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AirRobot, Northrop Grumman Remotec sign distribution agreement for unmanned aerial systems

Northrop Grumman photograph An AirRobot unmanned aerial system flies at Fort Benning, Ga.. Northrop Grumman Remotec is the sole reseller of the systems to law enforcement and first responders under a distribution agreement signed recently. Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary Remotec Inc. and AirRobot US have entered into a distribution agreement for AirRobot’s line of small unmanned…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission passes critical milestone

Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Artist concept of OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth. NASA’s groundbreaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition. The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a critical milestone…

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Lockheed Martin begins final assembly of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

Lockheed Martin photograph In a clean room facility near Denver, Lockheed Martin technicians began assembling NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft that will collect samples of an asteroid. In a clean room facility near Denver, Lockheed Martin technicians began assembling a NASA spacecraft that will collect samples of an asteroid for scientific study. Working toward a September 2016…

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1,000th F-35 training sortie flown at Luke AFB

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Staci Miller A pilot from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew the 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie March 31, 2015. The 56th Fighter Wing is the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew…

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Ball Aerospace GEMS instrument passes critical design review

The Ball Aerospace air quality sensor being built for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute under South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research in the Ministry of Environment has passed a major milestone toward its launch. The Critical Design Review was successfully completed for the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer in February. GEMS is a scanning ultraviolet-visible…


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NASA ER-2 collects Perseids meteor shower dust

Posted  August 18, 2012

NASA's high-flying ER-2 science aircraft is looking deeper into the skies overhead this week...

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Air National Guard helicopter crews join California wildfire fight

Posted  August 18, 2012

Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing have been demonstrating their dynamic life-saving capabilities by fighting fires in California since Sunday, August 12....

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Boeing marks 50 years of delivering Chinook helicopters

Posted  August 18, 2012

As Boeing marks the 50th anniversary of delivering the first H-47 Chinook military helicopter, the company is nearing completion of a $130 million renovation of its production line near Philadelphia that will help it meet global demand for the latest model, the CH-47F...

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Donley praises airmen, emphasizes standards at AFSA conference

Posted  August 18, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley said the Air Force would be able to meet the challenges of a dynamic strategic environment and current fiscal constraints due to the unrivaled quality and professionalism of America's airmen - in particular its noncommissioned officers.....

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Recap: X-51A flight ends prematurely

Posted  August 18, 2012

The X-51A Waverider successfully launched from a B-52 Stratofortress over Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center Sea Range, Calif., Aug. 14, 2012, at approximately 11:36 a.m. PDT...

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Lockheed Martin receives U.S. Marine Corps contract for personnel carrier vehicle study, demonstration

Posted  August 18, 2012

Underscoring the company’s ability to deliver cost effective ground vehicle solutions, Lockheed Martin received a $3.5 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to test and validate the company’s Havoc 8×8 vehicle as part of the Marine Personnel Carrier program. During an eight-month evaluation period, the U.S. Marine Corps will verify human factors and amphibious…

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Curiosity Mars Rover getting checked out

Posted  August 18, 2012

In about a week, Curiosity will be commanded to drive about a yard forward and then backwards, and dramatic full color images are arriving....

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Lockheed Martin receives $150 million contract to produce THAAD weapon system equipment for U.S. Army

Posted  August 18, 2012

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $150 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to produce Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Weapon System launchers and fire control and communications equipment for the U.S. Army. The contract includes 12 launchers, two fire control and communications units, and associated support equipment. This contract will provide six launchers…

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Army to streamline NIE process for industry, small businesses

Posted  August 18, 2012

The Army is refining its buying methods and reaching out to small businesses in order to smooth the path for industry to participate in the Network Integration Evaluations.

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Civ-Mil Support Group elects officers, directors

Posted  August 18, 2012

Business transacted at the Aug. 9 meeting of the Edwards Civ-Mil Support Group directors included annual elections, reports on the Edwards improvements projects, and a recap of the barbeque and the Aerospace Appreciation weekend at the JetHawks. The Airman’s Attic beautification project has been completed. Civ-Mil’s success in obtaining appliances to be donated to junior…

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