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Space

NASA, Virgin Galactic announce payloads for SpaceShipTwo flight

Posted June 4, 2014 by

Photograph courtesy of Mars Scientific/Clay Center Observatory Telescopic image of Virgin Galacticís SpaceShipTwo during a supersonic test flight in 2013. NASA has selected 12 technology experiments to fly on the first commercial research flight on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. Through NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program within the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, officials have been working with…

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Events

Reunions

Posted June 4, 2014 by

Air Force June 10-12: 3rd Air Rescue Sqdn Det 1 (Korea, 1951-1952) Branson, Mo. For more information, contact William Price at (205) 339-0960 or email wpprice@bellsouth.net. June 11-14: 55th and 58th Weather Recon Squardons Branson, Mo. For more information, contact C.R. Layton at (918) 446-6945 or email conradlay@aol.com. June 12-15: 351st Bomb Group/The Mighty 8th…

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Alexis Siekert
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Defense

U.S., Polish Airmen support largest combined training

Posted June 4, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Alexis Siekert U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighter Falcon fighter aircraft taxi down the runway on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, before departing for the U.S. Air Force Aviation Detachment, Poland, May 30, 2014. This is the fourth fighter aircraft and seventh overall rotation the Av-Det has hosted. U.S. and Polish airmen…

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Business

ATK awarded ammunition contracts for medium, large caliber ammunition production, development

Posted June 4, 2014 by

ATK, a world-leading producer of ammunition, precision weapons and rocket motors, announced June 4 that it has received several domestic contracts totaling more than $112 million for medium- and large-caliber ammunition production and development. These awards will provide ammunition to arm air platforms such as the A-10, Apache attack helicopter and the AC-130 gunship, as…

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News Briefs May 28, 2014

Posted May 28, 2014 by

Philippines insists U.S. military accord is legal The Philippine government insisted May 27 that its new accord letting the U.S. expand its military presence in the country is legal and is confident the agreement will withstand constitutional challenges. Two court petitions argue that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement violates the constitutional ban on foreign military…

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Business

CFIUS approval clears XCOR Aerospace’s first close of series B financing

Posted May 28, 2014 by

MOJAVE, Calif. -XCOR Aerospace announced May 27 that the U.S. Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has approved the Series B lead investment by Dutch investors. The first closing of XCOR’s new round of finance issued $14.2 million of Series B preferred shares. XCOR will use the funds to bring the…

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Business

SAIC awarded U.S. Marine Corps contract to support assault amphibious vehicle upgrades

Posted May 28, 2014 by

MCLEAN, Va., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –†The U.S. Marine Corps Program Executive Office ñ Land Systems awarded Science Applications International Corporation a prime contract to engineer, design and test upgrades to 10 prototype and 52 LRIP†vehicles for the Legacy Assault Amphibious Vehicle Personnel Carrier Variant Platform program. The multiple-award, firm fixed-price contract has a 10-month…

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Unmanned aircraft series sets record for mission hours flown in one week

Posted May 28, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman’s High Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System series, which includes the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk, set a new record for mission hours flown in one week, logging 665 hours flying operational and exercise missions during the week ending Feb. 23. In 2013, Global Hawk flew an average of 433.8 hours a…

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Northrop Grumman to provide turbine generator units for U.S. Navy’s Ohio replacement submarine program

Posted May 28, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder General Dynamics Electric Boat to complete detailed design and subsequent manufacturing, assembly, qualification and delivery of the first turbine generator units for the Ohio Replacement Program, the U.S. Navy’s next-generation ballistic nuclear submarine. The turbine generators provide all of the submarine’s propulsion and other electrical power…

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Northrop demonstrates fifth- to fourth-generation aircraft communications capabilities during flight tests

Posted May 28, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has built and demonstrated a unique communications capability for the U.S. Department of Defense that enables fifth-generation aircraft to share information through existing data links with fourth-generation fighters to improve situational awareness and combat effectiveness. The F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II are the world’s only operational fifth-generation stealth aircraft; fourth-generation fighters…

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