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NAWCWD manned for unmanned systems

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division scientists, engineers, technicians and operators are involved in all levels of Unmanned Systems research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation.

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NASA employees go ‘above and beyond’

Three NASA employees recently received the Exception Engineering Achievement Medal at Armstrong NASA Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Educating future workers

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy recently hosted the Antelope Valley Board of Trade business luncheon for September and the featured guest speaker was Christos Valiotis, physics professor at the Antelope Valley College.

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft, rocket move closer to first flight

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test.

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TACP-M ties it all together

Embedded deep within an Army maneuver unit lies an airman.


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Lockheed Martin, Advanced Electronics Company to establish Sniper Pod facility in Saudi Arabia

Posted  September 15, 2014

Lockheed Martin and Advanced Electronics Company will establish a Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod Expanded Repair Capability facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – the first Sniper support facility established outside the United States. Designed to support the Royal Saudi Air Force’s Sniper ATPs, the Expanded Repair Capability facility will provide both affordability benefits and…

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NASA awards cross-track infrared sounder instrument for the JPSS-2

Posted  September 15, 2014

NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Exelis, Inc., Geospatial Systems, of Fort Wayne, Ind., for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 mission. This is a cost-plus-award-fee modification in the amount of $221 million. This action extends the period of performance of the contract from November…

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DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Posted  September 15, 2014

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

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C-17 treads into new territory

Posted  September 15, 2014

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.

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Boeing to explore assisting Sky-Watch on Danish UAV development project

Posted  September 15, 2014

Boeing and Danish company Sky-Watch signed an agreement Sept. 15 that will enable Boeing to explore assisting the company in its development of a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle under a project supported by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation. The goal of the Smart UAV project is to develop a new generation of…

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NASA unveils world’s largest spacecraft welding tool for Space Launch System

Posted  September 15, 2014

NASA photograph A 16mm fisheye lens was used to show a wide angle view of the Vertical Assembly Center at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept 12. The VAC is the largest spacecraft welding tool in the world. It is part of a family of state-of-the-art tools designed to…

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Headlines September 11, 2014

Posted  September 11, 2014

News: Obama ready to strike at Islamic State militants in Syria, he tells policy experts - President Obama is prepared to use U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of an expanded campaign to defeat the Islamic State and does not believe he needs formal congressional approval to take that action, according to people who have…

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News Briefs September 11, 2014

Posted  September 11, 2014

U.S. airstrikes in Iraq hit Islamic State vehicles The U.S. military says it launched five more airstrikes in support of Iraqi government troops and Sunni tribesmen protecting the Haditha Dam against fighters of the Islamic State group that controls parts of northern and western Iraq. Central Command says that a combination of U.S. attack, fighter…

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Boeing delivers fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India

Posted  September 11, 2014

  Boeing delivered the fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, Sept. 9 as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy’s maritime patrol requirements. The aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali, after a flight from Seattle’s Boeing Field, and joined the four previously delivered P-8Is. “The P-8I…

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Raytheon receives $109 million contract for Patriot Air and Missile Defense System

Posted  September 11, 2014

Raytheon Comp received a $109 million Engineering Services contract for its Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The contract, issued by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is for ongoing technical support and services to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sale customers to ensure readiness of their Patriot systems. “Customers…

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