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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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Intermediate Space Challenge caps Mojave school year with big cheers

Posted  June 7, 2012

As if to make up for gale winds that forced postponement last week, there was no wind May 31 when the eighth Intermediate Space Challenge was held at Mojave Air and Space Port.

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Doing one’s best remains guiding principle of Air Force’s first female 4-star general

Posted  June 7, 2012

Through a more than three-decade career punctuated by differing assignment locations, duties and ranks, Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger maintains that one constant has guided her career and will continue to...

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NASA announces 2012 summer of innovation mini-grants opportunity

Posted  June 7, 2012

NASA is accepting proposals until June 29 for the mini-grants component of the agency’s 2012 Summer of Innovation project. Proposals may be submitted through the National Space Grant Foundation for NASA-themed content in a variety of programs geared toward middle school students. The foundation is administering the grant program for NASA. Mini-grants are designed to…

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Milestone test flight for the F-35C

Posted  June 7, 2012

Cmdr. Eric Buus brings F-35C Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft CF-3 in for a landing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., May 29. The flight was the 300th flight for the F-35′s carrier variants and evaluated improvements in flight control laws for carrier approaches. The F-35C carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter is…

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Lockheed Martin reaches strategic supply chain agreement

Posted  June 7, 2012

Lockheed Martin has signed a new strategic enterprise agreement with Arrow Electronics covering procurement of more than 22,000 electronic components used in advanced technology systems such as missiles, satellites, radar systems, tactical fighter aircraft and unmanned surveillance systems. It represents Lockheed Martin’s largest agreement with any single supplier for these commodities, and concentrates procurement of…

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On anniversary of D-Day invasion, Army recognizes WWII vets in Nation’s Capital

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Army remembered the servicemen who took part in the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, which began 68 years ago, during World War II, at a reception in advance of a traditional Twilight Tattoo...

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Gen. Wolfenbarger receives fourth star, assumes leadership of AFMC

Posted  June 7, 2012

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger became the first female four-star general in the Air Force and assumed the top position of the major command responsible for the technology, acquisition, test and sustainment of the service’s current and future weapon systems during ceremonies at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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NASA’s Spitzer finds first objects burned furiously

Posted  June 7, 2012

The faint, lumpy glow from the very first objects in the universe may have been detected with the best precision yet using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The objects could be wildly massive stars or voracious black holes. They are too far away to be seen individually, but Spitzer has captured new, convincing evidence of what…

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Squadron nears completion of ballistic missile warning communications upgrade

Posted  June 7, 2012

Ballistic missile warning sensors at sites around the world provide information vital to U.S. national security. When the link connecting those sensors to decision makers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command was in jeopardy of…

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Northrop Grumman to acquire Australian cybersecurity company M5 Network Security

Posted  June 7, 2012

Northrop Grumman has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held M5 Network Security Pty Ltd, a Canberra, Australia,-based provider of cybersecurity and secure mobile communications products and services, and advanced analytics to Australian military and intelligence organizations. The acquisition is subject to Australian government review. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close…

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