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Dutch F-35s touch down at Edwards

Posted January 23, 2015 by

Two F-35 Lightning IIs of the Royal Netherlands Air Force landed at Edwards Jan. 16, after a five-hour flight from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Joint Strike Fighters arrived for an operational test and evaluation phase here in the High Desert.

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Headlines January 19, 2015

Posted January 19, 2015 by

News Schools on military bases struggle with maintenance Water leaks stain the ceiling of Irving L. Branch Elementary School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Electrical wiring is exposed, and students are careful to avoid cracks in the playground’s asphalt.   Business Shrouded in mystery, new bomber makes waves With a winner expected to be…

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USS Peleliu to be decommissioned after nearly 35 years of service

Posted January 19, 2015 by PO3 Ryan J. Batchelder

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) will end nearly 35 years of service during a decommissioning ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. at Pier #7 at Naval Base San Diego, March 31.

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BAE providing engineering, integration support for Navy’s most advanced weapon system

Posted January 19, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract to provide critical system engineering, integration, and testing expertise for the Aegis Combat System on board surface ships. The initial award is valued at $23 million with the total value of the five-year contract estimated at $120 million. “Our Aegis system engineering experts have been…

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Japan selects E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, RQ-4 Global Hawk to improve intel gathering capabilities

Posted January 19, 2015 by

The Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

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Headlines January 16, 2015

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News Pentagon to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels The U.S. military is planning to send more than 400 soldiers to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State along with hundreds of U.S. support personnel, a Pentagon spokesman said Jan. 15. VA destroyed records, punished whistleblower in patient death, complaint alleges Staff at the…

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U.S. Navy poised to Launch Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-3 satellite

Posted January 16, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the third Mobile User Objective System satellite, MUOS-3, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 20 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Bomber force prepares for new B-52 bomb bay upgrade testing

Posted January 16, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Since the Air Force's decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H bomber fleet's effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft's smart weapons capacity by over 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Boeing and, now Edwards, have partnered up to begin developmental testing on the "Buff's" newest upgrade.

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NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft begins first stages of Pluto encounter

Posted January 16, 2015 by

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto. The spacecraft is entering the first of several approach phases that culminate July 14 with the first close-up flyby of the dwarf planet, 4.67 billion miles from Earth.

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Northrop Grumman names VP, general manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman has named Thomas H. Jones, vice president and general manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies, for the company’s Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately.     In this new position, Jones will have executive responsibility for all AC&T strategic planning, activities and operations, including advanced architectures and advanced technologies. He will also oversee the shaping of…

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