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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.


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Next Generation Jammer Increment 1 contract award moves system’s capability

Posted  April 18, 2016

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon an approximately $1 billion Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract April 13 for the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment 1 (Inc. 1) system. NGJ Inc. 1 is an external jamming pod that will disrupt and degrade enemy aircraft and ground radar and communication systems. The contract supports the final design efforts…

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U.S. Army uses Northrop-built system to destroy multiple targets in air, missile defense test

Posted  April 18, 2016

U.S. Army soldiers have executed a successful dual engagement flight test of the Northrop Grumman-developed Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System to identify, track, engage and defeat ballistic and cruise missile targets. Building upon previous successful flight tests, the April 8 event validated the ability of IBCS to manage multiple threats. The test…

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Exercise Max Thunder 16 launches at Kunsan

Posted  April 18, 2016

U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy personnel and aircraft will train with South Korean air force counterparts in the bilateral training exercise Max Thunder 16, at Kunsan Air Base April 15-29.

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News Briefs – April 18, 2016

Posted  April 18, 2016

Congress considering U.S.-made footwear for military A bill in Congress would require the Department of Defense to provide U.S.-made footwear to personnel. The Stepping Up for American Workers and Troops Act is sponsored by Maine Reps. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat, and Bruce Poliquin, a Republican, and Democratic Rep. Niki Tsongas, of Massachusetts. The proposal comes…

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Headlines – April 18, 2016

Posted  April 18, 2016

News This is where American Special Operations forces are helping advise U.S. allies – While not secret, the missions — known often by some variation of “train, advise and assist” — have served as an extension of America’s larger wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Instead of large deployments of troops, U.S. Special Operations forces instead…

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