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Defense

US Army Futures Command to reform modernization, says secretary of the Army

Posted December 11, 2017 by David Vergun

The new U.S. Army Futures Command with its eight cross-functional teams, or CFTs, will provide the unity of effort and command needed to reduce the requirements development process from 60 months down to around 12, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper yesterday.

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Defense

Remote combat vehicles to punch as hard as Abrams tanks, says expert

Posted December 11, 2017 by David Vergun

Within five years, the Army would like to start testing remote combat vehicle prototypes, known as RCVs, which are unmanned, as light and as fast as a Stryker, but provide the same level of firepower as an M-1 Abrams tank, said Maj. Alan L. Stephens.

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Space

Lockheed Martin continues to strengthen weather forecasting with second next-gen weather satellite

Posted December 11, 2017 by

Timely and accurate weather forecasts can directly affect public safety and protection of property; and the next satellite in the NOAA GOES-R Series will continue to provide more data for sharper, more detailed views of weather systems. 

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Local

Cal City VFW post refreshes flag at flying wing crash site

Posted December 8, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

North of Edwards Air Force Base and California Highway 58, a small patch of barren desert marks the final flight of one of only two Northrop YB-49s used for flight test.

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Defense

Newest F-22 demo pilot certifies at Shaw AFB

Posted December 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais

It’s a warm, sunny day and the flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., is inexplicably quiet. An F-22 Raptor sits idly on the concrete in front of Hangar 1200, its twin vertical stabilizers and larger frame making it stick out like a sore thumb among the base’s many F-16 Fighting Falcons.

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Business

Northrop Grumman to perform upgrades, modernization, integration on U.S. Army’s fixed wing ISR fleet

Posted December 8, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $750 million contract by the U.S. Army to provide contractor life cycle services for the Army’s Special Electronic Mission Aircraft fleet.

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Local

50 years ago: The lunar landing training vehicle

Posted December 8, 2017 by

Critical to the Apollo training program, the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle allowed astronauts to master the intricacies of landing on the Moon by simulating the Lunar Module’s performance. Dubbed the “flying bedstead,” the ungainly contraption is “a much unsung hero of the Apollo Program.”

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Space

Voyager 1 fires up thrusters after 37 years

Posted December 8, 2017 by

If you tried to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft successfully fired up Nov. 29, 2017, after 37 years without use.

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Local

AVBOT luncheon focuses on local educators

Posted December 6, 2017 by Diane Betzler

Antelope Valley business leaders and local government representatives attended November’s Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s business briefing luncheon to learn how local educators plan on battling the constant threat hackers pose to cyber security.

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Defense

Army secretary commits to building a more lethal, agile force during visit to NTC

Posted December 6, 2017 by Codi Kozacek

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper underscored his commitment to building an even more agile, lethal and technologically advanced combat force during a visit to the National Training Center Dec. 1, 2017.

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