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Raytheon establishes new electronic warfare mission area

Posted February 12, 2014 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business has announced the combination of several of its electronic warfare programs into a new mission area called Electronic Warfare Systems, based at the company’s El Segundo, Calif. campus. The portfolio contains the following: Next Generation Jammer EW Self Protection Systems EW Communications Systems Advanced EW…

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Sikorsky begins safety of flight tests on first prototype CH-53K Helicopter

Posted February 12, 2014 by

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., has powered up the engines and spun the rotor head on the first prototype CH-53K heavy lift helicopter - designated the Ground Test Vehicle.

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Defense

64th Aggressors sharpen combat edge at Red Flag 14-1

Posted February 12, 2014 by Lorenz Crespo

The red force's simulated enemy plays a critical role as the opposing force during Red Flag 14-1 by providing U.S. and coalition combat forces from around the world challenges for tomorrow's threats.

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Space

NASA welcomes university participants to develop science payloads

Posted February 12, 2014 by

Registration is open for NASA’s seventh annual RockOn! workshop to be held June 14-19 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. This workshop, offered in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia, engages university and community college students and faculty interested in learning how to develop science payloads for spaceflight. “This…

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Veterans

Unknown World War II U.S. soldier receives France’s highest award

Posted February 12, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

French President Francois Hollande has presented the Legion of Honor, France’s highest military award, to the Unknown Soldier. The ceremony was part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that led to the liberation of Europe.

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Headlines – February 10, 2014

Posted February 10, 2014 by

News: White House pushes budget hike – The White House and Pentagon, after weeks of back-and-forth debate, appear ready to expand the Defense Department’s budget starting in 2016.  Iranian warships will sail to U.S. maritime borders – Iranian warships dispatched to the Atlantic Ocean will travel close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time in a…

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Defense

New AC-130J completes first test flight

Posted February 10, 2014 by Samuel King Jr.

After more than a year of modification maintenance, the newly created AC-130J Ghostrider took to the sky for the first time as a gunship at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 31.

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Defense

Unmanned QF-4 crashes near Holloman

Posted February 10, 2014 by

An unmanned QF-4 Aerial Target assigned to the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., crashed Feb. 7. The crash site is located inside the White Sands National Monument, which was closed in advance of the test mission. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time, and the incident is under investigation….

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Veterans

POW receives medal seven decades later

Posted February 10, 2014 by Pascual Flores

For a former U.S. Army Air Force veteran, a seven-decade long wait ended when Col. James C. Hodges, the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and 87th Air Base Wing commander, presented the former prisoner of war the POW Medal for services during World War II, Jan. 27, 2014

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Headlines – February 7, 2014

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News: Defense spending after 2015: It’s anyone’s guess – The powers-that-be must soon make a decision on how to cut military spending before sequestration returns in 2016.  Yeager in Sacramento court as part of lawsuit – Retired Air Force Brigadier Gen. Chuck Yeager could have thought of a few other things he’d rather be doing Feb. 4,…

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