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Triton has first cross-country flight from Palmdale

Northrop Grumman photograph The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System takes off from Northrop Grummanís Palmdale, Calif., facility Sept. 17 for its first cross-country flight to Naval Air Station Patuxent, River, Md. PALMDALE, Calif. – The Northrop Grumman-built Unmanned MQ-4C Triton (SDD-1) left its desert testing grounds Sept. 17 and flew to Naval Air Station Patuxent…

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Future of NATO: Adapting to a new security environment

NATO’s supreme allied commander introduced new initiatives geared toward re-embracing its mission of collective defense.

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AFRL commander describes Air Force’s technology vision

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello takes a question from an audience member after discussing Air Force Research Laboratory breakthrough technologies during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept. 16, 2014, in Washington D.C. Masiello is the commander of Air Force Research Laboratory. The…

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Lockheed Martin successfully mates NOAA GOES-R satellite modules

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin successfully mated together the large system and propulsion modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite at the companyís Space Systems facilities near Denver, Colo. A team of technicians and engineers at Lockheed Martin has successfully mated together the large system and propulsion modules of the first GOES-R series weather…

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NASA Mars spacecraft ready for Sept. 21 orbit insertion

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles.


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Applied Dynamics International, Crane Aerospace & Electronics to build aircraft braking lab in Burbank

Posted  October 7, 2013

Crane Aerospace & Electronics, the world’s leading developer of aircraft brake control systems, and Applied Dynamics, the industry leader in simulation and testing tools for complex control systems, announce today they have agreed to work together to bring new technologies in a major upgrade of the Crane Aerospace & Electronics’ Simulation Laboratory. Crane has used…

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Elbit Systems to supply of heli-borne electro-optical surveillance payloads

Posted  October 7, 2013

Elbit Systemsí Ltd. wholly owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-optics – Elop Ltd., was awarded a follow-on contract to supply its advanced Digital CoMPASSÆ electro-optical payload systems to an Asia-Pacific Air Force to be installed onboard Helicopters. The contract will be performed over a three-year period. “This important follow on program reflects the customer’s satisfaction from…

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Pratt & Whitney completes new V2500 engine line

Posted  October 7, 2013

Pratt & Whitney completed the second phase of an assembly-floor transformation project at its Middletown, Conn., facility Oct. 4 to prepare the Engine Center†to ramp up for production of its portion of PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for the Airbus A320neo family and increase capacity for the F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II for the U.S….

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Air Force museum in Ohio holds scholarship contest

Posted  October 7, 2013

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in southwest Ohio is holding a writing competition for students seeking scholarships. Contestants in the Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition must describe how American pilots’ participation in World War I helped create a U.S. Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force. They also must identify…

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Headlines October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

News: Gaps emerge in U.S. efforts to shield troops, vets from shutdown - When President Barack Obama signed the “Pay Our Military Act” Sept. 30, the goal was to ensure that U.S. troops get their salaries on time during the federal government shutdown along with essential payments like housing allowances.   Business: Pentagon contract winners go…

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News Briefs October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

Miramar air show cancelled amid gov’t shutdown Marine Corps officials say the federal government shutdown has forced cancellation of the Miramar Air Show in San Diego this year. Marine Corps officials in a statement Oct. 3 apologized for the inconvenience the cancellation may have caused the sponsors and those planning to attend the event that…

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Navy stands up F-35C Squadron At Eglin

Posted  October 4, 2013

The U.S. Navy and the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla., officially reconstituted the highly decorated VFA-101 Grim Reapers Squadron during ceremonies held on the Emerald Coast Oct. 2. VFA-101 will fly the Navyís newest aircraft, the Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, to perform the mission of training pilots and sailors to…

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United Technologies may furlough 5,000 workers due to gov’t shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

United Technologies Corp. says it may furlough more than 5,000 workers if the U.S. government shutdown continues into next month. The company said Oct. 2 that its Sikorsky division, which makes Black Hawk helicopters, would be hit first. It expects nearly 2,000 employees, including those employed at facilities in Connecticut, Florida and Alabama, will be…

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U.S., Japan agree to expand security, defense cooperation

Posted  October 4, 2013

DOD photograph by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry sign official documents to revise the 1997 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation, increase security and defense collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and advance the realignment of American troops in Japan, in Tokyo, Oct. 3, 2013. TOKYO…

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Navy Hercs join the club

Posted  October 4, 2013

Like the secret handshake of an elite club, coordination between air traffic control and airborne aircraft involves precise, sometimes complex series of movements.

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