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NAWCWD manned for unmanned systems

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division scientists, engineers, technicians and operators are involved in all levels of Unmanned Systems research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation.

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NASA employees go ‘above and beyond’

Three NASA employees recently received the Exception Engineering Achievement Medal at Armstrong NASA Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Educating future workers

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy recently hosted the Antelope Valley Board of Trade business luncheon for September and the featured guest speaker was Christos Valiotis, physics professor at the Antelope Valley College.

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft, rocket move closer to first flight

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test.

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TACP-M ties it all together

Embedded deep within an Army maneuver unit lies an airman.


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ATK to provide key components for DARPA Phoenix satellite repurposing program

Posted  July 25, 2012

ATK has been selected as a key participant to support the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Tactical Technologies Office Phoenix Technologies Program. The Phoenix Program is developing technologies to cooperatively harvest and re-use valuable components from retired, nonworking satellites in geosynchronous orbit. The planned repurposing of these satellite components such as antennas represents the…

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Business

Raytheon to upgrade Army’s Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System

Posted  July 25, 2012

Raytheon has received an $81 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop and produce a new version of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System. It will provide general and fires command and control capabilities to ground forces, from mission planning to execution. The contract extends over a 24-month period, with an $18 million,…

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CalVet awards $270,000 to county veteran offices

Posted  July 25, 2012

The California Department of Veterans Affairs announced July 24 that it will award a total of $270,000 to County Veteran Service Offices in six counties.

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ONR’s Naval S&T partnership conference registration opens

Posted  July 25, 2012

The Office of Naval Research opened online registration July 24 for its biennial Naval Science and Technology Partnership Conference, to take place this fall. “This conference is one of ONR’s signature events,” said Dr. Walter F. Jones, ONR’s executive director. “It provides an ideal forum to bring forth ideas-the necessary basis for advancing all naval…

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Business

Boeing, Aeromexico announce commitment for 100 airplanes

Posted  July 25, 2012

Boeing announced July 25 a commitment by Aeromexico to purchase up to 100 single- and twin-aisle airplanes - a combination of 737 MAXs and 787 Dreamliners - in an agreement that will fuel the airline's expansion.

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Business

Northrop Grumman second quarter results top analysts’ forecast

Posted  July 25, 2012

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman’s net income fell 8 percent in the second quarter as sales softened in most of its business segments, but its adjusted results beat Wall Street’s estimates. The Falls Church, Va., company also raised its full-year earnings forecast July 25. Northrop Grumman made $480 million, or $1.88 per share, compared with $520…

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Space

NASA awards Astrotech Space Operations $2 million contract for TDRS-L satellite processing

Posted  July 25, 2012

Astrotech Corporation, and its Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary, leading providers of commercial space services, announced July25 that NASA has awarded Astrotech a $2 million task order to provide facilities and pre-launch processing services for the scheduled 2013 launch of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite. Last year, NASA awarded ASO a task order to provide pre-launch…

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Panetta approves plan to lift F-22 flight limits

Posted  July 24, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has approved an Air Force plan to begin lifting flight restrictions on the F-22 stealth fighter jet, following the ongoing correction of oxygen deficit problems that grounded and restricted the fleet for months.

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,921

Posted  July 24, 2012

As of July 24, 2012, at least 1,921 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 1,598 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s…

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Veterans

Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

Posted  July 24, 2012

A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said. President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech July 23 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno, Nev. “I applaud…

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