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Prowler retires following 45 years of naval service

Posted July 2, 2015 by PO2 John Hetherington

Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet, hosted a three-day Sunset Celebration commemorating the retirement of the Navy EA-6B Prowler, June 25-27.

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Headlines June 29, 2015

Posted June 29, 2015 by

News: SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes moments after launch – A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station blew up June 28 shortly after liftoff.   Business: How serious a setback is SpaceX rocket explosion? – Elon Musk had never come face to face with that rule before — at least not in space travel —…

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News Briefs June 29, 2015

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Iraqi pilot in Arizona plane crash found dead Officials say the body of an Iraqi pilot who had been training in the United States and crashed in southern Arizona has been located. Iraq’s Defense Ministry said June 26 that search teams found the body of Brig. Gen. Rasid Mohammed Sadeeq at the crash site five…

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PCU John Warner delivered to Navy

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The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of PCU John Warner (SSN 785) June 25, the 12th submarine of the Virginia Class.

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HX-21 completes first flight with developmental electronic warfare pod

Posted June 29, 2015 by Navy photograph

On June 8, 2015, a UH-1Y from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 completed the first test flight with a developmental electronic warfare pod.  The pod would represent a new tactical capability for U.S. Marine Corps rotary wing aircraft, and allow for changing mission requirements mid-flight.  HX-21 conducts developmental flight test and evaluation of…

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Northrop, Navy celebrate legacy of EA-6B Prowler

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The U.S. Navy's venerable EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman, has been a fixture at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., and in the nation's carrier-based strike forces since 1971.

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NORTHERN EDGE provides environment for testing new capabilities

Posted June 29, 2015 by Capt. Tania Bryan

With 18 experiments and initiatives undergoing field testing in Alaskan training ranges throughout Exercise Northern Edge 15, no other venue is as well suited for high-end operational testing.

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Lockheed signs agreements for two full-flight simulators

Posted June 29, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training and Airbus have signed a frame contract enabling Airbus to expedite procurement of flight simulation devices for their customers, Airbus training centers and their affiliates worldwide. The frame contract emphasizes the shared intent to partner on future training programs, and combines Airbus’ and Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training’s expertise in…

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Ogden ALC completes test flight after F-35B STOVL mods

Posted June 29, 2015 by Micah Garbarino

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Utah completed an F-35B functional check flight here June 18, 2015, after the first depot-level modifications were completed on two F-35B STOVLs for the Marine Corps.

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Fourth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS secure comm satellite shipped

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Delivered by the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin, the fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, yesterday prior to its expected August launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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