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AirRobot, Northrop Grumman Remotec sign distribution agreement for unmanned aerial systems

Northrop Grumman photograph An AirRobot unmanned aerial system flies at Fort Benning, Ga.. Northrop Grumman Remotec is the sole reseller of the systems to law enforcement and first responders under a distribution agreement signed recently. Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary Remotec Inc. and AirRobot US have entered into a distribution agreement for AirRobot’s line of small unmanned…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission passes critical milestone

Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Artist concept of OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth. NASA’s groundbreaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition. The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a critical milestone…

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Lockheed Martin begins final assembly of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

Lockheed Martin photograph In a clean room facility near Denver, Lockheed Martin technicians began assembling NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft that will collect samples of an asteroid. In a clean room facility near Denver, Lockheed Martin technicians began assembling a NASA spacecraft that will collect samples of an asteroid for scientific study. Working toward a September 2016…

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1,000th F-35 training sortie flown at Luke AFB

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Staci Miller A pilot from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew the 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie March 31, 2015. The 56th Fighter Wing is the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew…

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Ball Aerospace GEMS instrument passes critical design review

The Ball Aerospace air quality sensor being built for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute under South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research in the Ministry of Environment has passed a major milestone toward its launch. The Critical Design Review was successfully completed for the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer in February. GEMS is a scanning ultraviolet-visible…


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Headlines – February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

News: Two U.S. troops killed, 4 wounded in Afghan attack – Two U.S. soldiers were killed and four wounded in an attack Feb. 12 by gunmen wearing Afghan security force uniforms in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. defense officials said.  Hagel to preview Pentagon’s budget for 2015 on Feb. 24 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to preview…

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News Briefs February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Suspicious packages sent to U.K. army centers Bomb-disposal teams have been dispatched and streets cordoned off after suspicious packages were sent to several British Army recruitment offices in southern England. Counter terrorism police said packages were found Feb. 13 in the towns of Oxford, Slough and Brighton, while similar packages were found earlier this week…

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SSgt promotion test rescheduled for April 1-May 16

Posted  February 14, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas To ensure senior airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant do not meet the enlisted retention board, the Air Force will move the testing window up earlier this calendar year, from May 1-June 15 to April 1-May 16, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 7. We have assured Airmen…

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Northrop Grumman awarded U.S. military contract for navigation systems

Posted  February 14, 2014

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for purchase and sustainment of its embedded global positioning/inertial navigation systems.

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works awarded contract for Coast Guard offshore patrol cutter program

Posted  February 14, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $21.4 million contract for the Offshore Patrol Cutter program. Bath Iron Works is one of three shipyards chosen from a field of eight competitors to proceed to Phase I design work on this next-generation cutter program. The Bath Iron Works team includes L-3…

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‘Backbone’ of Real Thaw 14 pushes through final week of exercise

Posted  February 14, 2014

Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Allie Delury In preparation for a Feb. 9, 2014, Atlantic storm, 14 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing were lined up on the Monte Real Air Base flight line to protect them from overhanging foliage and debris. Whether loading training munitions by day or turning wrenches at…

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Exercise Cobra Gold kicks off in Thailand

Posted  February 14, 2014

Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 kicked off with an opening ceremony in Phitsanulok, Thailand, Feb 11. Sailors from the forward-deployed amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) and the staff of Amphibious Force 7th Fleet are participating in the exercise. Cobra Gold is a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored multinational joint exercise conducted annually that includes forces from…

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P-8A Poseidon showcased at Singapore Air Show

Posted  February 14, 2014

Sailors assigned to the "War Eagles" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 showcased the P-8A Poseidon aircraft during the Singapore Air Show 2014.

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Boeing, Cargolux Airlines finalize order for additional 747-8 freighter

Posted  February 14, 2014

Boeing and Cargolux Airlines announced Feb. 14 an order for an additional 747-8 Freighter. The order, valued at $357.5 million at list prices, is the 14th 747-8 Freighter the Luxembourg-based cargo carrier has ordered from Boeing. “The Cargolux Board of Directors approved the order of our 14th 747-8 Freighter almost 35 years to the day…

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Airmen, Soldiers sharpen search and rescue skills together

Posted  February 14, 2014

Air Force photograph by A1C Ryan Conroy A 12th Combat Aviation Brigade UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter sends debris flying during its decent on a simulated combat search and rescue mission, Jan. 28, 2014, at Cellina Meduna training grounds near Maniago, Italy. There were several aspects to the training mission to include close air support, Survival,…

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