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Storm fails to quench liftoff of secret reconnaissance satellite

The fiery launch of an Atlas V (541), among the most powerful of the venerable Atlas family, briefly dispelled the gloom over Californiaís Central Coast on the evening of Dec. 12. A team of personnel from United Launch Alliance and the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base completed the countdown sequence at 7:19…

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Navy demonstrates unmanned helicopter operations aboard Coast Guard cutter

http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1412/DOD_102145893/DOD_102145893-512×288-442k.mp4 Coast Guard photograph An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAS is tested off the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center has been testing UAS platforms consistently for the last three years. The U.S. Navy completed an MQ-8B Fire Scout demonstration aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter…

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GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the worldís most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Forceís next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System. Successful completion of Exercise 4 on…

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NASA analysis: 11 trillion gallons to replenish California drought losses

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

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Governor Brown’s Military Council visits Aerospace Valley

Members of the Governor’s Military Council visited Edwards Air Force Base and Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, to learn a little more about the Antelope Valley’s defense industry and to get a closer look at some of America’s leading aerospace companies.


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Defense

DOD must have petroleum fuel alternatives, official says

Posted  July 13, 2012

Smart investing and less reliance on petroleum-based fuels will help ensure an agile, lethal and adaptable combat force, and ultimately, national security, a senior Pentagon official said here today during an Energy Department-hosted conference. During “Biomass 2012: Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities – Sustaining a Commitment to Bioenergy,” Sharon Burke, assistant secretary of defense for operational…

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Business

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded a multi-year overhaul, repair contract from U.S. Army for Black Hawk helicopter T700 fuel controls

Posted  July 13, 2012

Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, was recently awarded a multi-year Overhaul & Repair contract from the U.S. Army for Black Hawk helicopter T700 fuel controls, with initial delivery orders starting in 2012 and covering a period of performance through 2017. “Hamilton Sundstrand is pleased to be selected to provide maintenance support…

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Army to host Network Integration Evaluation 13.2 Industry Day

Posted  July 13, 2012

The U.S. Army will host a Network Integration Evaluation Agile Process Industry Day, July 19, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for…

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News Briefs – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,900 As of July 10, 2012, at least 1,900 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,588 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Boeing airplanes, innovation, technology highlighted at Farnborough

Posted  July 13, 2012

Boeing’s new aircraft and innovative technologies attracted customers, partners, government officials and media at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. The show saw the first flying display of the innovative 787 Dreamliner in Qatar Airways livery and the new Enduring Awareness Pavilion, a display of advanced command, control, communication, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Customer…

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SecAF visits Heavy Airlift Wing in Hungary

Posted  July 13, 2012

During his first visit to this small Hungarian base located roughly two hours from Budapest, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley met with Heavy Airlift Wing senior leaders, U.S. Airmen and Boeing contractors at Pápa Air Base,Hungary, July 11.

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NASA commercial partner SpaceX completes Dragon design review

Posted  July 13, 2012

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies has completed an important design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft. The concept baseline review presented NASA with the primary and secondary design elements of its Dragon capsule designed to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit, including the International Space Station. SpaceX is one…

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Vietnam welcomes fourth Pacific Partnership mission

Posted  July 13, 2012

Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious ship Oosumi arrived in Vinh, Vietnam, in Nghe An province to begin the humanitarian civic assistance mission known as Pacific Partnership 2012, July 10. Both vessels are carrying complements of military and civilian medical, dental, veterinary and engineering personnel from Australia, Canada,…

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Network Integration Evaluation speeds fielding of Army encryption capability

Posted  July 13, 2012

The Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment is already reaping the benefits of advanced encryption tools for their Rifleman Radios in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan…

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NASA invites social media followers to Kennedy Space Center

Posted  July 13, 2012

NASA invites its social media followers to a two-day NASA Social Aug. 2-3 to celebrate Kennedy Space Center’s 50 years of human spaceflight. NASA Socials are in-person meetings with people who engage with the agency through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks. Participants will receive a unique perspective into Kennedy’s 50 years of launching…

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