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Defense

40 years of aviation service: The Black Hawk helicopter

Posted October 31, 2018 by

The UH-60 Black Hawk has been the Army's front line utility helicopter for the past 40 years, and it shows no signs of letting up. Now in its fourth decade of service, the Black Hawk was developed as a result of the the Army's requirement in 1972 for a simple, robust and reliable utility helicopter system to satisfy projected air-mobile requirements around the globe.

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Business

U.S. Army pilots fly autonomous Sikorsky Helicopter in first-of-its-kind demo

Posted October 31, 2018 by

U.S. Army pilots exercised supervised autonomy to direct an optionally-piloted helicopter through a series of missions to demonstrate technology developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The series of flights marked the first time that non-Sikorsky pilots operated the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft, a modified S-76B commercial helicopter, as an OPV aircraft.

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Defense

Misawa AB pilots join live Red Flag Alaska mission from virtual cockpits

Posted October 31, 2018 by

For the first time, U.S. Air Force crew members from Misawa Air Base, Japan, participated in two live Red Flag Alaska missions from virtual cockpits at the Misawa Mission Training Center. These training events demonstrate how Northrop Grumman is leading the advancement of Live, Virtual and Constructive technologies with its LVC Experimentation, Integration, and Operations Suite.

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Defense

Additional personnel to deploy to southwest border

Posted October 29, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Like Operation Guardian Support, which is supported by 2,100 National Guardsmen, this additional assistance is in support of President Donald J. Trump’s April 4, 2018, memorandum, “Securing the Southern Border of the United States.”

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Defense

Future Vertical Lift projects to build on recent progress

Posted October 29, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Future Vertical Lift projects are primed to expand on recent progress this fiscal year as the Army searches to replace its aging fleets of helicopters. In less than six months, the new cross-functional team for FVL has already published two requests for proposals on a future attack reconnaissance aircraft and future tactical unmanned aerial systems.

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Business

U.S. Navy awards Northrop Grumman contract for next gen jammer

Posted October 29, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $35.1 million, 20-month contract to demonstrate existing technologies for the low-band frequency jammer, the second increment of the Next Generation Jammer program.

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News

Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne integrated with modified 747

Posted October 26, 2018 by

This week, Virgin Orbit released photographs of its LauncherOne rocket mated for the first time with the modified Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747, dubbed Cosmic Girl. The 747 2ill carry LauncherOne up to 30,000 feet before the rocket engages its thrusters and flies into orbit. The rocket will travel at 17,500 mph, dropping satellites into earth orbit.

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Events

“Remembering our Fallen from California” on display at AV Fairgrounds until Oct. 29

Posted October 25, 2018 by by Linda KC Reynolds

Traveling throughout the state, “Remembering Our Fallen from California” is a photographic war tribute that honors California soldiers killed in the War on Terror, 9/11/2001 to present. The exhibit is on display in the Antelope Valley Rural Museum at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds through Oct. 29. The exhibit is sponsored by the Antelope Valley Blue…

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Technology

Army to fuse laser technology onto air defense system

Posted October 24, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

U.S. forces have long held a strategic advantage in ballistic missile defense dating back to the Operation Desert Storm era, Army leaders said. But the addition of laser technology in the Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense System used on the Interim Armored Vehicle Strykers could give the Army a greater competitive edge over potential threats, they added.

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Defense

Army joins the Air Force, Navy in attempt to develop hypersonic weaponry

Posted October 24, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

Similar to precision weapons being developed by the Air Force and Navy, the Army is developing its own unique hypersonic weapon. Col. John Rafferty, director of the Long-Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team, discussed the development of these new long-range precision weapons at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 9, 2018.

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