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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover arrives at Martian mountain

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.

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Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

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DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

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C-17 treads into new territory

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.


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Northrop Grumman to supply inertial navigation system for Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3

Posted  September 11, 2012

Northrop Grumman has been selected by the Eurofighter Consortium to provide inertial and satellite navigation systems for Tranche 3 of the Eurofighter Typhoon multirole combat aircraft.

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Northrop Grumman signs technology development teaming agreement with Flight Technologies Sistemas

Posted  September 10, 2012

A unit of Northrop Grumman has executed a teaming agreement with Flight Technologies Sistemas S/A to develop national security technologies for Brazil. Northrop Grumman Overseas Service Corporation and Flight Technologies Sistemas S/A will team on security solutions for Brazil’s integrated border monitoring system. The system is designed to monitor Brazil’s borders through an integrated system…

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Boeing, U.S. Navy successfully complete first test of advanced mission computer for Super Hornet, Growler

Posted  September 10, 2012

Boeing and the U.S. Navy on Sept. 6 successfully flight tested a new mission computer that will expand the performance of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler. The new Type 4 Advanced Mission Computer increases computing power and accelerates image and mission processing functions. Those advances will support new systems being incorporated onto the…

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News Briefs – September 10, 2012

Posted  September 10, 2012

Thousands protest in Japan against Osprey aircraft Thousands of people have rallied against U.S. plans to deploy Osprey aircraft on a southern Japanese island amid renewed safety concerns. The protesters gathered Sept. 9 at a seaside park on Okinawa to demand that the plan to deploy 12 MV-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft on the island be…

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NATO’s Rasmussen discusses Afghanistan, Syria, 9/11 attacks

Posted  September 10, 2012

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed progress in Afghanistan, the brutal civil war in Syria and tomorrow’s anniversary of the 9/11 attacks during his monthly news conference. Rasmussen called the 11th anniversary of the attacks “a moment to remember the citizens of 25 NATO and partner countries who died that day, and all the…

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U.S. Army’s JLENS will protect sailors, critical waterways

Posted  September 10, 2012

Soldiers will soon have a system that enables them to protect sailors and safeguard commercial and military navigation in strategic waterways. In June, a series of tests demonstrated that Raytheon’s JLENS is capable of detecting and tracking swarming boats from hundreds of miles away. During the tests, JLENS simultaneously detected and tracked multiple speedboats on…

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Northrop Grumman names VO of Space, Missile Defense, Advanced Technology and Ground Programs

Posted  September 10, 2012

Northrop Grumman has named Ginger Wierzbanowski vice president of space, missile defense, advanced technology and ground programs...

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President proclaims Patriot Day, Day of Remembrance

Posted  September 10, 2012

President Barack Obama Aug. 10 signed a proclamation designating the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States as Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance. Here is the president’s proclamation:   “On September 11, 2001, a bright autumn day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people…

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Army evaluates coalition communications through NIE process

Posted  September 10, 2012

The U.S. Army is bringing coalition partners into its future tactical communications network through the Network Integration Evaluation process. During a risk reduction event held last month at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., the Army demonstrated the ability to share information at the company level across the various mission command systems used by the United Kingdom,…

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Northrop Grumman completes air, missile defense radar range testing

Posted  September 10, 2012

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed initial range testing of its Air and Missile Defense Radar system offering for the U.S. Navy. The company’s AMDR system completed Near Field Range testing, which validated the AMDR’s digital beam forming performance, tuning techniques and reliable system operation. Subsequent Far Field Range testing at Northrop Grumman’s radar test site…

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