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U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin ready to launch MUOS-4 Aug. 31

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 31 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Arming the RPAs

Airmen from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide every munition that is loaded onto an MQ-1B Predator or MQ-9 Reaper at Kandahar Airfield; without them, the RPAs wouldn’t be able to provide combat airpower in Afghanistan.

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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.

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U.S. Navy awards production contract for additional P-8A aircraft, first RAAF planes

The U.S. Navy awarded a nearly $1.5 billion contract Aug. 27 to Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the procurement of 13 Full-Rate Production Lot 2 P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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A-4 Skyhawks support F-35 operational testing

Courtesy photograph by Frank Crebas Pictured from top down is an F-35 Lightning II, an F-16 Fighting Falcon and an A-4 Skyhawk. In support of an operational test exercise for their F-35s, the Royal Netherlands Air Force contingent at Edwards brought in six A-4s from Draken International, six F-16s from the 162nd Fighter Wing, Arizona…


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Veterans

Acting Secretary: VA accepts special counsel’s findings

Posted  June 23, 2014

The Veterans Affairs Department accepts the findings detailed in a letter from the U.S. Office of the General Counsel to President Barack Obama substantiating reports that whistleblowers who pointed out shortcomings in the department’s health care system for veterans were not heeded, the acting VA secretary said June 23. At VA, we depend on the…

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Business

Boeing-led missile defense team achieves intercept in flight test

Posted  June 23, 2014

In a complex test June 22 over the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and an industry team led by Boeing intercepted and destroyed a target in flight using the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system. This was a successful test using an enhanced version of the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), a device attached to the…

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President presents Marine corporal with Medal of Honor

Posted  June 23, 2014

Retired Marine Corps Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter received the nation’s highest military honor from President Barack Obama at the White House June 19.

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Headlines June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

News: Obama sends advisers to Baghdad; Aides say U.S. could strike inside Syria – President Obama announced June 19 that he plans to send about 300 US military advisers to Iraq to assist the government in its fight against extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, who have taken over vast swaths of…

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News Briefs June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Obama sending military advisers to Iraq Holding back from more robust options, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling state. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more “inclusive agenda” to ensure the country does…

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Business

Boeing 737 MAX LEAP-1B engine begins ground testing

Posted  June 20, 2014

June 18, CFM International announced it has successfully initiated ground testing of the first all-new LEAP-1B engine that will exclusively power the Boeing 737 MAX. CFM ran the engine for the first time June 13, three days ahead of schedule.

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Business

Lockheed Martin to acquire Deposition Sciences

Posted  June 20, 2014

Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Deposition Sciences, Inc., a provider of thin film coatings. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close within 30 days. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed and are not material to Lockheed Martin operations. DSI will be…

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Space

NASA, partners announce top achievements in space station research

Posted  June 20, 2014

NASA, the American Astronautical Society and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space” have announced 14 awards for the top research and technology achievements of 2013 made possible by the International Space Station. The third annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Chicago this week brought together the best investigators in…

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Defense

Exchange of A model Black Hawks generates significant cost savings

Posted  June 20, 2014

The Utility Helicopters Project Office handed over the logbook and keys for three UH-60A Black Hawk aircraft to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation during an aircraft exchange/sale, June 11.

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Business

Ball Aerospace selected to build lens assembly for LSST camera

Posted  June 20, 2014

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to build the optics and support structure, designated as the L1-L2 Lens Assembly, for the camera on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which will sit atop the 8,800 foot tall Cerro Pachon mountaintop in Chile.  Ball Aerospace is teamed with Arizona…

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