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Mann addresses missile defense future during symposium

Posted August 14, 2015 by Jason B. Cutshaw

The leader of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, or USASMDC/ARSTRAT, explained how the command is ensuring space and missile defense for the war fighter, the Army and the nation during the 18th annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Aug. 12. Lt. Gen. David L. Mann, commanding general, USASMDC/ARSTRAT,…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RS-25 engine completes key full-duration test

Posted August 14, 2015 by timchisham

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced Aug. 13 that it successfully completed a full duration (535 seconds) verification test of its RS-25 rocket engine that will power NASA’s Space Launch System, America’s next generation heavy-lift launch vehicle. The test, conducted at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, was the sixth test in a seven-test series that began in January 2015…

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News Briefs August 12, 2015

Posted August 12, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force F-16 crashes in southern Germany, pilot ejects A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed in southern Germany Aug. 11, the military said. The pilot ejected safely. The crash happened near Bayreuth, in Bavaria. The plane had taken off from Spangdahlem Air Base, in western Germany, for a training flight near the…

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Raytheon receives $52 million award to continue JPALS test and analysis program

Posted August 12, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy extended Raytheon’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract on the Joint Precision Approach Landing Systems program. Raytheon will continue testing and analysis in support of auto-land capability and integration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The contract value is $52 million. “The JPALS program is a collaboration between the U.S. Navy and Raytheon,”…

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F-16 crashes in Bavaria

Posted August 12, 2015 by

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, crashed Aug. 11 at approximately 9:38 a.m. near Engelmannreuth in the county of Bayreuth, Germany. The incident happened during a training flight at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria in Grafenwoehr, Bavaria, Germany. The pilot safely ejected. U.S. military…

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Navy accepts delivery of LCS 6

Posted August 12, 2015 by

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., Aug. 11. Jackson is the fifth littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy, the third of the Independence variant to join the fleet. Capt. Warren R. Buller II, commander, Littoral…

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Lockheed Martin to upgrade Apache helicopter targeting, pilotage system

Posted August 12, 2015 by

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $21.7 million Lot 4 follow-on contract to continue production of the Modernized Day Sensor Assembly for the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter. This first phase of upgrades to modernize the Apache’s Day Sensor Assembly includes producing Modernized Laser Rangefinder Designator kits. M-LRFD is the principal targeting aid for the…

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Raytheon delivers next-gen SATCOM radio for certification testing

Posted August 12, 2015 by

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon a $36 million contract to fund the certification and testing of a significant upgrade to the AN/ARC-231 Multi-Mode Communications System. The upgraded systems will provide the highest level of security for voice and data communications for more than 7,000 rotary, fixed wing and unmanned Army platforms — including Apaches,…

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News Briefs August 10, 201

Posted August 10, 2015 by

Six U.S. F-16 jets arrive in Turkey to fight IS Six U.S. F-16 fighter jets arrived at Turkey’s southern air base Aug. 9 to join the U.S.-led coalition fight against Islamic State militants, the U.S. military said. The U.S. European Command said in a statement that the U.S. air force deployed a ├Čsmall detachment├« of…

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Space

NASA to share universe with Tumblr users

Posted August 10, 2015 by

NASA is launching an official Tumblr profile that will give Tumblr users a regular dose of space in a blog-like format through text, photos, videos and more. Tumblr is a social media platform that allows users to connect and follow other content creators in a collaborative micro-blog format. People are able to discover, share and…

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