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Posted March 26, 2014 by

News: Two killed in shooting at Naval base – A base spokeswoman says two people were killed in a shooting at Naval Station Norfolk.  GAO questions affordability of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter – In the latest downbeat assessment of the Pentagon’s 13-year struggle to build the Joint Strike Fighter, Congress’s watchdog March 24 warned that the high-tech…

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NASA announces 2014 Tribal College, University Awards

Posted March 26, 2014 by

NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project has awarded approximately $2 million in new cooperative agreements to three tribal colleges and universities. These new agreements provide opportunities for TCU students, faculty and staff to engage in NASA-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities. The awards, made through the NASA Tribal College and University Experiential Learning…

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Maritime Helicopter Support Company breaks ground on Navy’s MH-60R helicopter maintenance facilities

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NOWRA, New South Wales, Australia, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Maritime Helicopter Support Company – a Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin joint venture company – broke ground March 26 to build the maintenance and warehouse facilities that will provide Through Life Support logistics services for the Royal Australian Navy’s new fleet of 24 MH-60R Seahawk® helicopters. Once…

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Northrop Grumman Australia, DSTO confirm research partnership

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Australian Defence Department photograph by Lauren Larking Chief Defence Scientist Dr. Alex Zelinsky(left) and Northrop Grumman Australia Chief Executive Ian Irving. Northrop Grumman Australia and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation have signed a strategic alliance to conduct collaborative research in a range of high-end defense technologies. The agreement was signed March 26 in…

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U.S. Navy achieves initial operating capability on Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System

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The U.S. Navy has achieved initial operational capability on the MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System that includes the Raytheon Griffin missile.  The milestone comes as the Navy continues to conduct littoral security operations in areas that require an immediate and precise response to confirmed threats. The MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System includes a…

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NASA seeks suborbital flight services proposals for technology demonstrations

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NASA photograph by Tom Tschida Masten Space Systems’ Xombie technology demonstration test bed ascends into the Mojave Desert sky from the Mojave Air and Space Port during a March 2013 flight. NASA is seeking proposals from U.S. commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicle providers to integrate and fly technology payloads for the space agency. NASA uses…

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Northrop Grumman wins supplier award for role in Royal Navy’s Astute Submarine program

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Northrop Grumman has received the Customer Focus Award from BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines in recognition of the role the company has played in supplying the platform management system (PMS) for the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Astute nuclear-powered submarine programme. The award was presented during BAE’s 2014 Annual Supplier Forum to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit…

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Lockheed Martin opens state-of-the-art advanced materials, thermal sciences center building

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The Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratories building that will enable the company to provide innovative technical solutions to customers with more agility and efficiency. The Advanced Materials & Thermal Sciences Center, with 82,000 square feet of floor space, will house 130 engineers, scientists and staff. The new…

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Grounded and flying high

Posted March 26, 2014 by Linda KC Reynolds

It doesn’t matter if his life is up in the air or firmly planted on a stage, Jacob Nelson, 21, is living the dream; both of them- and working towards his third.

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New crew launches to space station to continue scientific research

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NASA photograph by Joel Kowsky The Soyuz TMA-12M rocket launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (local time) carrying Expedition 39 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA, and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos to the International Space Station. Three…

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