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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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Digital engineering strategy streamlines how defense systems are designed

While the 2018 National Defense Strategy directs reform as one of its key efforts, the Defense Department is undergoing considerable change in how it does business -- including how it improves the outcome of national defense systems.

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Boeing awarded $2.9 billion for fourth KC-46A tanker production lot

The U.S. Air Force Sept. 10 awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers.

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Northrop Grumman IAMD battle command system pairs with sensors, shooters for ‘live air’ test

The Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System successfully detected, tracked and simulated engagements of air targets during recent testing at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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Vets4Veterans hosts 9th Annual Car and Bike Show

A car and motorcycle show, a parade, food, and fun, the works. It's all in the program for this Sept. 16 with the 9th Annual Vets4Veterans Classic Car and Motorcycle Show hosted at Poncitlan Square in the Palmdale civic center complex.


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Exploring the unseen with augmented reality

Posted  March 10, 2017

What if you could see virtual antenna polar patterns superimposed on aircraft or the effects of electromagnetic interference?

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NASA’s 747 Telescope Eyes Cost Savings

Posted  November 18, 2016

NASA photograph NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy is looking to save both time and money by exchanging “lessons learned” with its sister plane, Pratt and Whitney Canada’s 747SP flying testbed, a nearly identical plane used to test new aircraft engines. The limited number of Boeing’s 747SP and how each aircraft is used poses its…

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Air combat in Vietnam: The privilege of serving

Posted  April 7, 2017

One minute you were soaring in the wild blue above the fields of North Vietnam and environs of Hanoi “at about Mach 1.3,” and the next instant your aircraft was on fire and disintegrating around you.

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Mnuchin: Boeing’s sales licenses to Iran will be revoked

Posted  May 9, 2018

The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal means Boeing’s licenses to sell billions of dollars in commercial jetliners to Iran will be revoked, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said May 8. Mnuchin said that the existing licenses held by Chicago-based Boeing and its European competitor, Airbus Group, would be invalidated by President Donald Trump’s decision….

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Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Posted  September 23, 2016

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.

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