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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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Pratt & Whitney celebrates inauguration of new Middle East Propulsion Company facility

Posted  June 25, 2012

The Middle East Propulsion Company, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney’s parent company United Technologies Corporation, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Mohawearean Aviation Services Company and MTU Aero Engines has opened a new aircraft-engine maintenance facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to handle increasing needs for maintenance and repair of military aircraft engines in the region. The…

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Allies conduct exercise to mark Korean War anniversary

Posted  June 25, 2012

American and South Korean forces conducted a large live-fire exercise to mark the anniversary of the Korean War at a range close to the Korean Demilitarized Zone. More than 2,000 South Korean and U.S. troops...

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NASA extends contract for mission, crew operations support

Posted  June 25, 2012

NASA has awarded a contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and future human space exploration. The $17.4 million extension of the Integrated Mission Operations Contract covers ground-based human spaceflight operations capability development and execution. This contract includes support for mission…

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Northrop Grumman to deliver Advanced Threat Warning sensors to U.S. Navy

Posted  June 25, 2012

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman an early operational production contract to deliver Advanced Threat Warning sensors, an integral component of the Department of Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system. Under the terms of the $25.5 million contract, Northrop Grumman will deliver 110 ATW sensors and will upgrade 200 processors for integration as part…

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SAIC awarded $36 million task order by U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Posted  June 25, 2012

Science Applications International Corporation announced June 21 that it was awarded a task order by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center – Space Logistics Directorate to provide consolidated logistics management support in support of Air Force Space Command. The single-award task order has a seven-month base period of performance, two option years…

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Picatinny engineers set phasers to ‘fry’

Posted  June 25, 2012

Scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey are busy developing a device that will shoot lightning bolts down laser beams to destroy its target.

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Airman missing in action from World War II identified

Posted  June 25, 2012

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced June 25 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Emil T. Wasilewski of Chicago will be buried June 26 at Arlington National…

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Air Force officials from more than 15 nations to gather at International Close Air Support

Posted  June 25, 2012

Senior Air Force and Army officials will be gathering at the 10th Annual International Close Air Support event Sept. 25-27 in London. Confirmed attendees include the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force, the U.S. Department of Defense, Turkish Air Force, Indian Air Force, Royal Jordanian Air Force, Czech Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Spanish Air…

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Lockheed Martin provides Italian defense ministry with intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance aircraft

Posted  June 25, 2012

An innovative Airborne Multi-Intelligence Laboratory developed by Lockheed Martin for intelligence, surveillance and...

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General Dynamics awarded $11 million for development of advanced sub technologies

Posted  June 25, 2012

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded an $11 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to support research and development of advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and…

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