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Send your name on NASA’s journey to Mars, starting with Orion’s first flight

Posted October 10, 2014 by

If only your name could collect frequent flyer miles. NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars. Your name will begin its journey on a dime-sized microchip when the agency’s Orion spacecraft launches Dec. 4 on its first flight, designated Exploration Flight Test-1. After…

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The future is now: Navy’s autonomous swarm boats can overwhelm adversaries

Posted October 6, 2014 by David Smalley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITTvgkO2Xw4&feature=youtu.be As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the†Office of Naval Research announced Oct. 5 a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle to not only protect Navy ships, but also, for the first time, autonomously swarm offensively on hostile vessels. The first-of-its-kind technology successfully demonstrated over…

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Northrop Grumman to provide navigation system for Solar Probe Plus satellite

Posted August 13, 2014 by

Image courtesy of NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory The Solar Probe Plus, with solar panels folded into the shadows of its protective shield, gathers data on its approach to the Sun. WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.- Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to supply its space inertial…

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Apache testing at Eglin

Posted August 8, 2014 by Capt. Jesse Paulsboe

  The Army’s AH-64E Apache began test and evaluation of its Block 3 capability to include recent upgrades of an air-to-air-ground video relay, embedded diagnostics, external fuel tank system and the newly integrated Link 16 communications system at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 4. Many 96th Test Wing units are supporting the testing to…

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Northrop Grumman to provide turbine generator units for U.S. Navy’s Ohio replacement submarine program

Posted May 28, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder General Dynamics Electric Boat to complete detailed design and subsequent manufacturing, assembly, qualification and delivery of the first turbine generator units for the Ohio Replacement Program, the U.S. Navy’s next-generation ballistic nuclear submarine. The turbine generators provide all of the submarine’s propulsion and other electrical power…

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Air Force moves closer to KC-46A beddown

Posted May 16, 2014 by Jennifer Schneider

Courtesy photograph Several projects will break ground at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., in the upcoming weeks, including construction of one- and two-bay hangars like those depicted in this rendering. The construction is part of the beddown effort for the Air Forceís new fleet of KC-46A aerial tankers, expected to arrive in 2016. The Air…

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Boeing delivers 8,000th 737

Posted April 18, 2014 by

World’s best-selling airplane marks historic milestone with delivery to United Airlines Boeing April 16 delivered the 8,000th 737 to come off the production line to United Airlines, marking another important milestone for the world’s best-selling airplane. The airplane, a Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range), features a special logo. The 737 is the first commercial airplane in…

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The DARPA Grand Challenge: Ten years later

Posted March 14, 2014 by

DARPA photograph Oshkosh Defenseís TerraMax vehicle was an entrant in the 2004 Grand Challenge. Autonomous vehicle challenge led tnew technologies and invigorated the prize challenge model of promoting innovation At the break of dawn on March 13, 2004, 15 vehicles left a starting gate in the desert outside of Barstow, Calif., tmake history in the…

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USS Taylor runs aground while mooring in Turkey

Posted February 19, 2014 by

The Mayport, Fla.,-based frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) is being inspected for damage after running aground Feb. 12. The incident occurred as Taylor was preparing to moor in Samsun, Turkey. Taylor was able to moor without further incident. There were no reported injuries, and the incident is currently under investigation. Additional information will be released…

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CV-22 Osprey arrives at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Posted December 18, 2013 by Sarah Swan

Air Force photograph by Don Popp The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Dec. 12, 2013. One of the U.S. Air Force’s more unique aircraft landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Dec. 12. The CV-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff,…

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