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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Boeing celebrates groundbreaking for 777X composite wing center

Boeing Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.

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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.


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U.S. senators seek cost cuts for F-35 fighter jet

Posted  June 26, 2013

Senators sought cost-cutting opportunities June 19 in the Pentagon’s $400 billion program for the next-generation F-35, a fighter jet with a troubled testing record that military leaders said America couldn’t afford not to build. Chairing the hearing, Sen. Dick Durbin lamented that the F-35 already has cost taxpayers billions more than what Congress signed up…

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NASA selects student teams for microgravity research flights

Posted  June 26, 2013

NASA has selected 14 undergraduate student teams from minority serving institutions across the United States to test science experiments under microgravity conditions. The teams will fly Nov. 1-8, as part of a collaborative effort between the agency’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Project. The teams design and…

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Innovative partnerships expand NASAís summer education reach

Posted  June 26, 2013

NASA has selected more than 170 educational organizations nationwide to receive Summer of Innovation mini-awards of as much as $2,500 each. The awards are designed to expand NASA’s education network and help the agency keep middle school students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities throughout the summer break and beyond. The awardees…

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Headlines June 24, 2013

Posted  June 24, 2013

News Stunt plane crashes in Ohio; two dead A stunt plane crashed at an Ohio air show June 22, killing two people.   Business U.S. arms makers emerging hopeful in face of budget cuts The fallout of U.S. defense budget cuts was plain to see at last week’s Paris Air Show in a range of…

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News Briefs June 24, 2013

Posted  June 24, 2013

Remains of missing Korean War soldier returned The remains of a U.S. Army soldier from Missouri who disappeared in Korea in 1950 have been identified and returned to his family in Arkansas. The remains of Cpl. Marvin Omans arrived by plane June 21 in Little Rock where they were met by his sister – Dorothy…

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Northrop Grumman awarded U.S. Navy contract for Littoral Combat Ship mission package integration

Posted  June 24, 2013

Northrop Grumman has received a $28 million contract from the U.S. Navy for engineering and production planning services for surface warfare and mine countermeasures mission module components that will deploy from, and integrate with, the littoral combat ship. With this award, Northrop Grumman continues its role as the mission package integrator with expanding roles in…

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Pratt & Whitney announces more than 1,000 new engine orders

Posted  June 24, 2013

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced new orders for more than 1,000 engines, including options, and highlighted key milestones for its military engines programs – including the F135 engine – at the 2013 Paris Air Show. The company’s new commercial engine announcements include orders from customers around the world for new…

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John Canzio joins Aerojet Rocketdyne as finance VP

Posted  June 24, 2013

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced June 24 that John Canzio has joined the company as vice president, Finance. In this role, Canzio will be responsible for providing financial leadership and oversight to Aerojet Rocketdyne and will report to GenCorp’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kathy Redd. Aerojet Rocketdyne is a Gencorp company. “John’s background and perspective…

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Raytheon’s next generation of Enhanced Paveway™ II provides improved capability, performance

Posted  June 24, 2013

Raytheon is leveraging innovative technology resulting in superior accuracy and reliability with the latest variant of Enhanced Paveway™ II “L-5″ guidance kits. “This variant builds on the strengths of the current combat-proven Enhanced Paveway™ II, integrating evolutionary technologies to the dual-mode global positioning/laser systems,” said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Air Warfare…

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Army tests lethality against moving targets with new software model

Posted  June 24, 2013

Military analysts now have a tool that brings together unprecedented modeling and simulation features to help them better choose, or build weapons to overpower future threats.

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