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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.

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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.

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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…

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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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USS Arizona survivors return to Hawaii

Posted  December 5, 2014

Four sailors who were serving on the USS Arizona during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor returned and visited the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham Dec. 2. Upon arrival, survivors John Anderson, Louis Conter, Donald Stratton, and Lauren Bruner were piped aboard and saluted…

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Pearl Harbor survivor recounts life-changing experience

Posted  December 5, 2014

The 19-year-old airman jumped from his bunk when he heard a thunderous explosion outside his third floor barracks window, Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941. When he looked out the window, he saw a plane with a big red ball flying low to the ground strafing Hickam airfield. Retired Air Force CWO Jay C. Groff Jr.,…

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News Briefs December 3, 2014

Posted  December 3, 2014

DOD identifies Air Force casualty The Department of Defense announced Dec. 2 the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Capt. William H. Dubois, 30, of New Castle, Colo., died Dec. 1 when his F-16 aircraft crashed near a coalition air base in the Middle East. He was assigned to the 77th…

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ONR earns DOD manufacturing award for F-35

Posted  December 3, 2014

The Office of Naval Research received one of the nation's top manufacturing awards for an innovative, cost-saving method for making advanced cockpit enclosures, or canopies, for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program Dec. 2.

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Australian Minister for Defence formally launches Northrop Grumman Australia

Posted  December 3, 2014

Northrop Grumman photograph Australian Minister for Defence Senator the Hon David Johnston formally launches Northrop Grumman Australia. From left to right: The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial; His Excellency Mr John Berry, Ambassador of the United States; Senator the Hon David Johnston, Minister for Defence; Mr Ian Irving, Chief Executive…

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Northrop Grumman delivers first operational Fire Scout to U.S. Navy

Posted  December 3, 2014

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout sits on the tarmac at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. Northrop Grumman has delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy. The system will be used by ship-based commanders to improve the Navy’s intelligence-gathering capabilities. The MQ-8C is an upgraded version…

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Business

40,000 Javelin missiles delivered and counting

Posted  December 3, 2014

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture recently delivered the 40,000th Javelin missile to the U.S. Army. Javelin is the world’s premier shoulder-fired anti-armor system. After launch, Javelin automatically guides itself to the target, allowing the operator to take cover and avoid counterfire. The operator can reposition immediately after launch or reload to engage another…

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Raytheon’s new precision guided projectile hits the mark in recent testing

Posted  December 3, 2014

Raytheon has successfully test fired four Precision Extended Range Munition guided projectiles. Three of the GPS-guided rounds flew to the required range and hit within the required distance of their targets. One round was fired to the minimum range requirement and impacted just a few meters from an off-axis target. The tests validated the functionality…

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F-35 training system team honored with top modeling, simulation award

Posted  December 3, 2014

The National Training and Simulation Association has selected the F-35 Lightning II Training System for the 2014 Modeling & Simulation Awards.

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NORAD prepares to track Santa’s flight

Posted  December 3, 2014

The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa website, http://www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec. 1, featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese. Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Windows,…

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