation that would require President Donald Trump‘s administration to draft plans to address potential threats from Russia. The bill, cosponsored by 23 Democrats serving on the House Armed Services Committee, includes some language from other pieces of legislation, including the... Read More

Adviser to South Korean president calls for flexibility on North Korea nukes

Adviser to South Korean president calls for flexibility on North Korea nukes SEOUL, South Korea, June 22 (UPI) — A special adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in called Thursday for flexibility on the North Korean nuclear issue, saying it is unrealistic to expect the communist nation to denuclearize before coming to talks. Moon Chung-in, a special adviser for unification,... Read More

American Airlines drops maker of uniforms after employee health complaints

American Airlines drops maker of uniforms after employee health complaints June 22 (UPI) — American Airlines announced it will seek a new vendor for its uniforms after numerous complaints by employees. In a statement Wednesday, American Airlines Group Inc. said the company will not renew its contract with clothing manufacturer Twin Hill, a division of Tailored Brands Inc. when the... Read More

Metal Shark Boats receives patrol vessel contract

Metal Shark Boats receives patrol vessel contract June 22 (UPI) — Gravois Aluminum Boats has received a $16.2 million contract for the construction of Near Coastal Patrol Vessels for U.S. Southern Command partner nations The contract provides for 13 NCPV patrol vessels, 13 electro-optical infrared sensor systems, diagnostic equipment, reactivation, crew familiarization, and testing. Gravois Aluminum Boats does business as... Read More