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Storm fails to quench liftoff of secret reconnaissance satellite

The fiery launch of an Atlas V (541), among the most powerful of the venerable Atlas family, briefly dispelled the gloom over Californiaís Central Coast on the evening of Dec. 12. A team of personnel from United Launch Alliance and the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base completed the countdown sequence at 7:19…

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Navy demonstrates unmanned helicopter operations aboard Coast Guard cutter

http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1412/DOD_102145893/DOD_102145893-512×288-442k.mp4 Coast Guard photograph An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAS is tested off the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center has been testing UAS platforms consistently for the last three years. The U.S. Navy completed an MQ-8B Fire Scout demonstration aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter…

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GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the worldís most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Forceís next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System. Successful completion of Exercise 4 on…

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NASA analysis: 11 trillion gallons to replenish California drought losses

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

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Governor Brown’s Military Council visits Aerospace Valley

Members of the Governor’s Military Council visited Edwards Air Force Base and Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, to learn a little more about the Antelope Valley’s defense industry and to get a closer look at some of America’s leading aerospace companies.


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Veterans

Pearl Harbor survivor joins shipmates in final resting place

Posted  October 31, 2013

The ashes of Gale Mohlenbrink, a survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, were scattered in the waters by his family near the USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during a ceremony Oct. 29.

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LONGBOW LLC receives life cycle contractor support award for U.S. Army’s Apache

Posted  October 31, 2013

LONGBOW LLC has received a $92.8 million contract from the U. S. Army to provide Life Cycle Contractor Support for LONGBOW programs on the AH-64D and AH-64E helicopters.

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Raytheon, U.S. Air Force complete series of SDB II test flights

Posted  October 31, 2013

Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force concluded a series of test flights with the Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) culminating in direct hits on targets moving at operationally representative speeds. Earlier supporting tests were performed in a multitude of different environments and scenarios, key to maturing seeker algorithms and validating the weapon’s aerodynamic performance….

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Headlines October 28, 2013

Posted  October 28, 2013

Business: Eaton CEO sees Europe boosting product demand in 2014 – Eaton’s Chief Executive Officer Sandy Cutler forecast an increase in demand in its markets of as much as 4 percent next year, spurred by economic recovery in Europe. EADS plans to cut jobs, costs at defense unit – European aerospace group EADS is planning to cut…

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News Briefs October 28, 2013

Posted  October 28, 2013

Army obtains license for Hawaii depleted uranium The Army has obtained a license to possess depleted uranium at its Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island and for Schofield Barracks on Oahu. The license was granted Oct. 23 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Army Garrison-Hawaii website says the military between 1960 and 1968 used…

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Saab partners on bid for $2 billion Close Combat Vehicle Program in Canada

Posted  October 28, 2013

Saab and ABB is partnering with BAE System in a competitive bid for the Department of National Defence $2 billion Close Combat Vehicle program. The Canadian Army requires high survival medium weight vehicles for future missions. The bid includes a total of 108 vehicles along with an option for the purchase of an additional 30…

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Raytheon’s Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 demonstrates networked capability with E-2D aircraft

Posted  October 28, 2013

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy demonstrated the capability of the newest version of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 by establishing communications among an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft and the JSOW C-1. The test was part of the Navy’s Trident Warrior 2013 demonstration in July. During the demonstration, fighters simulated…

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NASA prepares to launch first mission to explore Martian atmosphere

Posted  October 28, 2013

NASA photograph Inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, engineers and technicians perform a spin test of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft. The operation is designed to verify that MAVEN is properly balanced as it spins during the initial mission activities.  A NASA spacecraft that will examine…

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Business

Lockheed Martin receives $33 million production contract for U.S. Marine Corps targeting system

Posted  October 28, 2013

Lockheed Martin received a $33.9 million follow-on production contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, for the Target Sight System, the fire control system for the U.S. Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter. TSS’ advanced sensors provide pilots with enhanced capabilities to acquire, track and designate targets. TSS Lot 10 deliveries will be…

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GA-ASI builds upon electronic attack expertise in follow-on USMC exercise

Posted  October 28, 2013

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, announced Oct. 28 the conclusion of a second demonstration of PredatorÆ Bís Electronic Attack capability at the U.S. Marine Corps. Weapons and Tactics Instructor course held at Marine Corp Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 22. This…

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