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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Boeing celebrates groundbreaking for 777X composite wing center

Boeing Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.

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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.


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MEADS multifunction fire control radar tracks tactical ballistic missile for first time

Posted  October 21, 2013

In preparation for an upcoming dual-intercept test later this year, a Medium Extended Air Defense System Multifunction Fire Control Radar successfully acquired and tracked a Lance tactical ballistic missile at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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Group wants grass replanted at military cemetery

Posted  October 21, 2013

A group of veterans, relatives of buried soldiers and others are continuing their efforts to convince the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to replant grass a military cemetery in West Texas. The landscape of the Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas, reflects that found in the rest of the city. As part of…

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Headlines October 17, 2013

Posted  October 17, 2013

News: Ranger’s unconscious salute inspires, captivates a grateful nation - There’s tough. There’s Marine Corps tough. And now there’s an entirely new category: Injured, hooked-to-tubes, unconscious — but still saluting — Army Ranger tough.   Business: Pentagon withholding payments from six weapons makers - The U.S. Defense Department is withholding payments from six arms makers for problems…

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News Briefs: October 17, 2013

Posted  October 17, 2013

Delegation lobbies for Alaska base for F-35s Alaska’s congressional delegation is lobbying Air Force leaders to base the F-35s at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks. U.S. Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski, along with Rep. Don Young, sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of…

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Northrop Grumman sponsors Australia UAV Challenge Competition

Posted  October 17, 2013

Northrop Grumman photograph Dickson College unmanned air vehicle Dickson College unmanned air vehicle teammates work on their aircraft during the UAV Challenge – Outback Rescue in Australia. Northrop Grumman is sponsoring the 2013 and 2014 UAV Challenge ñ Outback Rescue, a competition in which students develop unmanned airborne vehicles that locate and deliver an emergency…

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Local elementary schools benefit From Northrop Grumman’s school supply drive

Posted  October 17, 2013

Northrop Grumman photograph On Aug. 21, members of the Northrop Grumman Azusa, Calif., chapter of Adelante, an Employee Resource Group, donated 859 pencil boxes filled with erasers, pencils, crayons, rulers and other school supplies for every student at two local elementary schools in the Azusa Unified School District. From left are Robert Allard, principal of…

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Tyndall stands up new F-22 squadron – 24 total aircraft

Posted  October 17, 2013

Air Force photograph by Ashley M. Wright The 95th Fighter Squadron will reactivate Oct. 11 and will be the home of the transported F-22 Raptor combat-coded squadron. The 95th FS called Tyndall home for more than three decades deactivating in 2010. The reactivation allows for the cost-saving efforts of using already existing signs, facilities and…

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Northrop Grumman to upgrade French Navy E-2C Hawkeye fleet

Posted  October 17, 2013

Under a $34.5 million U.S. Navy contract, Northrop Grumman Corporation will modify the French Navy’s fleet of three E-2C Hawkeyes with an upgraded Identification Friend or Foe system, further increasing commonality and interoperability with U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. IFF systems enable warfighters to distinguish between friendly forces and enemies. Included in the upgrade…

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50 year old aircraft vital to Raptor training

Posted  October 17, 2013

A T-38 Talon bridged five decades and generations of technological development to merge at 400 knots with the F-22 Raptor near Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., recently.

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Northrop Grumman to upgrade French Navy E-2C Hawkeye Fleet

Posted  October 17, 2013

Under a $34.5 million U.S. Navy contract, Northrop Grumman will modify the French Navy’s fleet of three E-2C Hawkeyes with an upgraded Identification Friend or Foe system, further increasing commonality and interoperability with U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. IFF systems enable warfighters to distinguish between friendly forces and enemies. Included in the upgrade will…

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