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Russian aircraft flies near U.S. Navy ship in Black Sea

Navy photograph by Seamn Edward Guttierrez III Sailors man the rails as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 11, 2014. Donald Cook is the first of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be stationed in Rota. A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald…

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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft powers through first integrated system testing

NASA's Orion spacecraft has proven its mettle in a test designed to determine the spacecraft's readiness for its first flight test - Exploration Flight Test-1 - later this year. EFT-1 will send the spacecraft more than 3,600 miles from Earth and return it safely.

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Navy to christen future USS Zumwalt, new class of destroyer

The Navy will christen the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who served as the 19th CNO from 1970-1974. Secretary…

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Future USS America delivered

Navy photograph by PO1 Lewis Hunsaker More than 900 Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6) march to the ship to take custody of it. The U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the amphibious assault ship from Huntington Ingalls Industries during a custody transfer ceremony in Pascagoula,…

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Installation of backup oxygen system in F-22 combat fleet continues

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014. In January 2012, following a series of incidents in which a number of F-22 pilots experienced physiological symptoms in flight, the Air…


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Mojave hosting Intermediate Space Challenge

Posted  May 17, 2012

Forty teams will be competing in the Intermediate Space Challenge at Mojave Air and Space Port May 22. There will be 30 teams from Mojave and California City, and 10 from the surrounding area schools.

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Company K retains marksmanship

Posted  May 17, 2012

Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Richard faces away from targets during live-fire training aboard USS Pearl Harbor May 8. Richard hails from Lancaster, Calif., and serves as a corpsman with Battalion Landing Team 3/1, the ground combat element for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The unit embarked the ship, as well as USS Makin Island and USS New Orleans in San…

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NASA campaign studying chemistry of thunderstorms

Posted  May 17, 2012

NASA researchers are about to fly off on a campaign that will take them into the heart of thunderstorm country. The Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry field campaign will use an airport in Salina, Kansas, as...

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Northrop Grumman successfully demonstrates new target location module

Posted  May 17, 2012

Northrop Grumman has announced the successful demonstration of the company’s new Target Location Module, a key component of the battle-proven, man-portable Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder High Accuracy. LLDR 2H allows troops to perform surveillance, identify and engage threats at safe distances, accurately position troops, and engage enemies while limiting collateral damage and protecting troops being…

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B-1 aircrews make history by employing laser JDAMS

Posted  May 17, 2012

B-1 Lancer aircrews from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., employed laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions against moving targets during a weapon system evaluation program exercise May 14 through 16.

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Hawkins, Brigham talk about the Lancaster Veteran’s Home

Posted  May 17, 2012

May 17, Lawrence Hawkins and Leslie “Les” Brigham joined Aerotech NewsRadio for a live, on-air interview. Hawkins, is the Supervising Rehabilitation Therapist for the William J. “Pete” Knight Veteran’s Home of Lancaster, Calif., and Brigham is a resident at the home.

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Aerotech NewsRadio – May 24, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Featured Guest: Norman Hickling, Supervising Deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor, Michael D. Antonovich. Mr. Hickling visited us to discuss the county's position on aerospace related issues (i.e. encroachment, sequestration, UAV's, ect...).

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Pentagon restricts F-22 flights, safety a concern

Posted  May 16, 2012

Facing a mysterious safety problem with the Air Force’s most-prized stealth fighter, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta May 15 ordered new flight restrictions on the F-22 and summoned help from Navy and NASA experts. Panetta endorsed Air Force efforts to figure out why some F-22 pilots have experienced dizziness and other symptoms of an oxygen shortage…

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Army ‘moving toward’ opening combat arms to women

Posted  May 16, 2012

Army leaders are asking whether – and how – to open infantry and armor ranks to women, the service’s senior soldier said May 16. Officers in charge of training and force development are now gathering data to help answer those questions, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told reporters during a Pentagon briefing….

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Army Acquisition Executive observes equipment, realistic training

Posted  May 16, 2012

Tension filled the air as civilians scattered and shots rang out in the streets – Armored Security Vehicles drove down the road and dismounted infantry began storming into village buildings while...

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