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Northrop Grumman demonstrates HAMMR multi-mission radar capability

The U.S. Army selected Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar to demonstrate its multi-mission capability at the 2017 counter-rocket, artillery and mortar test at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., earlier this year.

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Heads-up display to give Soldiers improved situational awareness

A novel technology called "Tactical Augmented Reality," or TAR, is now helping Soldiers precisely locate their positions, as well as the locations of friends and foes.

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Boeing, DARPA to design, build, test new experimental spaceplane

Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program.

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Every day is Memorial Day for veterans at Vietnam Wall

There's hardly a day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that Patrick Pellerin doesn't see an emotional, often tearful veteran or family member looking up the name of a loved one on the wall.

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RPA culture continues innovation

The RQ-1 predator, later designated as the MQ-1, was the right aircraft, at the right time following the events of Sept. 11, 2001.


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Business

Textron Systems reaches development milestones with 7.62mm, 5.56mm cased-telescoped machine guns

Posted  May 15, 2017

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a business of Textron Inc., announced May 15 the achievement of two significant milestones in the continued maturation of its family of lightweight Cased-Telescoped Machine Guns. Textron Systems’ 15-pound 7.62mm CT Medium Machine Gun recently completed Technology Readiness Level 5 demonstrations, consisting of validating the performance of the integrated weapon’s operating…

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Defense

USS Lincoln achieves re-delivery

Posted  May 15, 2017

The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was redelivered to the fleet May 12, marking the successful completion of its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) carried out at Newport News Shipyard in Virginia.

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Lockheed Martin to deliver Sniper Pods for Kuwait Hornet aircraft

Posted  May 15, 2017

Lockheed Martin has received a delivery order from the U.S. Air Force to provide Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) to the Kuwait Air Force for its F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft. The order was added under Lockheed Martin’s existing foreign military sales indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract and includes 14 Sniper ATPs, spares, support equipment and integration. Pod…

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Veterans

Korean War POW earns Medal of Honor for saving his unit

Posted  May 15, 2017

Army photograph President Dwight D. Eisenhower congratulates Korean War veteran Army Staff Sgt. Hiroshi Miyamura after presenting him the Medal of Honor. His award was kept secret for his safety until after his repatriation in August 1953. Only five Korean War vets who earned the Medal of Honor are still alive. One of them happens…

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Defense

Around the Air Force: May 12

Posted  May 15, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Senate confirms Dr. Heather Wilson to be the next secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force is accepting test pilot applications, and the Air Force Research Lab has developed sensory technology inspired by the fine hairs of crickets and bats.

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