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Army to launch cruise missile-detecting aerostat at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Sometime early next week, the Army expects to launch the first of two tethered aerostats from a ground base at White Marsh, Md., just north of Baltimore.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jordan Castelan Defense

AF delivers Iraqi F-16s for training in US

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jordan Castelan Iraqi air force captain Hama conducts preflight inspections while inside a new to service Iraqi F-16 Fighting Falcon Dec. 17, 2014, located at the nearby Tucson International Airport, Ariz. Hama was part of the first class of Iraqi students training with the 162nd Wing to further enhance interoperability…

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Derek VanHorn Defense

Short-notice: A new way to exercise

When 1st Lt. Matt Lavigne's phone rang late Dec. 10, he knew it was time to scramble into action.

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe Defense

Japan, Australia to provide F-35 maintenance sites in Pacific region

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe An F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter carrier variant prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 6, 2014. Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific…

Image courtesy of NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle Space

NASA’s Kepler reborn, makes first exoplanet find of new mission

Image courtesy of NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle The artistic concept shows NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft operating in a new mission profile called K2. Using publicly available data, astronomers have confirmed K2’s first exoplanet discovery proving Kepler can still find planets. NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exoplanet found using…


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NAWCWD team achieves automatic target recognition milestone

Posted  December 5, 2014

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division personnel at Naval Weapons Station China Lake, Calif., developed software that enables a radar to accurately alert the warfighter to adversary submarine periscopes on the cluttered and choppy surface of the ocean.

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Two Aerojet Rocketdyne programs recognized for outstanding performance

Posted  December 5, 2014

Two key programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, were recognized for outstanding performance at the 2014 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards banquet, held in conjunction with Aviation Week’s annual Aerospace & Defense Conference on Nov. 19 and 20, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz. The J-2X engine program was selected as the Program Excellence Award winner…

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Cubic awarded $1.2 million training contract for Latvian army

Posted  December 5, 2014

Cubic Corporation announced Dec. 2 it has been awarded a contract valued at $1.2 million for its Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapon System, that includes an initial capability of †MILES Tactical Vehicle Systems, from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. The award is a Foreign Military Sale contract…

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USS New Orleans leaves BAE Systems Shipyard

Posted  December 5, 2014

Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departed BAE Systems Shipyard for Naval Base San Diego after a five-month planned maintenance availability (PMA), Dec. 3. The “Big Easy” spent the summer and fall undergoing an extensive maintenance period, receiving more than $16 million in repairs and upgrades to equipment and systems throughout the…

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New members appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans

Posted  December 5, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of five new members to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans. The committee was chartered Nov. 2, 1994, and advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the needs of the nationís 4.7 million minority veterans with respect to compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach and other benefits…

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Mercury Systems receives order for radar environment simulation systems

Posted  December 5, 2014

Mercury Systems, a leading provider of affordable, commercially developed, open sensor processing systems and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced that its Mercury Defense Systems subsidiary recently received a $1.2 million order from a leading international aerospace and defense company for radar environment simulation equipment to support European Fighter Aircraft. The order…

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Infrared search, track system achieves Milestone C approval

Posted  December 5, 2014

The Navy’s infrared search and track  system received Milestone C acquisition approval Dec. 2, authorizing low-rate initial production of the sensor pod.

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ATK, Orbital receive Justice Department clearance for merger

Posted  December 5, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice has unconditionally cleared the proposed merger of Alliant Techsysetmsí Aerospace and Defense groups with Orbital Sciences Corporation. The Federal Trade Commission informed ATK and Orbital of the decision, as well as the termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period Dec. 4. As previously announced, ATK and Orbital have entered into a…

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Search continues for missing Airman in Guam

Posted  December 5, 2014

An Airman who has been missing since Dec. 1 has been identified as Airman Alec M. Dye. Dye was deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, from the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and was last seen near Tarague Beach, Guam. The Guam Police Department Marine Unit, U.S. Navy Helicopter…

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Northrop Grumman recognizes 24 suppliers for continued commitment

Posted  December 5, 2014

Northrop Grumman has honored 24 suppliers for their outstanding performance in support of its Global Supplier Diversity Programs. This is the 24th year that Northrop Grumman has recognized its suppliers with World Class Team awards for supporting the GSDP (formerly known as Socio-Economic Business Programs), which strives to ensure that capable small businesses, including small…

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