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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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ULA upgraded Delta IV successfully launches second payload in nine days

Posted  July 2, 2012

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 9:15 a.m…

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Sequestration threatens military’s successes

Posted  July 2, 2012

The nation’s military has logged historic achievements in the past 12 months, but faces a future clouded by financial threat, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said June 29. The secretary and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, both spoke about the topic of sequestration during a briefing with Pentagon…

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Army accepts last Persistent Threat Detection System aerostat

Posted  July 2, 2012

The Persistent Threat Detection System entered its next chapter, May 29, as Lt. Col. Michael Parodi, product manager Meteorological and Target Identification, was on hand at the Lockheed Martin facility in Dayton, Ohio; to accept the...

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NASA’s Orion arrives at Kennedy, work underway for first launch

Posted  July 2, 2012

More than 450 guests at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida welcomed the arrival of the agency’s first space-bound Orion spacecraft July 2, marking a major milestone in the construction of the vehicle that will carry astronauts farther into space than ever before. “Orion’s arrival at Kennedy is an important step in meeting the president’s…

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Four Fire Scouts to increase maritime surveillance aboard USS Klakring

Posted  July 2, 2012

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 42 deployed with four Fire Scouts aboard frigate USS Klakring June 29 in support of operations...

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Precision Castparts broadens aerostructures capabilities with acquisition

Posted  July 2, 2012

Precision Castparts Corp. has agreed to acquire Klune Industries, a manufacturer of complex aluminum, nickel, titanium, and steel aerostructures. Klune focuses on complex forming, machining, and assembly of aerostructure parts, in addition to offering significant expertise in a range of cold-formed sheet metal components. The company, which operates facilities in North Hollywood, Calif.; Spanish Fork,…

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UAVForge reveals challenge of developing ‘perch and stare’ UAV

Posted  July 2, 2012

DARPA’s UAVForge, a crowdsourcing competition to design, build and manufacture an advanced small unmanned air vehicle, set out to determine if a loosely-connected community of UAV enthusiasts could develop a militarily relevant back-pack…

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FRCSW delivers F/A-18D under costs and ahead of schedule

Posted  July 2, 2012

Lt. Cmdr. Timothy “Straw” Tuschinski and Lt. Julia “CAM” Foerster deliver an F/A-18D to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, Calif., June 26 after the aircraft underwent maintenance…

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Soldier killed, two wounded in Fort Bragg shooting

Posted  June 29, 2012

A soldier is dead and two others are wounded following a shooting incident here June 28. During a 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade unit safety briefing, a soldier shot another member of the unit and then turned the weapon on himself. The shooter was injured and is in custody. A third soldier who was in the…

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Airbus plans factory in Alabama

Posted  June 29, 2012

European plane maker Airbus intends to build its first U.S. plant in Mobile, Alabama, a person with knowledge of the plans told The Associated Press. Airbus will assemble its A320 jet there, according to the person, who requested anonymity because a public announcement has not been made. The A320 is a widely used plane flown…

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