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Laser-based aircraft countermeasure provides ‘unlimited rounds’ against MANPADS

The Army expects later this year to reach a Milestone B decision with its laser-based common infrared countermeasures, or CIRCM, defense system program.

Air Force photograph by A1C Dustin Mullen Defense

E-9A Widget, one of a kind

The mission of the Air Force is like a highly complex machine. Each piece of the machine is vital to it operating successfully. The E-9A Widget is a very small, yet highly important piece to that machine.

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Orion parachute testing conducted at AEDC NFAC facility

Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers at the National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex assisted in recent testing of sub-scale parachutes for the next mission of the Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1.

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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.

Navy photograph by Monica McCoy Defense

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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Space

NASA selects new suborbital payloads, total tops 100 experiments

Posted  June 10, 2013

NASA has selected 21 space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons, and a commercial parabolic aircraft. This latest selection represents the sixth cycle of NASA’s continuing call for payloads through an announcement of opportunity. ‚ĆMore than 100 technologies with test flights now have been facilitated through NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate’s…

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General Dynamics appoints president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

Posted  June 10, 2013

General Dynamics announced June 6 that Thomas W. Kirchmaier has been elected a vice president of the corporation and appointed as president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, reporting to David K. Heebner, executive vice president of the company’s Information Systems and Technology group. Kirchmaier succeeds Lewis F. Von Thaer, who resigned in April. The…

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Putin on Russia’s naval plans in the Mediterranean

Posted  June 10, 2013

Russia announced June 6 that it will keep a fleet of about dozen navy ships in the Mediterranean Sea, a move President Vladimir Putin said is needed to protect his country’s national security. Putin said the plan should not be seen as saber rattling, but it comes as Moscow is serving as a key ally…

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Vermont Guard: Five/ categories will decide F-35 basing

Posted  June 10, 2013

The Air Force is going to use five broad criteria in deciding whether to assign the F-35 fighter jet with the Vermont Air National Guard and base the planes at the Burlington International Airport, a top guard official said June 6. A score sheet will note the cost of basing the planes in Burlington, the…

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Bechtel completes U.S. missile defense project

Posted  June 10, 2013

Bechtel has successfully completed design and construction of missile silos and fields vital to the security of the United States. The work was completed on schedule and within budget. The work was done under the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense Program, which aims to protect the U.S. from long-range ballistic missile attacks. Bechtel…

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News Briefs June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Putin: Navy in Mediterranean not saber-rattling President Vladimir Putin says Russia will permanently keep a navy squadron in the Mediterranean Sea to protect its interests. Speaking at a June 6 meeting with the military brass, Putin said the move shouldn’t be interpreted as saber-rattling. He said the Mediterranean is a √¨strategically important region, where we…

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Headlines June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Business Goldman upgrades defense contractors Defense contractors including F-35 jet maker Lockheed Martin and missile supplier Raytheon were upgraded by Goldman Sachs Group. Airbus building A350 momentum as sales chief criss-crosses globe Airbus SAS is looking to build momentum for the new A350, with its sales chief criss-crossing the globe to chase orders while test…

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F-35A completes 1st in-flight missile launch

Posted  June 7, 2013

Courtesy photograph An F-35A conventional take-off and landing aircraft completed the first in-flight missile launch of an AIM-120 over the Point Mugu Sea test range June 5, 2013. An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the first in-flight missile launch of an AIM-120 over the Point Mugu Sea Test Range, June 5. It was…

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Northrop Grumman engineers show high school seniors ups, downs of advanced aircraft design

Posted  June 7, 2013

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman engineer Jeremy Alonso launches a remotely controlled aircraft as Julia Tang watches. Tang, a senior at Redondo Beach (Calif.) Union High School, designed and built the aircraft as part of Northrop Grumman’s High School Involvement Partnership (HIP), an award-winning mentoring program with local schools. HIP gives high school seniors the…

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NASA flights target how pollution, storms, climate mix

Posted  June 7, 2013

NASA photograph NASA’s DC-8 airborne science laboratory. NASA aircraft will take to the skies over the southern United States this summer to investigate how air pollution and natural emissions, which are pushed high into the atmosphere by large storms, affect atmospheric composition and climate. NASA will conduct its most complex airborne science campaign of the…

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