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Northrop, Navy celebrate legacy of EA-6B Prowler

The U.S. Navy's venerable EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman, has been a fixture at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., and in the nation's carrier-based strike forces since 1971.

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NORTHERN EDGE provides environment for testing new capabilities

With 18 experiments and initiatives undergoing field testing in Alaskan training ranges throughout Exercise Northern Edge 15, no other venue is as well suited for high-end operational testing.

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Ogden ALC completes test flight after F-35B STOVL mods

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Utah completed an F-35B functional check flight here June 18, 2015, after the first depot-level modifications were completed on two F-35B STOVLs for the Marine Corps.

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Fourth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS secure comm satellite shipped

Delivered by the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin, the fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, yesterday prior to its expected August launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time.


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US Navy uses SM-6 to intercept medium-range supersonic target from ‘over-the-horizon’

Posted  June 19, 2015

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M.–The U.S. Navy’s USS Desert Ship (LLS-1) crew fired a Raytheon Standard Missile-6 at a medium-range supersonic target, successfully engaging the simulated ‘over-the-horizon’ threat. This mission was the next in a test series for Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air, a program designed to link U.S. Navy ships and airborne…

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F-16 durability testing: 25,000 hours, counting

Posted  June 19, 2015

Lockheed Martin recently completed 25,000 hours of simulated flight time on an F-16C Block 50 aircraft, demonstrating the safety and durability of the F-16 well beyond the aircraft’s original design service life of 8,000 Equivalent Flight Hours. Further testing is being conducted to identify a definitive, safe flight hour limit for the aircraft. The F-16…

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Army moves forward with install of modernized cryptographic equipment

Posted  June 19, 2015

Emphasizing modernization, standardization and ease of use, the Army is continuing its push to replace aging cryptographic devices with upgraded equipment.

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Soldier missing from World War II accounted for

Posted  June 19, 2015

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Feb. 16 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.  U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. John W. Herb of Cleveland, Ohio, was buried June 18, in…

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University students win NASA/NIA space engineering design contest

Posted  June 19, 2015

Future astronauts may someday explore Mars using winning concepts from NASA’s 2015 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage Competition. Sixteen teams competed in the contest sponsored by NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace, which challenges graduate and undergraduate students to solve real-life space exploration challenges. This year, the competition asked teams to develop a…

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Joint U.S., Israeli device seeks to reduce airflow drag

Posted  June 19, 2015

U.S. Army and Israeli scientists are conducting testing and research on active flow control devices as a means to reduce drag on future Army aircraft.

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NASA names new director for Langley Research Center

Posted  June 19, 2015

NASA has announced that Dr. David E. Bowles has been named director of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., succeeding Stephen G. Jurczyk who served in that capacity from April 2014. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden made the announcement in an agency-wide email to employees. Bowles has been serving as the acting center director since…

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Lockheed Martin donates to Habitat for Heroes

Posted  June 19, 2015

Photographs by Linda KC Reynolds Lockheed Martin Corporation donates $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity and help paint and trench a phase of new homes that are already sold to low income veterans. Veterans are one step closer to moving into their new homes in Santa Clarita, Calif., thanks to Habitat for Humanity and Lockheed Martin…

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Palmdale High School solar car heading to Fort Worth

Posted  June 18, 2015

Students from Palmdale High School don’t mind tooting their own horn when it comes to their three-wheel creation that will soon be traveling to Fort Worth, Texas, to compete in the National Solar Car Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway, July 17-23.

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Students selected to attend military academies

Posted  June 18, 2015

Eighteen students consider themselves very fortunate to be selected by the U.S. Congressional Knight Military Academy Selection Committee and will soon pursue a four-year education and become military officers.

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