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Defense

Army opens 20,563 engineering positions to women

Posted June 22, 2015 by David Vergun

Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS 12B, Combat Engineer is now open to all female enlisted soldiers of all components, according to Army Directive 2015-27.

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Space

NASA signs agreement with Space Florida to operate historic landing facility

Posted June 22, 2015 by

A new agreement marks another step in the transformation of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to a multi-user spaceport. NASA’s historic Shuttle Landing Facility, the site of one of the longest runways in the world, has a new operator.

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Business

Northrop Grumman’s LITENING sharpens F-16s vision

Posted June 22, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman has received production awards totaling $74 million to bring digital, high definition video from the AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING G4 Advanced Targeting System to the cockpit. With the upgrade installed, pilots will be able to take full advantage of LITENING G4’s high definition sensors and advanced image processing, giving them a new level of image…

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Headlines June 19, 2015

Posted June 19, 2015 by

News: Top U.S. officials consider bigger American role in Iraq – The nation’s top defense officials left open the possibility June 17 that the U.S. military may play a more active role in the fight against Islamic State extremists, by joining Iraqi forces on the front lines to help direct airstrikes. Air Force may send…

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News Briefs June 19, 2015

Posted June 19, 2015 by

Russia to get 40 new intercontinental missiles this year President Vladimir Putin says the Russian military will receive 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles this year capable of piercing any missile defenses–a blunt reminder of the nation’s nuclear might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. Putin made the statement June 16 at the opening of…

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Local

New AIM-9X Sidewinder missile completes Operational Test and Evaluation live fires

Posted June 19, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon have completed operational testing and evaluation live fires of the AIM-9X® Sidewinder Block II infrared air-to-air missile. Testing and evaluation consisted of 16 planned shots against a mix of full-scale and sub-scale targets. The U.S. government is now finalizing approval, acceptance and delivery of Block II missiles to the U.S….

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Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Bombardier join forces for JSTARS recap program

Posted June 19, 2015 by

Raytheon and Bombardier have teamed with Lockheed Martin to deliver a low-risk, affordable solution for the U.S. Air Force’s JSTARS Recapitalization program.

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Northrop Grumman awards grants to San Fernando Valley area teachers

Posted June 19, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman recently awarded grants worth $3,600 to Los Angeles-area schools in support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education initiatives. Through the company’s National Engineers Week STEM grants program, Northrop Grumman provided 12 individual grants of $300 each to teachers in local schools to fund projects that promote STEM education and awareness. Teachers at…

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Business

Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 expands testing to improve aviation’s environmental performance

Posted June 19, 2015 by

Boeing announced the next phase in ecoDemonstrator 757 testing June 19, including the first flight with U.S.-made "green diesel" and two new environment-related technologies.

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Business

Javelin missile demonstrates extended range, versatility during tests

Posted June 19, 2015 by

U.S. Army and the Javelin Joint Venture, comprising Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, recently conducted successful live-fire Javelin missile engagements against tank targets from different launcher and platform configurations as part of a demonstration to current foreign military sales users. Each of the three Javelin missiles used during the tests at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama,…

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