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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems announces organizational realignment

Posted August 7, 2015 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has announced an organizational realignment to improve performance and drive profitable growth across the company’s Aerospace Systems portfolio. Chris Hernandez has been appointed vice president of the newly formed research, technology and advanced design organization. In this role, Hernandez will integrate resources to drive basic and advanced research; technology development; and…

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News Briefs August 3, 2015

Posted August 3, 2015 by

Russian military helicopter crashes during air show, one dead A Russian military helicopter crashed Aug. 2 during an aerobatic display, killing one of its crewmembers and injuring another, the Defense Ministry said. The Mi-28 helicopter gunship was part of a flight of helicopters performing aerobatics at the Dubrovichi firing range in Ryazan region, about 170…

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Missile Defense Agency, Raytheon demonstrate SM-6’s new anti-ballistic missile defense capability

Posted August 3, 2015 by

In a first-of-its-kind test, the U.S. Navy fired a Raytheon Standard Missile-6, intercepting and destroying a short-range ballistic missile target at sea. The successful U.S. Missile Defense Agency test proved a modified SM-6 can eliminate threat ballistic missiles in their final seconds of flight. “SM-6 is the only missile in the world that can do…

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Northrop Grumman-developed stealthy data link validated as combat ready with U.S. Marine Corps

Posted August 3, 2015 by

the U.S. Marine Corps achieving F-35B initial operating capability, the Multifunction Advanced Data Link waveform developed by Northrop Grumman has been proven a key combat-ready capability of the F-35 Lightning II program. MADL is a high-data-rate, directional communications link that allows fifth-generation aircraft to communicate and coordinate tactics covertly. During testing of the Lockheed Martin…

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Lockheed Martin technology helps pilots, UAS operators share data, stay safe

Posted August 3, 2015 by

As Unmanned Aircraft Systems take to the skies, it is essential for safety that UAS operators and pilots are aware of each other. To help provide this shared situational awareness, Lockheed Martin has deployed the first components of a UAS traffic management system that is available to the UAS community now. Lockheed Martin’s online Flight…

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Aegis goes four-for-four in weeklong missile test series

Posted August 3, 2015 by

The Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency’s Aegis Combat System took part in a successful four-event test of the combat systemís air warfare and ballistic missile defense capabilities. The Multi-mission Warfare tests, conducted aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), began July 28 and ended Aug. 1. The latest iteration of the Aegis…

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Oklahoma, Tulsa push for F-35 base at Tulsa International

Posted August 3, 2015 by

If state and local officials have their way, the Oklahoma Air National Guard base in Tulsa will become the newest home of the U.S. military’s most expensive weapons system, the F-35 Lightning II. Members of an F-35 task force want the Pentagon to base the fighter aircraft at the Tulsa-based 138th Fighter Wing, located at…

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News Briefs July 29, 2015

Posted July 29, 2015 by

U.S. Navy examines health concerns near Guantanamo court A complaint lodged with the Pentagon has prompted the U.S. Navy to look into the possible presence of anything that may cause cancer in a section of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military spokeswoman said July 28. The Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center and…

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Remains of Pearl Harbor victims raised for identification

Posted July 29, 2015 by Audrey McAvoy

The military July 27 exhumed more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency disinterred five coffins from four grave sites at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, where they have rested for decades. The work is…

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NASA awards contract to support agency’s human spaceflight programs

Posted July 29, 2015 by

NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories Inc., of El Segundo, Calif., to provide biomedical, medical and health services in support of all human spaceflight programs at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The work supports ongoing research aboard the International Space Station and helps enable the journey to Mars. The Human Health and Performance contract…

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