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NAWCWD manned for unmanned systems

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division scientists, engineers, technicians and operators are involved in all levels of Unmanned Systems research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation.

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NASA employees go ‘above and beyond’

Three NASA employees recently received the Exception Engineering Achievement Medal at Armstrong NASA Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Educating future workers

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy recently hosted the Antelope Valley Board of Trade business luncheon for September and the featured guest speaker was Christos Valiotis, physics professor at the Antelope Valley College.

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft, rocket move closer to first flight

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test.

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TACP-M ties it all together

Embedded deep within an Army maneuver unit lies an airman.


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Northrop Grumman advances unmanned systems capabilities for maritime missions

Posted  September 29, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman developing new, advanced unmanned systems to support the Department of Defense’s capability to deploy global persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and strike capabilities in a faster and more cost-effective way. The next-generation Tactical Exploited Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program is one example of several in progress focused on addressing various customer…

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VA announces awardees of grants that support disabled veterans in adaptive Sports

Posted  September 29, 2014

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Sept. 29 the award of approximately $8 million in grants to provide adaptive sports opportunities for disabled veterans and disabled service members of the Armed Forces. Adaptive sports are those sports that have been created or modified for persons with disabilities. Partnering with national, regional, and community-based…

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Headlines September 26, 2014

Posted  September 26, 2014

News: F-35 jet combat ready next year, new Israeli order close - The first version of the F-35 fighter jet will be combat ready by mid-2015, despite an engine failure which still needs a fix, and Israel could sign a deal within months to buy more of the aircraft, program officials said Sept. 25.   Business:…

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News Briefs September 26, 2014

Posted  September 26, 2014

Navy suspends most nuclear work at Virginia shipyard Two safety violations by civilian workers have prompted the Navy to suspend most nuclear work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The suspension of work on Sept. 13 affects the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the submarines USS Maryland and USS Albany, The Virginian-Pilot reported. On…

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Air Force Research Lab unveils ‘Lightning’ supercomputer

Posted  September 26, 2014

Air Force photograph by Wesley Farnsworth The $20.8 million supercomputer will streamline testing time and cut costs on research initiatives. The Air Force Research Laboratory Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center displayed its latest asset Sept. 23 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest supercomputer. Nicknamed Lightning, after the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, the…

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Army scientist bolsters nanomaterials research with Singapore

Posted  September 26, 2014

Army photograph by Conrad Johnson Dr. Govind Mallick (left), a research chemist with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and Dr. Lily Giri, a physicist who works as a contractor at ARL, are investigating the topological properties of the nanomaterial using atomic force microscopy under ultra high vacuum system at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Sept. 15,…

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JRTC takes on cyber, hybrid, conventional threats

Posted  September 26, 2014

When the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), descended from the night sky into the Joint Readiness Training Center at For Polk, La., last month, it not only marked the first large-scale joint forced entry air assault in more than 11 years, it also signaled a larger shift in how the Army executes training missions.

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Upgraded P-3 Orion delivered ahead of schedule

Posted  September 26, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by John Rossino Lockheed Martin delivered a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) P-3 Orion aircraft 34 days ahead of schedule Sept. 23 from its facilities in Greenville, S.C. This is the 10th of 14 aircraft in the program to receive Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) modifications and phased depot maintenance. The aircraft received…

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AEDC’s accelerated mission test provides savings for the U.S. Air Force

Posted  September 26, 2014

Project engineers at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) have led a significant effort in accelerating mission testing that will ultimately result in a large payoff for the Air Force.

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U.S. Navy anti-ship missile displays capability during military exercise

Posted  September 26, 2014

Navy photograph The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) fires a Harpoon missile during a sinking exercise as part of Valiant Shield 2014. The U.S Navy successfully fired multiple Harpoon missiles as part of the joint military exercise, Valiant Shield, demonstrating its effectiveness against modern day threats. A total of six Harpoon missiles,…

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