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GPS IIF-5 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral AFS

Posted February 21, 2014 by

The U. S. Air Force officials successfully launched the fifth Global Positioning System IIF satellite carried aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV launch vehicle at 8:59 p.m., EST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Feb. 20.

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DRS wins supplier excellence award from Northrop Grumman

Posted February 21, 2014 by

DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, was among 24 suppliers selected from more than 5,000 to win an award for excellence from the Northrop Grumman Corporation. DRS’s C4ISR business group was recognized for providing outstanding support on a challenging and sensitive program with high visibility from Northrop’s Information Systems sector. The DRS team maintained a…

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Conferences and Events – March 2014

Posted February 20, 2014 by

March 1-2 – UK SEDS National Student Space Conference, Leicester, United Kingdom   March 1-2 – Meeting 4: Guidance for NSF on National Ocean Science Research Priorities: Decadal Survey for Ocean Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii   March 1-8 – 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Mont.   March 3-5 – National Research Council’s Space Science Week,…

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Headlines – February 19, 2014

Posted February 19, 2014 by

News:  ‘Unfunded’ lists reveal fissures between HASC leaders – The return of a budget tactic that was banned by former Defense Secretary Bob Gates shows just how politicized Pentagon spending issues have become.  Senior HASC lawmaker Forbes presses Navy on UCLASS requirements – A member of Congress, Rep. Randy Forbes, is so concerned about a new Navy…

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You can run, but you can’t hide

Posted February 19, 2014 by

The Navy’s Infrared Search and Track (IRST), a passive, long-range sensor that searches for and detects heat sources, successfully completed its first flight aboard an F/A-18 Super Hornet on Feb. 11, from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Business

Lockheed Martin team surpasses millionth hour of in-theater airborne surveillance

Posted February 19, 2014 by

The Lockheed Martin-built and maintained Persistent Threat Detection System has surpassed 1 million airborne mission hours of providing around-the-clock, 360-degree monitoring and force protection for coalition forces in theater.

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Events

NASA Dryden-sponsored tams do well at FIRST tech challenge tourney

Posted February 19, 2014 by

Twenty-four FIRST Tech Challenge robotics teams from Southern California battled it out in the High Desert FTC tournament at the Desert Christian Schools gymnasium in Lancaster, Calif., Feb. 1.

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Tech

Flight Opportunities Program busy in 2013; even more so in 2014

Posted February 19, 2014 by tomlear

NASA's Flight Opportunities Program of the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate accomplished its busiest year in 2013 since its inception in late 2010, and 2014 promises to be even busier.

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Headlines – February 14, 2014

Posted February 14, 2014 by

News: Two U.S. troops killed, 4 wounded in Afghan attack – Two U.S. soldiers were killed and four wounded in an attack Feb. 12 by gunmen wearing Afghan security force uniforms in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. defense officials said.  Hagel to preview Pentagon’s budget for 2015 on Feb. 24 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to preview…

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Northrop Grumman awarded U.S. military contract for navigation systems

Posted February 14, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for purchase and sustainment of its embedded global positioning/inertial navigation systems.

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