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Northrop Grumman showcases autonomous maritime capabilities

Northrop Grumman in collaboration with industry partners participated in the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise last month in Newport, R.I. The company demonstrated advanced capabilities in the command and control of future unmanned maritime missions and the ability to more effectively deliver critical information to the warfighter in contested environments.

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Army researchers develop software to ensure that if a military robot falls, it can get itself up

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed software to ensure that if a robot falls, it can get itself back up, meaning future military robots will be less reliant on their Soldier handlers.

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Sikorsky HH-60W combat rescue helo weapons system, operational flight trainers in final assembly

Sikorsky announced Sept. 18 that final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Weapons System and Operational Flight Trainers is underway, supporting the smooth entry of the aircraft into the U.S. Air Force fleet in 2020.

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SecAF provides Air Force update

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson presented an update of the state of the Air Force Sept. 17, during the 2018 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md.

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Northrop Grumman begins MQ-8C Fire Scout flight tests in Mississippi

Northrop Grumman recently began flight tests for MQ-8C Fire Scout aircraft produced in Moss Point at the Trent Lott International Airport, a major milestone for the company and the region’s aerospace economy.

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First Flights & Other Sorties at Mojave Airport

Posted  September 7, 2018

Ralph ‘Buzz’ Sawyer received his nickname from the comic strip character “Buz Sawyer and Bomber 13” that was created by Roy Crane during World War II. The comic strip had a run of nearly 50 years, with the first strip appearing on Nov. 1, 1943. The character was a Navy pilot who flew the Douglas SBD dive-bomber Dauntless.

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Meet Air Force Reserve’s first female F-35 pilot

Posted  September 7, 2018

Before she climbed into the world’s most advanced fighter jet to become the Air Force Reserve’s first female F-35 pilot, Col. Gina “Torch” Sabric had already flown 10 airframes and racked up 22 years of flying experience.

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Lockheed Martin preparing ground system support for upcoming GPS III satellites launches, M-Code operations

Posted  September 7, 2018

Lockheed Martin photograph The fourth Lockheed Martin-built GPS Ill satellite is fully integrated. Once the next-generation GPS III satellites begin launching later this year, a series of updates to the current ground control system from Lockheed Martin will help the U.S. Air Force gain early command and control of the new satellites for testing and…

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NASA Administrator Visits Mojave Air & Space Port

Posted  September 7, 2018

James ‘Jim’ Bridenstine, newly appointed NASA administrator, spent a full morning and early afternoon touring facilities at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, located at Edwards Air Force Base Aug. 28.

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2018 Gathering of Eagles slated for Oct. 13

Posted  September 7, 2018

The Flight Test Historical Foundation cordially invites you to attend the 2018 Gathering of Eagles – “Breaking Barriers, Expanding Horizons – Celebrating the Women of Flight Test” The 2018 Eagles are: Dr. Eileen Bjorkman, U.S. Air Force, SES Dr. Sandy Miarecki, Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force retired, Air Force Academy Kelly Latimer, Lt. Col., U.S….

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