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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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Swedish Defence Materiel Administration orders AeroVironment Puma AE, Wasp small UAS

Posted  June 11, 2012

AeroVironment has received a firm fixed-price order for 12 hybrid small unmanned aircraft systems from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk) on behalf of the Swedish Army. The order consists of Puma AEâ„¢ and Waspâ„¢ air vehicles, ground stations, training, and logistics support. The order is the result of a competitive evaluation and procurement…

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General Dynamics team awarded $385 million contract for U.S. Army range radar replacement program

Posted  June 11, 2012

A General Dynamics C4 Systems-led team has been awarded a contract to develop and deploy modernized range instrumentation radars, replacing an aging and outdated fleet of radar systems currently operating at U.S. Army test ranges. The Range Radar Replacement Program has a total potential value of $385 million over 10 years if all options are…

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C-17 accident investigation board complete

Posted  June 11, 2012

Air Mobility Command has released the results of its investigation into the Jan. 23, 2012, mishap involving a C-17A Globemaster III that landed at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan.

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U.S. Marines fire Excalibur from record range in Afghanistan

Posted  June 11, 2012

The U.S. Marine Corps successfully fired two Raytheon Excalibur 155mm precision-guided artillery projectiles from a range of 36 kilometers (22.3 statute miles) in theater. These shots mark the longest distance the Excalibur round has been fired in combat since its fielding in 2007. “It is incredible to think about how this capability has evolved with…

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Boeing receives first international cybersecurity contract

Posted  June 11, 2012

Boeing announced June 11 that Sojitz Corporation, a global trading company headquartered in Tokyo, has entered into an agreement with Boeing’s Information Solutions division for advanced network assessment. The contract is Boeing’s first international cybersecurity agreement and highlights the company’s commitment to growing its cybersecurity business in Asia. The value of the contract is not…

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Cracks show in Turkey’s once dominant military

Posted  June 11, 2012

These are unsettled times for the Turkish military, once the nation’s arbiter. The civilian government gutted its political power, hundreds of retired and active-duty officers are in jail on coup plot charges – and now military dissenters are lobbying on Facebook and Twitter for better pay and benefits. The campaign on social media provides a…

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Northrop Grumman develops, demonstrates SmartNode pod

Posted  June 11, 2012

Northrop Grumman completed a series of test flights May 17 that demonstrated the transmission of imagery, video, voice and digital messages using a pod-based airborne communications system.

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Goodrich receives U.S. Army spares order to support UH-60 helo fleet

Posted  June 11, 2012

Goodrich Corporation has received an order from the U.S. Army to provide 80 spare health and usage management system electronic units for the Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The units will be produced by Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems business in Vergennes, Vt. Deliveries are expected to commence in early 2013. “It started as an…

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NASA announces 2012 Summer Of Innovation Mini-grants opportunity

Posted  June 11, 2012

NASA is accepting proposals until June 29 for the mini-grants component of the agency’s 2012 Summer of Innovation project. Proposals may be submitted through the National Space Grant Foundation for NASA-themed content in a variety of programs geared toward middle school students. The foundation is administering the grant program for NASA. Mini-grants are designed to…

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Army invests in technology that typically makes clocks work to increase helicopter transmission power

Posted  June 11, 2012

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory helped figure out 20 years ago a revolutionary way to increase transmission power in the Apache helicopter without increasing the transmission’s size…

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