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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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Sikorsky Aerospace Services awarded exclusive international distribution of Northrop Grumman’s NAVEX-12 air navigation system

Posted  July 9, 2012

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced July 9 an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with Northrop Grumman’s Italy-based subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Italia, to equip Black Hawk utility aircraft with its NAVEX-12 Air Navigation System. Certified to military standards, the NAVEX-12 provides a lower weight, more reliable, fiber-optic air navigation system for Black Hawk utility helicopters. With OEM…

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Boeing, Air Lease Corporation announce order for 75 737 MAXs

Posted  July 9, 2012

Boeing and Air Lease Corporation announced July 9 a firm order for 60 737 MAX 8 and 15 737 MAX 9 airplanes, with reconfirmation rights for 25 additional 737 MAXs.

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Raytheon awarded $636 million for Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle

Posted  July 9, 2012

Raytheon Company was awarded a $636 million development and sustainment contract to provide the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle to Boeing, which is the prime contractor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program. Raytheon booked the award during its second quarter. EKV represents the centerpiece for the Missile Defense Agency’s GMD as the intercept component of the Ground…

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Goodrich’s ORS-1 satellite completes first year in space

Posted  July 9, 2012

Goodrich Corporation announced July 9 that the ORS-1 satellite has celebrated its first anniversary in space. ORS-1, the first Operationally Responsive Space satellite specifically designed to support combatant command operations, was launched from Wallops Island Flight Facility aboard a Minotaur I launch vehicle June 29, 2011, at 11:09 p.m., EDT. Designed, manufactured, integrated and tested…

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U.K. army to lose 17 major units amid austerity push

Posted  July 9, 2012

British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said July 5 the country’s army will lose 17 major units in a sweeping restructuring to handle the loss of 20,000 soldiers under the government’s austerity drive. The U.K.’s army is shrinking from 102,000 troops to 82,000 by the end of the decade – part of efforts to meet steep…

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Robotics rodeo showcases new technologies

Posted  July 9, 2012

The Maneuver Center of Excellence put a dose of sci-fi on center stage at the 2012 Robotics Rodeo. More than 40 vendors and five universities showcased nearly 75 different technologies during the 10-day event...

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Aerojet names Arthur “Gene” Goldman as its Southeast Space Operations lead

Posted  July 9, 2012

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced July 9 that on Aug. 6, Gene Goldman will join Aerojet to lead the company’s Southeast Space Operations. Goldman has been the acting center director at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., since March 2012, when Robert Lightfoot began his assignment as NASA acting administrator at NASA Headquarters….

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Sierra Nevada announces Dream Chaser career fairs

Posted  July 9, 2012

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems will host two career fairs this week hiring Engineers, Technicians and other essential program personnel to design and build its Dream Chaser® Space System at its Louisville, Colo., headquarters. Dream Chaser is being developed as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program to transport crew and critical cargo to and…

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Defense acquisition program saves soldiers’ lives

Posted  July 9, 2012

When it comes to rapidly fielding equipment for an urgent American war fighter need, a program run by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command quickly delivers the goods.

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO focused on production rate increases, new airplane development

Posted  July 9, 2012

Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner laid out his goals during the opening day [July 9] of the Farnborough International Airshow, saying the company is hitting its stride on performance and making significant progress on new airplane programs. “We’re seeing levels of demonstrated performance that give us confidence in our ability to increase…

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