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Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said.

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AAR awarded new contract from Bell Helicopter Textron to support T64 engines

AAR announced April 22 that Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. awarded its Defense Systems & Logistics business unit a contract providing warehouse and logistics services in support of upgrading T64 engines for the Bell V-280 Valor technical demonstrator aircraft.

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Last MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific retire

The 17th Special Operations Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, sent off the final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific Air Forces to retire on April 15.

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F-22 test squadron recognizes decorated squadron member, Vietnam hero

Base leaders will always attest to the fact that people are what make Edwards AFB a unique place to work.

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NASA unveils celestial fireworks as official image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch April 24, 1990.


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Northrop Grumman awarded U.S. Navy contract for Littoral Combat Ship mission package integration

Posted  June 24, 2013

Northrop Grumman has received a $28 million contract from the U.S. Navy for engineering and production planning services for surface warfare and mine countermeasures mission module components that will deploy from, and integrate with, the littoral combat ship. With this award, Northrop Grumman continues its role as the mission package integrator with expanding roles in…

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Pratt & Whitney announces more than 1,000 new engine orders

Posted  June 24, 2013

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced new orders for more than 1,000 engines, including options, and highlighted key milestones for its military engines programs – including the F135 engine – at the 2013 Paris Air Show. The company’s new commercial engine announcements include orders from customers around the world for new…

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John Canzio joins Aerojet Rocketdyne as finance VP

Posted  June 24, 2013

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced June 24 that John Canzio has joined the company as vice president, Finance. In this role, Canzio will be responsible for providing financial leadership and oversight to Aerojet Rocketdyne and will report to GenCorp’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kathy Redd. Aerojet Rocketdyne is a Gencorp company. “John’s background and perspective…

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Raytheon’s next generation of Enhanced Paveway™ II provides improved capability, performance

Posted  June 24, 2013

Raytheon is leveraging innovative technology resulting in superior accuracy and reliability with the latest variant of Enhanced Paveway™ II “L-5″ guidance kits. “This variant builds on the strengths of the current combat-proven Enhanced Paveway™ II, integrating evolutionary technologies to the dual-mode global positioning/laser systems,” said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Air Warfare…

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Army tests lethality against moving targets with new software model

Posted  June 24, 2013

Military analysts now have a tool that brings together unprecedented modeling and simulation features to help them better choose, or build weapons to overpower future threats.

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Fanning becomes acting Air Force secretary

Posted  June 24, 2013

Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning became the acting secretary of the Air Force June 21, succeeding Michael Donley, who departed the position after more than five years.

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European Space Propulsion secures first flight contract to deliver FORMOSAT- 7 thrusters

Posted  June 24, 2013

European Space Propulsion , , announced June 21 that it has signed a contract with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited for the delivery of 19 MR-103 thrusters for the FORMOSAT-7 program. European Space Propulsion is an Aerojet Rocketdyne company. This first award for ESP includes delivery of thrusters for six spacecraft and an option for hardware…

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StandardAero awarded C-130 propulsion system maintenance, engineering support contract

Posted  June 24, 2013

StandardAero has been awarded a multi-year contract for maintenance and engineering support of the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s C-130H and C-130H-30 Hercules propulsion systems. The award endorses StandardAero’s global, market-leading position on Hercules and Orion propulsion support. It also recognizes the benefits StandardAero can deliver to C-130 and P-3 operators over their life cycle; including…

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Navy receives first F-35C Lightning II

Posted  June 24, 2013

The U.S. Navy's Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 received the Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin today at the squadron's home at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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Competitors selected for DARPA spectrum challenge

Posted  June 24, 2013

As wireless devices proliferate and the radio spectrum becomes ever more congested, all users have a common interest in radio technologies that can accommodate the largest number of users but still enable priority traffic to get through.

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