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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

The Navy's Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Md.

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9th-generation GPS satellite blasts off from ‘The Cape’

The 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's ninth Block IIF-9 navigation satellite for the GPS March 25, 2015, from Launch Complex 37 here.

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NASA asteroid hunter spacecraft data available to public

Millions of images of celestial objects, including asteroids, observed by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft now are available online to the public.

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NASA’s Hubble, Chandra find clues that may help identify dark matter

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with itself less than previously thought.


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Upgraded P-3 Orion delivered ahead of schedule

Posted  March 23, 2015

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin March 18 delivered a U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 Orion aircraft 37 days ahead of schedule. This is the 12th of 14 aircraft in the program to receive Mid-Life Upgrade modifications and phased depot maintenance. The MLU replaces the outer wings, center wing, horizontal stabilizer and horizontal stabilizer leading…

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U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years

Posted  March 23, 2015

More than 300 staff, students and graduate “Testers” of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrated 70 years since the school was established at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., March 12.

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Armed Aerial Scout still valid requirement, Army says

Posted  March 23, 2015

Army photograph by SSgt. Michael Nasworthy The M113 armored personnel carrier, shown above, is to be replaced by the new armored multi-purpose vehicle fleet. Despite cancelling its quest for an Armed Aerial Scout, or AAS, aircraft – a replacement for the OH-58 Kiowa – an Army leader told Congress there is still a valid need…

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Boeing, Hainan Airlines, Sinopec celebrate China’s first commercial flight with sustainable aviation biofuel

Posted  March 23, 2015

Boeing, Hainan Airlines and Sinopec March 21 celebrated China’s first passenger flight with sustainable aviation biofuel, a key environmental milestone for China’s commercial aviation industry. The regularly scheduled Hainan Airlines flight ñ which carried more than 100 passengers from Shanghai to Beijing in a Next-Generation 737-800 ñ used biofuel made by Sinopec from waste cooking…

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F. E. Warren conducts Minuteman III missile test launch from Vandenberg

Posted  March 23, 2015

A team Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command, launched an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle March 23, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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Over 27,000 burial sites to open at Arlington next year

Posted  March 23, 2015

Army photograph by Patrick Bloodgood Construction crews move dirt and prepare the ground at the Arlington National Cemetery Millennium Expansion Project, Feb. 19, 2014. The project also involves restoring an impaired stream that runs through the area. In 2016, Arlington National Cemetery, or ANC, will open “an additional 27,282 burial opportunities,” Patrick K. Hallinan told…

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NASA awards contract for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 spacecraft

Posted  March 23, 2015

NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital ATK (formerly Orbital Sciences Corporation) of Dulles, Va., for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 spacecraft. The JPSS-2 spacecraft will provide operational continuity of satellite-based observations to enable the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide critical weather…

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SecNav commemorates Battle of Iwo Jima

Posted  March 23, 2015

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrived on Iwo To, the island formerly known as Iwo Jima, March 21 to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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Sequestration threatens Americaís airpower advantage

Posted  March 23, 2015

Air Force senior leaders testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland March 19, and said with the return of sequestration-level funding, America’s airpower advantage is increasingly at risk. We are the greatest Air Force in the world and remain so, said Dr. William LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for…

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Northrop discusses its economic impact at California Aerospace Week

Posted  March 23, 2015

California’s largest aerospace company, Northrop Grumman, will highlight its significant economic and educational impact on the state during California Aerospace Week in Sacramento, March 23-24. James Zortman, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems’ vice president of global logistics and operational support, will discuss the company’s numerous facilities in the state, where some of the world’s most advanced…

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