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Local

Antelope Valley Ninety-Nines celebrate 25th Anniversary

Posted April 15, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Pilots Joanne Mc Carty and J.J. Shapiro (center) pose with card counters Phil Moores, Noelle Palmer, Erin Hambrick and Yuchuek Hsia during the annual Ninety-Nines Poker Run at William J. Fox Airfield. Shapiro won the highest hand of the day. She earned her license while battling cancer and has only…

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Tech

Second X-56A MUTT makes first flight

Posted April 15, 2015 by Pete Merlin

Researchers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., successfully conducted the agency’s first flight of the X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed April 9.

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Defense

Air Force announces KC-46A candidate bases

Posted April 15, 2015 by

Courtesy photograph The KC-46A Pegasus development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28, 2014. Air Force officials announced April 14 that Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C.; Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.; and Grissom ARB, Ind. are candidate bases for the first Air Force Reserve-led KC-46A…

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Veterans

DOD to disinter USS Oklahoma unaccounted for service members

Posted April 15, 2015 by

The Department of Defense announced April 14 that the remains of up to 388 unaccounted for sailors and Marines, associated with the USS Oklahoma, will be exhumed later this year.

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Business

Laser-guided rocket hits the mark

Posted April 13, 2015 by

Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter fires an APKWS laser-guided rocket (artist rendering) The Australian Defence Force demonstrated the precision strike capability of BAE Systemsí Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System laser-guided rocket, firing the system from an Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter for the first time. Using a Forges de Zeebrugge rocket motor, warhead, and launcher, the…

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Defense

Fort Hood presents Purple Hearts, medals to shooting victims, Families

Posted April 13, 2015 by by Heather Graham-Ashley

After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, April 10.

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BAE receives U.S. Navy contract for vertical launching system canisters

Posted April 13, 2015 by

BAE Systems has received a $52.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional canisters for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System. The VLS canisters are used to ship, store, and launch various types of missiles from Navy ships. We have a long history with the VLS canister program, said Chris Hughes, vice…

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Defense

Army equips first Shadow UAS v2 unit

Posted April 13, 2015 by Sofia Bledsoe

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has completed equipping the 1/501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Bliss, Texas, with the RQ-7Bv2 (Tactical Common Data Link) Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System, or UAS.

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Army accepts delivery of first M109A7 self-propelled Howitzer system

Posted April 10, 2015 by Ashley Givens

Military personnel and defense contractors celebrated delivery of the first low-rate initial production M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer to the Army during a ceremony in Elgin, Okla., April 9.

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More ground robots to serve alongside soldiers soon

Posted April 10, 2015 by David Vergun

The dawning of a new age of Army ground robots will soon be here, said Scott Davis, program executive officer for Combat Support and Combat Service Support.

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