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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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ATK completes final milestone for Liberty

Posted  July 18, 2012

ATK successfully completed the last Liberty space transportation system milestone under the company’s unfunded Space Act Agreement with NASA for the Commercial Crew Development Program (CCDev-2). The final milestone under the SAA was a Program Status Review for the Liberty system. During the PSR, the Liberty team presented NASA with detailed progress of the program,…

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U.S. plane makers teaming with Chinese firms

Posted  July 17, 2012

Walter Beech was one of America’s greatest aviation pioneers, a former World War I flyer who spent three years after the war touring the country as a barnstorming exhibition pilot. That experience spawned ideas for aircraft design, inspiration that came to fruition in 1932 when he and his wife founded Beech Aircraft Co. Today, the…

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Researchers, officials collaborate for global demining efforts

Posted  July 17, 2012

Army researchers hosted national and foreign partners at the 2013-2014 Humanitarian Demining Requirements Workshop to plan humanitarian...

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Defense

New acquisition chief describes goals, challenges

Posted  July 17, 2012

Frank Kendall describes his new job as all about supporting the new defense strategy and the budget that puts that strategy in place. “My job on the acquisition, technology and logistics side of the house is to execute in support of that strategy,” the new undersecretary of defense for the same portfolio told reporters at…

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Second Boeing P-8I aircraft for India completes first flight

Posted  July 17, 2012

The second Boeing P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy completed its initial flight July 12, taking off from Renton Field, Wash., at 3:29 p.m., PDT, and landing two hours and 14 minutes later at Boeing Field in Seattle.

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News Briefs – July 17, 2012

Posted  July 17, 2012

North Korea says powerful army chief relieved of posts North Korea says it has relieved its military chief, a key adviser to new leader Kim Jong Un, from all posts because of illness. North Korea’s state media said July 16 that the decision to relieve Ri Yong Ho of duties was made at a Workers’…

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Stryker units in Afghanistan now equipped with precision mortars

Posted  July 17, 2012

he first-ever Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative round fired from a Stryker vehicle in Afghanistan accomplished what few conventional 120mm high-explosive mortars can achieve: a direct hit on a target...

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Space

NASA selects launch services contract for Jason-3 mission

Posted  July 17, 2012

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies of Hawthorne, Calif., to launch the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Jason-3 spacecraft in December 2014 aboard a Falcon 9 v1.0 rocket from Complex 4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total value of the Jason-3 launch service is approximately $82 million. This estimated cost includes the…

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NAWCWD hosts local students for science camp

Posted  July 17, 2012

About 20 local middle school students attended a Summer Science Camp hosted by the China Lake Museum Foundation with support from the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Educational Outreach...

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VA grants will aid homeless veterans

Posted  July 17, 2012

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding nearly $100 million in grants that will help approximately 42,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced. The grants are going to 151 community agencies in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, according to a VA…

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