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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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Navy carriers prepare for X-47B unmanned aircraft arrival next year

Posted  July 23, 2012

The Navy is one year away from landing its first unmanned jet aircraft aboard a carrier after completing the most recent round of surrogate tests aboard USS Harry S. Truman.

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Precision Aviation Group completes Facility Expansion to 80,000 square feet

Posted  July 23, 2012

In its continuing effort to provide the best products and value-added services to the Aerospace and Defense Industry, Precision Aviation Group – completed an expansion of its Headquarters located at 495 Lake Mirror Road in Atlanta, Ga. “We are excited about another expansion of our Atlanta facility,” said David Mast, PAG president and CEO. “This…

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Northrop Grumman elects Prabu Natarajan corporate VP, treasurer

Posted  July 23, 2012

Northrop Grumman announced July 23 that its board of directors has elected Prabu Natarajan corporate vice president and treasurer, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

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NASA telescope captures sharpest images of sun’s corona

Posted  July 23, 2012

A telescope launched July 11 aboard a NASA sounding rocket has captured the highest-resolution images ever taken of the sun’s million-degree atmosphere called the corona. The clarity of the images can help scientists better understand the behavior of the solar atmosphere and its impacts on Earth’s space environment. “These revolutionary images of the sun demonstrate…

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Women soldiers to test female-specific body armor

Posted  July 23, 2012

Today, both male and female soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer...

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Northrop Grumman delivers first B-1 radar modification kit

Posted  July 23, 2012

Northrop Grumman has delivered the first B-1 bomber radar prime mission equipment kit under a series of U.S. Air Force contracts worth a combined total of $161 million for the B-1′s Radar Reliability and Maintainability Program. One radar kit has since been installed on a B-1 aircraft based at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Two…

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Verification, innovation key to success for NIE 13.2 candidate capabilities

Posted  July 23, 2012

During an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, which was meant to keep the industrial base informed...

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ViaSat wins award for UHF satellite network system in Australia

Posted  July 23, 2012

The Australian Department of Defence has selected ViaSat Inc. to supply the UHF Satellite Communication Mission System for its recently launched UHF capacity on Intelsat IS-22. The system is designed to provide voice and data military satcom covering a region from the west coast of Africa to the east coast of Australia. The value of…

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Small Diameter Bomb II finds, hits moving target

Posted  July 23, 2012

Raytheon’s GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II program achieved a major milestone when it successfully engaged and hit a moving target during a flight test at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Currently in engineering and manufacturing development, SDB II is designed to engage moving targets in adverse weather and through battlefield obscurants. During the July…

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China’s Type 90 a stalking tiger on world light tracked vehicle market

Posted  July 23, 2012

In its annual analysis “The Market for Light Tracked Vehicles,” the Forecast International Weapons Group reports that it expects the market to produce nearly 9,300 units, worth more than $19.7 billion, through 2021. The international market for light tracked vehicles remains a highly competitive and dynamic environment. Dean Lockwood, weapons systems analyst at Forecast International,…

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