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Storm fails to quench liftoff of secret reconnaissance satellite

The fiery launch of an Atlas V (541), among the most powerful of the venerable Atlas family, briefly dispelled the gloom over Californiaís Central Coast on the evening of Dec. 12. A team of personnel from United Launch Alliance and the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base completed the countdown sequence at 7:19…

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Navy demonstrates unmanned helicopter operations aboard Coast Guard cutter

http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1412/DOD_102145893/DOD_102145893-512×288-442k.mp4 Coast Guard photograph An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAS is tested off the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center has been testing UAS platforms consistently for the last three years. The U.S. Navy completed an MQ-8B Fire Scout demonstration aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter…

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GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the worldís most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Forceís next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System. Successful completion of Exercise 4 on…

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NASA analysis: 11 trillion gallons to replenish California drought losses

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

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Governor Brown’s Military Council visits Aerospace Valley

Members of the Governor’s Military Council visited Edwards Air Force Base and Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, to learn a little more about the Antelope Valley’s defense industry and to get a closer look at some of America’s leading aerospace companies.


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Business

Aerojet Rocketdyne welcomes Tyler Evans as VP of Defense Advanced Programs

Posted  January 22, 2014

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, announced Jan. 20 that Tyler Evans will join the company as vice president of its “Rocket Shop” Defense Advanced Programs unit. In this role, Evans primarily will be responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership, and driving the process improvements needed to execute a diverse portfolio of defense-related new product…

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Events

STEM Academy

Posted  January 22, 2014

Discovery School, a K-8 public school in the Lancaster School District, will be accepting applications for their 6th-8th grade STEM Academy for the 2014/2015 school year Jan. 28-March 7.†All students take two electives. In PLTW Gateway, students study engineering, fly rockets, study robotics and programming, build small solar cars, create Rube Goldberg machines, and draw…

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Defense

Air Force releases findings on HH-60G accident near Kadena AB

Posted  January 22, 2014

Pacific Air Forces officials released the results Jan. 21, of its investigation into an HH-60G Pave Hawk aircraft mishap which occurred Aug. 5, 2013, northeast of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Pacific Air Forces commander, directed an investigation into the incident which resulted in the death of one Airman, injuries to three…

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Business

Astronics to acquire EADS North America test, services division

Posted  January 22, 2014

Astronics Corporation, a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries, announced Jan. 21 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and liabilities of EADS North America’s Test and Services division for approximately $53 million in cash plus a net working capital adjustment….

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Headlines – January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

News: One killed in Army helicopter ‘hard landing’ in Georgia – A member of an elite Army helicopter unit was killed and two crew members suffered injuries when their aircraft slammed into the ground as they tried to land at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, a military spokesman said Jan. 16.   Business: Lockheed makes progress…

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News Briefs January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

Navy: Pilot rescued after his jet crashes off Virginia A Navy fighter jet crashed Jan. 15 in Atlantic waters off Virginia and the lone pilot was in critical condition after he ejected and was rescued, the Navy said. The crash comes a week after a Navy helicopter plunged into the ocean in the region, leaving…

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Defense

Dempsey disappointed by setbacks in Iraq

Posted  January 17, 2014

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is disappointed the Iraqis have not done more with the chance they have been given by the men and women of the U.S military. The young men and women who went to Iraq won their fight they did exactly what we asked them to do., Army Gen….

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34 ICBM launch officers implicated in cheating probe

Posted  January 17, 2014

Thirty-four intercontinental ballistic missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., have been implicated in cheating on the ICBM launch officer proficiency test, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Jan. 15. The revelations emerged during an investigation into alleged illegal drug possession, James said. The officers range in rank from second lieutenants to…

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U.S. Preparing Small Arms, Ammunition Support for Iraq

Posted  January 17, 2014

The Defense Department is preparing small arms and ammunition for shipment to Iraq in response to a request from that countryís prime minister, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said Jan. 17. Nouri al-Maliki asked for the help as extremists have launched devastating attacks throughout the country. In accordance with the security framework established when…

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Business

Contract Briefs January 27, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

General Dynamics awarded $30 million for development of advanced sub technologies General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $29.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the modification, Electric…

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