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Improved Multiple Launch Rocket System tested at White Sands Missile Range

More than 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., or WSMR, to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS.

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AF Special Operations Command receives first AC-130J

The first AC-130J Ghostrider landed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 29, making it Air Force Special Operations Command’s first AC-130J.

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Lockheed Martin successfully tests design changes for Orion

Lockheed Martin engineers have successfully completed testing of design changes made to the NASA Orion spacecraft’s fairing separation system. These changes resulted from data collected during Orion’s first test flight Dec. 5, 2014.

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CH-46 ‘Phrog’ makes its last hop

It’s the last hop for the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter commonly known as the “Phrog.”

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Surface-to-surface missile test for LCS successful

Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat ships were successfully conducted in June the Navy reported July 30.


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Royal Australian Air Force touches down for Red Flag 14-1

Posted  February 3, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard A Royal Australian Air Force 77th Squadron F/A-18 Hornet prepares to land Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The RAAF is at Nellis to participate in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27 to Feb. 14. Red Flag 14-1 is an air-to-air combat training exercise…

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General Dynamics elects Laura J. Schumacher to board of directors

Posted  February 3, 2014

The board of directors of General Dynamics has elected Laura J. Schumacher to be a director of the corporation, effective Feb. 2, 2014. Schumacher is the executive vice president of Business Development, External Affairs and General Counsel for AbbVie, a biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. Schumacher is responsible for AbbVie’s legal,…

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Ball Aerospace completes risk reduction test for JPSS-1 satellite

Posted  February 3, 2014

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully completed the SpaceWire Inter-operability Test for the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 satellite and has begun spacecraft bus integration.

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U.S. Air Force orders additional Boeing Combat Survivor Evader Locators

Posted  February 3, 2014

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. ñ Boeing will deliver an additional 2,550 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios ñ which are vital to the rescue of downed pilots and other warfighters in dangerous situations ñ under a new $24 million contract with the U.S. Air Force. A global emergency call system that enables the safe, fast and efficient…

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Headlines – January 31, 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014

Business: Northrop profit, sales top view; eyes higher EPS in 2014 – Northrop Grumman, maker of surveillance drones and other military equipment, Jan. 30 reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings despite a drop in revenues and said share buybacks would drive earnings per share higher in 2014.  Raytheon fourth-quarter earnings beat estimates, foreign sales strong – U.S. arms maker…

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News Briefs January 31, 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,169 As of Jan. 29, 2014, at least 2,169 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 1,792 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Boeing outlook sinks stock despite solid fourth quarter profit

Posted  January 31, 2014

Boeing is building airplanes faster, but Wall Street wants it to build profits faster, too. Boeing shares dropped more than 5 percent Jan. 29 after it said this year’s profit and revenue would grow less than analysts had been expecting. There are a number of reasons. Boeing’s defense business is slowing down as governments dial…

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Navy to christen second Mobile Landing Platform

Posted  January 31, 2014

The Navy will christen Mobile Landing Platform John Glenn Feb. 1, during a 10 a.m., PST, ceremony in San Diego, Calif. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address.   Lyn Glenn, daughter of Sen. John Glenn, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The future USNS John Glenn (MLP 2),…

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Boeing to mentor AMRO through NASA mentor-protege program

Posted  January 31, 2014

Boeing will continue its tradition of helping small businesses by partnering with El Monte, Calif.,-based AMRO Fabricating Corporation through NASA’s Mentor-Protege Program. The focus of the three-year agreement is the work the companies are doing for NASA’s Space Launch System, the next-generation heavy-lift launch vehicle for deep space exploration. Boeing is prime contractor for the…

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U.S. Army, Australian leaders talk research, development cooperation

Posted  January 31, 2014

Australia's chief defense scientist met with U.S. Army leaders Jan. 27, to explore opportunities for research and development partnerships.

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