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Defense

Sophisticated simulations help provide improved weapons faster, cheaper

Posted June 13, 2014 by Ed Lopez and Cassandra Mainiero

As engineers design new weapons or modify existing ones, reducing time and money on development can be critical in providing Soldiers with improved weapons without undue delay.

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Business

Lockheed Martin receives contract for Air Force’s Minuteman III reentry subsystem

Posted June 13, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force with an initial value of $109 million for sustainment of the reentry subsystem for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.  Lockheed Martin’s work will include repair, modification and testing of hardware and software components in the reentry system-reentry vehicle (RS-RV) subsystem, as well as…

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Misawa launches first Global Hawk

Posted June 13, 2014 by A1c Patrick S. Ciccarone

The RQ-4 Global Hawk made its first operational flight out of Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 6.

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Headlines June 11, 2014

Posted June 11, 2014 by

News: House appropriators easily kill measure to save A-10 fleet – U.S. House appropriators June 10 killed an amendment that would have kept alive the Air Force’s A-10 fleet, becoming the first defense panel to endorse the service’s cost-cutting plan.  Friendly fire’ deaths in Afghanistan: Relatively rare, they draw attention – Friendly-fire incidents are responsible for only…

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News Briefs June 11, 2014

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Environmental agency criticize Kirtland proposal New Mexico environmental regulators are criticizing Kirtland Air Force Base’s proposal for cleaning up a massive underground fuel leak, saying it would threaten Albuquerque’s water supply. Kirtland’s plan centers on using a Kirtland water well to remove fuel-contaminated groundwater to keep it away from a neighborhood where municipal drinking wells…

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DARPA’s Plan X uses new technologies to ‘see’ cyber effects

Posted June 11, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

Three years after the Defense Department named cyberspace a new domain of warfare, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is unveiling technologies that soon could make it possible for military leaders and warriors to plan and execute real-time cyber missions in a territory charted so far only by machines.

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Business

Boeing Business Jets finalizes order for BBJ 777-300ER airplane

Posted June 11, 2014 by

Boeing Business Jets announced June 10 the order of a BBJ 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane to an undisclosed customer.

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Business

Boeing stay in Wichita, Kansas, reduced to small crew

Posted June 11, 2014 by AP

After more than 80 years, the Boeing’s presence in Wichita has come down to a small crew tying up a few loose ends, and when they are done, fewer than a dozen maintenance workers will be the company’s only employees. Employees currently are finalizing equipment that will be moved to other Boeing locations and closing…

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Space

Northrop Grumman to supply navigation system for South Korea’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2 satellites

Posted June 11, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute to provide space inertial reference systems for the GEO-KOMPSAT-2 space satellite program.

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Business

Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy conduct successful simultaneous manned, unmanned helicopter flight tests

Posted June 11, 2014 by

Navy photograph An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter prepares to land on the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) off the coast of Southern California. The training marked the first time a littoral combat ship, an MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter and an SH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter conducted integrated training.   Northrop Grumman and…

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