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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Boeing celebrates groundbreaking for 777X composite wing center

Boeing Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.

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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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Northrop Grumman awarded contract to develop miniaturized inertial navigation system for DARPA

Posted  June 6, 2014

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to develop a miniaturized navigation grade inertial system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA’s Chip-Scale Combinatorial Atomic Navigator (C-SCAN) program aims to integrate micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) and atomic inertial…

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NASA selects minority student teams for 2014 microgravity research flights

Posted  June 6, 2014

NASA has selected 13 undergraduate teams from minority-serving institutions across the United States to test their science experiments in microgravity conditions. The teams will travel on a Reduced Gravity Education Flight with NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project the week of July 7. Each team designs, flies and evaluates a reduced-gravity experiment that aims…

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Iraq accepts first Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft

Posted  June 6, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph Iraq’s ambassador to the U.S., Lukman Faily, highlights the importance of partnership between Iraq and the United States during a ceremony marking the delivery of the first Iraq F-16 Fighting Falcon at Lockheed Martinís Fort Worth, Texas, facility. Lockheed Martin delivered the first of 36 F-16 Block 52 aircraft to the Iraqi…

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Northrop Grumman delivers 150th center fuselage for F-35 Lightning II

Posted  June 6, 2014

Northrop Grumman has marked another significant production milestone for the F-35 Lightning II program by delivering its 150 th center fuselage to F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin. The center fuselage is the core structure around which the aircraft is built.

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News Briefs June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Jet crashes into California homes but no injuries A military jet slammed into a Southern California neighborhood dense with homes and exploded in flames, but the pilot and everyone on the ground emerged unscathed, officials said. Moments after the pilot ejected to safety the afternoon of June 5, the Harrier jet went down in a…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft ready to feel heat

Posted  June 6, 2014

NASA photograph by Daniel Casper Engineers completed installing the heat shield on NASA’s Orion spacecraft ahead of its first trip to space in December. The flight test will send an uncrewed Orion 3,600 miles into space before returning it to Earth for the splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. The heat shield will help protect the…

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Remembering D-Day

Posted  June 6, 2014

D-Day: June 6, 1944, as it happened Rolling timeline of the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944, updated hour by hour as events unfolded on the day. President Obama praises the men who breached ‘Hitler’s wall’ and freed Europe President Barack Obama led an emotional tribute to the thousands of troops who gave their lives…

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Headlines June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

News: U.S. sending advisers, military gear to Ukraine - A small team of American military advisers will soon head to Ukraine to assess that embattled nation’s “mid- and long-term needs for defense reform,” a Pentagon official said June 5.  Pilot unharmed in Super Hornet crash off California coast - An F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed into the water…

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U. Missile Defense Agency, Northrop Grumman conduct wargame to improve understanding of ballistic missile defense complexity

Posted  June 11, 2014

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed multiple sessions of a missile defense wargame for the second annual Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Forum recently concluded at Fort Belvoir. Wargames are often used to demonstrate future ballistic missile defense system capabilities to the warfighting communities, allowing them to develop concepts of operations…

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NASA announces two upcoming undersea missions

Posted  June 11, 2014

NASA is returning to the bottom of the ocean. Twice this summer, aquanauts participating in the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations will conduct activities on the ocean floor that will inform future International Space Station and exploration activities. These studies provide information that correlates directly to life aboard the space station, where crew members must…

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