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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.


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New crew launches to space station to continue scientific research

Posted  March 26, 2014

NASA photograph by Joel Kowsky The Soyuz TMA-12M rocket launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (local time) carrying Expedition 39 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA, and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos to the International Space Station. Three…

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Additional fiscal 2014 civilian workforce shaping now parallel with military programs

Posted  March 26, 2014

Air Force officials announced additional civilian workforce shaping initiatives March 26 in compliance with mandatory funding targets and continuing civilian workforce rebalance to meet skill demands for fiscal 2014 and beyond. The programs will run in parallel with military programs, said Lt. Gen. Sam Cox, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel…

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Grounded and flying high

Posted  March 26, 2014

It doesn’t matter if his life is up in the air or firmly planted on a stage, Jacob Nelson, 21, is living the dream; both of them- and working towards his third.

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Lockheed Martin opens state-of-the-art advanced materials, thermal sciences center building

Posted  March 26, 2014

The Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratories building that will enable the company to provide innovative technical solutions to customers with more agility and efficiency. The Advanced Materials & Thermal Sciences Center, with 82,000 square feet of floor space, will house 130 engineers, scientists and staff. The new…

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First images available from NASA-JAXA global rain, snowfall satellite

Posted  March 26, 2014

NASA/JAXA image NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have released the first images captured by their newest Earth-observing satellite, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, which launched into space Feb. 27. The images show precipitation falling inside a March 10 cyclone over the northwest Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,000 miles east of Japan….

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Northrop Grumman wins supplier award for role in Royal Navy’s Astute Submarine program

Posted  March 26, 2014

Northrop Grumman has received the Customer Focus Award from BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines in recognition of the role the company has played in supplying the platform management system (PMS) for the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Astute nuclear-powered submarine programme. The award was presented during BAE’s 2014 Annual Supplier Forum to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit…

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DRS Technologies to provide communications support to Royal Australian Navy Frigates

Posted  March 26, 2014

DRS Technologies, a Finmeccanica Company, announced March 25 that its Canadian subsidiary will be providing communications systems in support of the Royal Australian Navy’s ANZAC-class frigates. The subcontract was awarded to DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. in support of a communications modernization contract by Selex ES. †DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (TCL) is the primary subcontractor to…

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NASA seeks suborbital flight services proposals for technology demonstrations

Posted  March 26, 2014

NASA photograph by Tom Tschida Masten Space Systems’ Xombie technology demonstration test bed ascends into the Mojave Desert sky from the Mojave Air and Space Port during a March 2013 flight. NASA is seeking proposals from U.S. commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicle providers to integrate and fly technology payloads for the space agency. NASA uses…

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U.S. Navy achieves initial operating capability on Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System

Posted  March 26, 2014

The U.S. Navy has achieved initial operational capability on the MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System that includes the Raytheon Griffin missile.  The milestone comes as the Navy continues to conduct littoral security operations in areas that require an immediate and precise response to confirmed threats. The MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System includes a…

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Speed to the fleet: PMA-207 completes accelerated KC-130J transition

Posted  March 26, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph The first KC-130J aircraft joins Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 234 at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas on March 18 ñ an entire year ahead of schedule, thanks to NAVAIRís Tactical Airlift, Adversary and Support Aircraft Program Office (PMA-207). The VMGR-234 transition from the KC-130T to the…

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