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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis
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F-35 program on right track, director says

Posted April 17, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15, 2015. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came…

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Business

Boeing honors 15 suppliers for outstanding performance

Posted April 17, 2015 by

Boeing is honoring 14 companies and one university with its 2014 Supplier of the Year awards, recognizing their superior performance in delivering high-quality products and services on time and at the promised cost. Strong performance and close collaboration with these award-winning suppliers helped Boeing exceed customers’ more-for-less expectations while also contributing to Boeing’s record $90.8…

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ULA unveils America’s new rocket

Posted April 17, 2015 by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emmeil-0u5k&feature=player_embedded United Launch Alliance unveiled its Next Generation Launch System April 13 at the 31st Space Symposium. The new rocket, Vulcan, will transform the future of space by making launch services more affordable and accessible. The NGLS brings together decades of experience on ULA’s reliable Atlas and Delta vehicles, combining the best features of each…

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Union: S.C. reps threatened at gunpoint, Boeing vote canceled

Posted April 17, 2015 by Bruce Smith

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing April 17 that is withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week because of what it called a toxic atmosphere and political interference. Almost 3,200 production workers at Boeing facilities in North Charleston, where the…

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Closing the curtain on NAVAIR’s desert depot

Posted April 17, 2015 by

An MV-22 gets ready for takeoff following repair at NAVAIR’s Forward Deployed Combat Repair facility in Afghanistan. The FDCR mission ended in June 2014, and was primarily led by NAVAIR reservists with artisans from Fleet Readiness Centers. With the reduction in the nation’s military footprint overseas, just a handful of reservists from NAVAIR recently ended…

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Business

Providing weapons engineering for U.S. Navy submarines

Posted April 17, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a three-year contract to provide engineering and other services to modernize weapon launch platforms on U.S. and allied submarines. The initial award from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center is valued at $3.4 million, with the total value of the three-year contract estimated at $13.8 million. BAE Systems experts…

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Raytheon’s newest JSOW variant enters operational testing

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Raytheon and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the final free flight in the integrated testing phase for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1. During the development test, JSOW C-1 demonstrated its effectiveness against moving maritime targets, a crucial capability against current and future surface warfare threats. The weapon is on track to start operational testing this…

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News Briefs April 15, 2015

Posted April 15, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force grounds T-6A Texan II training aircraft The U.S. Air Force has grounded all its T-6A Texan II training aircraft because of a potential malfunction in the oil line of the aircraft’s engine. The grounding, first reported April 14 by the Enid News & Eagle, includes Vance Air Force Base in Okla.; Columbus…

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Northrop Grumman photograph
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Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace delivers telescope deployable tower assembly

Posted April 15, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The Deployable Tower Assembly (DTA) for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was delivered to Northrop Grumman’s Space Park facilities in Redondo Beach, California for integration and testing. The DTA interfaces and supports the spacecraft and the telescope structures. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman reached another major milestone for NASA’s James Webb…

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NASA selects American small business, research institution projects for further development

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NASA has selected 149 research and technology proposals from American small businesses and research institutions that will enable NASA’s future missions into the solar system and beyond while benefiting America’s technology-driven economy right here on Earth. The selected proposals now will enter into negotiations for contract awards as part of Phase II of the agency’s…

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