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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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Embraer selects Boeing to provide weapons integration for A-29 Super Tucano

Posted  July 10, 2012

Embraer and Boeing at the Farnborough Airshow July 10 announced an agreement that further enhances the collaboration between the two companies and brings additional capabilities to Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano through new weapons integration developments to meet future customer requirements. The new weapons integration capacity enhances the solution presented to the U.S. Air Force Light…

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Northrop Grumman’s NG-AGS completes field test, readies for next phase

Posted  July 10, 2012

Northrop Grumman announced July 10 that its Next Generation Automated Detection System for homeland defense applications has successfully completed a rigorous field test and is ready for the program’s next phase. The NG-ADS technology is a competitor for the Department of Homeland Security’s upcoming BioWatch Gen-3 Phase II acquisition. The program seeks to deploy a…

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Bradley upgrades: Ahead of schedule, under budget

Posted  July 10, 2012

BAE Systems recently completed Bradley Urban Survivability Kit III upgrades to 236 U.S. Army Bradley A3 Fighting Vehicles stationed in Korea one month early and 20 percent under budget.

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BAE Systems’ Taranis passes the test

Posted  July 10, 2012

Taranis, the United Kingdom's unmanned combat air system technology demonstrator, has successfully completed a series of key tests on the way to commencing flight trials in 2013.

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XCOR establishing new commercial spaceflight R&D center in Texas

Posted  July 9, 2012

The Midland Development Corporation and XCOR Aerospace jointly announced July 9 the establishment of XCOR’s new Commercial Space Research and Development Center Headquarters that will be created over the next 18 months in Midland, Texas. XCOR manufactures reusable rocket engines for major aerospace prime contractors and is the designer, manufacturer and operator of the Lynx,…

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Reopened supply routes mean cost savings, spokesman says

Posted  July 9, 2012

Pakistan’s decision to reopen ground supply routes on its border with Afghanistan will allow the Defense Department to save tens of millions of dollars transporting material in and out of Afghanistan, a senior Pentagon spokesman said July 5. Navy Capt. John Kirby said officials estimate that use of the reopened routes will save $70 million…

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Aerojet planning European space propulsion subsidiary

Posted  July 9, 2012

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced July 9 that it has entered the final planning of the formation of a European subsidiary to serve the needs of the European space industry. The new company, European Space Propulsion, will use indigenous manufacturing and engineering talent to produce proven in-space thrusters and propulsion systems. European Space Propulsion is…

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Boeing, Virgin Australia announce order for 23 737 MAX

Posted  July 9, 2012

Boeing and Virgin Australia finalized a firm order for 23 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes with options for four additional 737 MAX airplanes July 6.

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Airbus-Alabama’s Future – Airbus impact like Mercedes

Posted  July 9, 2012

The governor who recruited Mercedes-Benz to Alabama said the Airbus plant in Mobile could have the same transforming effect on the state that Alabama’s first auto assembly plant had without creating a political backlash over the $158 million the state is paying to secure the plant. Former Gov. Jim Folsom said the aerospace industry was…

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Counter-IED teams locate roadside bombs using ‘metal detectors on steroids’

Posted  July 9, 2012

The joint Afghan National Army-U.S. forces counter improvised explosive device team of seven soldiers walked down the dusty rural road in...

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