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NAWCWD manned for unmanned systems

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division scientists, engineers, technicians and operators are involved in all levels of Unmanned Systems research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation.

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NASA employees go ‘above and beyond’

Three NASA employees recently received the Exception Engineering Achievement Medal at Armstrong NASA Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Educating future workers

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy recently hosted the Antelope Valley Board of Trade business luncheon for September and the featured guest speaker was Christos Valiotis, physics professor at the Antelope Valley College.

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft, rocket move closer to first flight

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test.

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TACP-M ties it all together

Embedded deep within an Army maneuver unit lies an airman.


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Airbus reports record deliveries in 2012

Posted  January 18, 2013

Airbus refused to be drawn into the problems afflicting Boeing Co.’s Dreamliner plane as it reported a record number of deliveries for last year. Speaking to reporters at the company’s annual commercial results presentation Jan. 16, Airbus Chief Executive Fabrice Bregier says it wasn’t his place to ìgive Boeing lessonsî and noted that the European…

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California Conservation Corps looking for vets

Posted  January 18, 2013

The California Conservation Corps is inviting veterans aged 18-28 to apply for an exciting opportunity that combines hands-on work experience and skills training in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. Successful candidates will be enrolled in the CCC Veterans Program full-time and receive USFS training in wild land firefighting, chainsaw, tool use, safety and crew…

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Air Force officials anticipate pay delays for officers, enlisted Airmen promoted in March

Posted  January 18, 2013

Officers and enlisted airmen getting promoted in March will experience pay delays because of the Military Personnel Data System upgrade occurring that month. “Individuals getting promoted from Mar. 4 to Mar. 26 will not get their promotions updated in MilPDS because of the upgrade,” said Lt. Col. Shelley Strong, Air Force Personnel Center operations division…

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Boeing to upgrade CSEL radios, base stations

Posted  January 18, 2013

Boeing [will upgrade U.S. Air Force Combat Survivor Evader Locator handheld radios with new capabilities to enable faster search and rescue of isolated personnel, and also upgrade the CSEL ultrahigh frequency base stations, under contracts valued at $13.6 million. “These new contracts confirm that Boeing is meeting our commitments to provide our military customers with…

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Headlines: January 16, 2013

Posted  January 16, 2013

News Two Japanese airlines ground Boeing 787 Dreamliners after battery problems in cockpit lead to emergency landing in latest problem for new high-tech aircraft Two Japanese airlines have grounded their entire fleets of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner planes for safety checks. The move comes after one of the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing…

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Local Briefs – January 16, 2013

Posted  January 16, 2013

Romanian ex-official can be extradited to U.S. A Romanian court has ruled that a former defense ministry official indicted in the U.S. for trying to illegally export military equipment to Iran can be extradited. The Bucharest Appeals Court said Jan. 15 that it agreed to surrender Aurel Fratila to U.S. authorities. Romanian Intelligence Service spokesman…

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Lockheed Martin receives U.S. Air Force approval for sniper pod rull-rate production under ATP-SE program

Posted  January 16, 2013

The U.S. Air Force approved full-rate production for Lockheed Martin’s SniperÆ Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) under the ATP-Sensor Enhancement program. Building on the technology of legacy ATP pods, Sniper pods in the new ATP-SE configuration provide expanded mission capability and recently completed stringent operational testing to confirm their maturity for fielding and full-rate production. Sniper…

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Raytheon awarded $12.3 million contract for HARM upgrade

Posted  January 16, 2013

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $12.3 million contract to begin full rate production of High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile Control Section Modification upgrade units. Raytheon received the award as the result of a down-select competition. The modification adds a GPS receiver and an improved inertial measurement unit for precision navigation to the existing HARM….

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Army lays out Network path ahead at industry day

Posted  January 16, 2013

Facing both new missions and fiscal constraints, the Army will use the Network Integration Evaluations to respond to emerging requirements, make smarter acquisition decisions and keep pace with technological change, Army senior leaders told industry partners this week. Attended by approximately 200 industry representatives, with at least 45 percent of participants representing small businesses, the…

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DOD health official updates status of PTSD, TBI care

Posted  January 16, 2013

A top Defense Department health official told a Pentagon task force Jan. 15 that determining the impact of mental health programs across the military will be a key project this year for the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. DCoE’s director, Navy Capt. Paul S. Hammer, listed accomplishments over the…

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