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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.


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Veterans

New Fisher House debuts at VA Long Beach

Posted  December 14, 2016

Photograph courtesy of the VA Long Beach Healthcare System Brig. Gen. Mark Baird, vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., seated with Lana Toenjes, VA Long Beach Fisher House manager, and Drew Hatcher of the Masco Corporation Foundation, listens to remarks by Fisher…

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Boeing begins digital flight deck upgrades to NATO fleet

Posted  December 14, 2016

Boeing Dec. 13 delivered to NATO the first of fourteen E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft with cockpit upgrades that improve mission-readiness, decrease customer costs and reaffirm Boeing’s overall commitment to the fleet.

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Defense

Army to test new armored vehicles as it updates older platforms

Posted  December 14, 2016

Courtesy photograph The first Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or AMPV, is scheduled to be handed over to the Army Dec. 15, 2016, for testing. The first armored multipurpose Vehicle, or AMPV, is scheduled to be handed over to the Army Dec. 15 for testing. The AMPV demonstrator will roll out of the BAE Systems plant in…

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Defense

Seymour Johnson’s Strike Eagle undergo radar upgrade

Posted  December 14, 2016

The F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. With 30 years under its belt, the F-15E is receiving a Radar Modernization Program; its first major upgrade of its radar system in more than 20 years.

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Northrop Grumman delivers 30,000th LN-200 inertial measurement unit

Posted  December 14, 2016

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman has delivered the 30,000th LN-200 Inertial Measurement Unit, a lightweight and highly reliable navigation aid that supports a broad range of applications. Northrop Grumman in Woodland Hills, Calif., has reached a significant milestone by delivering its 30,000th LN-200 Inertial Measurement Unit. Used for some of the most challenging applications on…

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