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Northrop, Navy celebrate legacy of EA-6B Prowler

The U.S. Navy's venerable EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman, has been a fixture at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., and in the nation's carrier-based strike forces since 1971.

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NORTHERN EDGE provides environment for testing new capabilities

With 18 experiments and initiatives undergoing field testing in Alaskan training ranges throughout Exercise Northern Edge 15, no other venue is as well suited for high-end operational testing.

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Ogden ALC completes test flight after F-35B STOVL mods

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Utah completed an F-35B functional check flight here June 18, 2015, after the first depot-level modifications were completed on two F-35B STOVLs for the Marine Corps.

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Fourth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS secure comm satellite shipped

Delivered by the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin, the fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, yesterday prior to its expected August launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time.


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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy complete initial flight testing of Triton UAS

Posted  March 24, 2014

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed the first major milestone of the Triton unmanned aircraft system flight test program, clearing the aircraft to fly at various altitudes, speeds and weights.

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Airmen arrive for partnership event in Angola

Posted  March 24, 2014

More than 20 U.S. Air Force airmen arrived in Luanda, Angola, last week to participate in African Partnership Flight, cohosted by Angola and the U.S. This year airmen from the Angolan air force; Zambian air force; and U.S. Airmen from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, the 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron,…

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Millennium Space Systems opens new 70,000 square-foot headquarters

Posted  March 24, 2014

Millennium Space Systems executives, employees, business partners, and government officials March 24 celebrated the opening of the company’s “Factory of the New Millennium,” in El Segundo, Calif. The 70,000 square-foot facility will accommodate all of Millennium’s satellite engineering, manufacturing and mission operations activities in addition to 12,000 square-feet of dedicated SCIF space. Strategically located adjacent…

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From ‘1984’ to 2025: Army, industry focus on next-generation network

Posted  March 24, 2014

Thirty years ago, Apple introduced the Macintosh computer with a splashy Super Bowl commercial and the bold promise that information technology could change the world - if it was easy to use and accessible by all.

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General Dynamics mission system continues to power Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship

Posted  March 24, 2014

The U.S Navy christened its newest Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Jackson (LCS 6), at the Austal shipyard in Mobile, Ala., March 22. As systems integrator on the Austal USA-led team, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is continuing to apply its proven open architecture and open business model approach to the LCS program….

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U.S. senator wants decision on Afghan troop levels

Posted  March 24, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) _ A U.S. senator leading a bipartisan delegation to Afghanistan called on President Barack Obama March 22 to announce a decision on his plans for future troop levels in the country on the assumption a much-delayed security pact eventually will eventually be signed with Kabul. During a visit to Afghanistan, Sen. Kelly…

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SpaceX Launch to International Space Station Reset for March 30

Posted  March 24, 2014

SpaceX has confirmed it will target its next cargo mission launch to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, for 10:50 p.m., EDT, March 30. NASA Television launch coverage begins at 9:45 p.m. for the company’s third contracted resupply mission to the orbital laboratory. A post-launch news conference will follow…

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VTOL X-plane program takes off

Posted  March 24, 2014

DARPA’s VTOL Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program seeks to enable radical improvements in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flight through innovative cross-pollination between the fixed-wing and rotary-wing worlds.

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Defense Meteorological Satellite Program 19 encapsulation

Posted  March 24, 2014

The U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance team have successfully moved one step closer to the launching of the 19th Defense Meteorological Satellite Program block 5D weather satellite. On March 14, engineers completed spacecraft encapsulation within the launch fairing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The DMSP-19 encapsulation within the…

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Self-healing paint could halt rust on military vehicles

Posted  March 24, 2014

A new additive could help military vehicles, including the Marine Corps variant of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, heal like human skin and avoid costly maintenance as a result of corrosion. Developed by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in partnership with the Office of Naval Research, polyfibroblast allows scratches forming in vehicle paint to…

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