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U.S., Romania begin work on Aegis Ashore missile defense complex

Posted November 1, 2013 by Vince Little

Top U.S., Romanian and NATO officials broke ground OCt. 28 on a new ballistic missile defense facility being built to boost regional stability and strengthen the alliance’s collective security stance. The high-profile ceremony signaled the start of construction for the Aegis Ashore complex, the second stage of the three-part European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic…

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NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg invites quilters to contribute a star block

Posted November 1, 2013 by

International Space Station Expedition 37 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA, a lifelong lover of sewing, is inviting fellow crafters to join her in stitching together a global community space quilt. Nyberg, who is in the final weeks of her mission aboard the orbiting laboratory, recently shared a star-themed quilt block she was able to…

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Brains behind the QF-16 spearhead AF aerial target drone program

Posted November 1, 2013 by Chrissy Cuttita

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Jeff Gibson, Government Team Lead and Jeff Stebbins, Gulf Range Drone Control System contractor and QF-16 Integration Team Lead operate the software their 15-man team developed for the Air Force’s newest aerial target drone. The console they operate in their lab at Eglin is replicated in the field…

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Boeing to increase 737 production rate in 2017

Posted November 1, 2013 by

Boeing announced Oct. 31 that production on the 737 program will increase to 47 airplanes per month in 2017, the highest rate ever for the best-selling airliner in history. Once implemented, the 737 program will build more than 560 airplanes per year, and will have increased output by nearly 50 percent since 2010. “We’re taking…

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News Briefs October 28, 2013

Posted October 28, 2013 by

Army obtains license for Hawaii depleted uranium The Army has obtained a license to possess depleted uranium at its Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island and for Schofield Barracks on Oahu. The license was granted Oct. 23 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Army Garrison-Hawaii website says the military between 1960 and 1968 used…

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Raytheon’s Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 demonstrates networked capability with E-2D aircraft

Posted October 28, 2013 by

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy demonstrated the capability of the newest version of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 by establishing communications among an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft and the JSOW C-1. The test was part of the Navy’s Trident Warrior 2013 demonstration in July. During the demonstration, fighters simulated…

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Lockheed Martin receives $33 million production contract for U.S. Marine Corps targeting system

Posted October 28, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin received a $33.9 million follow-on production contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, for the Target Sight System, the fire control system for the U.S. Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter. TSS’ advanced sensors provide pilots with enhanced capabilities to acquire, track and designate targets. TSS Lot 10 deliveries will be…

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GA-ASI builds upon electronic attack expertise in follow-on USMC exercise

Posted October 28, 2013 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, announced Oct. 28 the conclusion of a second demonstration of PredatorÆ Bís Electronic Attack capability at the U.S. Marine Corps. Weapons and Tactics Instructor course held at Marine Corp Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 22. This…

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Lockheed Martin powers up Orion crew module

Posted October 28, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Technicians power on the Orion crew module at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. For the first time, Lockheed Martin and NASA engineers powered on the Orion crew module at Kennedy Space Center last week. The test successfully demonstrated the crew module avionics were integrated properly and are in good health. During the…

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Boeing delivers Indian Air Forceís fourth C-17 Globemaster III

Posted October 28, 2013 by

LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Indian Air Forceís fourth Boeing C-17 Globemaster III departs for India from Long Beach on Oct. 19, keeping the company on track to deliver a total of five advanced airlifters to the IAF this year. Boeing will deliver five more C-17s to India in 2014 to complete the contract. Since…

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