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Air Force photograph by MSgt. Chance Babin
Defense

The Ghost over the highway: Reservists renew bond with Desert Storm AC-130A gunship

Posted January 15, 2016 by Paul H. Larson

More than 20 years after two Air Force Reserve Command leaders flew into combat together over the "Highway of Death" in Iraq, they were reunited with the aircraft that took them on the mission.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Teresa Cleveland
Defense

First combat Raptor, Maloney’s Pony, rides into Edwards

Posted January 15, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

The 411th Flight Test Squadron got a first-hand look at a legend in June and November of 2015 when F-22 tail number 09-0174 "Maloney's Pony" landed at Edwards.

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Business

Boeing delivers six enhanced B-52 weapons bay launchers

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Six of the U.S. Air Force’s B-52 bombers can now take flight with a greater variety of weapons, thanks to enhanced internal weapons bay launchers delivered by Boeing.

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Space

Lockheed Martin team delivers second lightning tracker for NOAA weather satellite

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin has delivered the second Geostationary Lightning Mapper instrument that will provide earlier alerts of severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings.

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Defense

Test team aims at new machine gun for Pave Hawk

Posted January 13, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

Arriving in the rain, an HH-60G Pave Hawk landed Jan. 5 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to begin testing the ballistic dispersion of a GAU-21 .50-caliber machine gun.

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Business

Raytheon awarded $143 million contract for Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2

Posted January 13, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $66.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for fiscal year 2016 for Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missile round pack requirements.

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Defense

Bittersweet goodbyes: Last S-3 Viking leaves Navy service

Posted January 13, 2016 by Kimberly Brown

After more than 40 years of service, the last S-3B Viking in U.S. Navy service launched one last time from the runway at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., Jan. 11.

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Space & Technology

Northrop Grumman to provide LN-200S for Lockheed Martin’s satellite bus

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to supply its LN-200S fiber-optic Inertial Measurement Unit for the LM 300 satellite bus.

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Defense

U.S. Navy certifies latest capabilities of Aegis Combat System

Posted January 11, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency certified the latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System -- called Baseline 9.C1 -- for the U.S. destroyer fleet. The Aegis baseline, built by Lockheed Martin offers advanced defense capabilities and enhanced integration with other systems external to the ship.

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Defense

NAWCWD Threat/Targets team recycles, upgrades, brings knowledge home

Posted January 11, 2016 by

What if you could rip the engine out of your 1979 grocery-getter and make it run like a sports car for a third the cost of buying new? Late last year, the Threat/Target Systems Department at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division did just that.

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