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F-35 fleet surpasses 15,000 flying hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.

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NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of new Saturn moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet’s known moons. Images taken with Cassini’s narrow angle camera on April 15, 2013 show disturbances at the very edge of Saturn’s…

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NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers first Earth-size planet in ‘habitable zone’

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" - the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet.

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DARPA Tactical Technology Office invites innovative risk-takers to attend 2014 Office-Wide Proposers Day

DARPAs Tactical Technology Office invests in innovative platforms, weapons, integrated systems and critical systems components that often incorporate emerging advanced technologies, all designed to preserve and extend decisive advantages for the U.S. military. Constantly evolving technologies, shifting warfighter mission requirements and limited budgets, however, mean TTO must always seek new ways to leverage innovation while…

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Northrop Grumman dedicates Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in Florida

Northrop Grumman dedicated its new Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Fla., April 17, which builds upon the company's 34-year legacy of operations there.


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Boeing-built legacy UHF payload successfully operating on MUOS-1 satellite

Posted  July 24, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing July 24 said that its legacy communications payload onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-1) satellite has passed all on-orbit tests. MUOS-1 was launched Feb. 24 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on an Atlas V launch vehicle. It is the first of five satellites being built…

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Sally Ride dies at 61

Posted  July 23, 2012

Sally Ride, the NASA flight engineer who became the first American woman in space when the shuttle Challenger roared into orbit in 1983...

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Misawa F-16 pilot safely recovered

Posted  July 23, 2012

The pilot who ejected from a U.S. F-16 aircraft early July 22 was retrieved around 5:30 p.m., Japanese time, July 22 by a combined effort from Japanese and U.S. civilian and military assets. The pilot is in stable condition aboard a U.S. commercial vessel. The incident occurred approximately 11:30 a.m., JKT, as the F-16 Fighting…

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United Technologies to sell Rocketdyne unit to GenCorp Inc.

Posted  July 23, 2012

United Technologies Corp. announced July 23 it has reached agreement to sell its Rocketdyne unit, currently part of Pratt & Whitney, to GenCorp Inc. for $550 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2013. As previously announced, proceeds from the sale will be used to repay a portion of the…

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News Briefs – July 23, 2012

Posted  July 23, 2012

Two dead from Oman helicopter crash The U.S. Navy says the death toll from a helicopter crash last week in the Arabian peninsula nation of Oman is two. It says three other crewmembers aboard the downed MH-53E Sea Dragon survived Thursday’s crash. The Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet identified the deceased sailors late Julyi 21 as…

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Boeing F-15E radar modernization program begins second LRIP phase

Posted  July 23, 2012

Boeing said July 23 the U.S. Air Force has granted the F-15E Radar Modernization Program approval to begin Low Rate Initial Production 2 of 10 APG-82(V)1 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar systems. “This is a great step forward for the Radar Modernization Program,” said Roger Besancenez, Boeing F-15 Program vice president. “With the F-15E RMP,…

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Squadron overhauls record number of KC-135 booms

Posted  July 23, 2012

Repairs of KC-135 aerial refueling booms at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., reached a record level last month.

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First new AC-130J gunship in production

Posted  July 23, 2012

The first MC-130J Commando II that will be converted to become an AC-130J Gunship is being built at the Lockheed Martin C-130 production facility in Marietta, Ga.

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Northrop Grumman announces new leadership appointments

Posted  July 23, 2012

Northrop Grumman announced July 23 retirement plans for two of its sector presidents and the election of several executives into key leadership positions.

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Boeing delivers second production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to U.S. Navy

Posted  July 23, 2012

Boeing on July 17 delivered the second production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy.

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