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  • Terminal Confusion? DHS push could make some IDs invalid for flying

    12/30/2015 12:20:53 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-28-15 | Adam Shaw
    Millions of air travelers across the U.S. are potentially at risk of finding themselves grounded in the new year thanks to a post-9/11 law that took a decade to finally come into effect. The REAL ID Act, originally passed in 2005, was meant to tighten standards for government-issued IDs like driver's licenses -- to boot, it banned federal agencies from accepting any IDs that don't meet the bar. That means the TSA technically shouldn't accept driver's licenses from certain states, once the law is in full effect. While Washington let the rules slide for years, the Department of Homeland Security...
  • If You Live in These States You’ll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you don’t have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports — rather than simply their IDs — even if they’re only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states’ rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but let’s be real — the government doesn’t care about that. From Zero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • [Maine] LePage official fires back over food stamp photo policy

    01/01/2015 11:03:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 31, 2014 | ALANNA DURKIN
    AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul Le-Page’s administration is firing back at the federal government over its policy of putting welfare recipients’ photos on the cards used to access food stamps, which federal officials have warned could cause Maine to lose some program funding. In a Dec. 18 letter to the Food and Nutrition Service obtained by The Associated Press, Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew responded to several concerns raised by the agency last month and blasted officials for consistently putting up “roadblocks and barriers” in the state’s effort to prevent fraud and abuse.
  • New York City to allow ID cards for illegal immigrants

    06/26/2014 3:36:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 26, 2014 | VICTORIA CAVALIERE
    (Reuters) - The New York City Council on Thursday voted to create the nation's largest municipal identification card program to include illegal immigrants. The plan, approved in a 43-3 vote with two abstentions, will allow some 500,000 illegal immigrants in the city to open bank accounts, sign apartment leases and access other services where a photo ID is required. Supporters of the bill, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, said the ID cards will reduce obstacles for senior citizens, homeless individuals and illegal immigrants. "Every New Yorker deserves an official identification that allows them to prove who they are and access...
  • HKonJ: Thousands march in downtown Raleigh

    02/08/2014 8:26:38 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    .newsobserver ^ | February 8, 2014 | THOMASI MCDONALD
    RALEIGH — State NAACP President William J. Barber II laid out goals for a diverse coalition of groups Saturday afternoon at a rally attended by thousands of people from all over the state and the nation who marched, sang, chanted, cheered and even danced through downtown Raleigh. Organizers said the “Mass Moral March” was intended to push back against last year’s Republican-led legislation in North Carolina. Barber called for well-funded public education, anti-poverty policies, affordable health care for all that includes the expansion of Medicaid, an end to disparities in the criminal justice system on the basis of class and...
  • Women trying to board flight arrested for identity theft

    05/05/2013 6:13:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 5, 2013 | Geoff Ziezulewicz
    A Las Vegas trip was cut short for four Chicago women Friday when they were arrested and charged with identity theft as they attempted to board their flight at O’Hare airport, according to Cook County prosecutors and court documents. The four women’s tickets were all purchased with a stolen Discover credit card, and they were each in possession of other fraudulent plastic, Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth Dibler said Sunday at Cook County bond court.
  • Sunrise man accused of stealing identities of more than 100 living and dead

    01/23/2013 1:40:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 23, 2013 | Erika Pesantes
    Sean Lyons is accused of stealing the identities of more than 100 people, some living, some dead, in order to file fraudulent tax returns, according to Sunrise police. The identities were found after an officer approached Lyons Tuesday while he was parked in the lot of the Isles at Lago Mar condominium complex about 3:50 a.m. along the 12600 block of Vista Isles Drive.
  • Obama Campaign Checks IDs At The Door

    06/15/2012 7:39:01 AM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 8 replies
    www.buzzfeed.com ^ | Jun 14, 2012 8:11pm EDT | Zeke Miller
    CLEVELAND — President Barack Obama's presidential campaign checked the identification of the supporters attending Obama's "framing" event at Cuyahoga Community College today. The 1,500 supporters in attendance picked up tickets at campaign offices in Northeast Ohio beginning on Monday, though tickets to the event made no mention of an ID requirement. Jessica Kershaw, the Obama campaign's Ohio Press Secretary, confirmed in a statement to BuzzFeed that the campaign checked every supporter's identification at the door. "We checked every ID at the door to make sure it matched with the name on the ticket that supporters filled out," she said. "We...
  • Minn. House passes photo ID requirement for voting

    05/05/2011 8:38:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 5, 2011
    The Minnesota House has passed a bill requiring voters to present a photo ID before they can cast a ballot. The GOP-sponsored bill passed 73-59 Thursday on a mostly party-line vote. Republican supporters say it will make elections more open and honest, but Democratic critics say it will make voting more difficult for seniors, students and low-income people. The Senate has already passed its version of the bill, and it now heads to a conference committee. Gov. Mark Dayton has raised concerns, but chief House sponsor Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer says she still hopes for his support. Kiffmeyer amended the bill...
  • Boeing Delivers 200,000th JDAM Tailkit

    09/19/2008 8:46:00 PM PDT · by Red6 · 12 replies · 188+ views
    Boeing ^ | 19 September 2008 | Boeing
    ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18, 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] delivered the 200,000th Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tailkit on Sept. 17, just 10 years after JDAM guidance tailkit deliveries to the United States and allied countries began. Boeing began JDAM production in May 1998 at its weapons manufacturing facility in St. Charles, Mo., and since then has delivered every tailkit on cost and ahead of schedule. The U.S. Air Force received the 200,000th kit. "When the Air Force and Navy needed a reliable weapon with battlefield power, reach and aimpoint accuracy, the Boeing JDAM team delivered," said Debra...
  • Light Pollution (If you think it's a joke, think again. The movement seeks to change laws)

    08/05/2006 2:32:45 PM PDT · by sully777 · 294 replies · 3,590+ views
    Light Pollution At the beginning of the 21st century, humanity is losing a valuable and beautiful part of its heritage. For the first time in history, poorly designed and badly aimed lighting is denying vast numbers of humanity a view of the night sky. Urban sky glow now pollutes nearly all of Britain's night skies. As amateur astronomers we have a responsibility to guard our night time environment against light pollution. What is light pollution?  Light pollution is the popular name for sky glow - a brightening of the night sky caused by the scattering of artificial light by aerosol...
  • Future looks dim for incandescent bulbs (President Bush has said he will sign this nonsense)

    12/17/2007 5:23:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 143 replies · 384+ views
    Hattiesburg American | 12/17/07 | PAUL DAVIDSON
    Link only - The story...
  • Hundreds Use Fake IDs for Food Stamps[NC][Social Security Numbers]

    12/14/2007 6:31:06 AM PST · by BGHater · 40 replies · 240+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | 12 Dec 2007 | WRAL
    Raleigh — A state audit has found that hundreds of people have used bogus Social Security numbers to obtain food stamps. From July 2002 to last April, 1,906 people were receiving food stamps from the state Department of Social Services based on invalid Social Security numbers, the audit report stated. Another 1,237 food stamp recipients were using the Social Security numbers of dead people, according to the audit. DSS security measures had previously disqualified 5,840 people from the food stamp program after determining they were using phony Social Security numbers, according to the audit. The error rate was much less...
  • Man who died in fall at IDS Center had premonitions, family says (MN)

    12/07/2007 4:22:53 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies · 119+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/07/07 | KSTP.com/AP
    Fidel Sanchez-Flores told his niece last week to "pray really hard" because he had a feeling that "something is approaching," his family said. And he was unusually quiet Tuesday night, telling his wife, Vielka Molinar, that he loved her and would keep loving her after death. She said she asked him why he said that. He replied that he didn't know. She said she felt uneasy on her way to work as a nurse Wednesday morning. Her worries grew when her husband didn't answer his phone that afternoon. On Wednesday afternoon, the 52-year-old former Marine was clearing away ice and...
  • Team IDs Ancient Cargo From DNA

    11/01/2007 2:27:27 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 76+ views
    Exduco ^ | 10-31-2007 | David Chandler - MIT
    Team IDs ancient cargo from DNA For the first time, researchers have identified DNA from inside ceramic containers in an ancient shipwreck on the seafloor, making it possible to determine what the ship's cargo was even though there was no visible trace of it. The findings, by a team from MIT, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Lund University in Sweden, are being reported in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Archeological Science. By scraping samples from inside two of the containers, called amphoras, the researchers were able to obtain DNA sequences that identified the contents of one...
  • New Haven To Test New Way Of Dealing With Illegal Immigration Aimed At Integration(ID's)

    07/20/2007 4:48:35 PM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 602+ views
    allheadlinenews.com ^ | July 18, 2007 | Jessica Pupovac
    New Haven, CT - A program approved last month by the Board of Aldermen for the city of New Haven, Connecticut, will officially go into effect July 25, when thousands of local undocumented immigrants are issued legitimate U.S. identification cards. The program, approved by a 25-1 vote, runs contrary to a growing national trend in which localities are attempting to curb illegal immigration through punitive measures, such as arrest, deportation and exclusion from public services. The program is believed to be the first of it's kind in the nation. The ID cards will be issued in an attempt to curb...
  • Have any of you dealt with McAfee active shield etc?

    06/16/2007 7:21:30 AM PDT · by restornu · 9 replies · 457+ views
    I did a free scan with one of those Registor company that was fun, an than they leave you with your mess. RegCure explaination about Active Shield Error: Some components of Active Shield are either missing or might not have been installed properly. Sound familiar? Active Shield errors are related to components of McAfee products that have become corrupted or missing. Fixing these errors can be a pain and involves uninstalling McAfee, reinstalling McAfee, editing your autoexec.bat file, and other complicated steps. Sometimes you get these errors when you don’t even use the McAfee products because perhaps the software...
  • U.S. fights against ID sales to illegals

    03/03/2007 6:04:12 PM PST · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 3 replies · 384+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 3, 2007 | Lynn Brezosky
    Asked by a federal judge why she sold her birth certificate, Rosie Medellin said she needed a few bucks and didn't really think it through. Bobby Joe Flores said he sold his ID documents to buy drugs. Margarita Moya and her son did it to raise money for medicine for a loved one. Their documents were destined for illegal immigrants.
  • Boeing gets Air Force helicopter deal

    11/09/2006 6:21:22 PM PST · by Righty_McRight · 19 replies · 798+ views
    AP ^ | Nov. 9, 2006 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON - The Air Force awarded a lucrative contract Thursday for search and rescue combat helicopters to a team led by aerospace giant Boeing Co. Chicago-based Boeing beat out rival Lockheed Martin Corp. and helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft for the contract to build 141 helicopters by 2019 for the Air Force's fleet of rescue aircraft, known as the Combat Search and Rescue program. The initial contract award is for $712 million; the program may be worth as much as $13 billion. Some Wall Street and industry analysts had thought Maryland-based Lockheed would win. The Lockheed version had a roomier cabin...
  • Police: Traffic Stop Leads To Suspicion

    08/22/2006 6:29:16 PM PDT · by Westlander · 24 replies · 1,008+ views
    ClickOnDetroit.com ^ | August 22, 2006 | ClickOnDetroit.com
    A traffic stop in Detroit has led to serious suspicion , police said . Detroit police officers pulled over a vehicle near Atkinson and Second streets on a traffic stop. When officers questioned the driver, the man said he was from West Africa. In the trunk of the vehicle, police found license plates from different states, identifications cards and Arabic literature, Local 4 reported. The man was taken in to custody on a traffic violation. Police will not comment on the items found in the vehicle, but did say they are working with federal authorities.
  • Sellers of fake immigration documents dismiss call for new IDs

    06/02/2006 11:02:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,257+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/2/06 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    Luis Hernandez is laughing as he sells fake drivers licenses and Social Security cards to illegal immigrants near a park known for shady deals. The joke, to him, is the government's promise to put people like him out of business with a tamperproof ID card. "One way or another, we'll always find a way," said Hernandez, 35, a sidewalk pitchman who is part of a complex counterfeiting network operating around MacArthur Park, a teeming area near downtown. No matter what the federal government does, sellers vow to keep providing authentic-looking IDs for as little as $150, to anyone who wants...
  • Feds Bust Teen. Again. ( Drudge )

    05/20/2006 8:40:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,590+ views
    19-year-old threatened Bush's life, created phony Secret Service IDs... A teenager who was charged last year with threatening the lives of President George W. Bush and other federal officials has again been arrested, this time for manufacturing bogus U.S Secret Service credentials. Acting on an anonymous telephone tip, federal agents yesterday arrested Peter Bonfiglio, 19, at the New York City residence he shares with his grandparents. According to a federal criminal complaint, a copy of which you can find below, Bonfiglio admitted to manufacturing and selling the Secret Service IDs and even showed agents the computer and printer he was...
  • Boeing Receives Aircraft for Laser Gunship Program (Air-to-Ground Platform)

    01/24/2006 10:33:10 AM PST · by Righty_McRight · 32 replies · 1,227+ views
    Boeing ^ | Jan. 23, 2006
    ST. LOUIS, Jan. 23, 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] Missile Defense Systems (MDS) has taken delivery of the aircraft for the Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) program, achieving the first of several key milestones in the laser gunship effort. The C-130H transport, which belongs to the U.S. Air Force's 46th Test Wing, was handed over to Boeing on Jan. 18 in Crestview, Fla., near Eglin Air Force Base. Boeing is modifying the aircraft to enable it to carry a high-energy chemical laser and battle management and beam control subsystems. Boeing will begin flight testing the aircraft this summer with all subsystems...
  • More Business for Boeing (More pain for Airbus Alert)

    12/23/2005 10:36:35 AM PST · by Proud_USA_Republican · 3 replies · 573+ views
    TheStreet.com ^ | 12/23/2005 | TSC staff
    Boeing sipped a double shot of good news Friday, sealing up a billion-dollar support contract for a Navy fighter and reportedly nearing a $10 billion pact to supply planes to Singapore Air. The Navy contract was confirmed Thursday night in Washington. Boeing will provide logistics support for the Super Hornet fighter jet for an initial five years for $995 million. If all options are exercised, the deal could run 10 years and be worth $2.9 billion. The Singapore Air deal was reported Friday in the Wall Street Journal. According to the paper, Boeing is poised to beat out Airbus to...
  • 44 Indicted In One Of The Largest Marriage Fraud Investigations In The U.S.

    12/01/2005 10:40:57 AM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 447+ views
    ICE, ICE, Baby! ^ | November 30, 2005
    44 INDICTED IN LANDMARK MARRIAGE FRAUD INVESTIGATION Probe targets Orange County network that arranged sham marriages primarily for Asian aliens SANTA ANA, Calif. - A total of 44 individuals, many of them based in Orange County’s Little Saigon, have been indicted for their roles in an elaborate scheme to obtain fraudulent immigrant visas for hundreds of Chinese and Vietnamese nationals based on sham marriages to U.S. citizens. The 13 separate indictments stem from a three-year, multi-agency investigation known as Operation “Newlywed Game.” The probe, led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is believed to be one of the...

    11/25/2005 6:05:57 AM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 307+ views
    ICE! ^ | November 23, 2005 | ICE!
    NASHUA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SELLING COUNTERFEIT IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS NASHUA, NH-Matthew J. Etre, acting special agent-in-charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and United States Attorney Tom Colantuono announced that Aderci Dasilva, 35, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Concord to selling counterfeit identification documents. Dasilva, who lived in Nashua, pleaded guilty to eight counts of selling counterfeit resident alien cards, also known as “green cards,” and counterfeit social security cards. ICE agents arrested Dasilva and a second individual, Gilmar Miranda on July 28, 2005. In the course of an undercover investigation conducted with ICE agents,...
  • Illegal aliens charged with making fake IDs (North Carolina)

    11/22/2005 2:30:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 191 replies · 3,097+ views
    News & Record ^ | 11/21/05
    Illegal aliens charged with making fake IDs Monday, November 21, 2005 RANDLEMAN — Two men authorities said are illegal aliens were charged with making fake IDs, the Randolph County Sheriff's Office reported today. On Friday, sheriff's investigators searched a home at 380 Kings Ridge Road in Randleman. They found fraudulent IDs including Social Security cards, alien resident cards, Hispanic marriage certificates, passports, tax identification cards, fictitious drivers license and a forged inspection sticker, according to the sheriff's office. Also seized was computer equipment including printers and scanners, laptop computers, a typewriter, Polaroid camera, a heating machine, laminator, adhesive and several...

    11/20/2005 10:54:20 AM PST · by Calpernia · 21 replies · 509+ views
    ICE! ^ | November 17, 2005 | ICE!
    COUPLE INDICTED FOR BRINGING IN AND HARBORING SMUGGLED TEENAGE GIRLS FROM MEXICO Victims allegedly threatened; 14-year-old forced to work 12-hour shifts to repay debts SALT LAKE CITY – A federal grand jury returned an eight-count indictment this morning charging a Salt Lake City couple for their role in a scheme to smuggle a 14-year-old girl and two other young women from Mexico to Utah and hold them at a local residence until each repaid $2,800 in smuggling fees. According to the criminal complaint filed in the case, the defendants told the women their relatives in Mexico would be killed if...

    11/20/2005 9:55:50 AM PST · by Calpernia · 3 replies · 278+ views
    ICE! ^ | November 16, 2005 | ICE!
    CHICAGO MAN FOUND GUILTY IN BIZARRE MURDER PLOT, FACES LIFE IN PRISON CHICAGO — A Chicago man was found guilty in federal court Monday for his role in a bizarre plot involving murder, faked death and a switched body that was revealed from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). James Rand, 49, was found guilty by a federal jury of aiding and abetting in murdering William White, a 47-year-old homeless man who was suffocated in an effort to fake the death of Joseph Kalady. Kalady was facing federal prosecution in 2001 for running a fraudulent immigration document...
  • Illegal immigrants having fake IDs detained by PMO

    10/20/2005 4:44:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 33 replies · 836+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 20, 2005 | Pfc. Quentin Grogan
    MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2005) -- Lance Cpl. Joseph Alvarez, Provost Marshals Office gate sentry, intercepted four illegal immigrants attempting to come aboard MCLB Barstow to work for a civilian contracting company Oct 12. Alvarez was conducting a routine inspection of the vehicle and passengers, and noticed the van did not have Department of Defense decals or markings. While inspecting the passengers' identification cards, Alvarez noticed the cards had a different color, a lower print quality than California issued identification cards and the text sizes were not the same, he said. After noticing these differences, Alvarez...
  • Ninth Boeing Ground-based Midcourse Defense Interceptor Emplaced (Missile Defense)

    09/21/2005 1:47:01 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 5 replies · 469+ views
    Boeing ^ | Sept. 21, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, September 21, 2005 –- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program team and the Missile Defense Agency emplaced the ninth GMD interceptor in its underground silo at Fort Greely, Alaska on Sept. 18. The operation involved the use of a special crane to lower the interceptor into the silo. This is the seventh interceptor emplaced at the Fort Greely Site. Two interceptors also were emplaced at the GMD Site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in 2004. The GMD system consists of integrated ground-based interceptors, a variety of sensors and an expansive battle management command,...
  • Boeing flexible on tankers

    09/14/2005 3:47:19 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 8 replies · 449+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sept. 14, 2005 | Susan Chandler
    For several years, Boeing Co. has been consistent on one point: The best aircraft to replace the Air Force's aging tanker fleet is a modified version of its 767 commercial jet. On Tuesday, however, Chicago-based Boeing said it was ready to build a new tanker based on any of its airframes, including the next-generation, fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner. "We have a full family of aircraft, and if the Air Force and the Department of Defense determine a new aircraft is the best solution for replacing the KC 135 tanker, we think we can ensure their requirements are met," said Brian Ames,...
  • Northrop takes aim with tanker bid (Teams up with EADS)

    09/07/2005 3:45:55 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 2 replies · 370+ views
    CBS MarketWatch ^ | Sept. 7, 2005 | August Cole
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Northrop Grumman, the No. 3 Pentagon contractor, announced Wednesday that it will team with European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. to build an air-to-air refueling tanker that can challenge Boeing Co., once thought to have a lock on an Air Force contract worth billions. For Los Angeles-based Northrop, which built the Cold War-era, billion-dollar B-2 Stealth bomber, the program puts the company in contention for major Air Force work and places it at the fore of a new trend that teams American defense contractors with European manufacturers. The airplane's basic design will come from the commercial...
  • Boeing's F-15 wins key Singapore fighter deal over Rafale of France

    09/06/2005 7:37:35 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 55 replies · 3,613+ views
    AFP ^ | Sept. 6, 2005
    SINGAPORE (AFP) - The US-made Boeing F-15 Eagle has defeated the French-built Rafale in a dogfight for a billion-dollar fighter contract in Singapore, dealing a blow to European interests in Asia's booming arms market. The French defense ministry has expressed "regret" following Singapore's announcement late Tuesday that it was in talks with Boeing for its new generation of fighters, a decision closely watched by other buyers. "It is a sovereign decision of the Singaporean state. France respects it. Even if we regret it, this decision will not detract from the quality of our bilateral relations," the ministry said in a...
  • Four Boeing Small Diameter Bombs Dropped in Final Development Test

    08/26/2005 2:12:38 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 34 replies · 1,166+ views
    Boeing ^ | August 26, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, August 26, 2005 – Four Boeing [NYSE:BA] Small Diameter Bombs (SDB) were released on Aug. 25 from two separate carriages on a U.S. Air Force F-15E, testing the full capabilities of the SDB guided-weapon system. The test at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., was conducted at an altitude of 15,000 feet, approximately 20 nautical miles from four separate targets. After receiving target coordinates, the F-15E crew released the four bombs from two separate BRU-61 carriages. "Being able to hit more targets with fewer sorties is what the SDB was designed to do," said Boeing Weapons Enterprise Capability Center...
  • Two Boeing X-45As Complete Graduation Combat Demonstration

    08/12/2005 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 74 replies · 2,020+ views
    Boeing ^ | August 10, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, August 10, 2005 – Two Boeing [NYSE: BA] Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS) X-45A unmanned aircraft successfully completed a graduation exercise when they flew their most challenging simulated combat mission today at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. "We pushed the X-45As to their limits and they responded brilliantly," said Darryl Davis, Boeing Global Strike Solutions vice president. "This incredible X-45A program made aviation history and laid the foundation for our X-45C, which will become a critical weapon in our military's arsenal." For test flights 63 and 64, the X-45As departed from the...
  • Ballistic Missile Defense: Airborne laser passes tests

    08/05/2005 8:04:22 AM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 12 replies · 718+ views
    World Peace Herald ^ | August 4, 2005 | Martin Sieff
    WASHINGTON -- Boeing has completed passive flight testing of its missile-killing Airborne Laser, or ABL, the company announced Wednesday. Now the program to install a missile-killing laser into a Boeing 747 will move back to Wichita, Kan., after the latest round of tests, which were conducted at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Boeing Integrated Defense System Wichita originally modified a 747 for the Airborne Laser program that is designed to detect, track and destroy ballistic missiles. The system utilizes a megawatt-class Chemical Oxygen Iodine laser. The recently completed flight tests measured the aircraft's ability to identify and track targets,...
  • Boeing's F-15 tries to stay aloft

    07/31/2005 9:26:36 AM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 78 replies · 3,569+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | July 30, 2005 | Tim McLaughlin
    Boeing Co.'s St. Louis-made F-15 Eagle used to be the sure thing of fighter jet procurement. Now the aging fighter is just a long shot in its own country. Jim Albaugh, chief executive of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, says the odds are against the U.S. Air Force signing a multiyear deal to buy more F-15s. That assessment isn't surprising as the Pentagon prepares to spend billions of dollars over the next few decades for the F/A-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, two planes under development by Lockheed Martin Corp. Still, some influential members of Congress say the Air Force...
  • Picture This: States Want Voters to Produce Photo IDs

    07/29/2005 4:17:58 PM PDT · by BellStar · 88 replies · 2,029+ views
    Cybercast News Service CNSNews.com ^ | July 29, 2005 | By Alexa Moutevelis
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was supposed to end the practice of subjecting black voters to literacy tests, poll taxes and intimidation. But one civil rights leader said the use of photo identification requirements in some states is a giant step backwards. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat who marched for civil rights with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960s, told Cybercast News Service that legislation recently passed in his home state requiring voters to provide photo IDs "is going back almost to the literacy tests; to tell people you must prove who you are [to polling...
  • DMV clerk accused of producing fake IDs (In Milwaukee)

    07/29/2005 7:05:22 AM PDT · by mafree · 8 replies · 391+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 28, 2005 | DERRICK NUNNALLY
    A Division of Motor Vehicles counter clerk who reportedly told police he faked at least five state ID cards was charged Thursday with felony counts of bribery and misconduct in public office. The state Department of Transportation has suspended Alfredo Ramirez, 41, of the 6300 block of W. Adler St. from his job without pay while an internal investigation is carried out, said Gary Guenther, director of the division's Bureau of Field Services. Ramirez, a five-year DOT employee, is accused of working up a fake identification card for an undercover police officer who presented fake documents while Ramirez was working...
  • Air Force Releases Two Boeing Small Diameter Bombs in Flight Test

    07/28/2005 7:37:12 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 18 replies · 1,033+ views
    Boeing ^ | July 27, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, July 27, 2005 – Two Boeing [NYSE:BA] Small Diameter Bombs (SDB) were dropped recently from the same aircraft, scoring direct hits on two separate targets. The test on July 26 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. was from an altitude of 15,000 feet. Released from a U.S. Air Force F-15E at Mach 0.95, each weapon performed a planned one hundred degree heading change, traveled approximately 18 miles across the range from the release point and attacked independent targets spaced 30 feet apart. "These were our 25 th and 26 th successful weapon flights and two of the more...
  • Boeing Eyes Sales to Indian Air Force

    07/22/2005 6:25:15 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 19 replies · 713+ views
    Boeing ^ | July 22, 2005 | Rajesh Mahapatra
    NEW DELHI - U.S. aircraft maker Boeing has joined the race to supply fighter jets to the Indian Air Force, a senior company official said Friday, weeks after the United States and India signed a strategic defense pact. Responding to a request from the Indian government, Boeing Co. presented its latest multipurpose jet — the F/A-18 Super Hornet — to defense officials in India this week. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide India with a premier aircraft that will help guarantee the security of India and its people," said Chris Chadwick, Boeing vice president for F/A-18 programs....
  • Boeing Awarded $31.2 Million C-17 Globemaster III Upgrade Contract

    07/21/2005 7:33:50 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 5 replies · 329+ views
    Boeing ^ | July 19, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, July 19, 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing [NYSE:BA] a $31.2 million contract modification to upgrade 25 additional C-17s Globemaster IIIs with the Northrop Grumman Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures, or LAIRCM, defensive system. Boeing is now on contract to upgrade a total of 56 C-17s with the LAIRCM system and has already delivered 25 upgraded aircraft. LAIRCM autonomously detects, tracks and jams infrared-seeking missiles by directing a high-intensity modulated laser beam into them. This most recent award is a contract modification to the work Logistics Support Systems, a part of Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems, performs under...
  • Bell Boeing Team Supports V-22 Media Day

    07/14/2005 6:32:27 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 35 replies · 1,246+ views
    Boeing ^ | July 14, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, July 14, 2005 – The V-22 Osprey had a “coming out” of sorts yesterday, when VMX-22, the U.S. Marine Corps Tiltrotor Test and Evaluation Squadron in New River, N.C., hosted media from around the nation. The event was held to share highlights of the recently completed Operational Test and Evaluation and provide a look at where the program currently is and what milestones are yet to come. Those in attendance had the experience of a lifetime when they became some of the first non-government personnel to fly on board a V-22. “The VMX-22 squadron, led by Col. Glenn...
  • Boeing Begins Major Upgrade of U.S. AWACS Fleet

    07/12/2005 3:44:45 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 10 replies · 645+ views
    Boeing ^ | July 11, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, July 11, 2005 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] started installing satellite communications and air traffic management upgrades on the first of 32 U.S. Air Force AWACS aircraft. “Enhanced satellite communications will boost the fleet's capability by providing crews with multiple channels for voice and data,” said Ed Froese, vice president of Boeing Airborne Warning Systems. “This improves the AWACS system's ability to communicate with other AWACS aircraft, platforms and ground stations.” The Global Air Traffic Management upgrade permits AWACS to efficiently operate in congested airspace worldwide, especially in Europe and the East coast corridor of the U.S., by allowing...
  • Boeing Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System Wins $81 Million Contract

    06/06/2005 12:20:47 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 15 replies · 495+ views
    Boeing ^ | June 6, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, June 6, 2005— Boeing [NYSE: BA] received an $81 million contract for its second full-rate production contract of 401 Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS). First used in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the JHMCS displays flight and targeting information on a helmet visor, allowing pilots to lock-on and attack air-to-air and air-to-ground targets simply by looking at the targets. This capability enables pilots to launch weapons much more quickly, thereby significantly increasing both their effectiveness and survivability. “Continued feedback from U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy pilots tells us that the JHMCS system is significantly increasing their combat capability,” said...
  • Boeing, Airbus fuel up for tanker battle in Congress

    06/05/2005 10:39:23 AM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 24 replies · 999+ views
    Times Leader ^ | June 5, 2005 | Stephen J. Hedges
    WASHINGTON - (KRT) - As the dust settles on a series of scandals at Boeing Co., the Chicago-based aerospace giant and its nemesis, Airbus, are now jockeying to revive a multibillion-dollar Air Force plan to purchase hundreds of modified airliners as aerial refueling tankers. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., quietly attached an amendment to the Defense Department budget bill last month that would effectively eliminate Airbus from a future tanker bidding competition, leaving Boeing as the only available option for a contract that could be worth billions of dollars. The Airbus defense group - called the European Aeronautic Defense and Space...
  • Boeing to Highlight 787, 777-200LR and KC-767A at Paris Air Show 2005 (June 13-15)

    06/03/2005 11:54:22 AM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 34 replies · 1,791+ views
    Boeing ^ | June 3, 2005
    Boeing to Highlight 787 Dreamliner, 777-200LR Worldliner and KC-767A Tanker Transport Aircraft at Paris Air Show 2005 CHICAGO, June 3, 2005 – The world’s longest-range passenger jet, the most advanced and capable tanker aircraft, and the aviation industry’s best-selling new airplane will be among the products featured by The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] at this year’s Paris Air Show, beginning June 13 at Le Bourget airfield outside Paris. “Boeing is entering the air show with tremendous momentum,” said Tod Hullin, Boeing senior vice president, Communications. “This is a company that’s on the move. Our financial performance has been strong, and...
  • Boeing Small Diameter Bomb Soars in Longest Test Yet (SDB)

    06/01/2005 8:54:20 AM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 41 replies · 1,844+ views
    Boeing ^ | June 1, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, June 1, 2005 – In the first of two flight tests this month, a Boeing [NYSE:BA] Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) flew more than 55 miles from an altitude of 30,000 feet, hitting within 34 inches of its planned impact point on a target barge in the Gulf of Mexico. It was the longest flight to date, and typical of the accuracy provided by the Small Diameter Bomb system. On average, the SDB has hit 42 inches from its targeted impact point. The May 11 test, near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., was the first since the U.S. Air...
  • Boeing ScanEagle UAV Surpasses 3000 Combat Flight Hours in Iraq

    05/26/2005 2:13:48 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 4 replies · 1,058+ views
    Boeing ^ | May 26, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, May 26, 2005 – ScanEagle, a long-endurance fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Boeing [NYSE:BA] and The Insitu Group, has surpassed 3,000 combat flight hours during operations in Iraq in just ten months. The low-cost UAV has proven to be one of the military's most effective tools for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the war on terrorism. Since being deployed by the First Marine Expeditionary Force in August 2004, ScanEagle has accumulated flight hours at an increasingly high rate due to the need for its unmatched capabilities. "The Marines...