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Laser-based aircraft countermeasure provides ‘unlimited rounds’ against MANPADS

The Army expects later this year to reach a Milestone B decision with its laser-based common infrared countermeasures, or CIRCM, defense system program.

Air Force photograph by A1C Dustin Mullen Defense

E-9A Widget, one of a kind

The mission of the Air Force is like a highly complex machine. Each piece of the machine is vital to it operating successfully. The E-9A Widget is a very small, yet highly important piece to that machine.

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Orion parachute testing conducted at AEDC NFAC facility

Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers at the National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex assisted in recent testing of sub-scale parachutes for the next mission of the Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1.

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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

The Navy's Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Md.


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Lockheed Martin receives $353 million U.S. Army contract for Guided MLRS rockets

Posted  July 19, 2012

Lockheed Martin has received a $353.2 million U.S. Army follow-on contract for the seventh production lot of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary rockets. Designed for destroying targets at ranges up to 70 kilometers, GMLRS is an all-weather, rapidly deployable, long-range rocket that delivers precision strike beyond the range of most conventional weapons. GMLRS Unitary…

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AREES 2012: Learning about NASA Earth science research

Posted  July 19, 2012

Enthusiastic teachers from around the country gathered at NASA's facilities in Palmdale, Calif., in late June to participate in NASA's...

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New director sees Mojave as great location for R&D

Posted  July 19, 2012

Mojave Air and Space Port now has a director of Economic Development, Karina Drees. Drees brings more than 12 years of experience in strategy and business development, and has held management positions for growing technology...

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Airmen key to cyberspace success’

Posted  July 19, 2012

The chief scientist of the Air Force outlined the service’s future on cyberspace and airmen’s role during the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 17. Dr. Mark Maybury said Cyber...

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Boeing receives U.S. Navy contracts for SLAM ER, Harpoon ,missiles

Posted  July 19, 2012

June 29, Boeing received a firm-fixed-price contract from U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for the production of nearly 90 Harpoon Block II missiles and associated hardware for the U.S. and four foreign militaries. The $145.1 million contract also includes exercise and test variants of the Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response. The first missile deliveries…

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Santarelli, Bautista review first year of engineering program

Posted  July 19, 2012

"The local industry ... here desires to have [an engineering] program here ... we have what we call a home-grown initiative," said Santarelli.

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Aerotech NewsRadio – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Dr. Santarelli and Mr. Bautista visited us to discuss their review of the first year of the engineering program and their hopes for the next year. For more information about the program visit www.ccpe.csulb.edu/Engineering.

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Defense firms warn of job losses from budget cuts

Posted  July 18, 2012

Leader of the nation’s major defense contractors warned July 18 of job layoffs and disruptions in manufacturing if Congress fails to agree on an alternative to automatic budget cuts. Robert J. Stevens, chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin, said the across-the-board reductions could result in layoffs of 10,000 employees from his company of…

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Panetta lauds first international F-35 delivery to United Kingdom

Posted  July 18, 2012

After a meeting July 18 with the United Kingdom's top defense official, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta lauded an important milestone in...

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Rolls-Royce testing jet engine at Arizona airport

Posted  July 18, 2012

London-based Rolls-Royce is testing a new jet engine at the Tucson International Airport. The modified 747 Boeing jumbo jet isn’t taking on any passengers yet. The plane is at the airport as part of a project with Raytheon Technical Services to test an engine designed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Raytheon spokeswoman Melissa Clearly says…

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