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2009-10-27 07:30:00

VIENNA, Va., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Allied Defense Group, Inc. (Amex: ADG) announced that its subsidiary, Mecar USA, has received ammunition contracts totaling $10.7 million. The largest contract is an ammunition services order to provide Non-Standard Ammunition for the security forces of Afghanistan. The first order of this contract is worth approximately $10.1 million, with the potential for subsequent orders over the next three years. Work on the first order will begin...

2009-10-13 09:23:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The executive director of The Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights alleges in a federal lawsuit filed today that Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) obtained hacked e-mails and sabotaged her organization's efforts to support pro-consumer legislation in Congress, according to The Gibson Law Firm. Kate Hanni, the executive director and founder of the coalition, which also is known as FlyersRights.org, sued the airline and Metron Aviation, Inc., of...

2009-06-02 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a judgment upholding the Navy's termination for default of a contract with McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics for the A-12 stealth attack aircraft, the Justice Department announced today. In 1988, the Navy awarded the $4 billion fixed-price contract for development of the A-12, which was to be a stealthy, carrier-based attack aircraft. The program encountered serious...

2009-03-27 17:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of injured civilians and families of Iraqis killed in two unprovoked shootings in Baghdad by Blackwater "shooters" sued the company and founder Erik Prince in separate lawsuits filed today and Thursday in California federal court, according to their U.S.-based legal team. The lawsuits allege that several Blackwater defendants - now operating as Xe and other names under the control of Mr. Prince - have demonstrated "a pattern and practice of...

2009-03-20 09:33:00

WASHINGTON, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A heavily intoxicated Blackwater "shooter" randomly murdered an Iraqi vice presidential guard after a Christmas Eve party in Baghdad in 2006 and the company then attempted to cover up the incident before reneging on promises to fully compensate the dead guard's family, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in California federal court. The lawsuit alleges that several Blackwater-related defendants - now operating as Xe and other names under the control of...

2009-03-01 23:15:00

MOYOCK, N.C., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Xe founder Erik Prince today announced that he has stepped down as the company's Chief Executive Officer and has appointed a new President and a Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President. These announcements are part of the company's continued reorganization and self-improvement. Mr. Prince founded Xe (then Blackwater) in 1997 and has since held the position of CEO. He will now focus his efforts on a private equity venture unrelated to the...

2009-02-03 13:29:56

A North Carolina bank has adopted a new policy of asking patrons to remove hats, hoods and sunglasses while inside the bank and its branches, officials said. Matthew Converse, president and chief executive officer of the Bank of Currituck in Moyock, said bank visitors will be asked to take off the face-obscuring items as a means of deterring robbery, the (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday. A ball cap pulled down low or sunglasses obviously hides some features, Converse said. When...

2008-12-08 17:04:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a transcript of the Blackwater press conference: 12:05 P.M. EST ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL PATRICK ROWAN: Good afternoon. My name is Pat Rowan and I'm the Assistant Attorney General for National Security here at the Department of Justice. I'm joined on the stage by Jeff Taylor, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and Joseph Persichini, Jr., the Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office of the...

2008-12-08 13:09:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following remarks are being released by the U.S. Department of Justice: WASHINGTON, D.C. ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL PATRICK ROWAN: Good afternoon. My name is Pat Rowan. I'm the Assistant Attorney General for National Security. I am joined on stage by Jeffrey Taylor, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and Joseph Persichini, Jr., the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office. The prosecutors on this...

2008-10-14 09:00:33

Blackwater Midstream Corp. (OTCBB:BWMS), a developing company in the field of fuel and chemical storage, announced today that it has entered into a commercial consulting agreement with Martyn Lucas. Mr. Lucas is the former Vice President of Delta Petroleum Co., Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the largest independent chemical and petroleum toll processors in the United States. For 62 years, Delta Petroleum has provided blending, filling, packaging, drumming, warehousing, distribution...


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