Featured Headlines

Air Force photograph by Ron Bradshaw Defense

First operational F-35As arrive at Hill AFB

The Air Force ushered in a new era of combat air power Sept. 2 as Hill Air Force Base, Utah, received the service’s first two operational F-35As. Hill’s active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will be the first combat-coded units to fly and maintain the Air Force’s newest fifth-generation fighter aircraft….

Photo courtesy of Bob Alvis Local

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Mach 1: the story has been told thousands of times of Chuck Yeager and that special day over Muroc, when the first sonic booms rattled windows. But sitting in church this morning, I looked over to a lady and her son who have a different take on that historical achievement.

Lockheed Martin photograph by David Henry Local

U-2 celebrating 60 years

Lockheed Martin is celebrating 60 years of the U-2 program with festivities planned throughout the company. “It’s not a 60-year old aircraft, it is a 60-year old program that is still going strong,” said Melani Austin, U-2 Program Director at Skunk Works, Palmdale, Calif., during a recent press tour. “We have people that have started…

ULAlaunch Space

United Launch Alliance successfully launches U.S. Navy’s MUOS-4

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite for the U.S. Navy launched from Space Launch Complex-41 at 6:18 a.m., EDT, Sept. 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The MUOS-4 spacecraft will bring advanced, new, global communications capabilities to mobile military forces, as well as ensure…

Courtesy photograph Defense

F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

Four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

Photograph courtesy of NASA/SAO/CXC/R. Margutti et al
0
comments
Space

NASA’s Chandra Observatory searches for trigger of nearby supernova

Posted  August 15, 2014

New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory offer a glimpse into the environment of a star before it exploded earlier this year, and insight into what triggered one of the closest supernovas witnessed in decades.

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Jarad A. Denton
0
comments
Defense

New rotation takes reigns at Powidz AB, Poland

Posted  August 15, 2014

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Jarad A. Denton Two C-130J Super Hercules come in for a landing Aug. 14, 2014, at Powidz Air Base, Poland. The aircraft, deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, are part of a training deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. With a shrill squeal, rubber met road as two C-130J…

Full Story »

Courtesy photograph
0
comments
Defense

AWACS upgrade achieves initial operational capability

Posted  August 15, 2014

Courtesy photograph An E-3G Sentry, an Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, sits on a flightline. In support of air-to-ground operations, Sentry crews can provide direct information needed for interdiction, reconnaissance, airlift and close air support for friendly ground forces. They can also provide information for commanders of air operations to gain and maintain control…

Full Story »

Northrop Grumman photograph
0
comments
Business

Northrop Grumman to modernize Black Hawk cockpit for U.S. Army

Posted  August 15, 2014

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman has been selected by Redstone Defense Systems to supply and integrate mission avionics equipment for a digital cockpit upgrade of the U.S. Army’s UH 60L Black Hawk helicopters. Northrop Grumman’s digital cockpit solution shown in the photo was demonstrated during a flight test on a UH-60L helicopter. WOODLAND HILLS, Calif….

Full Story »

Navy photograph
0
comments
Defense

Fleet Readiness Center East repairs Harrier using 3-D printing

Posted  August 15, 2014

Capt. William Mahoney had no idea that his successful hard landing of an AV-8B Harrier, whose nose gear failed to deploy, on the deck of the USS Bataan (LHD 5) on May 28 would go viral, making him and the event a social media sensation.

Full Story »

Northrop Grumman photograph
0
comments
Business

Northrop Grumman delivers antennas for Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation mission

Posted  August 15, 2014

Thirteen lightweight antennas that self-deploy in 200 milliseconds have been delivered to support Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission by Astro Aerospace, a strategic business unit of Northrop Grumman.

Full Story »

NASA photograph
0
comments
Space

NASA to investigate climate impacts of Arctic sea ice loss

Posted  August 15, 2014

NASA photograph NASA’s C-130 aircraft will carry scientists over the Arctic starting this month from northern Greenland and Fairbanks, Alaska. A new NASA field campaign will begin flights over the Arctic this summer to study the effect of sea ice retreat on Arctic climate. The Arctic Radiation IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment will conduct research…

Full Story »

worldview
0
comments
Business

New Eye in the Sky: WorldView-3 will provide improved commercial satellite imagery

Posted  August 15, 2014

DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 is expected to provide commercial customers with satellite imagery at resolutions previously available only to U.S. government agencies.

Full Story »

0
comments
Defense

Standard Missile shows versatility with ëJulietí flight tests

Posted  August 15, 2014

The Navy executed a successful flight test of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) at White Sands Missile Range, Aug. 14. During flight test “Juliet,” the Navy examined the missile’s ability to intercept a subsonic, low altitude target over land. Juliet is one of 10 follow on operational test and evaluation (FOT&E) events planned for SM-6’s…

Full Story »

0
comments
Business

Global Hawk reaches new milestone, expands operational area

Posted  August 15, 2014

The U.S. Air Force’s RQ-4 Global Hawk, a wide area surveillance unmanned aircraft system, has just completed its 100th operational mission in Southwest Asia and recently moved into the Pacific region. Built by Northrop Grumman, Global Hawk is operated largely out of the 69th Reconnaissance Group at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. The 69th…

Full Story »