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NASA unveils world’s largest spacecraft welding tool for Space Launch System

Posted September 15, 2014 by

NASA photograph A 16mm fisheye lens was used to show a wide angle view of the Vertical Assembly Center at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept 12. The VAC is the largest spacecraft welding tool in the world. It is part of a family of state-of-the-art tools designed to…

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Headlines September 11, 2014

Posted September 11, 2014 by

News: Obama ready to strike at Islamic State militants in Syria, he tells policy experts - President Obama is prepared to use U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of an expanded campaign to defeat the Islamic State and does not believe he needs formal congressional approval to take that action, according to people who have…

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Boeing delivers fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India

Posted September 11, 2014 by

  Boeing delivered the fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, Sept. 9 as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy’s maritime patrol requirements. The aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali, after a flight from Seattle’s Boeing Field, and joined the four previously delivered P-8Is. “The P-8I…

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Raytheon receives $109 million contract for Patriot Air and Missile Defense System

Posted September 11, 2014 by

Raytheon Comp received a $109 million Engineering Services contract for its Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The contract, issued by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is for ongoing technical support and services to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sale customers to ensure readiness of their Patriot systems. “Customers…

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C-17 crew gets Army Strykers into the ‘fight’

Posted September 11, 2014 by SrA. Damon Kasberg

Air Mobility Command's mission is to provide rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces, a capability demonstrated during Steadfast Javelin II, a large-scale, joint, multinational exercise held on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from Aug. 31 through Sept. 11.

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Space station Expedition 40 crew returns to Earth, lands safely in Kazakhstan

Posted September 11, 2014 by

NASA television image A trio of International Space Station crew members returned to Earth and landed in Kazakhstan at 10:23 p.m., EDT, Sept. 10 after spending 167 days aboard the orbital laboratory. Seen left to right, Oleg Artemyev and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and NASA’s Steve Swanson were examined by…

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Headlines September 9, 2014

Posted September 9, 2014 by

News: NATO unable to finalize troop numbers for Afghanistan - NATO leaders did not agree on the size of a training and assistance force expected to be based in Afghanistan from 2015 to 2017, as the alliance still waits for Kabul to approve an operating arrangement. F-35 head: Delays coming if test planes grounded through September -…

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Investing in the Army’s future

Posted September 9, 2014 by David McNally

The U.S. Army vision for lethality science and technology investment is to enable overmatch in weapon systems for both offensive and defensive capabilities.

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Boeing delivers first North American 787-9 Dreamliner to United Airlines

Posted September 9, 2014 by

United will become the first airline in North America to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 service later this month.

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Northrop Grumman Honors Top Suppliers

Posted September 9, 2014 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – In keeping with its commitment to honor excellence, Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector recognized 74 companies from the United States, Canada and Turkey with its annual supplier awards for 2013. Northrop Grumman presents the annual supplier awards in two categories: Platinum Source Preferred and Suppliers of the Year. Thirty-two small businesses…

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