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Japan’s F-2 marks 8th platform to fly with Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Posted August 10, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin received a direct commercial sale contract through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to integrate the SniperÆ Advanced Targeting Pod †onto the Japan Air Self-Defense Forceís F-2 aircraft. This initial contract, awarded in 2014, includes a Sniper pod, spares and support equipment for integration. The F-2 is the eighth aircraft platform to be equipped with Sniper…

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Space

NASA opens new CubeSat opportunities for low-cost space exploration

Posted August 10, 2015 by

Space enthusiasts have an opportunity to contribute to NASAís exploration goals through the next round of the agencyís CubeSat Launch Initiative. Applicants must submit their proposals electronically by 4:30 p.m., EST, Nov. 24. The CubeSat Launch Initiative provides access to space for CubeSats developed by NASA centers, accredited educational institutions and non-profit organizations, giving CubeSat…

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Defense

Report: $14 million drone piloted from Ellsworth crashed overseas

Posted August 10, 2015 by

A drone worth more than $14 million that was being remotely piloted from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., was intentionally crashed last year somewhere over the Middle East following a mechanical failure, according to a report from the U.S. Air Force. The report from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board was released July 30. It says…

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Business

Los Angeles Navy Days concludes

Posted August 10, 2015 by

The 18th annual Navy Days Los Angeles concluded Aug. 10 when visiting U.S. Navy ships, the guided-missile cruisers USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and USS Cape St. George (CG 71), the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) and nearly 1,000 Sailors departed from the Port of Los Angeles. The six day fleet week, allowed visitors…

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News Briefs August 7, 2015

Posted August 7, 2015 by

Pakistan army helicopter crashes in northwest; eight killed Pakistani police say a military helicopter has crashed in a mountainous region in northwest Pakistan, killing at least eight people on board. Police official Fida Khan says the helicopter was on the way to the northern town of Gilgit when it went down Aug. 6 near the…

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Defense

Selva confirmed as vice chairman of Joint Chiefs

Posted August 7, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON–The Senate last week confirmed Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva as the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The nationís second-highest-ranking military officer is a pilot and most recently was commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Also last week, the Senate confirmed Marine Corps Gen….

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Defense

Richardson confirmed as next CNO

Posted August 7, 2015 by PO1 Elliott Fabrizio

Adm. John M. Richardson, director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, was confirmed by the Senate as the 31st Chief of Naval Operations Aug. 5. Richardson will replace Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert who has been CNO since September 2011. Vice Adm. Frank Caldwell, who was also confirmed by the Senate today, will succeed Richardson later this month…

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Space

NASA names new manager of ISS program

Posted August 7, 2015 by

NASAís springboard for discovery, innovation and deep space exploration has a new chief. The agency has named Kirk Shireman as the new manager of its International Space Station Program, based at NASAís Johnson Space Center in Houston, where Shireman has served as deputy center director since 2013. “Kirk brings considerable space station experience to this…

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Defense

SoCal warfare center leaders discuss opportunities for collaboration

Posted August 7, 2015 by

Leadership teams from Southern California warfare centers and Navy labs met July 23 at Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division to discuss opportunities for collaboration and mutual support that result in advancing warfighter capabilities. This was the first collaboration summit for these commands and the meeting allowed each to share overviews about the uniqueness…

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Veterans

World War II airman’s remains identified

Posted August 7, 2015 by

The remains of a serviceman, missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, said the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in a DOD news release issued Aug. 6. U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Stephen V. Biezis of Chicago, will be buried Aug….

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