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News Briefs July 13, 2015

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Critics welcome departure of Stryker brigade from Hawaii Critics of the Army’s decision to base light-armored Stryker vehicles on Oahu are hailing the cost savings and environmental benefits they expect from a move to send them out of Hawaii. Earthjustice attorney David Henkin says an environmental impact statement found the vehicles would erode land and…

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Headlines July 8, 2015

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News Home Depot has better cyber security than 25 U.S. defense contractors New rankings raise questions about the extent to which cybersecurity is a shared responsibility between government agencies and contractors. http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/07/home-depot-has-better-cyber-security-25-us-defense-contractors/116995/ Business F-22 Raptor structural retrofit to take longer, but availability hits 63 percent The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor may be the world’s greatest…

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News Briefs July 8, 2015

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General Atomics plans to set up drone academy in Grand Forks North Dakota’s unmanned aircraft business and technology park is about to land a second major defense contractor, according to two members of the state’s congressional delegation. Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer announced July n6 that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has reached…

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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

Posted June 26, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time.

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Northrop Grumman hosts robotics, computer science projects for San Fernando Valley students

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Remote-controlled robots that play "basketball" and a website that lets students rate their teachers are among several projects designed by high school students in a mentoring program sponsored by Northrop Grumman.

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

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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

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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

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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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Lockheed Martin donates to Habitat for Heroes

Posted June 19, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photographs by Linda KC Reynolds Lockheed Martin Corporation donates $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity and help paint and trench a phase of new homes that are already sold to low income veterans. Veterans are one step closer to moving into their new homes in Santa Clarita, Calif., thanks to Habitat for Humanity and Lockheed Martin…

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Palmdale High School solar car heading to Fort Worth

Posted June 18, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Students from Palmdale High School don’t mind tooting their own horn when it comes to their three-wheel creation that will soon be traveling to Fort Worth, Texas, to compete in the National Solar Car Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway, July 17-23.

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