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Laser-based aircraft countermeasure provides ‘unlimited rounds’ against MANPADS

The Army expects later this year to reach a Milestone B decision with its laser-based common infrared countermeasures, or CIRCM, defense system program.

Air Force photograph by A1C Dustin Mullen Defense

E-9A Widget, one of a kind

The mission of the Air Force is like a highly complex machine. Each piece of the machine is vital to it operating successfully. The E-9A Widget is a very small, yet highly important piece to that machine.

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Orion parachute testing conducted at AEDC NFAC facility

Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers at the National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex assisted in recent testing of sub-scale parachutes for the next mission of the Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1.

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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force.

Navy photograph by Monica McCoy Defense

Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

The Navy's Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Md.


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Headlines March 11, 2015

Posted  March 11, 2015

News: Seven Marines, four soldiers missing after helicopter crashes in Florida – Seven Marines and four soldiers were missing early March 11 after an Army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise at Elgin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle.   Business: Defense contractor sues Navy over damage to high-tech blimp in hangar collapse – A…

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News Briefs March 11, 2015

Posted  March 11, 2015

Delivery of stealthy destroyer to Navy to be delayed The complexity of the stealthy Zumwalt destroyer will delay delivery of the first two ships. The Navy says delivery of the Zumwalt, originally set for this summer, has been pushed back to November, and delivery of the second ship in the class is being pushed back…

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Aerial resupply lands on ground troops

Posted  March 11, 2015

The U.S. Army is streamlining efforts to provide squad- and platoon-level ground Soldiers, operating in austere environments, with an organic aerial resupply capability that will empower and sustain them on the battlefield.

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Army war fighter experiment highlights new tech

Posted  March 11, 2015

Three Army technologies were in play at the recently conducted Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiment, or AEWE, on Fort Benning, Ga.

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RQ-4B soars past 10,000 flying hours

Posted  March 11, 2015

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Marie Brown Airmen from an RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft maintenance unit welcome an RQ-4B after a flight Mar. 8, 2015, in Southwest Asia, in which the aircraft surpassed 10,000 flying hours. The RQ-4B aircraft 2019, or A2019, was the first block 20 and first RQ-4B model to arrive here Oct….

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NASA announces small business industry awards

Posted  March 11, 2015

University of Iowa Operator Performance Laboratory The touch screen of the Electronic Flight Bag allows pilots to easily use NASA’s Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests software. The winners of the 2014 Agency-Level NASA Small Business Industry Awards were announced March 10 at NASA Headquarters in Washington. D.C., during the spring 2015 NASA Industry Forum meeting,…

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Business

Raytheon awarded $122 million US Navy contract for Tomahawk Block IV missiles

Posted  March 11, 2015

Raytheon has received a contract modification for $122,443,911 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-14-C-0075) for the procurement of 114 Tomahawk Block IV All Up Round missiles for the U.S. Navy. This completes the Navy’s planned purchase of 214 Tomahawk Block IV missiles for fiscal year 2015 and continues to build the inventory to support…

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Navy lays keel for PCU Colorado

Posted  March 11, 2015

The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit Colorado (SSN 788) at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Quonset Point, R.I., March 7.

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Business

Raytheon to expand Indianapolis facility, add 250 new jobs

Posted  March 11, 2015

Raytheon announced March 9 that it will expand its Indianapolis, Ind., facility and add approximately 250 jobs to support its work in depot and modernization services. The facility, which already employs 1,000 people, also develops leading-edge soldier-worn computers, provides weapons system sustainment, supply chain management and systems engineering among other services to commercial and military…

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Pratt & Whitney announces price increase for PurePower engine

Posted  March 11, 2015

Pratt & Whitney is raising list prices of its fuel-efficient PurePower Geared Turbofanô engine across the product line to reflect the significant value these engines are expected to provide customers following entry into service. The new pricing is scheduled to go into effect in 2015. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp….

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