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Triton has first cross-country flight from Palmdale

Northrop Grumman photograph The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System takes off from Northrop Grummanís Palmdale, Calif., facility Sept. 17 for its first cross-country flight to Naval Air Station Patuxent, River, Md. PALMDALE, Calif. – The Northrop Grumman-built Unmanned MQ-4C Triton (SDD-1) left its desert testing grounds Sept. 17 and flew to Naval Air Station Patuxent…

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Future of NATO: Adapting to a new security environment

NATO’s supreme allied commander introduced new initiatives geared toward re-embracing its mission of collective defense.

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AFRL commander describes Air Force’s technology vision

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello takes a question from an audience member after discussing Air Force Research Laboratory breakthrough technologies during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept. 16, 2014, in Washington D.C. Masiello is the commander of Air Force Research Laboratory. The…

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Lockheed Martin successfully mates NOAA GOES-R satellite modules

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin successfully mated together the large system and propulsion modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite at the companyís Space Systems facilities near Denver, Colo. A team of technicians and engineers at Lockheed Martin has successfully mated together the large system and propulsion modules of the first GOES-R series weather…

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NASA Mars spacecraft ready for Sept. 21 orbit insertion

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles.


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Officials release report on F-15 accident near Kadena AB

Posted  January 22, 2014

Pacific Air Forces officials released the results Jan. 21 of its investigation into a May 28, 2013, F-15C Eagle aircraft accident that occurred east of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Pacific Air Forces commander, directed an investigation into the incident. The accident investigation board found clear and convincing evidence the cause of…

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Proud pathfinders CSULB graduates 18 engineers from the Antelope Valley program

Posted  January 22, 2014

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Eighteen engineering students graduated from the first California State University Long Beach Antelope Valley Engineering Program Dec. 19. The school will only admit 25 electrical and 25 mechanical engineers per school year, giving students personal attention and instruction. Students who desired to work in the aerospace industry were offered jobs…

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NASA receives Mars 2020 rover instrument proposals for evaluation

Posted  January 22, 2014

NASA has received 58 proposals for science and exploration technology instruments to fly aboard the agency’s next Mars rover in 2020, twice the usual number submitted for instrument competitions in the recent past, and an indicator of the extraordinary interest in exploration of the Red Planet. The agency is beginning a thorough review to determine…

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Conferences and Events – February 2014

Posted  January 22, 2014

Feb. 2-6 – 94th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga. http://annual.ametsoc.org/2014/ Feb. 2-7 – Aspen Winter Conference 2014: Unveiling the Formation of Massive Galaxies – Theoretical and Observational Challenges, Ann Arbor, Mich. https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/massive-galaxies-aspen-2014/ Feb. 3-5 – Conference: Vesta in the Light of Dawn, Houston, Texas www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/vesta2014/ Feb. 3-6 – Workshop: Exoplanet Observations with the…

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U.S. Air Force receives first B-1 equipped with Boeing Integrated Battle Station

Posted  January 22, 2014

Boeing photograph The U.S. Air Force on Jan. 21 received the first B-1 bomber upgraded with the Boeing Integrated Battle Station, which essentially turns the B-1 into a new aircraft with the addition of full color displays, moving maps and a new diagnostics system. The upgrade, the most extensive modification program in B-1 history, enhances…

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Boeing joins new BIOjet Abu Dhabi team to grow biofuel supply chain in UAE

Posted  January 22, 2014

Boeing, Etihad Airways, Takreer, Total and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology announced Jan. 19 they will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates. BIOjet Abu Dhabi: Flight Path to Sustainability will engage a broad range of stakeholders to develop a comprehensive framework for…

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Boeing, GECAS announce order for 20 737 MAXs, 20 Next-Generation 737s

Posted  January 22, 2014

Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, announced Jan. 20 an order for 40 737s. The order, valued at $3.9 billion at list prices, consists of 20 737 MAX 8s and 20 Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, booked in 2013, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer…

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Cubic Defense Systems awarded ACMI contract from Japan Air Self-Defense Forces

Posted  January 22, 2014

Cubic Defense Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation announced Jan. 21 it received contracts valued at more than $12 million to supply additional rangeless Air Combat Training System equipment to the Japan Air Self Defense Forces. Cubics ACTS is a leading-edge system used for training fighter pilots in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat tactics. Using the…

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Space Florida, Israelís chief scientist announce request for proposals

Posted  January 22, 2014

This month, Space Florida and MATIMOP (Israel’s industrial center for research and development), on behalf of the Israeli Chief Scientist Office, issued a joint Request For Proposals for research and development projects sponsored by companies in both states. In October 2013, the States of †Florida and Israel formed a $2 million joint industrial research funding…

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GA-ASI, Northrop showcase additional unmanned electronic attack capabilities

Posted  January 22, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. and Northrop Grumman announced Jan. 22 the second successful demonstration of PredatorÆ B/MQ-9 Reapers Electronic Attack capability featuring Northrop Grummans new Pandora Electronic Warfare system at the U.S. Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructor course held at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 22. GA ASI is a leading…

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