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Virtual battlefield represents future of training

A four-man team of Soldiers sits in a nondescript building on Fort Belvoir, Va., each at his own desk, surrounded by three monitors that provide them individual, 3D views of an abandoned city.

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Northrop Grumman showcases vehicle active protection system for U.S. Army

Northrop Grumman demonstrated advanced Vehicle Active Protection System technologies against Anti-Tank Guided Munitions during the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center sponsored Soft-kill Rodeo in Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 5-31.

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Dragon back on earth as crew revs up ISS science

NASA photograph International Space Station Configuration. Four spaceships are parked at the space station including the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply ship and Russia’s Progress 70 and 71 resupply ships and the Soyuz MS-11 crew ship all from Roscosmos. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is back on Earth after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean Jan….

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Community thanks Congressman Knight for his service

With a few tears, as well as a lot of laughs and hugs, friends and community members packed a large meeting room at the Embassy Suites Palmdale to say thank you to outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Knight and his wife, Lily, for generously serving the community for over 30 years.

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U.S. Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft

On Jan. 10, the U.S. Air Force has accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, setting the stage for the aircraft’s delivery to McConnell Air Force Base, in Wichita, Kansas, in the coming weeks.


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US bomber fleet unifies under 8th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command leadership

Posted  September 30, 2015

Two bomb wings from the Air Combat Command ceremonially realigned Sept. 28 to Global Strike Command’s 8th Air Force, bringing all of the service’s bomber fleet under a single command. The move strengthens the Air Force’s entire long range strike fleet by joining B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess Air Force Base,…

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Boeing receives order from India for 22 Apache, 15 Chinook helicopters

Posted  September 30, 2015

The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions.

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NASA, Boeing extend ISS contract

Posted  September 30, 2015

NASA has awarded a key contract to Boeing, the International Space Station’s prime contractor, to continue providing key engineering support services, resources and personnel to the program through Sept. 30, 2020. The contract, valued at $1.18 billion, extends for five-years.   NASA and its 16 international partners are analyzing the ability to sustain station operations through…

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U.S. Army awards Honeywell $41 million For APN-209 radar altimeter

Posted  September 30, 2015

The U.S. Army awarded Honeywell Aerospace $41 million to continue supplying its combat-proven radar altimeters for use across the Army’s full fleet of helicopter platforms. Honeywell’s lightweight, compact APN-209 radar altimeter is a critical piece of safety and awareness equipment designed to work well in a helicopter’s operating environment, specifically in the hover phase and…

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Three San Diego-based destroyers relocating to Washington

Posted  September 30, 2015

Navy photograph by PO2 Jacob Estes The guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) is underway off the coast of Southern California. The U.S. Navy announced the homeport change of three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers Sept. 30. USS Gridley(DDG 101), USS Sampson(DDG 102), and USS Kidd(DDG 100) will relocate from San Diego to Naval Station Everett,…

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