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General Dynamics of Burlington, VT Aerospace get piece of $94.6 million Army contract

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy reports that General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, which maintains an engineering division in Burlington, has been awarded a $94.6 million order from the US Army to continue production of reactive armor for 440 Bradley Fighting Vehicles.General Dynamics’ reactive armor system uses special tiles that fasten to the exterior of the Bradley Fighting Vehicles, allowing them to better withstand direct hits from a variety of anti-armor munitions.As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and of its Defense Subcommittee, Leahy was instrumental early on in promoting the concept of Bradley reactive armor tiles. He sought funding for the project each year in five successive defense budget bills, securing more than $93 million for the project from 2003 to 2006. The Army offered the current contract for competitive bids, and the contract was won by General Dynamics.A substantial proportion of the work will be completed in Vermont, totaling about $27 million. Leahy said the work will sustain 10 General Dynamics program management and engineering jobs in Burlington. He said additional work under the contract will sustain about 60 production jobs at Vermont Aerospace Manufacturing of Lyndonville, which manufactures the outer shell of each tile. Earlier this month the Lyndonville firm announced it had become 100 percent employee owned with the assistance of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center, an organization Leahy has helped with federal grants that are used to provide technical assistance to Vermont firms.‘This armor program directly supports our troops and their missions,’ said Leahy. ‘In securing these early investments, I believed that the armor program would prove its value, and it has. The Bradley reactive armor program has become a mainstay in the President’s budget requests to Congress. General Dynamics has put these contracts to good use for our troops and for Vermont’s economy, creating and keeping good jobs in Burlington and the Northeast Kingdom.’Source: Leahy. 11.23.2010last_img read more

NHL All-Star Game 2019: USWNT player Kendall Coyne will be first woman to compete in skills competition

first_imgCoyne, 26, takes the place of Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon who pulled out of the event on Friday with an apparent lower-body injury.The Avalanche announced MacKinnon would not participate, but in that same post, they extended an invitation to Coyne to take his spot in the event. Related News NHL All-Star Game 2019: Sidney Crosby out of skills competition with illness History is going to be made Friday at the NHL All-Star Game’s skills competition.Kendall Coyne Schofield, a member of the United States’ Olympic gold medal winning hockey team, will become the first woman to officially compete in the fastest skater event. Hilary Knight participated last year, but she did not officially compete. “Nate’s here in San Jose for #NHLAllStar , but has someone else in mind to compete for Fastest Skater,” the Avalanche tweeted. “@KendallCoyne, what do you think!?Nate’s here in San Jose for #NHLAllStar, but has someone else in mind to compete for Fastest Skater…@KendallCoyne, what do you think!?— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) January 25, 2019″It would be my honor,” she replied. “I’ll get to the rink as fast as I can! #NHLAllStar #HockeyIsForEveryone.”It would be my honor! I’ll get to the rink as fast as I can! #NHLAllStar #HockeyIsForEveryone https://t.co/D0FyiQ1uZM— Kendall Coyne Schofield (@KendallCoyne) January 25, 2019The NHL All-Star Skills Competition can be seen at 9 p.m. ET Friday on NBCSN. She jumped at the opportunity.last_img read more

Tuesday July 30th Local Sports

first_imgAMES — Iowa State sophomore Tyrese Haliburton expects to have more of a leadership role as the Cyclones prepare for next month’s trip to Italy. Haliburton started 34 games this past season and is part of an ISU team that will count on several newcomers.Haliburton gained international experience earlier this summer when he was part of the USA squad that won the Under 19 World Cup Tournament.Iowa State will play three games in Italy between August 10th and the 20th. EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — No pair of teammates in 2018 totaled more than the 215 catches amassed by Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. With Thielen and Diggs, the Minnesota Vikings were one of only four teams with two members of the 1,000-yard club last year. The necessity of a third receiver in this passing-oriented NFL, however, was evident during a second-half fade by the offense. Whether Chad Beebe, Jordan Taylor, Laquon Treadwell, Brandon Zylstra or one of the rookies, the Vikings need someone else to emerge. == 3A Quarterfinals – Tuesday, July 3011:00 — #1 Xavier of Cedar Rapids (38-2) vs. ADM (13-17)1:30 — #4 Marion (32-5) vs. Bishop Heelan of Sioux City (29-10)4:30 — #3 Central DeWitt (36-3) vs. #9 Centerville (24-6)7:00 — #2 Assumption of Davenport (31-4) vs. Boone (20-12)center_img — State baseball== 2A Quarterfinals – Monday, July 29#2 North Linn 8, West Branch 1Des Moines Christian 9, Central Lee 7West Sioux 7, #7 New Hampton 2#5 Van Meter 17, Underwood 7 (6 innings)last_img read more