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Northrop Grumman awarded $2.5 Billion DoE Contract

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posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 06:58 AM
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This news is now 2 days old, meaning it's not breaking, or anything. However, now with another article that's been posted, This may be bigger news than originally thought. How strange that a massive explosives test would be scheduled for a month hence, just hours after the facility would change management. Perhaps there is more here than meets the eye.
 



www.irconnect.com
March 29—The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a Northrop Grumman-led joint venture a five-year, $2.5 billion contract for the management and operation of its Nevada Test Site. Work will include management of the nuclear explosives safety team which supports the department’s efforts to prevent or slow the spread of nuclear weapons, while bolstering its counter-terrorism mission. The contract will also support hazardous chemical spill testing, emergency response training and conventional weapons testing.


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Perhaps Northrop Grumman has developed some new type of conventional explosive that the Government is looking into purchasing?

I think it's interesting to note (albeit it's speculative) that Northrop Grumman acquired Fibersense Technology Corp, less than 4 years ago. Fibersense specializes in ``precision fiber optic gyroscopes, inertial measurement units, and sensor components for missile, aircraft, sea, and land applications'' Also recent acquisitions: Xontech, Illgen Simulation Technologies, and Aerojet General Corporation's Electronics and Information Systems Group, ``Manufacturer of spaceborne sensors for early warning systems, weather systems, and ground systems; builder of "smart" weapons technology for U.S. defense programs''

Hard to see who is benefitting more from this contract, Grumman, or the Government. As I stated earlier, pure speculation, but with the technology behind Grumman, It wouldn't startle me in the least if they'd discovered some sort of nuclear device that could go unnoticed under the Nuclear Test Ban treaty, or some sort of revolutionary guidance system associated with conventional explosives. Time will tell on this one, but we know from experience that nothing is as it seems on the surface. I'll be following this story intensively.

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posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 11:29 AM
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More and more of the nuclear cleanup/maintenance is being contracted thru Private companies.
Not good...

IMO this is probably related to liability of the area...
if the USA isn't responsible, then well, no one can sue them...

it also may be a CYA decision for the 700ton bomb test that is going off soon...
it should stir up enough radioactive dust from the test area, to cause cancer in half of nevada...
If i were the government, i wouldn't want to be responsible for that either...



posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 01:17 PM
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Do you think it has anything to do with possible new technologies from Northrop-Grumman?

Because that was what hit me at first, when I read the other article and put two and two together, Maybe I added wrong, but Maybe not. It's definitely not a coincidence.



posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 06:23 PM
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I agree with Loki on this one... Just look at the list of aquired companies, and also what they specialise in, and now they want to test a 700 ton bomb?? freaking hells bells thats one hell of an explosion.. enough to dig a few hardend labs out of the sand... and could it be that this bomb is actually airborne and not a ground test?? a super small deadly new type of explosive perhaps?



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