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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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Panetta discusses impact of sequestration

Posted  July 24, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with members of the Aerospace Industries Association, National Defense Industrial Association, and Professional Services Council in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2012.

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Korean War vet’s memories vivid of time spent as POW

Posted  July 24, 2012

When infantryman David Mills joined the Army on his 17th birthday and was sent to fight in the Korean War, his mission was to hold Outpost Harry "at all costs."

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Rockwell Collins third quarter profit rises 5.1 percent

Posted  July 24, 2012

Rockwell Collins’ third-quarter net income rose 5 percent, but fell just short of Wall Street expectations after one of its big customers sought bankruptcy protection. For the quarter ended June 30, the aviation and communications company earned $166 million, or $1.14 per share, up from $158 million, or $1.01 per share, in the same quarter…

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Lockheed Martin second quarter profit up, boosts 2012 outlook

Posted  July 24, 2012

Lockheed Martin posted a 5 percent increase in second-quarter net income thanks in part to strong commercial satellite deliveries. The Bethesda, Md., aerospace and defense contractor also raised its full-year profit guidance citing the better-than-expected quarterly results. For the quarter ended June 24, Lockheed Martin earned $781 million, or $2.38 per share, up from $742…

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Army hosts Network Industry Day

Posted  July 24, 2012

As it looks ahead to more Network Integration Evaluations, the Army hosted an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, to discuss opportunities to collaborate on the future tactical...

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Korean War defining conflict for new Air Force

Posted  July 24, 2012

While July 27 is one of the lesser-known days of remembrance for the U.S., for the Air Force, recognizing the signing of the Korean War armistice on this day in 1953 marked an era when the service came...

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Boeing-built legacy UHF payload successfully operating on MUOS-1 satellite

Posted  July 24, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing July 24 said that its legacy communications payload onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-1) satellite has passed all on-orbit tests. MUOS-1 was launched Feb. 24 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on an Atlas V launch vehicle. It is the first of five satellites being built…

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Sally Ride dies at 61

Posted  July 23, 2012

Sally Ride, the NASA flight engineer who became the first American woman in space when the shuttle Challenger roared into orbit in 1983...

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Misawa F-16 pilot safely recovered

Posted  July 23, 2012

The pilot who ejected from a U.S. F-16 aircraft early July 22 was retrieved around 5:30 p.m., Japanese time, July 22 by a combined effort from Japanese and U.S. civilian and military assets. The pilot is in stable condition aboard a U.S. commercial vessel. The incident occurred approximately 11:30 a.m., JKT, as the F-16 Fighting…

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United Technologies to sell Rocketdyne unit to GenCorp Inc.

Posted  July 23, 2012

United Technologies Corp. announced July 23 it has reached agreement to sell its Rocketdyne unit, currently part of Pratt & Whitney, to GenCorp Inc. for $550 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2013. As previously announced, proceeds from the sale will be used to repay a portion of the…

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