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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.


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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sites again recognized for excellence in environmental, occupational health, safety management

Posted  April 3, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman announced April 3 its Aerospace Systems sector has earned key distinctions in environmental management and employee health and safety at several locations across the United States. Following careful examination of their environmental management systems, eight sector locations will receive International Organization for Standardization 14001 registration, confirming the sites have…

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin complete final system tests for criticial missile warning satellite

Posted  April 3, 2012

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a major milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite. The milestone, known as the Final Integrated System Test, verifies the spacecraft’s performance and functionality in preparation for delivery to the launch site. SBIRS is delivering improved missile warning capabilities for the nation while simultaneously…

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Boeing successfully completes parachute drop test of CSTT

Posted  April 3, 2012

Boeing successfully completed a parachute drop test of the company’s Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft April 3 at the Delmar Dry Lake Bed near Alamo, Nev. CST-100 is part of the Boeing Commercial Crew Transportation System, which will provide the United States with the capability to transport people and cargo to the International Space Station, the…

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Panetta blasts Congress for failure to avert sequestration

Posted  April 3, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta blasted Congress March 30 for threatening the Defense Department with sequestration he said would be devastating to the force. “Congress did a stupid thing,” he told crewmembers of USS Peleliu during a shipboard visit off the Southern California coast. “What they essentially did was to put a gun to their…

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ORS SpaceLoft-6 launch to test reliability, durability of payloads in suborbital voyage

Posted  April 3, 2012

The SpaceLoft-6 sounding rocket will launch April 5, 2012, at Spaceport America, in Upham, N.M., with seven payloads, crucial for future Operationally Responsive Space missions, demonstrating its dependability and resilience during a…

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More women vets are homeless, but housing scarce

Posted  April 3, 2012

Misha Mclamb helped keep fighter jets flying during a military career that took her halfway around the world to the Persian Gulf. But back home, the Navy aircraft specialist is barely getting by after a series of blows that undid her settled life. She was laid off from work last year and lost custody of…

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C-27 program cut explained, budget aligned with strategy

Posted  April 3, 2012

The Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs discussed the reasoning behind the C-27J Spartan program cut from the fiscal 2013 budget request during the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast seminar March 27. “It’s not because it isn’t a good aircraft, and it’s not because it wasn’t a good idea $487…

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Northrop Grumman delivers first F-35 center fuselage produced by integrated assembly line

Posted  April 3, 2012

PALMDALE, Calif. ““ Northrop Grumman’s first F-35 center fuselage produced by its Integrated Assembly Line was delivered to Lockheed Martin March 16, 2012. While the company has delivered 69 center fuselages since 2005, this…

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NASA awards contract for procurement services

Posted  April 3, 2012

NASA has awarded a contract to Wichita Tribal Enterprises, LLC, of Norman, Okla., for contract-closeout and procurement-support services, effective June 1. Contract-closeout services will be on a firm-fixed price completion basis, and the procurement-support services will be provided under task orders issued under a firm-fixed price Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity provision in the contract. The…

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Northrop Grumman conducts air, missile defense radar system reviews

Posted  April 3, 2012

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed two key rounds of program reviews for the U.S. Navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar program, demonstrating the program is on schedule to meet critical technology development. The company conducted System Functional Review in late December and Test Readiness Review (TRR) several weeks later. SFR is a multi-disciplined technical review…

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