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Storm fails to quench liftoff of secret reconnaissance satellite

The fiery launch of an Atlas V (541), among the most powerful of the venerable Atlas family, briefly dispelled the gloom over Californiaís Central Coast on the evening of Dec. 12. A team of personnel from United Launch Alliance and the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base completed the countdown sequence at 7:19…

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Navy demonstrates unmanned helicopter operations aboard Coast Guard cutter

http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1412/DOD_102145893/DOD_102145893-512×288-442k.mp4 Coast Guard photograph An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAS is tested off the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center has been testing UAS platforms consistently for the last three years. The U.S. Navy completed an MQ-8B Fire Scout demonstration aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter…

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GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the worldís most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Forceís next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System. Successful completion of Exercise 4 on…

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NASA analysis: 11 trillion gallons to replenish California drought losses

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

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Governor Brown’s Military Council visits Aerospace Valley

Members of the Governor’s Military Council visited Edwards Air Force Base and Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, to learn a little more about the Antelope Valley’s defense industry and to get a closer look at some of America’s leading aerospace companies.


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Defense

Army to deliver new network technologies

Posted  July 5, 2012

Army leaders said plans are underway to deliver eight brigade combat teams of integrated, capability-enhancing networking technologies beginning in October. The new brigade combat team, or BCT...

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Business

Emmen Aerospace to become BOSH Technologies

Posted  July 5, 2012

Emmen Aerospace, Inc. announced July 3 that it will rebrand to become BOSH Technologies, a member of The BOSH Group, effective Oct. 1, 2012. The transition will formalize Emmen’s induction into TBG, a family of companies dedicated to the development and operation of customized unmanned system solutions. Emmen, which specializes in the development, production and…

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Airmen missing from Vietnam War identified

Posted  July 5, 2012

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced July 5today that the remains of six servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, were recently identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Air Force Col. Joseph Christiano of Rochester, N.Y.; Col. Derrell B. Jeffords of Florence, S.C.; Lt….

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Northrop Grumman sponsors Dodgers military appreciation night, July 4th fireworks

Posted  July 5, 2012

Northrop Grumman helped honor U.S. troops and celebrate the nation's birthday as the presenting sponsor of Military Appreciation Night...

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Scaled, Sierra Nevada pick up SpaceShipTwo test pace

Posted  July 5, 2012

June 26, Scaled performed its 17th glide test of SpaceShipTwo. On the same day, Sierra Nevada Corp. performed a full duration firing test of RocketMotorTwo. And on June 29, Scaled did the glide flight 18 test. The three tests achieved all objectives. The test log for glide tests 17 and 18 shows the objectives were…

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Business

Parker completes acquisition of Olaer Group in United Kingdom

Posted  July 5, 2012

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announced July 2 that it has successfully completed its previously announced agreement to acquire the Olaer Group headquartered in Deeside, United Kingdom. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Olaer Group has annual sales of approximately $200 million and 550 employees. Approximately 88…

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Aerotech NewsRadio – July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Aviation artist, author and historian, Mike Machat, is featured in this week's show to talk about his extensive career in aviation art. During the interview he shared highlights throughout his career as well as a brief history of American Aviation Art.

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Air Force leaders issue Independence Day message

Posted  July 4, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy...

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Business

Airbus to build first U.S. assembly plant in Alabama

Posted  July 3, 2012

In the battle to dominate the global aviation industry, European aerospace giant Airbus announced its first assembly plant in the United States July 2, a symbolic and significant step in the competition with archrival Boeing. The French-based company said the Mobile, Ala., plant is expected to cost $600 million to build and will employ 1,000…

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AGE turns ground power into air power

Posted  July 3, 2012

When a call comes in to the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight, requesting a piece of equipment for an aircraft, the flight responds and delivers it.

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