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Science and commercial satellites launched on SpaceX Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California May 22. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward the South Pole.

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AF recruiter steers effort to bring new engine to local high school

Auto shop students at Quartz Hill High School have a new learning tool courtesy of the Air Force. The Lancaster, Calif., Air Force recruiting office spearheaded the donation of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf engine, which was introduced during a small ceremony at the school May 21.

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Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed May 23 in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely. The T-38C Talon II crashed about 8:30 a.m., Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., officials said in a statement.

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Retired Air Force rated officers welcomed back on active duty

Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program to help alleviate manning shortages within the Air Force rated community.

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Lockheed Martin Stalker XE upgraded with new VTOL launch, landing capability

Lockheed Martin’s Stalker eXtended Endurance unmanned aerial system has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to operate the system in more austere locations.


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Northrop Grumman demonstrates HAMMR multi-mission radar capability

Posted  May 24, 2017

The U.S. Army selected Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar to demonstrate its multi-mission capability at the 2017 counter-rocket, artillery and mortar test at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., earlier this year.

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Defense

Heads-up display to give Soldiers improved situational awareness

Posted  May 24, 2017

A novel technology called "Tactical Augmented Reality," or TAR, is now helping Soldiers precisely locate their positions, as well as the locations of friends and foes.

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Business

Boeing taps ViaSat terminal for Marine Corps’ AV-8B program

Posted  May 24, 2017

ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, announced May 22 it has received a contract from Boeing to deliver its KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminals for integration onto Boeing’s AV-8B Harrier attack aircraft for U.S. Marine Corps and international customers. The contract is worth approximately $20 million including exercisable options. The STT was competitively selected…

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U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $28 million for Variable Depth Sonar

Posted  May 24, 2017

The U.S. Navy has selected Raytheon to provide the new Variable Depth Sonar for the Littoral Combat Ship class. The $27.9 million contract followed a study and product assessment phase during which Raytheon proved the solution’s features and capabilities met all of the Navy’s design and performance requirements. A mission-critical anti-submarine warfare asset, the VDS…

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Defense

Future USS Gerald R. Ford underway for acceptance trials

Posted  May 24, 2017

The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed Naval Station Norfolk for its second set of sea trials, known as acceptance trials (AT) May 24. Acceptance Trials demonstrate to the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) the ship’s ability to conduct operations at sea and that the ship is constructed in accordance with…

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