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Missile Defense System performs successful flight test

Posted February 25, 2015 by

MDA photograph Three short-range ballistic missile targets are launched from NASAís Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., in support of Flight Test Other-19 on Feb. 24, 2015. The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the USS Carney, USS Gonzalez, and USS Barry successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system,…

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AF marks first RQ-4 non-military base landing

Posted February 25, 2015 by Maj. Ben Sakrisson

Air Force photograph by Sheila deVera A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk prepares to land Feb. 21, 2015, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking the first historic landing in Australia in preparation for the 2015 Australian International Air Show and Aerospace & Defense Exposition. Approximately 100 U.S. personnel will showcase U.S. military aircraft,…

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Boeing to intensify technical career development for engineering workforce

Posted February 25, 2015 by

Boeing Feb. 25 is implementing a plan to renew its focus on the companyís engineers worldwide by dedicating the first two of new Engineering Career Development Centers that would serve as training grounds for its technical workforce. Over the next year, leading up to Boeingís 100-year anniversary in 2016, the company will open a dozen…

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Airmen missing from WWII accounted for

Posted February 25, 2015 by

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Feb. 23, that the remains of U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces 1st Lts. William D. Bernier of Augusta, Mont.; Bryant E. Poulsen of Salt Lake…

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News Briefs February 23, 2015

Posted February 23, 2015 by

New Pentagon chief visits airfield in southern Afghanistan U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is getting briefed on American military operations at Kandahar airfield in southern Afghanistan as part of what he calls a listening tour of the war zone. On his second day in Afghanistan, Carter flew to Kandahar from Kabul, the capital, where he…

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Raytheon unveils extended range AMRAAM

Posted February 23, 2015 by

Raytheon has begun development on an extended range variant of the combat-proven Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile. Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, AMRAAM-ER will enable intercepts at longer range and higher altitudes. “With AMRAAM-ER, Raytheon is rewriting the book on ground-based air defense. The new missile will be even faster and more…

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Upgrades boost ballistic missile defense radar’s performance during missile raid

Posted February 23, 2015 by

The U.S. and its friends and allies will soon have improved defenses against ballistic missile raids – large quantities of simultaneously impacting ballistic missiles. Raytheon has upgraded the computer processor of the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar, enabling the system to both perform better during raids and to more quickly and accurately discriminate between a…

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SAIC awarded $62 million task order by SPAWAR

Posted February 23, 2015 by

The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command awarded Science Applications International Corporation a task order to provide architecture and systems engineering support services to the Office of the Chief Engineer, the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, the Fleet Readiness Directorate and many additional C4ISR programs and offices. The single-award,…

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Navy’s Trident II D5 missile marks 155 successful test flights

Posted February 23, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy conducted successful test flights Feb. 22 of two Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin. This brings the D5 missile’s record to 155 successful test flights since design completion in 1989, a 25-year-plus reliability record unmatched by any other large ballistic missile. These latest test flights demonstrate the reliability…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates maritime test bed

Posted February 23, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated how its leading-edge Maritime Test Bed can help the U.S. Navy accelerate the fielding of various sensor intelligence capabilities in the maritime and Joint warfighting environments. The goal of the demonstration was to show how the test bed can bring significant improvements in advanced sensing, data integration, decision support, electromagnetic support…

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