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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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Veterans

Silver Star represents 44-year closure for KIA airman’s family

Posted  October 16, 2012

Air Force photograph by Val Gempis Rosalie Bacicia, sister of the late MSgt. James Calfee, reflects as she holds a photo of her brother in Houston, Texas, Aug. 22, 2012. Calfee, who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal, was killed in action in Laos in 1968. “Promise me you’re going to find out what…

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‘Saber Junction’ tests U.S., partners’ interoperability

Posted  October 16, 2012

At the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas, and on more than 1,300 square miles in between them, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment is engaging a complex enemy in the exercise dubbed Saber Junction.

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Boeing releases updated geospatial data management tool

Posted  October 16, 2012

Boeing has updated its DataMaster geospatial data management software with improved map, terrain and full-motion video management so that defense and Intelligence Community customers can better protect U.S. and allied citizens and assets around the world. DataMaster 5.2 supports emerging industry-standard image formats and faster video processing and analysis. “Our continued investment in DataMaster enables…

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Army receives go-ahead on Manpack radio production

Posted  October 16, 2012

The Army has received authorization to continue production of an advanced radio that will link Soldiers at the company level and below with real-time information passed on its holistic tactical communications network.

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Army completes first pilot Stryker exchange vehicle

Posted  October 16, 2012

General Dynamics photograph The Army completed its first vehicle in the Stryker Double V-Hull exchange program. The program was initiated in response to an Army requirement for additional DVH vehicles and to reduce the overall vehicle cost. Last week, the Army completed the first vehicle in their ground-breaking Stryker Double V-Hull, or DVH, exchange program….

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News Briefs – October 16, 2012

Posted  October 16, 2012

China begins aircraft carrier flight training China has begun flight training on its first aircraft carrier, with photographs posted on websites showing navy pilots practicing touch-and-go landing exercises. Military enthusiast websites posted pictures Oct. 15 of a J-15 fighter-bomber executing the maneuver. It wasn’t clear when the pictures were taken, and they did not appear…

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2012 Veterans Conference

Posted  October 17, 2012

Saturday October 20, 2012 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 1545 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017 SEIU Local 721 Veterans Caucus is inviting all Veterans, Active Duty and Reservists from all branches of the Armed Forces to come out and receive information on benefits, services, legal entities, discounts, training, business resources and more. So come…

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Northrop Grumman names Electronic Systems Sector counsel

Posted  October 17, 2012

Northrop Grumman has named James W. Stephenson, vice president, associate general counsel and sector counsel for its Electronic Systems sector, effective Dec. 1. Stephenson will report to Sheila C. Cheston, corporate vice president and general counsel. He will succeed Dennis Cameron, who is retiring from the company. “Jim Stephenson brings a wealth of experience, judgment…

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Shuttle Endeavour arrives at CSC after two-day trip through Los Angeles

Posted  October 17, 2012

The space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop an overland transporter, arrived at the California Science Center near downtown Los Angeles Oct. 14

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Northrop Grumman to supply machinery control system for LHA-7 amphibious assault ship

Posted  October 17, 2012

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $50.6 million contract by prime contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries to supply the Machinery Control System for the U.S. Navy’s LHA-7 amphibious assault ship. The MCS controls the major shipboard systems including the highly automated propulsion, electric plant and fuel fill systems. The equipment being supplied includes 56 data acquisition…

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