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Space superiority remains vital to national security

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Carlin Leslie Gen. William Shelton reviews his notes before testifying April 3, 2014, in front of the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on strategic forces, in Washington, D.C. Shelton is the Air Force Space Command commander, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Gen. William Shelton, the†commander of†Air Force Space Command, highlighted…

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Fourth AEHF protected communications satellite begins integration months ahead of schedule

The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite produced by Lockheed Martin is taking shape after early deliveries of its payload and propulsion core. AEHF-4, expected to launch in 2017, will enable the constellation to reach full operational capability.

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Northrop Grumman ships payload module two months early for AEHF satellite

Northrop Grumman Corporation continued its record of shipping Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite payload modules ahead of schedule when the fourth arrived Feb. 11, nearly two months early, at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., AEHF system prime contractor.

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Increased space, cyber threats top concerns for AF Space Command

Gen. William L. Shelton, Commander of Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., addresses Air Force Association Members during the Pacific Air and Space Symposium in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013. Shelton discussed the importance of space and cyberspace operations and the foundational capability they provide to our nation and joint military…

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Lockheed Martin GPS III successfully communicates With GPS constellation

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed, a full-sized, functional GPS III satellite prototype, now at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., recently communicated via cross-links with Air Force flight-like hardware simulators for the GPS IIR, GPS IIR-M, and GPS IIF satellites, which make up the bulk of the current GPS satellite…


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Salutes & Awards

AFA honors Northrop Grumman for leadership in precision navigation

Posted  March 26, 2012

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. ““ The Central Florida chapter of the Air Force Association has designated Northrop Grumman a Jimmy Doolittle Educational Fellow, recognizing the company for its pioneering work in the field of precision navigation.

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Developmental education application deadlines set

Posted  March 26, 2012

Civilians interested in basic developmental education, and officers and civilians interested in intermediate and senior developmental education should begin preparing their applications, which are due April 9 for officers and May 1 for civilians, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Basic civilian programs include squadron officer school, education with industry and others. Intermediate programs include…

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Northrop Grumman business unit achieves two quality management certifications

Posted  March 26, 2012

CARPINTERIA, Calif. – Astro Aerospace, a strategic business unit of Northrop Grumman, has achieved certifications in two quality management systems that together signify the company meets rigorous requirements and international quality standards for the aerospace, defense and space industry. Astro Aerospace achieved the transition from AS9100 Revision B to Revision C, showing that the company’s…

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Air Force

High year of tenure change continues to affect assignments

Posted  March 26, 2012

The January return to pre-2003 enlisted high year of tenure rates continues to impact assignments, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced March 6. High year of tenure is the maximum number of years enlisted airmen in each grade may remain on active duty. In 2003, HYT was adjusted upward to retain experienced airmen for a…

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World

Northrop Grumman appoints chief executive for info systems business in Europe

Posted  March 26, 2012

Northrop Grumman has announced the appointment of Danny Milligan as chief executive of its U.K.-based Information Systems Europe business. In this role, he will focus on the strategic direction of Northrop Grumman’s activities in both the defence and civil information technology, C4ISR, cyber security and counter-IED markets in the U.K., mainland Europe and its export…

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Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted  March 23, 2012

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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