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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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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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Lockheed Martin employees take home corporation’s highest honor

Posted  November 7, 2012

A total of 80 employees from Lockheed Martin’s Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, Metroplex businesses recently received the 2012 NOVA Award, the corporation’s highest honor for individual or team achievements. The annual NOVA Awards ceremony was hosted by Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO Bob Stevens Oct. 26, to recognize employees for their outstanding achievements. Local honorees are:…

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National observance to honor America’s veterans

Posted  November 7, 2012

The annual National Veterans Day Observance is scheduled for Nov. 11, at Arlington National Cemetery, to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military as well as a memorial service for General of the Armies John J. Pershing. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces…

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Pentagon moves to refine acquisitions process, official says

Posted  November 7, 2012

The Defense Department continues to do all it can to enhance the defense acquisition process, improving the Pentagon’s buying power and maximizing value for taxpayers’ money, a senior Pentagon official said Nov. 5. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, shared his latest efforts to improve the process as he spoke during…

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Night or day, rain or shine DARPA seeks multi-band, portable sensor to provide clear imagery to war fighters

Posted  November 7, 2012

It is often the case with new military technologies that war fighters need to adjust to their equipment to access needed capabilities. As missions shift, however, and warfighters are required to work in smaller teams and access more remote locations, it is technology that must adapt if it is to remain useful. Desirable features for…

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Lockheed Martin, Ierus Technologies partner under DOD mentor-protégé program

Posted  November 7, 2012

Lockheed Martin and IERUS Technologies Inc. announced Nov. 7 that they have signed a three-year agreement under the Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Program. The Mentor-Protégé Program encourages prime contractors to serve as mentors in developing the technical and business capabilities of small businesses. Through this program, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company will assist IERUS Technologies…

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Companies offer specials for veterans

Posted  November 7, 2012

Applebee’s, Nov. 11, 2012: Applebee’s is offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2012. There will be seven entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.   California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11-12, 2012. Free meal and non-alcoholic beverage…

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Northrop Grumman names vice president of Marine Systems

Posted  November 7, 2012

Northrop Grumman announced Nov. 7 that Karen M. Campbell has been named vice president of the company’s Marine Systems business unit, effective immediately. In her new position, Campbell will have executive responsibility for all Marine Systems programs and products and provide executive leadership for Northrop Grumman’s Sunnyvale campus. The Marine Systems business unit is a…

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Boeing rotates several executives in Defense, Space & Security Unit

Posted  November 7, 2012

Boeing is rotating assignments for several executives in its Defense, Space & Security unit, demonstrating its commitment to talent development as it continues to pursue the growth and affordability strategy it has followed since 2010. “Our people and innovation are our competitive advantages,” said Boeing Defense, Space & Security President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. “We…

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F-35 celebrates 500th sortie as program grows

Posted  November 7, 2012

The Air Force’s premier fighter, the F-35 Lightning II, surpassed its 500th sortie only 16 days after reaching the 400 mark and only 238 days from the beginning of the program. Maj. Matthew Johnston of the 58th Fighter Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., completed the 500th combined sortie for both the F-35A and…

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NASA holds innovated advanced concepts symposium Nov. 14-15

Posted  November 7, 2012

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program’s 2012 Fall Symposium will be held Nov. 14-15, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hampton, Va. NIAC examines early stage concepts that may lead to advanced and innovative space technologies critical for NASA to enable missions in the next 10 to 100 years. Panel topics during the free…

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