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Ingenuity drives Lockheed’s AEHF program to production milestone early

Lockheed Martin has successfully integrated the propulsion core and payload module for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite nearly five months ahead of schedule.

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Raytheon’s ‘Blue Marble’ imaging sensor delivered on schedule

Raytheon has delivered a second Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Joint Polar Satellite System mission.

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AF leaders seek relief from sequestration-level funding

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testify before the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriationsí Defense Subcommittee, Feb. 27, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The two leaders met with the House members to discuss the Air…

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NASA offers space tech grants to early career university faculty

NASA photograph by Brian Tietz Tensegrity research is able to simulate multiple forms of locomotion. In this image, a prototype tensegrity robot reproduces forward crawling motion. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early-career faculty members who are beginning independent research careers. The grants will sponsor…

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USS Fort Worth conducts CUES with Chinese Navy

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II frigate Hengshui (FFG 572) Feb. 23 enhancing the professional maritime relationship between U.S. 7th Fleet and the PLA(N).


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U.S. Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aircraft flies in to Australia’s Avalon Air Show

Posted  February 23, 2015

A Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system landed Feb. 21 at the Avalon Airport in Australia for display at the Australian International Air Show.

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SAIC awarded $62 million task order by SPAWAR

Posted  February 23, 2015

The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command awarded Science Applications International Corporation a task order to provide architecture and systems engineering support services to the Office of the Chief Engineer, the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, the Fleet Readiness Directorate and many additional C4ISR programs and offices. The single-award,…

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Navy’s Trident II D5 missile marks 155 successful test flights

Posted  February 23, 2015

The U.S. Navy conducted successful test flights Feb. 22 of two Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin. This brings the D5 missile’s record to 155 successful test flights since design completion in 1989, a 25-year-plus reliability record unmatched by any other large ballistic missile. These latest test flights demonstrate the reliability…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates maritime test bed

Posted  February 23, 2015

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated how its leading-edge Maritime Test Bed can help the U.S. Navy accelerate the fielding of various sensor intelligence capabilities in the maritime and Joint warfighting environments. The goal of the demonstration was to show how the test bed can bring significant improvements in advanced sensing, data integration, decision support, electromagnetic support…

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NASA, ESA telescopes give shape to furious black hole winds

Posted  February 23, 2015

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and ESA’s (European Space Agency) XMM-Newton telescope are showing that fierce winds from a supermassive black hole blow outward in all directions – a phenomenon that had been suspected, but difficult to prove until now. This discovery has given astronomers their first opportunity to measure the strength of these…

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For Navy’s C-20A ‘CATBIRD,’ a chance for nine lives

Posted  February 23, 2015

Navy photograph C-20 Final Flight: U.S. Navy Gulfstream III C-20A taxiing after its final flight Feb. 2 from Cahokia, Ill., to Carbondale, Ill., arriving at Southern Illinois University. A U.S. Navy Gulfstream III C-20A aircraft scheduled for disposal received new life when it was donated Feb. 3 to Southern Illinois University. The CATBIRD was removed…

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Jurczyk named head of NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate

Posted  February 23, 2015

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Steve Jurczyk as the agency's Associate Administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate, effective March 2.

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LRASM completes third successful flight test

Posted  February 23, 2015

The Long Range Anti-Ship Missile built by Lockheed Martin achieved a third successful air-launched flight test, with the missile performing as expected during low altitude flight. The test, conducted on Feb. 4, was in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy joint-service LRASM program. Flying over the Sea…

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Headlines February 18, 2015

Posted  February 18, 2015

News: Carter takes over at Pentagon – President Obama’s fourth secretary of defense took office Feb. 17, bringing in a new team to run the Pentagon for the final two years of the two-term administration.   Business: Pratt and Whitney subpoenaed by Pentagon inspector over pricing – The Pentagon inspector general has subpoenaed United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt…

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News Briefs February 18, 2015

Posted  February 18, 2015

Navy debuts robot that can fight fires aboard ships The Navy has developed a prototype of a man-sized robot to do one of the most dangerous jobs aboard any ship: fighting a fire. The Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot was developed by researchers at Virginia Tech and made its public debut during a Navy science and…

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