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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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Northrop Grumman joins Radiance Technologies team for the ATEP II competition

Posted  November 13, 2013

Northrop Grumman announced Nov. 12 that it has joined the Radiance Technologies team competing for the U.S. Air Force’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center Advanced Technical Exploitation Program II contract. The objective of ATEP II is to provide contract services to support the NASIC mission in geospatial intelligence and non-nuclear measurement and signature intelligence….

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Northrop Grumman wins Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar study

Posted  November 13, 2013

Northrop Grumman has been selected by the U.S. Navy to conduct a study that explores the replacement of the SPS-48 and SPS-49 air surveillance radars currently on board U.S. Navy amphibious ships and aircraft carriers. The $6 million, 18-month Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar Study, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research under its Integrated Topside…

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ATK to produce DSU-33D/B sensor for U.S. Air Force

Posted  November 13, 2013

ATK, a leading producer of ammunition, precision weapons and rocket motors, has been awarded a production contract for the DSU-33D/B Proximity Sensor for the U.S. Air Force. The ATK sensor uses radar signals to determine the correct height above a target for precise warhead detonation and maximum effect. The initial order under the contract is…

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Raytheon to expand Mississippi radar factory, add more than 150 new high-skill jobs

Posted  November 13, 2013

Raytheon plans to increase the size of its Forest, Miss., manufacturing facility by more than 20,000 square feet and hire more than 150 new workers, Raytheon and state officials announced today. “Forest will be expanded to support anticipated growth in airborne radar and electronic warfare markets,” said Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems President Rick Yuse…

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Forecast International expects defense spending to project upward across Asia-Pacific region

Posted  November 13, 2013

As the developing countries of the Far East continue to experience healthy levels of economic growth, the Asia-Pacific arena will increasingly serve as the go-to market for defense suppliers, according to a recent analysis by Forecast International. Percolating territorial tensions in the East and South China seas, regional rivalries, and military modernization programs propelled by…

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Pratt & Whitney, IHI sign contract for Japan F135 engines, industrial participation

Posted  November 13, 2013

IHI Corporation has signed a contract with Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, to qualify components for the Japanese fleet of F135 engines that power the 5th generation F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. Pratt & Whitney and IHI are also working on a series of industrial participation stand-up contracts for additional F135…

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General Dynamics completes U.S. Army combat vehicle design review

Posted  November 13, 2013

General Dynamics Land Systems completed a successful Preliminary Design Review with the U.S. Army of its Ground Combat Vehicle Infantry Fighting Vehicle design on Oct. 31, 2013. The four-day review was the culmination of many successful subsystem and component design reviews held from August through October. During the review General Dynamics demonstrated that the baseline…

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Prioria Robotics receives $4.5 million contract from U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force

Posted  November 13, 2013

Prioria Robotics, Inc., developers of the tactical Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems has been awarded several contracts totaling $4.5 million by the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force.

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Northrop Grumman F-35 CNI team honored for systems engineering excellence

Posted  November 13, 2013

Northrop Grumman photograph From left: Stephen Welby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering; Scott Byrnes, Northrop Grumman F-35 CNI program manager; Paul Snow, Northrop Grumman F-35 CNI systems engineering manager; Bob Gough, Northrop Grumman director of CNI programs and technology; Dr. Thomas Christian, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science,…

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Headlines November 13, 2013

Posted  November 13, 2013

News: U.S. carrier group to arrive in Philippines – The USS George Washington arrives Nov. 13 in the typhoon-hit central Philippines to help bring aid to many remain who remain desperate for food and other basic necessities.   Business: Jay Inslee signs Boeing incentive bills – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee gave final approval Nov. 11 to a…

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