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Northrop Grumman begins MQ-8C Fire Scout flight tests in Mississippi

Northrop Grumman recently began flight tests for MQ-8C Fire Scout aircraft produced in Moss Point at the Trent Lott International Airport, a major milestone for the company and the region’s aerospace economy.

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Digital engineering strategy streamlines how defense systems are designed

While the 2018 National Defense Strategy directs reform as one of its key efforts, the Defense Department is undergoing considerable change in how it does business -- including how it improves the outcome of national defense systems.

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Boeing awarded $2.9 billion for fourth KC-46A tanker production lot

The U.S. Air Force Sept. 10 awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers.

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Northrop Grumman IAMD battle command system pairs with sensors, shooters for ‘live air’ test

The Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System successfully detected, tracked and simulated engagements of air targets during recent testing at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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Vets4Veterans hosts 9th Annual Car and Bike Show

A car and motorcycle show, a parade, food, and fun, the works. It's all in the program for this Sept. 16 with the 9th Annual Vets4Veterans Classic Car and Motorcycle Show hosted at Poncitlan Square in the Palmdale civic center complex.


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Headlines – September 17, 2018

Posted  September 17, 2018

News T-6 hypoxia problem solved, Air Force announces – The rash of hypoxia-like problems in the Air Force’s fleet of T-6 Texan II trainers was primarily caused by fluctuating concentrations of oxygen in the cockpit, the service said Sept. 13.   Military death benefits won’t be stopped by government shutdowns anymore – Military death gratuities…

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News Briefs – September 17, 2018

Posted  September 17, 2018

Putin inspects war games billed as Russia’s biggest-ever Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected a week-long military exercise in eastern Siberia that involves around 300,000 troops and is being billed as Russia’s biggest-ever. Speaking at a firing range in the Chita region Sept. 13, Putin lauded the troops for their “high-level” performance and insisted the war…

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B-2s conduct hot-pit refueling at Wake Island

Posted  September 17, 2018

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla Crew chiefs and a fuel distribution operator deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conduct hot-pit refueling on a B-2 Spirit at Wake Island Airfield Sept. 14, 2018. Hot-pit refueling is a technique where an aircraft lands and is refueled without shutting down its engines. These missions…

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Northrop Grumman to produce first insensitive munitions rocket motors for GMLRS Program

Posted  September 17, 2018

Lockheed Martin photograph Northrop Grumman will produce the first insensitive munitions rocket motors for the U.S. Army’s Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS), a technology designed to enhance warfighter safety and limit collateral damage. Northrop Grumman has received a full rate production contract from Lockheed Martin to deliver insensitive munitions rocket motors for the Guided…

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The Air Force We Need: 386 operational squadrons

Posted  September 17, 2018

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the results of an in-depth analysis aimed at outlining what the Air Force needs to implement the National Defense Strategy while speaking at the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space and Cyber conference Sept. 17. “The analysis says what every Airmen already knows,” Wilson said. “The Air Force is…

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