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UTC Aerospace Systems contributes to Collier Award Winner X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System

Posted May 30, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman and its supplier team – including UTC Aerospace Systems – have been honored with the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy for the development of the X-47B, the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier. The National Aeronautic Association presented the award May 29 in Washington, D.C. UTC…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B.
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Defense

Combat Hammer 2014: Boosting RPA strike proficiency

Posted May 30, 2014 by Staff Sgt. N.B.

The role of modern aerial warfare has drastically changed since it was first used on a large scale in World War I.

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Three new vice presidents take the reins at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Posted May 30, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business has created two new vice president positions at its Orlando, Fla., facility, and filled a third vice president post at the company’s Grand Prairie, Texas, headquarters. Rita C. Flaherty, a resident of Winter Garden, Fla., has been named vice president – Strategy and Business Development for the Fire…

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Space

NASA Airborne Research focuses on Andean volcanoes

Posted May 30, 2014 by

Volcanoes in Central and South America were the primary focus of a four-week Earth science study in late April and early May 2014 using a NASA-developed airborne synthetic aperture imaging radar.

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Obama: U.S. to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2015

Posted May 30, 2014 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama today announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year – a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested – and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave the country by the end of 2016, bringing to an end a U.S. military mission…

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Navy soars over desert skies during Green Flag 14-07

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 131, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. takes off during Green Flag 14-07, May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F/A-18C Hornet is a multirole fighter capable of carrying out both air-to-air and air-to-ground…

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NASA, industry complete first phase to certify new crew transportation systems

Posted May 30, 2014 by

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and industry have completed the first step in the certification process that will enable American-made commercial spacecraft safely to ferry astronauts from U.S. soil to and from the International Space Station by 2017. The completion of the Certification Products Contracts marks critical progress in the development of next-generation American space transportation…

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Headlines May 28, 2014

Posted May 28, 2014 by

News: Report shows wait ‘schemes’ are ‘systemic throughout VA’ – Veterans at the Phoenix veterans hospital waited on average 115 days for their first medical appointment, which is 91 days longer than the hospital reported, the Department of Veterans’ internal watchdog said May 28.  McKeon glad to see Obama ‘speaking up’ about U.S. leadership – While President…

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Old Guard Soldiers honor fallen with flags at Arlington graves

Posted May 28, 2014 by

Across Arlington National Cemetery last weekend, adjacent to each of the often stark white, simple grave stones, a tiny American flag has been placed into the ground as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of the nation's fallen service members who rest there.

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Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez
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Tens of thousands draw attention to POWs, MIAs as part of Rolling Thunder XXVII

Posted May 28, 2014 by C. Todd Lopez

"The first time I went, my daughter brought me. And my son-in-law was there, and his friend. That day we had clouds, low clouds like fog. And when I saw those statues -- I'd seen it in real life. My knees started to go."

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