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Headlines February 18, 2015

News: Carter takes over at Pentagon - President Obama’s fourth secretary of defense took office Feb. 17, bringing in a new team to run the Pentagon for the final two years of the two-term administration.   Business: Pratt and Whitney subpoenaed by Pentagon inspector over pricing - The Pentagon inspector general has subpoenaed United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt...

News Briefs February 18, 2015

Navy debuts robot that can fight fires aboard ships The Navy has developed a prototype of a man-sized robot to do one of the most dangerous jobs aboard any ship: fighting a fire. The Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot was developed by researchers at Virginia Tech and made its public debut during a Navy science and...

Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary

Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic affairs. President Barack Obama nominat...


US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon system enhancements add mission capabilities

The US Navy has awarded a $15.5 million system development contract to Raytheon to develop a flexible, application-based architecture for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The ABA will allow mission commanders to rapidly field new or enhanced capabilities through third-party software applications. Raytheon’s ABA design aligns with both the Department of Defense’s “Be...
Navy photograph

Ground vehicles join unmanned arsenal at NAWCWD

Navy photograph Reed Robinson, a control software engineer at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, demonstrates how the Shoot-able Remote Threat Ground Target (SRTGT) system puts a vehicle into gear while being remotely d...

Small Diameter Bomb II completes live fire tests

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –†Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force completed two successful Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) all-up round live fire test flights that demonstrated the weapon’s ability to detect, track and destroy moving targets. The flight tests, which took place at the White Sands Missile Test Range, N.M., are the...


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