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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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Gentlemen, start your engine

Posted  May 23, 2012

The U.S. Navy and Air Force stand to save more than $2 billion after jointly developing an engine modification that will keep critically important aircraft flying for years. The two services and industry worked...

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AEDC provides computational fluid dynamics expertise to Hill AFB engineers

Posted  May 23, 2012

At its core, the Arnold Engineering Development Center at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., strives to test and evaluate aircraft to help customers develop, qualify and improve system designs and performance. The center constantly researches and develops technology programs to develop advanced testing techniques and instrumentation to satisfy testing needs and keep pace with advancing…

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Army awards AeroVironment $5.1 million order for Switchblade loitering munition systems, services

Posted  May 23, 2012

AeroVironment, Inc. has received a contract modification effective March 20, 2012, from the U.S. Army Close Combat Weapons Systems, Program Executive Office Missiles and Space. The $5,108,160 modification to the existing contract includes engineering services, operational Switchblade systems and operator training. AeroVironment will work with ATK, its munition subcontractor, to produce and deliver the systems….

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Reunions May 23, 2012

Posted  May 23, 2012

May 25: 3rd Cbt Comm Group Midwest City, Okla. For more information email Alvin Alldredge at usaf3rdherd@gmail.com.   May 30-June 1: 69th Ord Co. Washington, D.C. For more information, call Peter Prine at (585) 226-9243 or email pprine@rochester.rr.com.   May 30-June 2: The Army Chaplains and Assistants Tampa, Fla. For more information, call Lamar Hunt…

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SpaceX launches NASA demonstration mission to space station

Posted  May 22, 2012

The second demonstration mission for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program is under way as SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifted off May 21 from Cape Canaveral...

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Lockheed Martin reaches new contract with UAW Union in Orlando, Denver, Baltimore

Posted  May 22, 2012

The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America ratified a new master labor agreement with Lockheed Martin covering approximately 650 workers at three sites. The new five-year agreement, ratified over the weekend, becomes effective immediately. The bargaining unit represents workers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Denver, Lockheed Martin Mission…

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Their legacy lives on at American cemetery in the United Kingdom

Posted  May 22, 2012

Service members from across the United Kingdom will make their way to the Madingley American Cemetery Memorial Service in Cambridge, England, May 28 to remember the soldiers, sailors, airmen...

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AeroVironment introduces digital Wasp AE small UAS

Posted  May 22, 2012

AeroVironment May 22 introduced the Waspâ„¢ small unmanned aircraft system and announced that it has been accepted by the U.S. Air Force for inclusion in its Battlefield Air Targeting Micro Air Vehicle program. Inclusion into the BATMAV program enabled the Air Force to place an order for Wasp AE systems valued at $2,447,949. The Air…

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Army assesses current vehicles as part of Ground Combat Vehicle development

Posted  May 22, 2012

Last week, the U.S. Army began operational assessments of existing combat vehicles to validate capabilities against requirements for a new Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The effort, known as the...

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NASA, NSBRI select 29 proposals to support crew health on missions

Posted  May 22, 2012

NASA’s Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute of Houston will fund 29 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions. The selected proposals are from 25 institutions in 11 states and will receive a total of about $26 million over a one- to…

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