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Defense

DOD officials observe counter-drone demo in California

Posted August 5, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are easy to obtain and launch and they’re hard to detect on radar, making them of particular concern to the Department of Defense, according to officials taking part in the Black Dart 2015 counter-UAS demonstration held here.

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Vintage aircraft soar into Big Bear

Posted August 5, 2015 by

Rare World War II Warbirds take to the skies above Big Bear Aug. 15 at the Big Bear Air Fair. Fairgoers have the opportunity to see various airplanes on display with an emphasis on World War II era aircraft.

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DC-8 reaches milestone

Posted August 5, 2015 by Jay Levine

NASA's DC-8 Flying Laboratory recently reached its third decade of delivering groundbreaking science.

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Improved Multiple Launch Rocket System tested at White Sands Missile Range

Posted August 3, 2015 by John Andrew Hamilton

More than 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., or WSMR, to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS.

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AF Special Operations Command receives first AC-130J

Posted August 3, 2015 by SSgt. Marleah Robertson

The first AC-130J Ghostrider landed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 29, making it Air Force Special Operations Command’s first AC-130J.

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Business

Lockheed Martin successfully tests design changes for Orion

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin engineers have successfully completed testing of design changes made to the NASA Orion spacecraft’s fairing separation system. These changes resulted from data collected during Orion’s first test flight Dec. 5, 2014.

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CH-46 ‘Phrog’ makes its last hop

Posted July 31, 2015 by

It’s the last hop for the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter commonly known as the “Phrog.”

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Surface-to-surface missile test for LCS successful

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat ships were successfully conducted in June the Navy reported July 30.

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Space

NASA’s Spitzer confirms closest rocky exoplanet

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data.

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New interrogation system installed on AWACS, more in pipeline

Posted July 29, 2015 by Justin Oakes

Out with the old, in with the new, at least that's the case for the existing interrogation system found on E-3 Sentry AWACS.

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