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Northrop, Navy celebrate legacy of EA-6B Prowler

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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NORTHERN EDGE provides environment for testing new capabilities

With 18 experiments and initiatives undergoing field testing in Alaskan training ranges throughout Exercise Northern Edge 15, no other venue is as well suited for high-end operational testing.

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Ogden ALC completes test flight after F-35B STOVL mods

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Utah completed an F-35B functional check flight here June 18, 2015, after the first depot-level modifications were completed on two F-35B STOVLs for the Marine Corps.

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Fourth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS secure comm satellite shipped

Delivered by the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin, the fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, yesterday prior to its expected August launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time.


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Lockhed wins new U.K. Chinook simulators, training system deal

Posted  June 3, 2015

The UK Ministry of Defence is investing £51 million in a new synthetic training system developed by Lockheed Martin for the Royal Air Force’s Chinook Mk6 helicopter. Lockheed Martin will design and build a purpose built training facility at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, the home of the Chinook fleet, that will prepare pilots and crew…

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Defense

AF releases rocket propulsion system prototypes request for proposal

Posted  June 3, 2015

The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., released a formal solicitation June 2, seeking proposals for shared public-private investments in rocket propulsion system prototypes. This solicitation is part of a comprehensive Air Force plan to transition off the Russian supplied RD-180 propulsion system used on the Atlas V rocket…

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Civ-Mil group enjoys spring mixer

Posted  June 3, 2015

It was a full house at the Civilian/Military Support Group’s Spring Mixer where approximately 100 Civ-Mil members and guests enjoyed themselves in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Raytheon awarded $149 million for Standard Missile-6s

Posted  June 3, 2015

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon an additional $149 million for 74 Standard Missile-6 all up rounds, spares, containers and services. When combined with the nearly $110 million long-lead material purchase made in March 2015, the total full-rate production contract for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 is $259 million. Future contract modifications include options which, if exercised, would…

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Community celebrates ‘Alive Day’ with Hancock family

Posted  June 3, 2015

Nearly 200 people gathered May 29 to celebrate “Alive Day” with U.. Army Spec. Jerral Hancock and welcomed his family into their new “Smart Home.”

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Events for June 2015

Posted  June 3, 2015

June 1-3 — Workshop: The Near-IR Background II – From Reionization to the Present Epoch, Garching, Germany www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/nirb2015/ June 1-4 — Local Group Astrostatistics Conference, Ann Arbor, Mich. www.lsa.umich.edu/mira/workshopsconferences/localgroupastrostatistics Jun 1-5 — Magnetospheres of the Outer Planets (MOP) 2015 Conference, Atlanta, Ga. http://mop.gatech.edu/ June 1-5 — International Workshop on Wolf-Rayet Stars, Potsdam, Germany http://www.astro.physik.uni-potsdam.de/~wr2015/ June…

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Northrop Grumman names VP engineering, global product development for Aerospace Systems

Posted  June 3, 2015

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has named Stuart Linsky vice president, engineering and global product development of its Aerospace Systems sector. Linsky succeeds Peggy Nelson who will be retiring this summer. In his new role, Linsky will lead a sector-wide effort to deliver more reliable, sustainable and affordable products for Northrop Grumman customers. Linsky comes to the…

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Headlines June 1, 2015

Posted  June 1, 2015

News: U.S. bombers hold fire on Islamic State targets amid ground intel blackout – Nearly 75 percent of U.S. bombing runs targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria returned to base without firing any weapons in the first four months of 2015.   Business: Pentagon wants large-scale, international F-35 block buy – The Defense Department wants…

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News Briefs June 1, 2015

Posted  June 1, 2015

Navy, Coast Guard investigate Arizona Memorial dock mishap The Navy command overseeing the hospital ship involved in a mishap that damaged the USS Arizona Memorial’s dock is sending investigators to Hawaii to probe what happened. Military Sealift Command spokesman Tom Van Leunen said in an email May 29 operations chief Capt. Dean Vesely is leading…

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Defense

Final Tyndall QF-4 takes off

Posted  June 1, 2015

The 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, a subordinate unit of the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., flew its final QF-4 Phantom mission May 27 marking the end of almost 20 years at Tyndall.

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