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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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U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $129 million for Mobile Landing Platform 3 AFSB

Posted  March 17, 2014

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $128.5 million contract for the detail design and construction of the Mobile Landing Platform 3 Afloat Forward Staging Base. NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the contract, NASSCO will provide the detail design and construction efforts to convert the MLP…

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Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence recognized by City of Palmdale

Posted  March 17, 2014

The City of Palmdale, Calif., has recognized Northrop Grumman’s commitment to the Antelope Valley with a commendation for the company’s designation of its Palmdale site as one of two Aircraft Integration centers of excellence in the country. This month marks the anniversary of the site being named an Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence. Northrop Grumman’s…

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Air Force requests BRAC from House Appropriations Committee

Posted  March 17, 2014

The Air Force presented to the House Appropriations Committee panel its fiscal 2015 budget request March 12, showing it will take more risk with military construction and military housing and is requesting another round of base realignments and closures. In the (fiscal year) 15 President’s budget request, the Air Force attempted to strike the delicate…

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Hubble celebrates 24th anniversary with infrared image of nearby star factory

Posted  March 17, 2014

In celebration of the 24th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have captured infrared-light images of a churning region of star birth 6,400 light-years away.

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Lockheed Martin delivers first KC-130J Super Hercules tanker to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Posted  March 17, 2014

The first KC-130J Super Hercules tanker assigned to a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve squadron was ferried March 17 from the Lockheed Martin facility located in Marietta, Ga.

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Headlines – March 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

News: Chinese raw materials also found on U.S. B-1 bomber, F-16 jets – After discovering China-made components in the F-35 fighter jet, a Pentagon investigation has uncovered Chinese materials in other major U.S. weaponry, including Boeing’s B-1B bomber and certain Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters, the U.S. Defense Department said.  U.S., Israel sign deal to continue financing…

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News Briefs March 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,176 As of March 11, at least 2,176 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,796 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of…

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Sequestration would cripple U.S. military strategy, Hagel says

Posted  March 14, 2014

DOD photograph by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies on the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request before the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2014. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Robert F. Hale, the Defense Department’s comptroller, joined Hagel…

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MQ-8C Fire Scout reaches 100 flight hours

Posted  March 14, 2014

Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki An MQ-8C Fire Scout†on†runway after†a test flight at Point Mugu, Calif., March 10. The unmanned helicopter surpassed 100 flight hours during this event and will continue†to undergo testing at Point Mugu this year. In July, the Navy will conduct dynamic interface testing with the MQ-8C aboard USS Jason Dunham…

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