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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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General Dynamics to update MUOS Waveform for U.S. Army

Posted  March 11, 2015

General Dynamics received a contract from the U.S. Army to support upgrades to the Mobile User Objective System waveform used in the Army’s AN/PRC-155 two-channel MUOS-Manpack radios. The waveform is the digital ‘dial-tone’ needed to connect with the U.S. Navy’s new MUOS satellite communications network that will provide U.S. military and government personnel smartphone-like voice…

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Boeing, Saab adapt air launched small bomb for ground launch

Posted  March 11, 2015

Boeing and Saab have proven that Boeingís Small Diameter Bomb I, originally developed for use by aircraft, can be adapted for launch from a ground artillery system. The companies recently tested the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb, integrating the SDB I and M26 rocket motor technologies for the Multiple Launch Rocket System. The testing showed…

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NASA awards Mark IV, next generation Very Long Baseline Interferometry Systems contract

Posted  March 11, 2015

NASA has awarded the Mark IV and the Next Generation Very Long Baseline Interferometry Systems contract to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. This is a cost-no-fee completion-type contract, with a base value of $2,555,624 for the first year and four 1-year options totaling $11,888,458. The total value of the contract is $14,444,082. Under…

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Eglin responds to aircraft recovery

Posted  March 11, 2015

One UH-60 Black Hawk with four aircrew and seven Marines assigned to Camp Lejeune, N.C., was involved in an incident near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., range site A-17, east of the Navarre Bridge. The helicopter was reported missing at about 8:30 p.m., EDT, March 10. Debris from the aircraft was located by a search…

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Materials Characterization Facility showcases new collaborative capabilities

Posted  March 11, 2015

The Air Force Research Laboratory is ushering in the future of materials research with cutting-edge microscopes and AFRL’s first-ever virtual collaboration environment. In a March 6 open house, AFRL introduced its newly-updated, state-of-the-art Materials Characterization Facility.†In attendance were representatives from the Ohio State University’s Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis, the Dayton Development Coalition, and…

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Boeing selects Nabtesco as first Japanese systems partner on 777X

Posted  March 11, 2015

Boeing announced March 10 it that has reached an agreement with Japanese partner Nabtesco to supply primary flight control actuation system on Boeingís new 777X airplane. Nabtesco is a long standing partner on the 777 program, supplying actuators for four flight control surfaces. With this new agreement, Nabtescoís scope of work will double to eight,…

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Headlines March 9, 2015

Posted  March 9, 2015

News: Public support grows for U.S. combat troops in Iraq – Americans may be moving beyond their war weariness.   Business: Close air support’ summit sparks nod to Textron’s Scorpion – Would Textron’s Scorpion, an all-composite aircraft designed to boast low operating costs, as well as be relatively cheap to procure, fit the bill, he was asked….

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News Briefs March 9, 2015

Posted  March 9, 2015

Anti-drone protesters try to block pilots at Nevada air base Anti-drone protesters gathered to block access to a US Air Force base in southern Nevada. Officials said more than a hundred people assembled March 6 outside the Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs. Organizers said protesters stood or laid down on the road in…

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Army realigns tactical network initialization process for increased efficiency

Posted  March 9, 2015

Turn on a new computer for the first time and you are met with a few questions before the computer is registered and recognized.

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Hammack tells Congress BRAC round needed

Posted  March 9, 2015

The assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment was on Capitol Hill March 3 to discuss the Army’s 2016 military construction budget and explain the need for base realignment and closure. “We need a round of base closure and realignment [BRAC] in 2017,” said Katherine Hammack in testimony before the House Armed…

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