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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.

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Defense

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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Raytheon awarded $163 million AMRAAM contract

Posted  July 7, 2014

Raytheon was awarded a $163,223,113 fixed-price/fixed-price-incentive/cost-plus-incentive contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles Program Support and Sustainment. The PSAS contract provides sustaining engineering, program management, contractor logistics support and accomplishes the diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortage tasks of extending the life of the AMRAAM Central Processing Unit, improving the AMRAAM guidance section within the…

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Defense

RPA unit moves to ‘Emerald Coast’

Posted  July 7, 2014

Air Force photograph Airmen prepare an MQ-9 Reaper for flight during Combat Hammer May 15, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft units around the Air Force are evaluated four times a year and provided weapons, airspace and targets from Hill AFB, Utah, or Eglin AFB, Fla. Steven and…

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Defense

F-35 fleet temporarily grounded

Posted  July 7, 2014

A Department of Defense spokesman has announced the temporary grounding of the F-35 fleet based upon a recent runway incident. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, stated that the technical air worthiness authorities of the Department of the Air Force and Department of the Navy have issued a directive to ground the F-35…

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Anti-submarine warfare continuous trail unmanned vessel under construction, at-sea testing expected by 2015

Posted  July 7, 2014

An autonomous unmanned vessel designed to track quiet diesel-electric submarines spanning miles of ocean depths for months at a time with minimal human input is now under construction and is expected to set sail for testing in 2015. Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, has begun construction on ACTUV (Autonomous Continuous Trail…

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Space

NASA’s undergraduate student instrument program launches

Posted  July 7, 2014

College and university students from across the country are taking science to greater heights thanks to a new NASA program. The Undergraduate Student Instrument Program is an educational flight opportunity sponsored by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics by providing a hands-on Earth or space science flight project experience. The…

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California lawmakers OK stealth bomber tax break

Posted  July 7, 2014

A corporate battle over a giant Pentagon contract to build stealth bombers spilled into the California Legislature July 3, as lawmakers grudgingly rushed through a $420 million tax credit for an aerospace contractor before adjourning for their month-long summer recess. The 15-year tax incentive would benefit one of the two major competitors, a joint bid…

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94th Infantry Division vets reunite to remember World War II

Posted  July 7, 2014

To remain hidden against the snow in Germany during World War II, "the quartermaster gave us a white sheet to wear over our uniform - and a white pillowcase to wear on our helmet."

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AFRL launches hypersonic branch at AEDC

Posted  July 7, 2014

The relationship between the Air Force Research Laboratory and Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s hypervelocity capabilities is paying dividends and leading to a more in-depth and scientifically broader collaboration. In light of the success of several joint projects, AFRL leadership has decided to extend the organization’s partnership with AEDC by establishing a new hypersonic research branch,…

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Seattle Seahawk, Palmdale native visits Northrop Grumman’s Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence

Posted  July 7, 2014

Northrop Grumman photograph Palmdale, Calif., native DeShawn Shead shows off his Super bowl ring during his visit to Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence PALMDALE, Calif. -Seattle Seahawk football player DeShawn Shead spoke to intern students, military personnel and employees about the value of top performance during a visit to Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale…

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Headlines July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

News: Air Force sued over F-35 basing decision – The U.S. Air Force is being sued by a coalition of residents in Vermont who say the decision to base new F-35 fighters out of a local airport will be a nuisance and a potential safety risk.   Business: NASA finalizes contract to build the most powerful…

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