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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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Defense

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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Business

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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VA announces appointment of new members to advisory council

Posted January 16, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing the appointment of new members to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses. VA will appoint Stephen L. Hauser, MD as committee chair for a term through September, 2016. Hauser is the Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the…

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Headlines January 14, 2015

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Business Raytheon working on Tomahawk with active seeker More than 2,000 Tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired at live targets since 1991. In every case, the missile has been aimed at a fixed, non-moving target. Air Force wants to improve DCGS imagery The Air Force Distributed Common Ground System is retiring its current systems of…

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News Briefs January 14, 2015

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Navy looks to private contractors for more sub maintenance With U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the Navy is turning to private companies to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels. The commander of the Navy’s submarine force, Vice Adm. Michael Connor, says routine overhauls that once took…

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Business

Boeing names new Commercial Airplane Program, Site leaders

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Boeing announced Jan. 13 a number of leadership changes to the 737 and 767 commercial airplane programs, as well as the Renton, Wash., and North Charleston, S.C., sites. Beverly Wyse is named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. Scott Campbell replaces Wyse as vice president and general manager of the 737 program…

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National Training Center prepares Soldiers for battlefield

Posted January 14, 2015 by Capt. Jessica Edmonds

At the National Training Center, or NTC, asymmetric training often takes center stage.

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Business

Single Predator B amasses 20,000 flight hours

Posted January 14, 2015 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Jan. 12 that a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, signifying the highest flight time of any Predator B. The milestone was achieved while performing a 17-hour combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on Dec. 23. GA-ASI…

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