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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Army announces plan to open special ops aviation positions to women

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The Department of Defense notified Congress today of the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command plan to eliminate gender restrictions within previously closed units of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. This action involves approximately 1,300 positions. In the January 2013 memorandum rescinding the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the…

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Boeing receives 330-minute ETOPS certification for 787s

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration May 28 approved additional extended operations for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The move will allow 787s to be operated up to 330 minutes from a landing field and signals continued confidence in the airplane’s technical capabilities. Dreamliners have been allowed to operate up to 180 minutes away from a landing…

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U.S., Austrian armies train together at Combined Resolve II

Posted May 28, 2014 by Sgt. Bethany McMeans

Army photograph by Sgt. Bethany McMeans Sgt. Robert Krassnig, of the Austrian Armed Forces, does security to the rear for his squad after being dropped off by Austrian helicopters and U.S. Black Hawks. Soldiers from the Austrian Armed Forces performed an air assault attack and defense of an operating base with the 1st Battalion, 182nd…

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Boeing acquiring AerData to expand airplane maintenance, leasing records management capabilities

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Boeing announced May 27 that it is acquiring AerData Group B.V., which provides integrated software solutions for lease management, engine fleet planning and records management. Based in the Netherlands, AerData also provides technical services for aircraft and engine operators, lessors, and maintenance, repair and overhaul companies. “AerData’s tools make it easier for airlines and leasing…

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News Briefs May 23, 2104

Posted May 23, 2014 by

80 U.S. Air Force personnel on ground in Chad Eighty U.S. Air Force personnel have arrived in Chad and have begun their mission to help locate nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in neighboring Nigeria, a U.S. military spokesman said May 22. The girls and young women were kidnapped April 15 from a school in the northeast…

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USecAF touts Air Force capabilities at 30th Space Symposium

Posted May 23, 2014 by SSgt. Carlin Leslie

Air Force photograph by Duncan Wood Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning speaks to a packed house at the 30th Space Symposium Corporate Partnership Dinner May 20, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Fanning discussed vital Air Force contributions to space and cyberspace at this annual gathering of civil, military and industry professionals from across…

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