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U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin ready to launch MUOS-4 Aug. 31

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 31 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Arming the RPAs

Airmen from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide every munition that is loaded onto an MQ-1B Predator or MQ-9 Reaper at Kandahar Airfield; without them, the RPAs wouldn’t be able to provide combat airpower in Afghanistan.

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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.

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U.S. Navy awards production contract for additional P-8A aircraft, first RAAF planes

The U.S. Navy awarded a nearly $1.5 billion contract Aug. 27 to Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the procurement of 13 Full-Rate Production Lot 2 P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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A-4 Skyhawks support F-35 operational testing

Courtesy photograph by Frank Crebas Pictured from top down is an F-35 Lightning II, an F-16 Fighting Falcon and an A-4 Skyhawk. In support of an operational test exercise for their F-35s, the Royal Netherlands Air Force contingent at Edwards brought in six A-4s from Draken International, six F-16s from the 162nd Fighter Wing, Arizona…


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Veterans

World War II airman’s remains identified

Posted  August 7, 2015

The remains of a serviceman, missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, said the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in a DOD news release issued Aug. 6. U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Stephen V. Biezis of Chicago, will be buried Aug….

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Business

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems announces organizational realignment

Posted  August 7, 2015

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has announced an organizational realignment to improve performance and drive profitable growth across the company’s Aerospace Systems portfolio. Chris Hernandez has been appointed vice president of the newly formed research, technology and advanced design organization. In this role, Hernandez will integrate resources to drive basic and advanced research; technology development; and…

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Headlines August 5, 2015

Posted  August 5, 2015

News: Shots fired at Camp Shelby soldiers – Authorities are still searching for a man who allegedly fired shots at soldiers training at Camp Shelby, Miss., on Aug. 4. Two airmen killed during parachute training identified – The two special operations airmen who died after a parachute training incident Aug. 3 were identified as TSgt. Timothy A….

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News Briefs August 5, 2015

Posted  August 5, 2015

U.S., Philippines to raise territorial row in Malaysia meet U.S. and Philippine officials say they will call for a stop to island-building work, military deployments and other aggressive actions that raise tensions in the disputed South China Sea at annual diplomatic meetings in Malaysia this week. China has opposed any mention of the territorial rifts…

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Tech

NASA flies stormy Kansas Skies this summer for science

Posted  August 5, 2015

Last month, NASA and its partners waited for the sun to go down over Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska and the storms to come out in order to take a closer look at them with research aircraft.

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Business

New software flies high as U.S. Navy, Raytheon complete Tomahawk flight test

Posted  August 5, 2015

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon demonstrated new capabilities for the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile in a successful flight test conducted from the guided missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG-68). The test proved that the Block IV can operate with an improved, more flexible mission planning capability.  “Together with our U.S. Navy partners, we continue to…

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Defense

DOD officials observe counter-drone demo in California

Posted  August 5, 2015

Small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are easy to obtain and launch and they’re hard to detect on radar, making them of particular concern to the Department of Defense, according to officials taking part in the Black Dart 2015 counter-UAS demonstration held here.

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Space

Millennium Space Systems begins production on first commercial ALTAIR™ spacecraft

Posted  August 5, 2015

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–Millennium Space Systems recently announced the first commercial ALTAIR™ spacecraft is now in production. ALTAIR I further validates DARPA’s original SeeMe vision of game-changing affordability and responsiveness, coupled with high performance mission capability – ALTAIR™ leverages Millennium’s SeeMe design, taking the next steps to make it a reality. ALTAIR™ I’s flexible 27U form factor…

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Events

Vintage aircraft soar into Big Bear

Posted  August 5, 2015

Rare World War II Warbirds take to the skies above Big Bear Aug. 15 at the Big Bear Air Fair. Fairgoers have the opportunity to see various airplanes on display with an emphasis on World War II era aircraft.

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Defense

AF funds development of munitions technology

Posted  August 5, 2015

Critical Air Force missions take place both day and night in locations around the globe. In some cases, the use of high-performance munitions is critical to mission success. As a result, the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program office recently provided nearly $400,000 of additional funding for a SBIR effort that…

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