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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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NASA adds Orbital’s Antares to launch services II contract

Posted  June 26, 2012

NASA has modified its NASA Launch Services II contract with Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., to add the Antares launch vehicle, formerly known as Taurus II, for future missions. The NLS II on-ramp provision provides an opportunity annually for launch service providers not presently under NLS II contract to compete for future missions, and…

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Allies commemorate the War of 1812

Posted  June 26, 2012

This week marked the at sea portion of the War of 1812 celebrations as Sailors serving on 19 ships from eight countries participated in the War of 1812 Commemoration Fleet Exercise, or 1812 FleetEx. The War of 1812 transformed the maritime world and was the last major war fought under sail, said Kesselring. It is…

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ONR’s electronic warfare work earns accolades

Posted  June 26, 2012

An Office of Naval Research program officer received a Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence award for helping to upgrade ship electronic warfare technology with multiple vendor solutions that…

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Northrop Grumman’s F-35 DAS, radar demonstrate ability to detect, track, target ballistic missiles

Posted  June 26, 2012

Northrop Grumman recently demonstrated the ballistic missile detection, tracking and targeting capabilities of the company’s AN/AAQ-37 distributed aperture system and AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array radar, both of which are featured on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Leveraging NASA’s Science Mission Directorate-sponsored Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment launch operation, the demonstration was coordinated with NASA…

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Lockheed Martin, IAM reach tentative labor contract agreement

Posted  June 25, 2012

At the request of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Lockheed Martin officials met June 20-23 with representatives of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 776, which represents about 3,600 striking Lockheed Martin employees in Fort Worth and at Edwards AFB, Calif., and NAS Patuxent River, Md. “We are pleased to report…

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Air Force presence helps preserve progress in Iraq

Posted  June 25, 2012

A group of U.S. airmen assigned to the Office of Security Cooperation - Iraq help to preserve progress made in the country after almost a decade of war. The mission of OSC-I, in coordination with USCENTCOM...

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Boeing completes wind tunnel tests on Silent Eagle Conformal Weapons Bay

Posted  June 25, 2012

Boeing recently completed wind tunnel tests on the Silent Eagle Conformal Weapons Bay. The tests, conducted at the company's St. Louis facility, validated the aerodynamics of the CWB design.

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Cloud formation discovery expected to impact future military operations

Posted  June 25, 2012

A newly discovered radar capability to detect individual cloud hydrometeors in the free atmosphere can impact future performance of combat systems and military...

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Northrop Grumman to provide Royal Danish Air Force with LITENING G4 targeting systems

Posted  June 25, 2012

The Danish Ministry of Defence has selected Northrop Grumman’s LITENING G4 targeting system for its F-16 fighter aircraft. Under the terms of the contract with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization, Northrop Grumman will supply LITENING G4 pods, data links, spares, support equipment, training and associated logistics support to the Royal Danish Air Force….

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Odierno addresses Army’s future, budget cuts

Posted  June 25, 2012

The Army's chief of staff said the force will focus more in the future on supporting combatant commanders around the world, especially in the Pacific. Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno answered...

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