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Navy Identifies Missing Pilot in Crash (1/9 11 p.m.)

Posted January 10, 2014 by

Coast Guard photograph by Samantha May A Navy Sea Hawk helicopter and Coast Guardsmen from the U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat Shearwater (WPB 87349) search for a crew member of an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter that crashed, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, with five people aboard. Two Navy helicopters rescued four of the five crew members…

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Defense

DARPA’s ‘bionic’ upper limb enhances life for amputees

Posted January 10, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

It’s metal, sleek and precise. It pivots and flexes like a real hand, or at least one from a science-fiction movie. But with no Hollywood special effects involved, brain research experts at yesterday’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Congressional Tech Showcase here demonstrated an artificial arm and hand that can do everything from picking up…

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Northrop Grumman to Support U.S. Marine Corps command, control, communications facility for TAOM

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Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to provide post-production life cycle support for mobile command, control and communications systems through September 2014. Under the $7.3 million firm-fixed-price contract, Northrop Grumman will provide life cycle support of the AN/TYQ-23(V)4 Tactical Air Operations Module and related subsystems. “As the original equipment…

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Orbital successfully launches Antares rocket carrying Cygnus spacecraft

Posted January 10, 2014 by

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Jan. 9 it successfully launched its Antares™ medium-class rocket carrying the first of eight Cygnus™ cargo logistics spacecraft missions to the International Space Station as part of its $1.9 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

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Headlines – January 8, 2014

Posted January 8, 2014 by

News: Did bird strike cause fatal Black Hawk helicopter crash? – A U.S. military helicopter that crashed on a coastal nature reserve in north Norfolk killing all four crew could have been brought down by a bird strike, it emerged Jan. 8. Investigators are considering whether the HH-60G Pave Hawk may have lost power suddenly after…

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Business

Northrop Grumman Palmdale employees raise money for local families in need

Posted January 8, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman's Palmdale (Calif.) Integration Center of Excellence employees provided more than $105,000 to 25 local organizations, benefiting homeless shelters, the disabled, elder and children care services, and food banks as a part of their annual holiday giving campaign.

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Tech

FIFI-LS Spectrometer Readied for NASA’s SOFIA Observatory

Posted January 8, 2014 by

The Field-Imaging Far-Infrared Line Spectrometer instrument was shipped from Germany to the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., in November 2013.

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Veterans

Reservist leads project to connect American public, veterans

Posted January 8, 2014 by Donna Miles

The idea germinated shortly after Navy Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Bernardi returned from a 10-month deployment to Iraq. A professor and chair of San Francisco State University’s cinema department, Bernardi found a distinct disconnect between the Special Forces soldiers whose operations he had spent much of his deployment documenting and the civilian community he had…

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Business

U.S. Navy awards Lockheed $84 million contract for Paveway II

Posted January 8, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin received an $84.5 million contract on Dec. 23 from the U.S. Navy to produce paveway II Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds. Under the four-year indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver ELGTRs, shipping containers, logistics and product support to the U.S. Navy. “Lockheed Martin remains committed to providing U.S. Navy aircrews with the…

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Defense

B-52 upgrade to increase smart-weapons capacity

Posted January 8, 2014 by Mike W. Ray

Airmen at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., will update ground maintenance and mission planning software in support of a new Air Force contract that will increase the B-52 Stratofortress's "smart-weapons" capacity by 50 percent.

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