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Cope South experts exchange knowledge, techniques

The flight line here at exercise Cope South 15 is usually a flurry of activity every morning, with maintainers firing up auxiliary power units and loadmasters finalizing their cargo plan.

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Boeing announces ANA’s commitment to more jetliners

Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced Jan. 30 the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet.

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Defense

Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

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USS Elrod is decommissioned

Placed into commission nearly 30 years ago, the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) was decommissioned Jan. 30 during a Naval Station Norfolk ceremony, led by Cmdr. Brad Stallings, commanding officer.

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Ball Aerospace integrates two of five instruments for JPSS-1

Two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System -1, have been integrated to the spacecraft bus by prime contractor Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.


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U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin deliver nation’s next infrared surveillance satellite

Posted  January 16, 2013

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have delivered the second Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-2) Space Based Infrared System spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for a March liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Featuring a mix of satellites in geosynchronous orbit, hosted payloads in…

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Contract Briefs – January 16, 2013

Posted  January 16, 2013

General Dynamics awarded $52 million for maintenance work on USS Mississippi General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $51.7 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to plan and perform the post-shakedown availability on the nuclear submarine USS Mississippi (SSN-782). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics). The PSA includes maintenance,…

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Lockheed Martin completes work on U.S. Navy’s second MUOS satellite

Posted  January 16, 2013

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed required system testing on the second satellite in the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System, designated MUOS-2. The satellite has been placed in storage to await its scheduled launch date in July 2013. The MUOS constellation will provide significantly improved and secure communications for mobile warfighters, including simultaneous voice, video…

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Northrop Grumman’s Azusa Campus provides holiday gifts to children in need

Posted  January 16, 2013

Northrop Grumman photograph Employee volunteers from Northrop Grumman’s Azusa, Calif., campus prepared more than 1,500 holiday shoe box gifts, which were distributed to children in need locally and across the United States through Kid’s Stuff U.S.A., a program sponsored by Feed The Children. Over the past 16 years, the company’s annual Holiday Shoe Box Drive…

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U.S. Air Force selects BAE Systems’ award winning tool to manage obsolete parts

Posted  January 16, 2013

The U.S. Air Force awarded BAE Systems a $25 million contract to help manage obsolete parts for aircraft, weapon systems, and a range of electronics and equipment. The contract builds on the company’s expertise and leadership in the field of obsolescence management, a prevalent need amid shrinking defense budgets. “The Air Force and other customers…

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Dempsey attends NATO chiefs of defense meeting

Posted  January 16, 2013

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, is attending the NATO and Partners’ Chiefs of Defense Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 16. The meeting, hosted by Danish Army Gen. Knud Bartels, chairman of NATO’s military committee, is being held at a particularly busy time for the alliance. NATO and…

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NASA to test Bigelow expandable module on space station

Posted  January 16, 2013

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver announced Jan. 16 a newly planned addition to the International Space Station that will use the orbiting laboratory to test expandable space habitat technology. NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, which is scheduled to arrive at the space station…

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A Hush Rush keeps the T-45 flying

Posted  January 16, 2013

Navy photograph The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Divisionís Propulsion and Power test team keeps the T-45 Goshawk flying with the latest design of engine turbine blades. The T-45A aircraft is flown in intermediate and advanced Navy/Marine Corps pilot training for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike missions. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Divisionís…

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Raytheon supports 40 years of fleet defense through AEGIS system development

Posted  January 16, 2013

Raytheon is observing a significant program milestone, its 40th year as the U.S. Navy’s provider of AN/SPY-1 radar transmitters and MK99 Fire Control Systems for the Navy’s AEGIS weapon system. Both critical components of the weapon system, the AN/SPY-1 radar and MK99 perform the search, track and missile guidance functions for AEGIS, the shield of…

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Aviation Partners Boeing launches split scimitar winglet program

Posted  January 16, 2013

Aviation Partners Inc. image Concept image for Aviation Partners Boeing’s new Split Scimitar Winglet program for retrofit on the Boeing 737-Next Generation Fleet. The program consists of replacing the aluminum winglet tip cap with a new aerodynamically shaped Scimitar(TM) winglet cap and adding a new Scimitar-tipped Ventral Strake to existing Blended Winglets. The revolutionary design…

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