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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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Headlines – January 31, 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014

Business: Northrop profit, sales top view; eyes higher EPS in 2014 - Northrop Grumman, maker of surveillance drones and other military equipment, Jan. 30 reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings despite a drop in revenues and said share buybacks would drive earnings per share higher in 2014.  Raytheon fourth-quarter earnings beat estimates, foreign sales strong - U.S. arms maker…

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News Briefs January 31, 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,169 As of Jan. 29, 2014, at least 2,169 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. At least 1,792 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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U.S. Air Force orders additional Boeing Combat Survivor Evader Locators

Posted  February 3, 2014

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. ñ Boeing will deliver an additional 2,550 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios ñ which are vital to the rescue of downed pilots and other warfighters in dangerous situations ñ under a new $24 million contract with the U.S. Air Force. A global emergency call system that enables the safe, fast and efficient…

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Royal Australian Air Force touches down for Red Flag 14-1

Posted  February 3, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard A Royal Australian Air Force 77th Squadron F/A-18 Hornet prepares to land Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The RAAF is at Nellis to participate in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27 to Feb. 14. Red Flag 14-1 is an air-to-air combat training exercise…

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Ball Aerospace completes risk reduction test for JPSS-1 satellite

Posted  February 3, 2014

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully completed the SpaceWire Inter-operability Test for the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 satellite and has begun spacecraft bus integration.

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General Dynamics elects Laura J. Schumacher to board of directors

Posted  February 3, 2014

The board of directors of General Dynamics has elected Laura J. Schumacher to be a director of the corporation, effective Feb. 2, 2014. Schumacher is the executive vice president of Business Development, External Affairs and General Counsel for AbbVie, a biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. Schumacher is responsible for AbbVie’s legal,…

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Red Flag returns to skies over Nevada

Posted  February 3, 2014

The latest iteration of the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise kicked off Jan. 27 as both allied and U.S aircraft took to the skies to do simulated battle over the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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President to nominate several to key DOD positions

Posted  February 3, 2014

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate four people to key Defense Department positions, all of which require Senate confirmation. They are: Miranda A. A. Ballentine, to be assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment, and logistics; Michael McCord, to be undersecretary of Defense (comptroller); Brian P. McKeon, to be principal…

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NASA selects space launch system adapter hardware manufacturer

Posted  February 3, 2014

NASA has selected Teledyne Brown Engineering of Huntsville, Ala., to design and build a key component of the new Space Launch System rocket the agency is developing to send humans farther than ever into deep space. The component is the Launch Vehicle/Stage Adapter, which will be used to connect the rocket’s 27.5-foot diameter core and…

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General Dynamics awarded $73 million for Abrams tank production

Posted  February 3, 2014

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $72.7 million under an existing contract to upgrade 12 M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) V2 configuration. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. The most technologically advanced digital tank, the M1A2 SEP V2…

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