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Storm fails to quench liftoff of secret reconnaissance satellite

The fiery launch of an Atlas V (541), among the most powerful of the venerable Atlas family, briefly dispelled the gloom over Californiaís Central Coast on the evening of Dec. 12. A team of personnel from United Launch Alliance and the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base completed the countdown sequence at 7:19…

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Navy demonstrates unmanned helicopter operations aboard Coast Guard cutter

http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1412/DOD_102145893/DOD_102145893-512×288-442k.mp4 Coast Guard photograph An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAS is tested off the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center has been testing UAS platforms consistently for the last three years. The U.S. Navy completed an MQ-8B Fire Scout demonstration aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter…

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GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the worldís most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Forceís next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System. Successful completion of Exercise 4 on…

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NASA analysis: 11 trillion gallons to replenish California drought losses

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

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Governor Brown’s Military Council visits Aerospace Valley

Members of the Governor’s Military Council visited Edwards Air Force Base and Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, to learn a little more about the Antelope Valley’s defense industry and to get a closer look at some of America’s leading aerospace companies.


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Veterans

VA announces additional $4.9 million to help eliminate vet homelessness

Posted  November 13, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Nov. 12 that 25 projects in 11 different states will share approximately $4.9 million in grants to provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans this year. This is in addition to the approximately $300 million in preventive grants awarded earlier this year through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program….

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Business

ATK receives orders for small-caliber ammunition

Posted  November 13, 2013

ATK has received orders for approximately $387 million for small-caliber rifle ammunition to be produced at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Missouri. The orders fall under the plant’s new production contract, which began Oct. 1, 2013, and include a mix of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50-caliber high-quality military ammunition. In 2012, the U.S. Army…

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Defense

X-47B operates aboard Theodore Roosevelt

Posted  November 13, 2013

Navy photograph by Seaman Anthony N. Hilkowski The experimental X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator conducts an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is the third carrier to test the tailless, unmanned autonomous air craft’s ability to integrate with carrier environment. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator…

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General Dynamics C4 Systems receives 2013 Nunn-Perry Mentor-Protege Award

Posted  November 13, 2013

General Dynamics C4 Systems has received the 2013 Nunn-Perry Award from the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Small Business programs in recognition of its commitment and performance as a mentor to nFocus Solutions, a woman-owned small business headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. The Nunn-Perry award recognizes superior performance in the areas of quality, technical assistance,…

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Northrop Grumman delivers LITENING G4 targeting System to Royal Danish Air Force

Posted  November 13, 2013

Northrop Grumman has delivered LITENING G4 advanced targeting systems to the Royal Danish Air Force for its F-16 aircraft following a rigorous flight test and evaluation program.

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Space

NASA selects research teams for new virtual institute

Posted  November 13, 2013

NASA has selected nine research teams from seven states for a new institute that will bring researchers together in a collaborative virtual setting to focus on questions concerning space science and human space exploration. The teams participating in the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute will address scientific questions about the moon, near-Earth asteroids, the…

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Technology helps remember fallen, ensures memories live on

Posted  November 13, 2013

It was a damp, foggy morning in October, amidst a sea of marble headstones; the sound of bells chiming out seemed to echo the air of somberness all around at Madingley American Cemetery, near Cambridge, England.

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NASA hails success of commercial space program

Posted  November 13, 2013

Private space station resupply underway, plans readied for astronauts NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Nov. 13 hailed the success of the agencyís public-private partnership with American companies to resupply the International Space Station and announced the next phase of contracting with U.S. companies to transport astronauts is set to begin next week. A little more than…

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Doolittle Raiders join memorial wreath-laying

Posted  November 13, 2013

The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders paid tribute to their memorial at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Nov. 09, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio. The remaining raiders shared in their final toast, commemorating their historic mission and fallen wingmen. Air Force Academy cadets lay a wreath during the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders memorial at the National…

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Defense

Ford christening connects president to Navy roots

Posted  November 13, 2013

With the strike of a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow by the ship's sponsor, the Navy christened its newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the lead ship of the new Gerald R. Ford class, Nov. 9, in a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

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