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U.S. Forces display military might at Farnborough

Air Force photograph by A1C Erin O’Shea Capt. Tom Meyers discusses the F-15E Strike Eagle’s capabilities with spectators July 17, 2014, at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. Public access was granted for spectators to ask questions and observe the aircraft up-close with pilots and aircrew members. Meyers is a 494th Fighter Squadron F-15E instructor…

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Lockheed Martin’s unmanned cargo helicopter team returns from deployment

After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corporation K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system has returned to the United States following a nearly three-year deployment in Afghanistan. In 2011, K-MAX became the first unmanned helicopter to deliver…

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 Fighting Falcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and effectiveness…

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Satellite study reveals parched U.S. West using up underground water

A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources.

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AOC integral to Red Flag 14-3 operations

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Members of the Air and Space Operations Center work during Red Flag 14-3 operations July 22, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Armed with personnel from intelligence and communications backgrounds, AOC members, who each have a specific task to fill in distinct cells ranging from combat…


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Typhoon Meteor first firing trial a success

Posted  January 16, 2013

The Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile has been successfully launched from a Eurofighter Typhoon as part of the Future Enhancements Flight Test Programme. The missile was eject launched from a rear fuselage missile station, which on Eurofighter Typhoon is semi-conformal for aircraft drag and radar signature reduction. The missile motor was fired, providing data…

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NMCB 133 conducts first mission in Tajikistan

Posted  January 16, 2013

U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 deployed to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in November as part of a Global Peace Operations Initiative, the first Seabee mission in Tajikistan. In support of the Office of Military Cooperation and Tajikistan Ministry of Defense, the Seabee crew began construction alongside the MOD’s construction force, the Stroibat,…

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More Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System rockets headed to U.S. Marines in theater

Posted  January 16, 2013

As a result of its continued success in theater, the U.S. Navy is buying more BAE Systems Advanced Precision Kill Weapon SystemÆ rockets. The company recently signed a $28 million full-rate production contract with options to produce more APKWS rockets for the Navy. The latest award increases the total full-rate production contract value to $69…

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U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin deliver nation’s next infrared surveillance satellite

Posted  January 16, 2013

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have delivered the second Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-2) Space Based Infrared System spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for a March liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Featuring a mix of satellites in geosynchronous orbit, hosted payloads in…

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Contract Briefs – January 16, 2013

Posted  January 16, 2013

General Dynamics awarded $52 million for maintenance work on USS Mississippi General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $51.7 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to plan and perform the post-shakedown availability on the nuclear submarine USS Mississippi (SSN-782). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics). The PSA includes maintenance,…

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Lockheed Martin completes work on U.S. Navy’s second MUOS satellite

Posted  January 16, 2013

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed required system testing on the second satellite in the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System, designated MUOS-2. The satellite has been placed in storage to await its scheduled launch date in July 2013. The MUOS constellation will provide significantly improved and secure communications for mobile warfighters, including simultaneous voice, video…

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Northrop Grumman’s Azusa Campus provides holiday gifts to children in need

Posted  January 16, 2013

Northrop Grumman photograph Employee volunteers from Northrop Grumman’s Azusa, Calif., campus prepared more than 1,500 holiday shoe box gifts, which were distributed to children in need locally and across the United States through Kid’s Stuff U.S.A., a program sponsored by Feed The Children. Over the past 16 years, the company’s annual Holiday Shoe Box Drive…

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U.S. Air Force selects BAE Systems’ award winning tool to manage obsolete parts

Posted  January 16, 2013

The U.S. Air Force awarded BAE Systems a $25 million contract to help manage obsolete parts for aircraft, weapon systems, and a range of electronics and equipment. The contract builds on the company’s expertise and leadership in the field of obsolescence management, a prevalent need amid shrinking defense budgets. “The Air Force and other customers…

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Dempsey attends NATO chiefs of defense meeting

Posted  January 16, 2013

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, is attending the NATO and Partners’ Chiefs of Defense Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 16. The meeting, hosted by Danish Army Gen. Knud Bartels, chairman of NATO’s military committee, is being held at a particularly busy time for the alliance. NATO and…

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NASA to test Bigelow expandable module on space station

Posted  January 16, 2013

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver announced Jan. 16 a newly planned addition to the International Space Station that will use the orbiting laboratory to test expandable space habitat technology. NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, which is scheduled to arrive at the space station…

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