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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

Service members, vets celebrate military legacy of women

Posted  October 22, 2012

Hundreds of active-duty women and veterans turned out Oct. 20 at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate the legacy of more than 2.5 million women who have served in the nation’s military. Former WACs, WAVEs, WMs, WAFs and SPARS shared with their active-duty counterparts in the contributions women have made to the U.S….

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Business

Raytheon acquires technology development firm Teligy, Inc.

Posted  October 22, 2012

Raytheon has acquired Teligy, Inc., a technology development company, further extending Raytheon’s cybersecurity offerings in wireless communications, vulnerability analysis, reverse engineering and custom kernel software/device driver development. These critical focus areas represent top priorities of intelligence, defense and commercial organizations worldwide. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction will not materially impact Raytheon’s…

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Business

Boeing, Samsung Electronics to explore joint technology R&D

Posted  October 22, 2012

Boeing and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced Oct. 22 that they will explore working together to research and develop technologies that improve in-flight entertainment and communications, as well as enhance factory productivity. A signed memorandum of understanding between the world’s largest aerospace company and the global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies will…

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Business

Sikorsky Aerospace Services awarded exclusive cistribution of Aero Dynamix’s Night Vision Imaging System Lighting Solutions for S-76(r) aircraft

Posted  October 22, 2012

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced Oct. 22 an exclusive international sales and distribution agreement with Aero Dynamix, Inc. of Euless, Texas, to equip Sikorsky S-76(r) helicopters with ADI’s Night Vision Imaging System lighting solutions. Aero Dynamix will manufacture and service the NVIS and components, and SAS will distribute the product and related services. Sikorsky Aerospace Services…

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Business

Northrop Grumman to build cyber test range in Australia

Posted  October 19, 2012

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to build a cyber test range for the University of New South Wales, Canberra campus at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Australia. The ADFA is a partnership between the Australian Defence Force and the University of New South Wales. ADFA’s primary mission is training and educating the…

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Business

Hawker Beechcraft to emerge from Chapter 11 as standalone company

Posted  October 19, 2012

Hawker Beechcraft, Inc. announced Oct. 18 that it intends to emerge from Chapter 11 protection as a standalone company. Hawker Beechcraft also announced that it is no longer pursuing a transaction with Superior Aviation Beijing Co., Ltd. (Superior) because the parties could not reach agreement on the terms of a Plan Sponsorship Agreement. “We made…

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News Briefs – October 19, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

Eight British airmen buried in Malaysia after 67 years Eight British World War II airmen have been buried with military honors in Malaysia, nearly 70 years after their plane crashed while on a mission in Southeast Asia. The eight were crewmembers of a Royal Air Force plane that left Cocos Island Aug. 23, 1945, to…

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Business

O’Gara Group to acquire BAE Systems division

Posted  October 19, 2012

The O’Gara Group, Inc. has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with BAE Systems Survivability Systems LLC to acquire BAE Systems Commercial Armored Vehicles LLC. The O’Gara Group is a global provider of security products and services. BAE Systems Commercial Armored Vehicles armors selected vehicle models for both government and commercial customers as well as…

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Space

NASA seeks student experiments for 2013 high-altitude scientific balloon flight

Posted  October 19, 2012

NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon next year. The balloon competition is a joint project between NASA and the Louisiana Space Consortium in Baton Rouge. NASA is targeting fall 2013 for the next flight opportunity for the High Altitude…

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Karzai: NATO can speed up handover of security

Posted  October 19, 2012

President Hamid Karzai said Oct. 18 the nation’s military and police are ready and willing to take full responsibility for security in the country if the U.S.-led international coalition decides to speed up the handover to Afghan government forces. With support for the already unpopular war fading in the West, there has been growing speculation…

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