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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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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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Defense

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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News Briefs May 16, 2012

Posted  May 16, 2012

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,843 As of May 15, 2012, at least 1,843 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is eight less than the Defense Department’s tally. At least…

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Force changes in Europe to preserve strategic edge

Posted  May 16, 2012

With major force changes to unfold across Europe, including a drawdown of about 7,000 U.S. forces there, U.S. European Command remains committed to its mission of ensuring a ready force prepared to respond if called upon, officials said. About 80,000 military forces based in…

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DARPA awards BOLT program $7.1 million contract to SRI-led team

Posted  May 16, 2012

SRI International has been awarded a $7.1 million contract for Phase 1 of a five-year, $41.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract under DARPA’s Broad Operational Language Translation program. BOLT is an international research initiative to develop breakthrough language technologies. “Machine translation technology has made major progress over the past decade,” said Jing Zheng,…

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