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POW/MIA agency leverages diplomacy in remains recovery

Posted June 1, 2015 by Amaani Lyle

An American pilot begins a mission in Italy on Christmas Eve during World War II and never returns. A U.S. Marine goes missing during the Korean War, and more than half a century later, the daughter he last saw when she was 18 months old still longs to have known him. In a yellowing letter,…

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Local

News Briefs May 29, 2015

Posted May 29, 2015 by

Finnish navy: Underwater intruder possible foreign submarine Finnish military officials say that an underwater object the navy chased last month in territorial waters and dropped several depth charges could have been a foreign submarine. A navy investigation released May 28 says that technical analysis did not provide sufficient proof of the presence of a submarine…

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Defense

Its reign in the fleet over, naval Sea King helicopter now rests at Pax Museum

Posted May 29, 2015 by

Navy photograph At more than 54 feet in length with a 62-foot rotor diameter, the mighty SH-3A Sea King helicopter sits in its final spot at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Designed as an anti-submarine warfare helicopter, the aircraft holds a number of aviation firsts, including the first twin-turbine helicopter and the first all-weather…

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Business

Northrop Grumman, U.S. Army achieve ballistic missile intercept

Posted May 29, 2015 by

The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman took a significant step toward the objective for integrated air and missile defense when a ballistic missile was destroyed using the IAMD Battle Command System in its first flight test. “Working together with the Army, we will deliver with IBCS a fully netted system providing a single, unambiguous view…

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Arkansas legislators endorse $87 million incentive package

Posted May 29, 2015 by Andrew DeMillo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–An $87 million incentive package intended to bring a military vehicle assembly plant to south Arkansas easily won initial approval from lawmakers May 27, with a handful of Republicans opposing the move as the wrong way to attract business to the state. The Arkansas House voted 96-0 in favor of the plan to…

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New’s Briefs May 27, 2015

Posted May 27, 2015 by

U.S. military begins search flights for stranded Rohingya The United States has begun military surveillance flights to help locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people in Southeast Asian seas. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said May 26 that U.S. Navy P8 aircraft flew over the weekend with Malaysian support. Rathke said the U.S. has offered…

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Business

Northrop Grumman passes key design review for B-2 weapons management upgrade

Posted May 27, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman has successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Air Force that its plans to upgrade key weapons management software for the B-2 stealth bomber are on track and ready to proceed to the next level of development. The company successfully completed the critical design review of the service’s Flexible Strike Phase 1 program on Feb…

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Space

Boeing awarded first-ever commercial human spaceflight mission

Posted May 27, 2015 by

NASA issued a task order as part of Boeing’s $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract recently to include the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station. The award marks the first time in human spaceflight history NASA has contracted with a commercial company for a human spaceflight mission. This occasion will go…

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Excellence in Aviation banquet set for June 13

Posted May 27, 2015 by

The Flight Test Historical Foundation’s 5th annual Excellence in Aviation Awards banquet is 6 p.m., June 13 in the Grand Ballroom of the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Boulevard, Los Angeles. Tickets are $100 and funds raised will be used for the restoration of aircraft in the Flight Test Museum’s inventory as well as towards…

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QF-4 aerial target program concludes

Posted May 27, 2015 by

5/26/2015†-†One of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadronís QF-4s sits on the drone runway prior to takeoff May 12 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. This unmanned QF-4 was used as a full-scale target and shot down by a pilot from the 177th Fighter Wing, a New Jersey Air National Guard unit, who were participating in…

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