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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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News Briefs – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

Turkey deploys anti-aircraft guns at Syria border Turkey deployed anti-aircraft guns and other weapons alongside its border with Syria, state television reported June 28, days after the downing of a Turkish military jet by Syrian forces heightened the tensions between the two countries. A small convoy of military trucks, towing anti-aircraft guns, entered into a…

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Army expanding, upgrading Gray Eagle fleet

Posted  June 29, 2012

The Army is upgrading its fleet of MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems while also advancing plans to equip each 10-15,000 Soldier division with its reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting and acquisition...

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U.S. aerospace, defense execs expect significant merger, acquisition

Posted  June 29, 2012

Armed with significant cash on their balance sheets, and faced with hundreds of billions of dollars in federal defense budgets, U.S. aerospace and defense executives cite strategic acquisitions as the highest-priority investment area to spur company growth, according to a recent survey by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm. In the 2012 KPMG…

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ATK signs teaming agreement for Liberty Transportation Service

Posted  June 29, 2012

ATK and Astrium North America have signed a teaming agreement with NanoRacks, LLC, for NanoRacks to market opportunities for both astronaut explorers and the experiments they plan to carry into space on board the Liberty Transportation Service. “NanoRacks is a world leader in understanding the emerging commercial market for low Earth orbit utilization,” said Kent…

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Boeing to begin joint manufacturing research in Japan

Posted  June 29, 2012

Boeing and its three major Japanese airframe partners – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Fuji Heavy Industries – announced June 29 that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. Under the MOU, the parties will commence joint research and work to create a…

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Veteran still building

Posted  June 29, 2012

While growing up in Los Angeles, John Bradach and his older brother Lloyd built most of the furniture in their parents' house. His first junior high school project was a laundry stick that was used to take laundry out of the wash tub before it hit the wringer.

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General Dynamics to acquire Earl Industries’ ship repair division

Posted  June 29, 2012

General Dynamics has entered an agreement to acquire the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries, a leading East Coast ship repair company that supports the U.S. Navy fleet in Norfolk, Va., and Mayport, Fla. The value of the cash transaction, which General Dynamics expects to be accretive to earnings in 2013, has not…

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Liberty second stage one step closer to production

Posted  June 29, 2012

Astrium, the number one company in Europe for space technologies and systems, has successfully completed a set of tests on tank structures proving that key design and manufacturing processes used for Ariane launchers are ready for production of the Liberty commercial launch vehicle second stage with ATK. The tests covering load-carrying cryogenic tanks demonstrate that…

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Project Lead the Way hits Antelope Valley

Posted  June 29, 2012

Thirty students from across the Antelope Valley participated in a week-long Gateway Academy at Lancaster High School under Project Lead the Way. Activities included building and launching rockets out of soda...

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Northrop Grumman awards grants to Los Angeles area schools to promote STEM

Posted  June 29, 2012

AZUSA, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has provided grants worth a total of $2,700 to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational initiatives at the Greater Los Angeles area schools. Northrop Grumman awarded nine individual grants of $300 each to teachers in local elementary, middle and high schools to fund projects that increase student awareness of…

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