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Army leaders discuss NIE path ahead at Industry Day

Posted July 2, 2013 by

As the Army’s first brigade combat team deploys to Afghanistan with a suite of new communications gear that came together at the Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, senior leaders met with industry to discuss how future NIEs will continue to drive technology forward. The NIE 14.2 Industry Day, held June 25, emphasized the significance of…

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Business

Lockheed Martin demonstrates management of varied UAVs from one integrated control system

Posted July 2, 2013 by

During a recent demonstration at NAVAIR, Lockheed Martin monitored and controlled multiple types of unmanned aerial systems from one integrated command and control system. Controlling both the unmanned air vehicles and their on-board mission system sensors, Lockheed Martin’s system fully integrated with other Navy C2 and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance planning and execution systems to…

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Space

NASA Commercial Crew partner SpaceX completes two human-critical reviews

Posted July 2, 2013 by

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – Space Exploration Technologies Corp. of Hawthorne, Calif., recently completed two milestones for NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability initiative, which is intended to make commercial human spaceflight services available for government and commercial customers. These were the fifth and sixth milestones for SpaceX, a partner in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The company is…

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Business

UTC Aerospace Systems celebrates grand opening

Posted July 2, 2013 by

UTC Aerospace Systems celebrated the grand opening of its corporate headquarters on West Tyvola Road in Charlotte, N.C., June 28, 2013. The event included remarks from North Carolina Governor Patrick L. McCrory and company leaders. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. During the ceremony UTC Aerospace Systems announced a commitment of…

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NASA decommissions its Galaxy Hunter spacecraft

Posted July 2, 2013 by

NASA has turned off its Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) after a decade of operations in which the venerable space telescope used its ultraviolet vision to study hundreds of millions of galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic time.

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Veterans

VA processes nearly all disability claims pending more than two years

Posted July 2, 2013 by

Over 2 Years, Moves to Complete Those Older Than 1 Year The Department of Veterans Affairs announced recently that as a result of the initiative launched in April to expedite disability compensation claims decisions for veterans who have a waited a year or longer, more than 65,000-claims – or 97 percent of all claims over…

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Luke AFB F-16 crashes, pilots safely eject

Posted June 28, 2013 by

An F-16 fighter jet with the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., crashed shortly before 7 p.m. in a field just west of the base.

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Headlines June 28, 2013

Posted June 28, 2013 by

Business U.S. leads global arms exports surge Worldwide arms exports are surging. They’re up nearly 30 percent since 2008, according to a new report from defense analyst IHS Jane’s. Weapons exports totaled $73 billion in 2012, up from $57 billion four years earlier. Total worldwide defense spending in 2012 was $1.6 trillion.   Defense U.S….

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News Briefs June 28, 2013

Posted June 28, 2013 by

Luke AFB west of Phoenix to get 72 more F-35s The Air Force has decided to assign three additional squadrons of the new F-35 fighter at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz. The decision secures the future of the base 15 miles west of Phoenix as the current fleet of F-16s is retired. It…

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B-52s to receive communications upgrade

Posted June 28, 2013 by Mike W. Ray

Installation of a communications system upgrade earmarked for the venerable U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber fleet is scheduled to start at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., in July.

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