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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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FAA grants APB blended winglets approval for 767 Boeing Converted Freighter

Posted  May 18, 2012

Aviation Partners Boeing announced May 17 that it has received approval from the FAA demonstrating compatibility for installing Blended Winglets on the Boeing 767 Converted Freighter (767-BCF). This development assures that Boeing 767-300ERs with Blended Winglets are viable candidate for future conversion to freighters by Boeing. Blended Winglet technology installed on a Boeing 767-300ER/F/BCF reduces…

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Odierno: Sequestration could lead to hollow Army

Posted  May 18, 2012

It's possible the Army could be cut to 400,000 if the sequestration option spelled out in the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into effect, the Army's chief of staff said May 17. The Army is already planning on...

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Raytheon awarded $57.8 million Phalanx contract

Posted  May 18, 2012

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a contract totaling $57.8 million to overhaul and upgrade nine Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems, and manufacture two SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense systems. The agreement also includes the purchase of 20 radar upgrade kits. “Raytheon tailors our ship self-defense systems to meet our customers’ requirements,” said Rick Nelson, vice president of…

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Boeing delivers Royal Air Force’s 8th C-17 Globemaster III

Posted  May 18, 2012

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered the United Kingdom’s eighth C-17 Globemaster III to the Royal Air Force May 18 during a ceremony at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. “I’m honored and delighted to deliver the Royal Air Force’s newest C-17 to join the fleet at Number 99 Squadron, where our seven…

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NATO general outlines summit topics, alliance changes

Posted  May 18, 2012

NATO’s plan for military operations in Afghanistan up to and beyond 2014 will be the top agenda item at the organization’s May 20-21 summit in Chicago, a senior NATO official said. Afghan forces are to take...

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News Briefs May 18, 2012

Posted  May 18, 2012

Army launches review of PTSD diagnoses The U.S. Army is launching a sweeping, independent review of how it evaluates and diagnoses soldiers with possible post-traumatic stress disorder following recent complaints that some PTSD diagnoses were improperly overturned. The Army says it is reviewing the diagnoses at all of its medical facilities going back to 2001….

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Sierra Nevada opens Alabama office

Posted  May 18, 2012

Huntsville, Ala., is now home to one of America’s fastest growing private companies, and the top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. Sierra Nevada Corporation, headquartered in Sparks, Nev., announced May 16 at a reception for Huntsville business and community leaders at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, that the company has opened an…

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NASA survey counts potentially hazardous asteroids

Posted  May 18, 2012

Observations from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer have led to the best assessment yet of our solar system’s population of potentially hazardous asteroids. The results reveal new information about their total numbers, origins and the possible dangers they may pose. Potentially hazardous asteroids, or PHAs, are a subset of the larger group of near-Earth asteroids….

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Navy commissions Amphibious Transport Dock Ship San Diego

Posted  May 18, 2012

The Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship San Diego during a 10 a.m., PDT, ceremony May 19 in San Diego, Calif. The ship is named for the city of San Diego...

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Navy recruit players for online wargame to tackle energy challenges

Posted  May 18, 2012

The Navy’s Energy and Environmental Readiness Division, together with the Office of Naval Research, is inviting civic and military collaboration in energyMMOWGLI (Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet) May 22-24. The game will build on efforts to improve the U.S. Navy’s combat capability and energy security, particularly by promoting energy efficiency and diversifying its…

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