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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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Doing one’s best remains guiding principle of Air Force’s first female 4-star general

Posted  June 7, 2012

Through a more than three-decade career punctuated by differing assignment locations, duties and ranks, Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger maintains that one constant has guided her career and will continue to...

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NASA announces 2012 summer of innovation mini-grants opportunity

Posted  June 7, 2012

NASA is accepting proposals until June 29 for the mini-grants component of the agency’s 2012 Summer of Innovation project. Proposals may be submitted through the National Space Grant Foundation for NASA-themed content in a variety of programs geared toward middle school students. The foundation is administering the grant program for NASA. Mini-grants are designed to…

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Milestone test flight for the F-35C

Posted  June 7, 2012

Cmdr. Eric Buus brings F-35C Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft CF-3 in for a landing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., May 29. The flight was the 300th flight for the F-35′s carrier variants and evaluated improvements in flight control laws for carrier approaches. The F-35C carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter is…

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Lockheed Martin reaches strategic supply chain agreement

Posted  June 7, 2012

Lockheed Martin has signed a new strategic enterprise agreement with Arrow Electronics covering procurement of more than 22,000 electronic components used in advanced technology systems such as missiles, satellites, radar systems, tactical fighter aircraft and unmanned surveillance systems. It represents Lockheed Martin’s largest agreement with any single supplier for these commodities, and concentrates procurement of…

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On anniversary of D-Day invasion, Army recognizes WWII vets in Nation’s Capital

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Army remembered the servicemen who took part in the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, which began 68 years ago, during World War II, at a reception in advance of a traditional Twilight Tattoo...

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Gen. Wolfenbarger receives fourth star, assumes leadership of AFMC

Posted  June 7, 2012

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger became the first female four-star general in the Air Force and assumed the top position of the major command responsible for the technology, acquisition, test and sustainment of the service’s current and future weapon systems during ceremonies at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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NASA’s Spitzer finds first objects burned furiously

Posted  June 7, 2012

The faint, lumpy glow from the very first objects in the universe may have been detected with the best precision yet using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The objects could be wildly massive stars or voracious black holes. They are too far away to be seen individually, but Spitzer has captured new, convincing evidence of what…

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Squadron nears completion of ballistic missile warning communications upgrade

Posted  June 7, 2012

Ballistic missile warning sensors at sites around the world provide information vital to U.S. national security. When the link connecting those sensors to decision makers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command was in jeopardy of…

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Northrop Grumman to acquire Australian cybersecurity company M5 Network Security

Posted  June 7, 2012

Northrop Grumman has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held M5 Network Security Pty Ltd, a Canberra, Australia,-based provider of cybersecurity and secure mobile communications products and services, and advanced analytics to Australian military and intelligence organizations. The acquisition is subject to Australian government review. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close…

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Branch Elementary School teachers share unique experience

Posted  June 7, 2012

Elementary school teachers Kim Cantrell, grade 6, and Michelle McCormack, grade 5, shared their experiences with the Mojave Intermediate Space Challenge on Aerotech NewsRadio June 7.

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