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F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of the spear for Raptor mission systems

From time to time, the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at the 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., gets a visit from an old friend.

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Northrop Grumman navigation system enables latest Cassini milestone

Northrop Grumman’s navigation system has provided critical capabilities for the attitude control of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft throughout its unprecedented journey to Saturn, including the first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet and its icy rings.

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Multi-domain battle requires non-stovepipe solutions, say leaders

During a recent military exercise with Australian soldiers, it took them two hours to establish connectivity with U.S. systems, said Gen. Robert B. Brown.

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Student-made Mars rover concepts lift off

Witnessing a rocket launch is a special occasion. Watching a rocket launch with materials you made go up into the sky is priceless.

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Vietnam vet prefers focus on those who didn’t return

If he were so inclined, retired Army Capt. Jefferson Keel could tell a lot of war stories, having served in Vietnam's Central Highlands as an Airborne Ranger from 1966 to 1968. He was wounded during the Tet Offensive and returned to Vietnam again from 1970 to 1971, collecting several Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals in the process.


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U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $28 million for Variable Depth Sonar

Posted  May 24, 2017

The U.S. Navy has selected Raytheon to provide the new Variable Depth Sonar for the Littoral Combat Ship class. The $27.9 million contract followed a study and product assessment phase during which Raytheon proved the solution’s features and capabilities met all of the Navy’s design and performance requirements. A mission-critical anti-submarine warfare asset, the VDS…

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Future USS Gerald R. Ford underway for acceptance trials

Posted  May 24, 2017

The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed Naval Station Norfolk for its second set of sea trials, known as acceptance trials (AT) May 24. Acceptance Trials demonstrate to the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) the ship’s ability to conduct operations at sea and that the ship is constructed in accordance with…

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Boeing, DARPA to design, build, test new experimental spaceplane

Posted  May 24, 2017

Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program.

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Northrop Grumman to modernize next-generation navigation systems

Posted  May 24, 2017

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.–Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for technology maturation and risk reduction in support of next-generation navigation systems. Under the $49 million contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Northrop Grumman will provide the preliminary hardware and software architecture design for the Embedded Global…

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Every day is Memorial Day for veterans at Vietnam Wall

Posted  May 24, 2017

There's hardly a day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that Patrick Pellerin doesn't see an emotional, often tearful veteran or family member looking up the name of a loved one on the wall.

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