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Northrop Grumman begins MQ-8C Fire Scout flight tests in Mississippi

Northrop Grumman recently began flight tests for MQ-8C Fire Scout aircraft produced in Moss Point at the Trent Lott International Airport, a major milestone for the company and the region’s aerospace economy.

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Digital engineering strategy streamlines how defense systems are designed

While the 2018 National Defense Strategy directs reform as one of its key efforts, the Defense Department is undergoing considerable change in how it does business -- including how it improves the outcome of national defense systems.

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Boeing awarded $2.9 billion for fourth KC-46A tanker production lot

The U.S. Air Force Sept. 10 awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers.

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Northrop Grumman IAMD battle command system pairs with sensors, shooters for ‘live air’ test

The Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System successfully detected, tracked and simulated engagements of air targets during recent testing at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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Vets4Veterans hosts 9th Annual Car and Bike Show

A car and motorcycle show, a parade, food, and fun, the works. It's all in the program for this Sept. 16 with the 9th Annual Vets4Veterans Classic Car and Motorcycle Show hosted at Poncitlan Square in the Palmdale civic center complex.

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Upcoming Events – December 2015

Posted  December 4, 2015

Dec. 4 — Lecture: The InSight Mission – Journey to the Center of Mars, Pasadena, Calif. Dec. 4 — Galaxy Forum New York 2015, Scarsdale, N.Y. Dec. 7 — Phobos and Deimos Webcast: Phobos as an Exploration Destination and Base for Mars Exploration Dec. 7 — Online Seminar: The Ecological Physiology of Earth’s Second Oxygen…

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576th FLTS realigns administratively under 20th Air Force

Posted  October 3, 2016

The Air Force Global Strike Command Operations Directorate will transfer administrative control of the 576th Flight Test Squadron to the 20th Air Force Commander effective Oct. 1. According to Col. Craig Ramsey, the 576th FLTS commander, the purpose of this realignment is twofold: provide a clear administrative chain of command in a more typical military…

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First contract under Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation BAA complete

Posted  May 12, 2017

The first of 10 contracts awarded under the Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation Broad Agency Announcement was recently completed. Moog Inc. successfully completed a “Non-Destructive Evaluation, Standards, and Testing” project, March 13. The company met all program objectives and completed all deliverables on time and on budget during the 15-month period of performance. The Space and…

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America’s PrepareAthon!

Posted  March 31, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Russell Warner (left), 812th Civil Engineering Squadron, Emergency Management specialist, lets a young woman spin the Air Force Emergency Management Wheel to get a prize and answer an emergency preparedness trivia question at the Exchange. Edwards is taking part in America’s PrepareAthon Month events throughout April. The Edwards Office…

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Lockheed Martin restarts production of tactical missile system at Arkansas facility

Posted  March 30, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph A Lockheed Martin TACMS missile blasts away from its launcher during a test flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Lockheed Martin has restarted its Tactical Missile System production line at the company’s facility in Camden, Ark. For more than 20 years, TACMS (formerly ATACMS) was assembled on-budget and on- or ahead…

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