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Business

Northrop Grumman receives $3.6 billion IDIQ contract for infrared countermeasures systems

Posted January 7, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman has received a $3.6 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity award for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure systems and support from the U.S. Air Force. Under the IDIQ, the Air Force may issue task or delivery order awards up to the ceiling amount specified in the contract.

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Boeing to modernize entire Spanish Chinook fleet

Posted January 5, 2019 by

Boeing will upgrade all 17 of Spain’s CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the F-model configuration, adding features such as the digital automatic flight control system, common avionics architecture system and advanced cargo handling to align that country’s fleet with those of other nations.

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Leaving Pentagon, Mattis urges workers to ‘keep faith’ in U.S.

Posted January 2, 2019 by Robert Burns

Jim Mattis ended one of history's more turbulent tenures as defense secretary Dec. 31 by re-emphasizing a key difference with President Donald Trump and encouraging Pentagon employees, civilian and military, to “hold fast” in safeguarding the nation.

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Defense

New fitness test, uniforms ranked top stories of 2018

Posted January 2, 2019 by Sean Kimmons

This past year, the Army rolled out several programs and policies to boost the readiness of its Soldiers as well as prepare them for life after the military. A pair of combat veterans also received the military's highest honor and a new World War II-style uniform was brought back.

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Astronaut Dreams made possible at Mojave Air & Spaceport!

Posted December 28, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Dec. 13, 2018, produced a calm, crisp morning and there was excitement and an edgy sense of accomplishment hanging in the air around the Virgin Galactic team who had worked so diligently to see this day of seeing SpaceShipTwo climb into space.

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Defense

Sustaining the warfighter with aerial deliveries

Posted December 28, 2018 by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford

In combat, logistic resources are arguably the most important assets needed to sustain Soldiers. "Beans and Bullets" is a common Army phrase utilized for decades that puts a special emphasis behind the importance of logisticians and their capabilities.

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Space

You are here: First Lockheed Martin-built next gen GPS III satellite responding to commands

Posted December 26, 2018 by

A major milestone in the U.S. Air Force's plan to bring new technology and capabilities to the GPS constellation, the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite began "talking" with engineers and operators from ground control, as planned, following its successful launch.

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Sikorsky, Boeing provide first look at SB>1 Defiant

Posted December 26, 2018 by

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Boeing have provided the first look at the SB>1 Defiant™ helicopter the companies have developed for the U.S. Army's Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator program.

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Local

High Desert Hangar Stories: A busload of strangers

Posted December 21, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Christmas time is special for so many of us and, in the hustle and bustle of the season, we can sometimes let the spirit of the holiday get lost in all the stress that surrounds the giving and planning for family and friends to celebrate the season and that one special day.

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Space

Expedition 57 trio back on earth after 197-day space mission

Posted December 21, 2018 by

Three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 57 crew, including NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, returned to Earth Dec. 20, safely landing at 12:02 a.m., EST,in Kazakhstan.

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