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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Boeing celebrates groundbreaking for 777X composite wing center

Boeing Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.

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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.


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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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Boeing offers new Electronic Flight Bag software for any EFB hardware

Posted  January 16, 2013

Boeing announced Jan. 15 that Air France will deploy Boeing EFB system software on their 747-400 fleet in the second quarter of 2013. This is the first Boeing software solution designed to work on third-party Class 2 hardware, already used extensively at Air France. The ability to have a common EFB look and feel across…

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In Europe remarks, Panetta stresses NATO commitment

Posted  January 16, 2013

NATO is an alliance that must remain strong and capable to meet 21st century challenges, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta emphasized in two European capitals Jan. 15. In a joint news conference here with Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenes Eulate, and in an earlier event today with Portuguese Defense Minister Jose Pedro Aguiar-Branco, the secretary…

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Lockheed Martin awarded $100 million contract to sustain ground station For Global Positioning System

Posted  January 16, 2013

Continuing a legacy of more than 30 years supporting the Global Positioning System, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to sustain the ground control segment for the GPS satellite constellation. The U.S. Air Force Space Command Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., awarded Lockheed Martin a $100 million contract to…

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Lockheed Martin awarded $100 million contract to sustain ground station For Global Positioning System

Posted  January 16, 2013

Continuing a legacy of more than 30 years supporting the Global Positioning System, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to sustain the ground control segment for the GPS satellite constellation. The U.S. Air Force Space Command Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., awarded Lockheed Martin a $100 million contract to…

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Northrop Grumman appoints VP of Quality, Safety,Mission Assurance for Technical Services

Posted  January 16, 2013

Northrop Grumman has named Ruth Bishop sector vice president of quality, safety and mission assurance for its Technical Services sector effective Jan. 26. In her new position, Bishop will have overall responsibility for sectorwide mission assurance and Six Sigma functions to enhance quality and measure productivity while predicting future program performance for Technical Services. “With…

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