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GE Aviation nabs $9.7M for T-64 support for Super Stallion

GE Aviation was awarded a $9.7 million contract modification Wednesday to re-start T-64 engine core production in support of the H-53E Engine Reliability Improvement Program for the Navy, according to the Pentagon. The deal funds the phase two assembly planning effort for the GE T64 is a turboshaft engine used in both fixed-wing aircraft and in helicopters, for which it was originally developed. It powers the CH-53E Super Stallion, a heavy-lift helicopter operated by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as well as Japanese Navy. Nearly 90 percent of the work will be carried out at GE’s worksite in Lynn, ... Read more

GE awarded $51.5M to provide Super Hornet engines

General Electric was awarded a $51.5 million contract to procure engines and other parts for the Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The deal modifies an earlier contract awarded in 2018 and funds the procurement of eight GE F414-400 spare engines, 11 afterburner modules and 12 low pressure turbine modules for the Super Hornet, which is made by Boeing. The Super Hornet is a twin-engine multirole fighter used by the United States and Australia. The first operational Super Hornet squadron was formed in June 2001. More than half the work on the deal will be performed ... Read more

Pro-Trump super PAC targets Biden with $10 million ad campaign in swing states

A pro-Trump super PAC announced a $10 million ad campaign on Wednesday targeting former Vice President Joe Biden in swing states Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Why it matters: It’s the America First Action PAC’s first outlay of the 2020 cycle, and comes as the president has seen rising poll numbers — but heightened scrutiny — as he responds to the coronavirus pandemic. The campaign will target Rust Belt voters via digital platforms, cable, broadcast and mail starting in mid-April until the end of May. The backdrop: Sources close to Trump, including some campaign officials, were frustrated seeing pro-Biden super PACs ... Read more

Tom Cruise asked to pilot a Super Hornet in the ‘Top Gun’ sequel & the Navy wasn’t having it

By all accounts, the upcoming sequel to “Top Gun” will serve up an unprecedented thrill ride courtesy of innovative cinematography and acting performed under perhaps the most extreme conditions — while pulling Gs. If audience anticipation for “Top Gun: Maverick” wasn’t already redlining following the release of the film’s trailers, details revealed in an interview from the upcoming May issue of Empire Magazine with Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer should certainly do the trick. Director Joseph Kosinski’s (“Oblivion,” “Only the Brave”) decision to put IMAX cameras in the cockpit of a Super Hornet showcase CGI-free in-flight sequences featuring actors ... Read more

Air Force Super Herk transports patient staging system to Italy, hard hit by COVID-19

As Italy battles tens of thousands of coronavirus cases and hundreds of resulting deaths, an 86th Airlift Wing C-130J Super Hercules out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany transported an En-Route Patient Staging System (ERPSS) to Aviano Air Base, Italy for delivery to the Italian Ministry of Defense, according to a media release. This mobile, or fixed system, provides 10 patient holding/staging beds and can support a maximum throughput of 40 patients in a 24-hour period, according to the release. “The COVID-19 pandemic requires that we work with our Allies and partners to meet the challenges together,” said Gen Jeff Harrigian, ... Read more

Karla Jurvetson gave almost $15 million to Elizabeth Warren’s super PAC

A little known Silicon Valley psychiatrist has cemented herself among the most powerful donors in Democratic politics, thanks to a massive gift to support Elizabeth Warren’s failed presidential bid in its final weeks. That money will make her among the most sought after political donors in the country up until November. Karla Jurvetson, who has slowly been turning heads in the world of Bay Area fundraising, gave a total of $14.6 million in February to a super PAC backing Warren, according to new disclosures filed late Friday night. Those donations together constitute one of the largest gifts of the entire ... Read more

Who won the Super Tuesday III Democratic primaries? 3 winners and 3 losers.

We may be living in a vastly different world than we were a week ago, but one constant remains: Joe Biden appears well on his way to being the presumptive Democratic nominee. Right out of the gate on Tuesday night, Biden notched a nearly 40-point win in Florida, the state with the biggest cache of delegates. He followed it up soon after with another resounding win in Illinois and won Arizona shortly after polls closed there. By the end of the night, Biden had vaulted over the 1,000-delegate threshold (he needs 1,991 to clinch the nomination). It’s a comfortable lead ... Read more

Super Tuesday 2 results: Joe Biden wins Washington primary, defeating Bernie Sanders

Joe Biden just won Washington state — further solidifying his delegate lead against Bernie Sanders, who won the state handily in 2016. The results were called nearly a week after the state’s primary Election Day. Given Washington’s more progressive lean, this Biden victory, in particular, highlights just how much momentum he’s picked up since Super Tuesday. Four years ago, Sanders won the Washington caucuses by nearly 45 points, while losing a nonbinding primary that took place later in the year. (In 2016, the state held a caucus in March and a nonbinding primary in May — a practice that’s required ... Read more

Navy Defends Cutting 36 Super Hornets from Budget Amid Strike Fighter Shortfall

A top U.S. Navy modernization official on Tuesday had to justify to lawmakers the service’s decision to kill plans to build 36 new F/A-18 Super Hornets in the midst of a strike fighter shortage. Modernization officials from the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army testified at a hearing Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee’s Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee on aircraft and helicopter programs in the proposed fiscal 2021 defense budget. The subcommittee’s ranking member, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, questioned the Navy’s elimination of 36 Super Hornet new builds when the service is already short 49 strike ... Read more

Super Tuesday 2: Biden turned out working-class white voters in Michigan and other states

Former Vice President Joe Biden predictably swept the black vote in March 10 states, but he also scored key wins among white voters — most notably in the battleground state of Michigan. On Wednesday morning, progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders was lagging behind Biden in every single county in Michigan, Missouri, and Mississippi, according to Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball. (Sanders won North Dakota and some Idaho counties; Washington state has yet to be called.) Sanders was expected to lose Mississippi and Missouri, but he contested Michigan fiercely after narrowly winning it in the 2016 primary. Biden’s dominance ... Read more