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Navy’s first F-35C squadron surpasses 1,000 flight hours

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. An F-35C Lightning II aircraft piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Chris Tabert, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, flies the squadron’s first local sortie. The F-35C is the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. VFA 101, based at Eglin Air Force Base, serves as the F-35C Fleet…

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Boeing South Carolina begins final assembly of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its South Carolina facility. The team began joining large fuselage sections of the newest 787 Nov. 22 on schedule, a proud milestone for the South Carolina team and another sign of stability for the program. The North Charleston, S.C., site joins Boeing’s Everett, Wash., final…

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Ball Aerospace equips Orion mission with key avionics, antenna hardware

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is providing the phased array antennas and flight test cameras to prime contractor Lockheed Martin for Orion's Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), which is an unmanned test flight scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as defense secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with President Barack Obama at the White House Nov. 24. The president announced that Hagel would resign his position as defense secretary. Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s class and integrity, President Barack Obama announced Nov. 24 at the White House that Hagel will leave his post. The president said…

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SEWIP block upgrade program evaluated for LCS

The Navy is evaluating a scaled-down version of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program system for potential incorporation on future Littoral Combat Ships


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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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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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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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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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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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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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News Briefs June 24, 2013

Posted  June 24, 2013

Remains of missing Korean War soldier returned The remains of a U.S. Army soldier from Missouri who disappeared in Korea in 1950 have been identified and returned to his family in Arkansas. The remains of Cpl. Marvin Omans arrived by plane June 21 in Little Rock where they were met by his sister – Dorothy…

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Headlines June 24, 2013

Posted  June 24, 2013

News Stunt plane crashes in Ohio; two dead A stunt plane crashed at an Ohio air show June 22, killing two people.   Business U.S. arms makers emerging hopeful in face of budget cuts The fallout of U.S. defense budget cuts was plain to see at last week’s Paris Air Show in a range of…

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Innovative partnerships expand NASAís summer education reach

Posted  June 26, 2013

NASA has selected more than 170 educational organizations nationwide to receive Summer of Innovation mini-awards of as much as $2,500 each. The awards are designed to expand NASA’s education network and help the agency keep middle school students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities throughout the summer break and beyond. The awardees…

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NASA selects student teams for microgravity research flights

Posted  June 26, 2013

NASA has selected 14 undergraduate student teams from minority serving institutions across the United States to test science experiments under microgravity conditions. The teams will fly Nov. 1-8, as part of a collaborative effort between the agency’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Project. The teams design and…

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