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Laser-based aircraft countermeasure provides ‘unlimited rounds’ against MANPADS

The Army expects later this year to reach a Milestone B decision with its laser-based common infrared countermeasures, or CIRCM, defense system program.

Air Force photograph by A1C Dustin Mullen Defense

E-9A Widget, one of a kind

The mission of the Air Force is like a highly complex machine. Each piece of the machine is vital to it operating successfully. The E-9A Widget is a very small, yet highly important piece to that machine.

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Orion parachute testing conducted at AEDC NFAC facility

Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers at the National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex assisted in recent testing of sub-scale parachutes for the next mission of the Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1.

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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

The Navy's Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Md.


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NASA solicits new collaborative partnerships with commercial space industry

Posted  March 26, 2014

Building on the success of NASA’s commercial spaceflight initiatives, agency officials announced Monday plans to solicit proposals from U.S. private enterprises for unfunded partnerships to collaboratively develop new commercial space capabilities. “The growing U.S. commercial spaceflight industry is opening low-Earth orbit in ways that will improve lives on Earth, drive economic growth and power 21st…

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Northrop Grumman Australia, DSTO confirm research partnership

Posted  March 26, 2014

Australian Defence Department photograph by Lauren Larking Chief Defence Scientist Dr. Alex Zelinsky(left) and Northrop Grumman Australia Chief Executive Ian Irving. Northrop Grumman Australia and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation have signed a strategic alliance to conduct collaborative research in a range of high-end defense technologies. The agreement was signed March 26 in…

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Speed to the fleet: PMA-207 completes accelerated KC-130J transition

Posted  March 26, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph The first KC-130J aircraft joins Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 234 at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas on March 18 ñ an entire year ahead of schedule, thanks to NAVAIRís Tactical Airlift, Adversary and Support Aircraft Program Office (PMA-207). The VMGR-234 transition from the KC-130T to the…

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U.S. Navy achieves initial operating capability on Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System

Posted  March 26, 2014

The U.S. Navy has achieved initial operational capability on the MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System that includes the Raytheon Griffin missile.  The milestone comes as the Navy continues to conduct littoral security operations in areas that require an immediate and precise response to confirmed threats. The MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System includes a…

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NASA seeks suborbital flight services proposals for technology demonstrations

Posted  March 26, 2014

NASA photograph by Tom Tschida Masten Space Systems’ Xombie technology demonstration test bed ascends into the Mojave Desert sky from the Mojave Air and Space Port during a March 2013 flight. NASA is seeking proposals from U.S. commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicle providers to integrate and fly technology payloads for the space agency. NASA uses…

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DRS Technologies to provide communications support to Royal Australian Navy Frigates

Posted  March 26, 2014

DRS Technologies, a Finmeccanica Company, announced March 25 that its Canadian subsidiary will be providing communications systems in support of the Royal Australian Navy’s ANZAC-class frigates. The subcontract was awarded to DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. in support of a communications modernization contract by Selex ES. †DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (TCL) is the primary subcontractor to…

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Northrop Grumman wins supplier award for role in Royal Navy’s Astute Submarine program

Posted  March 26, 2014

Northrop Grumman has received the Customer Focus Award from BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines in recognition of the role the company has played in supplying the platform management system (PMS) for the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Astute nuclear-powered submarine programme. The award was presented during BAE’s 2014 Annual Supplier Forum to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit…

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First images available from NASA-JAXA global rain, snowfall satellite

Posted  March 26, 2014

NASA/JAXA image NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have released the first images captured by their newest Earth-observing satellite, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, which launched into space Feb. 27. The images show precipitation falling inside a March 10 cyclone over the northwest Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,000 miles east of Japan….

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Lockheed Martin opens state-of-the-art advanced materials, thermal sciences center building

Posted  March 26, 2014

The Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratories building that will enable the company to provide innovative technical solutions to customers with more agility and efficiency. The Advanced Materials & Thermal Sciences Center, with 82,000 square feet of floor space, will house 130 engineers, scientists and staff. The new…

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Grounded and flying high

Posted  March 26, 2014

It doesn’t matter if his life is up in the air or firmly planted on a stage, Jacob Nelson, 21, is living the dream; both of them- and working towards his third.

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