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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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Northrop Grumman completes flight hardware for tower supporting space telescope mirrors, science instruments

Posted  May 8, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has completed the flight composite components for the structure that connects the Optical Telescope Element to the spacecraft on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. For the design and development of Webb’s sunshield, telescope and spacecraft….

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Northrop Grumman releases 2011 corporate responsibility report

Posted  May 8, 2012

Northrop Grumman has released its 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report, a comprehensive publication that highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility, including environment sustainability, support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, community service, corporate philanthropy and employee volunteerism, among other activities. It is the fifth year the company has published this report. “At Northrop…

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May 2012 Events

Posted  May 8, 2012

May 11 – Lecture: The Quest for Other Worlds Like Earth, Pasadena, Calif. www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.cfm?year=2012&month=5   Lecture: Compositional Diversity of the Moon’s Primary Crust from Integrated Diviner and M3 Analysis, Houston, Texas www.lpi.usra.edu/lpi/seminars/#1901   Lecture: Megamasers, Magnetic Fields, and Dense Gas in Starburst Galaxies, Los Altos Hills, Calif. www.pastro.org/dnn/Home.aspx   May 13-19 – Gravitational-Wave Advanced Detector…

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Air Combat Command confident in F-22

Posted  May 7, 2012

Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command, talked with media here April 30 about the national security imperative for the F-22, the status of efforts to identify a root cause for unexplained physiological incidents, and risk mitigation efforts since the Raptor’s return to flying...

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NASA’s Aqua satellite, built by Northrop Grumman, celebrates 10th year on-orbit

Posted  May 7, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Built by Northrop Grumman, NASA’s Aqua satellite recently marked its 10th year on-orbit, delivering unprecedented data about the Earth’s climate, water cycle and much more. Aqua launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., May 4, 2002. One of the primary satellites in NASA’s Earth Observing System, Aqua is designed to help…

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ULA employees ratify contract

Posted  May 7, 2012

United Launch Alliance was notified May 6 that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers representing its workforce at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Decatur, Ala., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., has accepted the company’s new three-year contract offer. This concludes the 2012 contract negotiation process which began several weeks ago. The…

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Second Advanced EHF military comm Satellite launched

Posted  May 7, 2012

The second Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communication satellite, built by a Lockheed Martin team for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched May 4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station...

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Tactical communications network backbone heads into operational test

Posted  May 7, 2012

Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, known as WIN-T, Increment 2 is nearing the finish line as it heads into its largest operational test this month. WIN-T Increment 2 is a major upgrade to the Army’s tactical communications backbone and provides an on-the-move network that reaches down to the company level for the first time. “This mobile network…

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Goodrich selected for additional products on Embraer’s KC-390

Posted  May 7, 2012

Goodrich Corporation has been selected to provide the air data system, ice detector, windshield ice protection controller, and the fuel quantity gauging and control system for the new Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft. Initial hardware deliveries are expected to begin in 2013. The systems will be provided by Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems teams in…

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F-16 crashes at Utah Test and Training Range

Posted  May 4, 2012

An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, crashed at the Utah Test and Training Range at approximately 8:35 a.m. May 4. At the time of the accident, there was one person on board. The pilot successfully ejected and is being evaluated by…

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