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With Boeing Inmarsat-5 launch, global broadband network closer to reality

Posted February 4, 2015 by

Photograph courtesy of International Launch Services The second Boeing Inmarsat-5 satellite launched Feb. 1 and sent signals from orbit, the next step in establishing Global Xpress, the worldís first globally available high-speed mobile broadband service for government and commercial users. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ The second Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 satellite has sent its first signals from…

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Defense

AEDC tunnel back online after $33 million upgrade

Posted February 4, 2015 by

Courtesy Photo The image above is a three-dimensional cutaway view of the Captive Trajectory System recently installed in AEDCís 4-foot Transonic wind tunnel. The new CTS, used for weapons integration testing, has improved performance capacities over the original system. It is designed to carry higher loads and achieve higher angles with more accurate positioning capacities…

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Northrop Grumman to start production on Republic of Korea Global Hawks

Posted February 4, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman will begin production of four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems for the Republic of Korea’s Air Force. The systems will provide valuable wide-area intelligence gathering capabilities to military commanders so they can make more informed decisions. Under a contract awarded Dec. 16, the company will work closely with the U.S. Air Force…

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News Briefs January 28, 2015

Posted January 28, 2015 by

Defense contractor to pay $2 million to settle claims A Northern California defense contractor will pay the federal government $2 million to settle claims about its manufacturing of parts for remote-controlled aircraft. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento says Sacramento-based Composite Engineering Inc. agreed to pay the money to end allegations that it artificially inflated…

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USS Roosevelt marks 200,000 trap

Posted January 28, 2015 by Seaman Alex Millar

Navy photograph An F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Capt. Daniel Grieco, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Benjamin Hewlett, deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, completes the 200,000 arrested landing aboard Theodore Roosevelt. Capt. Daniel C. Grieco, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt…

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Orbital stockholders approve merger with ATK’s aerospace, defense groups

Posted January 28, 2015 by

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Jan. 27 that at a special meeting, the company’s stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger with the Aerospace and Defense Groups of Alliant Techsystems Inc., pursuant to the definitive transaction agreement dated April 28, 2014. Approximately 99 percent of the votes cast at the special meeting voted in favor…

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft captures best-ever view of dwarf planet

Posted January 28, 2015 by

Zoomed out – PIA19173 Ceres appears sharper than ever at 43 pixels across, a higher resolution than images of Ceres taken by the NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2003 and 2004. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles from Ceres Jan….

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Northrop Grumman, MDA successfully complete command cyber readiness inspection

Posted January 28, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman provided invaluable assistance for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Excellent rating from the Command Cyber Readiness Inspection conducted on the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center networks at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. The CCRI evaluates a site’s compliance with information assurance and network defense policies and configuration standards for technologies as dictated…

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News Briefs January 26, 2015

Posted January 26, 2015 by

Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales. The Navy now wants to deploy up to 720 sonobuoys about 12 miles off…

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ANG conducts air refueling training with NATO allies in Germany

Posted January 26, 2015 by SSgt. Annie Edwards

Air National Guard photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training flight over Germany on Jan. 13, 2015. Nearly 30 airmen from the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing recently spent two weeks at Geilenkirchen Air Base,…

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