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Future USNS Fall River delivered

Navy photograph The joint high speed vessel USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) completes acceptance trials testing and evaluations in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship’s trials included dockside testing to clear the ship for sea and at-sea trials during which the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey evaluated and demonstrated the performance of Fall River…

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NASA airborne campaigns focus on climate impacts in Arctic

University of Alaska-Fairbanks photograph by Chris Larsen Changes in more than 130 Alaskan glaciers are being surveyed by scientists at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in a DHC-3 Otter as part of NASA’s multi-year Operation IceBridge Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to…

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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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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory finds planet that makes star act deceptively old

Image courtesy of NASA/CXC/M. Weiss A new study from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory shows that a giant exoplanet, WASP-18b, is making the star that it orbits very closely act much older than it actually is. This artist’s illustration depicts WASP-18b and its star, which are about 330 light years away. A planet may be causing…

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Enhanced F-35 Lightning II logistics system delivered to flight test locations

Lockheed Martin has delivered the next evolution of the F-35 Lightning II’s information technology backbone, called the Autonomic Logistics Information System, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.


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Lockheed Martin foliage-penetrating reconnaissance radar integrated with system to detect slow moving objects

Posted  October 24, 2012

Lockheed Martin photograph Based on the Lockheed Martin’s proven FOPEN radar system, TRACER is a lightweight, low-frequency synthetic-aperture radar that can peer through foliage, rain, darkness, dust storms, or atmospheric haze to provide real-time, high-quality tactical ground imagery. After multiple ground demonstrations in operational environments, a Lockheed Martin penetrating radar capability that can peer through…

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General Dynamics third quarter profit falls on higher costs

Posted  October 24, 2012

General Dynamics said Oct. 24 that its third-quarter net income fell 8 percent, as higher costs more than offset a modest revenue increase. The Falls Church, Va., aerospace and defense company earned $600 million, or $1.70 per share, down from $652 million, or $1.80 per share, in the same quarter last year. Revenue edged up…

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Lockheed Martin third quarter profit up, boost guidance

Posted  October 24, 2012

Lockheed Martin said Oct.2 4 its third-quarter net income rose 4 percent, as lower pension-related costs helped offset a drop in revenue. The results beat Wall Street predictions and the Bethesda, Md.,-based aerospace and defense contractor also raised its full-year profit and revenue predictions. Lockheed Martin earned $727 million, or $2.21 per share, in the…

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Northrop Grumman third quarter net income falls 12 percent

Posted  October 24, 2012

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman said Oct. 24 its third-quarter net income fell 12 percent, pulled down by a $66 million drop in net pension income, along with lower revenue. But the company’s profit beat Wall Street predictions and it boosted its full-year profit outlook. The Falls Church, Va.,-based company earned $459 million, or $1.82 per…

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United Technologies third quarter profit, revenue up

Posted  October 24, 2012

United Technologies Corp. posted higher third-quarter net income and revenue Oct. 23 on rising orders in key businesses, but said it expects the U.S. economic recovery to remain anemic and offered a gloomy assessment of business in Europe. The parent company of Otis Elevator, jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky helicopter, Carrier heating and…

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Green Flag keeps airmen, soldiers mission ready

Posted  October 24, 2012

Air Force photograph by SrA. Kristin High F-15E Strike Eagles from the 355th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., prepare to launch for early morning missions on Barksdale AFB, La., Oct. 19, 2012. The F-15s will be providing critical close air support during Green Flag East to allow the 2nd Brigade of…

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VA medical facilities named to Joint Commission’s top performers list

Posted  October 24, 2012

Nineteen Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities from across the Nation were recently recognized by The Joint Commission as top performers on key health care quality measures for 2011/2012. “We at VA are very pleased with The Joint Commission recognition. We are proud of the medical facilities that made this list, proving VA’s commitment to…

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Northrop Grumman employs FACE(TM) standards to bring enhanced avionics to war fighters

Posted  October 24, 2012

As the one-year anniversary of The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment(TM) Consortium’s publication of the FACE Technical Standard approaches, Northrop Grumman continues to leverage a modular, open architecture approach to rapidly bring new avionics capabilities to war fighters. The FACE Consortium aims to establish standards for a common operating environment to support software portability…

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New director details elements of DARPA’s future success

Posted  October 24, 2012

Breakthrough national security capabilities, a differentiated U.S. technology base and a continued robust Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are elements of DARPA’s future success, Arati Prabhakar, the agency’s director, said in Washington, D.C., Oct. 22. Prabhakar, who started July 30 as DARPA’s new director, addressed an audience of Office of Naval Research leaders and program…

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United Kingdom Ministry of Defence awards Raytheon new Phalanx contract

Posted  October 24, 2012

Raytheon has signed a contract for 42.8 million pounds to deliver five Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon Systems to the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence starting in 2013. Installation and in-service support will be provided by Babcock Marine. “Phalanx provides unparalleled ship self-defense to fleets operating in blue water as well as littoral environments,” said…

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