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AirRobot, Northrop Grumman Remotec sign distribution agreement for unmanned aerial systems

Northrop Grumman photograph An AirRobot unmanned aerial system flies at Fort Benning, Ga.. Northrop Grumman Remotec is the sole reseller of the systems to law enforcement and first responders under a distribution agreement signed recently. Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary Remotec Inc. and AirRobot US have entered into a distribution agreement for AirRobot’s line of small unmanned…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission passes critical milestone

Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Artist concept of OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth. NASA’s groundbreaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition. The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a critical milestone…

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Lockheed Martin begins final assembly of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

Lockheed Martin photograph In a clean room facility near Denver, Lockheed Martin technicians began assembling NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft that will collect samples of an asteroid. In a clean room facility near Denver, Lockheed Martin technicians began assembling a NASA spacecraft that will collect samples of an asteroid for scientific study. Working toward a September 2016…

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1,000th F-35 training sortie flown at Luke AFB

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Staci Miller A pilot from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew the 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie March 31, 2015. The 56th Fighter Wing is the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew…

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Ball Aerospace GEMS instrument passes critical design review

The Ball Aerospace air quality sensor being built for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute under South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research in the Ministry of Environment has passed a major milestone toward its launch. The Critical Design Review was successfully completed for the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer in February. GEMS is a scanning ultraviolet-visible…


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News Briefs June 14, 2013

Posted  June 14, 2013

Top military leader disputes diplomat on Benghazi The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says four members of Army special forces in Tripoli were never told to stand down after the attack last year on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey disputed the claim by former top diplomat Gregory…

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Headlines June 14, 2013

Posted  June 14, 2013

News A350: The aircraft that Airbus did not want to build After many years on the drawing board and $15 billion of investment the latest potential blockbuster from Airbus made its long-awaited first flight June 14.   Business A350 marks new phase in aero-engines A U.K. aircraft engine claimed to be the most efficient in…

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Raytheon awarded contract for F-15C AESA radars

Posted  June 17, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has awarded Raytheon a follow-on contract for the sixth production lot of APG-63(V)3 active electronically scanned array radars for United States Air Force and Air National Guard F-15C aircraft. “We have been a partner on the F-15 for more than 40 years,” said Mark Kula, vice president of Tactical Airborne Systems…

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Deadline looms for Ohio veterans to claim bonuses from state

Posted  June 17, 2013

Time is running out for eligible military veterans to claim Ohio bonuses of up to $1,500, and officials are worried that thousands of veterans may miss out by not applying. Navy veteran Robert Erb III describes his bonus for service in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan war eras as a ìreal blessing for him and…

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Boeing, Qatar Airways announce agreement for nine 777-300ERs

Posted  June 17, 2013

Boeing and Qatar Airways June 17 announced agreements for nine Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes at the 2013 Paris Air Show.

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Individual Carbine competition concludes with no winner

Posted  June 17, 2013

Army photograph Markus Rauchenberger Spec. Ethan Esposito, Joint Multinational Training Command, fires his M4 carbine rifle during United States Army Europe’s Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 31, 2012. The Army has been, since 2008, looking for a follow-on weapon for the M4 carbine. In 2011, it began the Individual Carbine competition. Recently, the…

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Space

NASA’s Webb Telescope’s last backbone component completed

Posted  June 17, 2013

Assembly of the backbone of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the primary mirror backplane support structure, is a step closer to completion with the recent addition of the backplane support frame, a fixture that will be used to connect all the pieces of the telescope together. The backplane support frame will bring together Webb’s center…

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Warren M. Boley, Jr. named president of Aerojet Rocketdyne

Posted  June 17, 2013

GenCorp Inc. announced June 17 that Warren M. Boley, Jr. will serve as the president of Aerojet Rocketdyne, a recently formed, wholly-owned subsidiary of GenCorp Inc., effective June 17, 2013. Aerojet Rocketdyne brings together the storied capabilities of America’s two premier rocket propulsion companies. Boley first joined Aerojet as president in July 2012 and expands…

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Jim Maser named GenCorp head of corporate strategy , development

Posted  June 17, 2013

GenCorp Inc., headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., has announced the ppointment of Jim Maser as vice president for Corporate Strategy and Development for the company. Reporting to GenCorp’s President and CEO Scott Seymour, Maser will focus on the growth of GenCorp’s business base and shareholder value. “We are very fortunate to have Jim Maser lead our…

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NASA selects next generation of space explorers

Posted  June 17, 2013

After an extensive year-and-a-half search, NASA has a new group of potential astronauts who will help the agency push the boundaries of exploration and travel to new destinations in the solar system, including an asteroid and Mars. Eight candidates have been selected to be NASA’s newest astronaut trainees, hoping to be among those who are…

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