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U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin ready to launch MUOS-4 Aug. 31

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 31 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Arming the RPAs

Airmen from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide every munition that is loaded onto an MQ-1B Predator or MQ-9 Reaper at Kandahar Airfield; without them, the RPAs wouldn’t be able to provide combat airpower in Afghanistan.

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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.

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U.S. Navy awards production contract for additional P-8A aircraft, first RAAF planes

The U.S. Navy awarded a nearly $1.5 billion contract Aug. 27 to Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the procurement of 13 Full-Rate Production Lot 2 P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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A-4 Skyhawks support F-35 operational testing

Courtesy photograph by Frank Crebas Pictured from top down is an F-35 Lightning II, an F-16 Fighting Falcon and an A-4 Skyhawk. In support of an operational test exercise for their F-35s, the Royal Netherlands Air Force contingent at Edwards brought in six A-4s from Draken International, six F-16s from the 162nd Fighter Wing, Arizona…


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NASA, Homeland Security test radar for locating disaster victims

Posted  September 25, 2013

NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble resulting from a disaster. The prototype technology, called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response can locate individuals buried as deep as 30 feet…

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Rotational force in Australia paves way for big growth in 2014

Posted  September 25, 2013

With the second rotation of U.S. Marines wrapping up its six-month deployment to Darwin, Australia, later this month, the senior Marine commander on the ground said all systems are go for the next rotation to increase five-fold when it arrives next spring.

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Twelve NASA Explorer Schools receive honor awards, grants

Posted  September 25, 2013

NASA has recognized 12 NASA Explorer Schools from 11 U.S. states for their contributions to science, technology, engineering or mathematics education in the 2012-2013 school year. All 12 schools will receive a NASA certificate of recognition that includes an American flag that was flown in space. Six of the 12 also submitted successful proposals to…

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DOD identifies Navy casualties

Posted  September 25, 2013

The Department of Defense announced Sept. 24 the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Lockheed Martin-built Trident II D5 missile achieves total of 148 successful test flights since 1989

Posted  September 25, 2013

The U.S. Navy has conducted four successful test flights of the Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin. The U.S. Navy launched the unarmed missiles Sept. 10 and 12 in the Atlantic Ocean from a submerged Ohio-class submarine home-ported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia. This event marked the 145th, 146th,…

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NASA selects early stage innovation proposals from 10 universities

Posted  September 25, 2013

NASA has selected 10 university-led proposals for study of innovative, early stage space technologies that address high priority technical needs America’s space program must master to enable future missions. The one-year grants from NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants Program are worth about $250,000 each, with an additional year of research possible. Selected proposals address technology…

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Northrop Grumman dedicates manned aircraft design center in Melbourne, Fla.

Posted  September 23, 2013

Dignitaries including Florida Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Sept. 20 participated in the dedication of Northrop Grumman's Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence in Melbourne.

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Search, rescue efforts for MH-60S aircrew suspended

Posted  September 23, 2013

Search and rescue efforts for the remaining two crew members involved in a U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crash were suspended Sept. 23 at approximately 3 p.m., Bahrain time.

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Headlines September 23, 2013

Posted  September 23, 2013

Business: Sikorsky S-97 Raider begins final assembly – Sikorsky will begin final assembly of its S-97 Raider helicopter prototype this week, according to company officials. That puts the helicopter manufacturer, which is competing for the Army’s Armed Aerial Scout program, on track for a first flight at the end of 2014.   Defense: No mid-October paycheck…

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Ship naming ceremony held in San Diego for three destroyers

Posted  September 23, 2013

A naming ceremony was held at Naval Base San Diego for the Arleigh-Burke class guided- missile destroyers USS John Finn (DDG 113), USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) Sept. 20.

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