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New interrogation system installed on AWACS, more in pipeline

Out with the old, in with the new, at least that's the case for the existing interrogation system found on E-3 Sentry AWACS.

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Boeing Oklahoma City expansion grows facilities, business presence

Boeing broke ground July 29 on a new 290,000 square-foot facility with space for approximately 800 employees.

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NTSB concludes SpaceShipTwo flight test accident investigation

Virgin Galactic photograph WhiteKnightTwo and the first SpaceShipTwo during a captive carry test flight over the Mojave Desert. MOJAVE, Calif.–The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded the investigation of the Oct. 31, 2014, Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo flight test accident. The NTSB is finalizing the final recommendations and probable causes. At the time of the accident,…

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U.S., Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria train together at Rapid Trident 2015

Under the hot Ukrainian sun, soldiers from the United States, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria rehearsed reacting to contact as part of their situational training during the multi-national Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, here, July 21.

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Astronaut Stephen Frick retires from NASA

Astronaut Stephen Frick has retired from NASA to accept a position in the private sector. Frick, who flew as both a shuttle pilot and commander, left the Agency July 13. Steve has been a great asset to the astronaut office and NASA, and we are sad to see him leave, said Chris Cassidy, chief of…


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5,000 days of war

Posted  July 2, 2015

It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from family, friends and home.

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Navy’s new aircraft launch system tested on future carrier CVN 78

Posted  July 2, 2015

With the successful launch of the first test sled from the starboard bow catapult, Naval Air Systems Command continued to make history June 16 with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System aboard the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

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Northrop, Navy successfully conduct E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aerial refueling CDR

Posted  July 2, 2015

Northrop Grumman along with the U.S. Navy have successfully conducted the critical design review for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling system.

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List of events – July 2015

Posted  July 2, 2015

July 3 — Project Dragonfly – i4is Student Laser-Sail Design Competition Workshop, London, United Kingdom www.bis-space.com/2015/06/09/14793/project-dragonfly-i4is-student-laser-sail-design-competition-workshop July 3-5 — 3rd UNISEC-Global Meeting, Tokyo, Japan www.unisec-global.org/ July 3-8 — International Symposium and Workshop on Astrochemistry, Campinas, Brazil www1.univap.br/gaa/iswa/ July 3-9 — 27th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, London, United Kingdom www.iop.org/events/scientific/conferences/calendar/index.html#/?i=1 July 4-10 —…

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Prowler retires following 45 years of naval service

Posted  July 2, 2015

Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet, hosted a three-day Sunset Celebration commemorating the retirement of the Navy EA-6B Prowler, June 25-27.

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Headlines June 29, 2015

Posted  June 29, 2015

News: SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes moments after launch – A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station blew up June 28 shortly after liftoff.   Business: How serious a setback is SpaceX rocket explosion? – Elon Musk had never come face to face with that rule before — at least not in space travel —…

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News Briefs June 29, 2015

Posted  June 29, 2015

Iraqi pilot in Arizona plane crash found dead Officials say the body of an Iraqi pilot who had been training in the United States and crashed in southern Arizona has been located. Iraq’s Defense Ministry said June 26 that search teams found the body of Brig. Gen. Rasid Mohammed Sadeeq at the crash site five…

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PCU John Warner delivered to Navy

Posted  June 29, 2015

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of PCU John Warner (SSN 785) June 25, the 12th submarine of the Virginia Class.

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HX-21 completes first flight with developmental electronic warfare pod

Posted  June 29, 2015

On June 8, 2015, a UH-1Y from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 completed the first test flight with a developmental electronic warfare pod.  The pod would represent a new tactical capability for U.S. Marine Corps rotary wing aircraft, and allow for changing mission requirements mid-flight.  HX-21 conducts developmental flight test and evaluation of…

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Northrop, Navy celebrate legacy of EA-6B Prowler

Posted  June 29, 2015

The U.S. Navy's venerable EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman, has been a fixture at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., and in the nation's carrier-based strike forces since 1971.

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