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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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Boeing, Embraer sign agreement to collaborate on KC-390 program

Posted  June 26, 2012

Boeing and Embraer announced June 26 an agreement to collaborate on the KC-390 aircraft program. Under this agreement, Boeing and Embraer will share some specific technical knowledge and evaluate markets where they may join their sales efforts for medium-lift military transport opportunities. “Boeing has extensive experience in military transport and air refueling aircraft, as well…

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NASA adds Orbital’s Antares to launch services II contract

Posted  June 26, 2012

NASA has modified its NASA Launch Services II contract with Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., to add the Antares launch vehicle, formerly known as Taurus II, for future missions. The NLS II on-ramp provision provides an opportunity annually for launch service providers not presently under NLS II contract to compete for future missions, and…

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Allies commemorate the War of 1812

Posted  June 26, 2012

This week marked the at sea portion of the War of 1812 celebrations as Sailors serving on 19 ships from eight countries participated in the War of 1812 Commemoration Fleet Exercise, or 1812 FleetEx. The War of 1812 transformed the maritime world and was the last major war fought under sail, said Kesselring. It is…

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ONR’s electronic warfare work earns accolades

Posted  June 26, 2012

An Office of Naval Research program officer received a Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence award for helping to upgrade ship electronic warfare technology with multiple vendor solutions that…

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Northrop Grumman’s F-35 DAS, radar demonstrate ability to detect, track, target ballistic missiles

Posted  June 26, 2012

Northrop Grumman recently demonstrated the ballistic missile detection, tracking and targeting capabilities of the company’s AN/AAQ-37 distributed aperture system and AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array radar, both of which are featured on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Leveraging NASA’s Science Mission Directorate-sponsored Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment launch operation, the demonstration was coordinated with NASA…

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Lockheed Martin, IAM reach tentative labor contract agreement

Posted  June 25, 2012

At the request of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Lockheed Martin officials met June 20-23 with representatives of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 776, which represents about 3,600 striking Lockheed Martin employees in Fort Worth and at Edwards AFB, Calif., and NAS Patuxent River, Md. “We are pleased to report…

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Air Force presence helps preserve progress in Iraq

Posted  June 25, 2012

A group of U.S. airmen assigned to the Office of Security Cooperation - Iraq help to preserve progress made in the country after almost a decade of war. The mission of OSC-I, in coordination with USCENTCOM...

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Boeing completes wind tunnel tests on Silent Eagle Conformal Weapons Bay

Posted  June 25, 2012

Boeing recently completed wind tunnel tests on the Silent Eagle Conformal Weapons Bay. The tests, conducted at the company's St. Louis facility, validated the aerodynamics of the CWB design.

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Cloud formation discovery expected to impact future military operations

Posted  June 25, 2012

A newly discovered radar capability to detect individual cloud hydrometeors in the free atmosphere can impact future performance of combat systems and military...

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Northrop Grumman to provide Royal Danish Air Force with LITENING G4 targeting systems

Posted  June 25, 2012

The Danish Ministry of Defence has selected Northrop Grumman’s LITENING G4 targeting system for its F-16 fighter aircraft. Under the terms of the contract with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization, Northrop Grumman will supply LITENING G4 pods, data links, spares, support equipment, training and associated logistics support to the Royal Danish Air Force….

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