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Triton UAS conducts first flight with search radar

Posted April 20, 2015 by

The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS equipped with a new search radar completed its inaugural flight April 18 over Patuxent River, Md., air space.

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Innovative technology destroys old munitions

Posted April 20, 2015 by

Army officials have brought a state-of-the-art system to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to destroy several historic munitions, beginning in late April.

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Business

Northrop Grumman names VP of Electronic Systems

Posted April 20, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman has appointed Robert J. Gough vice president of the Combat Avionics Systems business unit within its Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately. In his new position, Gough will have executive responsibility for the sector’s combat avionics portfolio, including radars for the F-16, F-22A, F-35 Lightning II, and other aircraft as well as other avionic…

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Headlines April 17, 2015

Posted April 17, 2015 by

News: Army extends benefits to Hood shooting victims – The Army will provide “all possible benefits” to victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting who recently were awarded the Purple Heart, the service announced April 16.   Business: Rolls-Royce lands biggest deal in its 109-year history – U.K. engineering company Rolls-Royce has won the largest order in…

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NASA awards radiation challenge winners, launches next round

Posted April 17, 2015 by

NASA awarded $12,000 to five winners of a challenge to mitigate radiation exposure on deep space missions and launched a new follow-on challenge to identify innovative ways of protecting crews on the journey to Mars.

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Raytheon awarded more than $2 billion for an International Patriot system

Posted April 17, 2015 by

Raytheon announced April 17 it has been awarded a contract worth over $2.0 billion to deliver the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System to an undisclosed international customer. The contract, awarded April 2, 2015, and booked in the second quarter as a direct commercial sale, includes fully digitized new-production Patriot fire units with the…

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Veterans

Doolittle Tokyo Raiders receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted April 17, 2015 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders April 15 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center Emancipation Hall.

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Raytheon to test new multi-mode seeker for Tomahawk cruise missile

Posted April 17, 2015 by

Using company-funded independent research and development investment, Raytheon is preparing for a multi-mode seeker test designed for a Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile.

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Army plans intelligence system to be lighter weight, easier to use

Posted April 17, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Future versions of the Distributed Common Ground System - Army, or DCGS-A, will be less complex and easier to use, Army leaders told lawmakers.

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NASA spacecraft achieves unprecedented success studying Mercury

Posted April 17, 2015 by

After extraordinary science findings and technological innovations, a NASA spacecraft launched in 2004 to study Mercury will impact the planet’s surface, most likely on April 30, after it runs out of propellant.

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