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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

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16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

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New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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Northrop Grumman hosts U.S. Military at LITENING users’ conference

Posted  May 31, 2012

Northrop Grumman recently hosted the U.S. military at its 11th LITENING Users’ Conference to share operational experiences with the targeting pod and identify priorities for capability upgrades. The Northrop Grumman LITENING family of targeting pods is a self-contained, multisensor system with built-in connectivity to land forces. It enables pilots to detect, acquire, auto-track and identify…

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Navy secretary to commission submarine Mississippi

Posted  May 31, 2012

The Navy’s newest Virginia-class attack submarine Mississippi will be commissioned June 2, 2012, during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony at the Port of Pascagoula in Pascagoula, Miss. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Allison Stiller, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for ship programs, will serve as the ship’s…

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Space

Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser hits captive-carry milestone

Posted  May 31, 2012

Future free flight tests of Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems division's Dream Chaser space-access vehicle at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., have moved a step closer, following the firm's completion of a captive-carry flight test of its full-scale...

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Northrop Grumman awards $50,000 in school grants to promote science, technology, engineering, math education

Posted  May 31, 2012

Northrop Grumman awarded a total of $50,000 in grants to 165 K-12 schools to promote education in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The Engineers Week STEM Grants seek to provide teachers with funding for projects that increase student awareness of the excitement and opportunity to be found in the fields of STEM. Each…

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Lockheed Martin submits proposal for KC-46 aircrew training system

Posted  May 31, 2012

  Lockheed Martin submitted its proposal May 31 to the U.S. Air Force for the KC-46 Aircrew Training System, a program that will prepare pilots, boom operators and other on-board personnel for air refueling, cargo transport and medical evacuation. The KC-46 Aircrew Training System supports the Air Force’s strategy for global mobility. Aircrews will refuel…

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Alan Radecki shares Vintage Air Blog on Aerotech NewsRadio

Posted  May 31, 2012

Alan Radecki, aerospace and flight test photographer for Northrop Grumman and author of A Mojave Scrapbook, was featured on Aerotech NewsRadio May 31. He shared how his experience as a professional photographer and passion for aviation history led to a rather unique blog, Vintage Air, which he began in September 2011.

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Rolling Thunder gathers for 25th ride at Pentagon

Posted  May 30, 2012

"The guy in the cage over there kind of put a knot in my stomach," said Vietnam veteran Ron Lambert. On a grassy hill overlooking the north...

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NASA lunar spacecraft complete prime mission ahead of schedule

Posted  May 30, 2012

A NASA mission to study the moon from crust to core has completed its prime mission earlier than expected. The mission team of NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory mission, with twin probes named Ebb and Flow, is now preparing for extended science operations starting Aug. 30…

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Shadow ‘enhanced platoons’ meet growing need in Afghanistan

Posted  May 30, 2012

When the Afghan theater commander called on the Army to increase the number of Shadow platoons in theater during the height of the 2011 Operation Enduring Freedom summer campaign, the Army was ready...

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Business

Boeing delivers first EA-18G Growler featuring Bharat Electronics Limited cockpit subassembly

Posted  May 30, 2012

Boeing on May 3 delivered to the U.S. Navy the first EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft with a cockpit subassembly produced by Bangalore, India,-based Bharat Electronics Limited.

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