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U.S. Navy anti-ship missile displays capability during military exercise

Posted September 26, 2014 by

Navy photograph The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) fires a Harpoon missile during a sinking exercise as part of Valiant Shield 2014. The U.S Navy successfully fired multiple Harpoon missiles as part of the joint military exercise, Valiant Shield, demonstrating its effectiveness against modern day threats. A total of six Harpoon missiles,…

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Sikorsky S-92Æ helicopter marks decade of trusted service, performance

Posted September 26, 2014 by

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Sept. 26 that September marks the 10-year anniversary of delivery of the first production S-92Æ helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. “On behalf of Sikorsky, I would like to congratulate and thank all of our customers, suppliers and employees upon reaching this milestone,” said Carey Bond, president,…

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Small UAS returns from first operational deployment

Posted September 26, 2014 by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpGJ8I3idUI&feature=player_embedded U.S. Marine Corps photograph Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System catches the wire during a landing. In†this†video below,†a Marine from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 2 recovers a Blackjack unmanned aircraft system in Afghanistan. This small UAS returned from its first early operational deployment Sept. 10 after flying nearly 1,000 hours in 119 days in theatre….

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Northrop Grumman SABR completes design reviews, prepares for delivery

Posted September 26, 2014 by

Demonstrating the maturity of its active electronically scanned array radar technologies, Northrop Grumman has successfully concluded all engineering and manufacturing development design reviews for the AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar in just 12 months. Northrop Grumman’s AN/APG-83 SABR is a direct replacement for legacy F-16 radars and includes fifth-generation radar capabilities, the largest synthetic aperture…

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NASA telescopes find clear skies, water vapor on exoplanet

Posted September 26, 2014 by

Astronomers using data from three of NASA’s space telescopes – Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler – have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a gaseous planet outside our solar system. The planet is about the size of Neptune, making it the smallest planet from which molecules of any kind have been detected. “This discovery…

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NAVSEA successfully completes implementation of new surface ship maintenance process

Posted September 26, 2014 by

The Navy’s Surface Maintenance Engineering Planning Program announced Sept. 25 the successful completion of the Baseline Availability Work Package/Availability Work Package process for all surface ships, thereby meeting a major milestone in the Navy’s continued effort to improve surface ship maintenance. All surface ships now have an articulated, technically rigorous and engineered maintenance oversight process…

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U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $311 million for nuclear-sub support work

Posted September 26, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $311 million contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under this option, Electric Boat will provide design, engineering, material and logistics support, and research and development activities for…

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News Briefs September 24, 2014

Posted September 24, 2014 by

Minuteman 3 test missile launches from California The U.S. Air Force has test-launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The missile lifted off from Vandenberg at 7:45 a.m., PDT, Sept. 23 on a 4,200-mile flight over the Pacific to a target on the Kwajalein Atoll. The Air Force…

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Lockheed Martin’s Havoc 8×8 vehicle aces brutal Nevada Automotive Test Center course

Posted September 24, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin’s Havoc 8×8 pushes through rocky terrain at the Nevada Automotive Test Center. Lockheed Martin’s Havoc 8×8 Armored Modular Vehicle successfully completed the Nevada Automotive Test Center’s challenging Butte Mountain Trail course, one of the most severe off-road test tracks in the world. Teamed with Patria, Havoc is Lockheed Martin’s entry…

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MEADS multifunction fire control radar proves capabilities in performance tests

Posted September 24, 2014 by

MEADS International photograph MEADS multifunction fire control radar proves capabilities in performance tests. The Medium Extended Air Defense System program has completed a six-week performance test of its 360-degree Multifunction Fire Control Radar at Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome, Italy, and at MBDA Germany’s air defense center in Freinhausen in the presence of…

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