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Triton has first cross-country flight from Palmdale

Northrop Grumman photograph The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System takes off from Northrop Grummanís Palmdale, Calif., facility Sept. 17 for its first cross-country flight to Naval Air Station Patuxent, River, Md. PALMDALE, Calif. – The Northrop Grumman-built Unmanned MQ-4C Triton (SDD-1) left its desert testing grounds Sept. 17 and flew to Naval Air Station Patuxent…

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Future of NATO: Adapting to a new security environment

NATO’s supreme allied commander introduced new initiatives geared toward re-embracing its mission of collective defense.

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AFRL commander describes Air Force’s technology vision

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello takes a question from an audience member after discussing Air Force Research Laboratory breakthrough technologies during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept. 16, 2014, in Washington D.C. Masiello is the commander of Air Force Research Laboratory. The…

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Lockheed Martin successfully mates NOAA GOES-R satellite modules

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin successfully mated together the large system and propulsion modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite at the companyís Space Systems facilities near Denver, Colo. A team of technicians and engineers at Lockheed Martin has successfully mated together the large system and propulsion modules of the first GOES-R series weather…

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NASA Mars spacecraft ready for Sept. 21 orbit insertion

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles.


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Veterans

VA increases mental health care workforce

Posted  April 22, 2012

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will add approximately 1,600 clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers – as well as nearly 300 support staff, to its existing mental health workforce of 20,590, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced April 19. The staff increase is part of an ongoing review of…

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Northrop Grumman supports Air Force Minuteman missile test launch

Posted  April 22, 2012

Northrop Grumman recently supported the successful reliability testing of the United States Air Force’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile weapons system. The Northrop Grumman led ICBM prime team includes Boeing, Lockheed Martin, ATK and more than 20 other subcontractors. The ICBM team is responsible for overall sustainment of the weapon system including development, production, deployment…

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Events

SAE International to hold power systems, avionics conferences

Posted  April 22, 2012

SAE International will hold its SAE 2012 Power Systems Conference Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at the Marriott Phoenix-Mesa in Mesa, Ariz. The conference will highlight technology in transition in military and commercial aerospace, and other military power system applications. This year’s conference will focus on Energy Optimized Aircraft, bringing avionics, systems and engines together in an…

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AEDC hosts Air Force International Affairs ‘outreach’ briefing for engineers

Posted  April 22, 2012

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – Maj. Zachary Owen, Secretary of the Air Force International Affairs office, recently presented a briefing on collaborative foreign research and development opportunities to Arnold Engineering Development…

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World

SAIC To establish cybersecurity research, development center In Australia

Posted  April 22, 2012

Science Applications International Corporation announced April 18 it has initiated plans to expand its current Australian operations to include a regional cybersecurity research and development center in Melbourne, Australia. The center will focus on R&D in new technologies and applications that mitigate risk, protect critical data and establish a comprehensive defense against cybersecurity attacks for…

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Northrop Grumman, Space Foundation to create Science Center at Space Foundation headquarters

Posted  April 22, 2012

Northrop Grumman is donating $375,000 to create a science center and teaching lab at the Space Foundation’s Colorado Springs, Colo., world headquarters. To be known as the Northrop Grumman Science Center, the facility will include a Science on a Sphereâ„¢ laboratory and a teaching facility that will be used for science, technology, engineering and mathematics…

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News Briefs April 22, 2012

Posted  April 22, 2012

Taiwan stages military exercises aimed at China Taiwanese troops have practiced overtaking Chinese commandos landing at their base in a simulated air attack during an annual military exercise. During the April 19 drill at Hsinchu Air Base near Taipei, the troops were acting under the cover of tanks and helicopters firing dummy rounds and non-lethal…

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CSAF discusses national security space at symposium

Posted  April 22, 2012

The Air Force chief of staff spoke to leaders from industry, academia and the government about the current state of national security space and the U.S. aerospace industrial base at the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 19. In his remarks, Gen. Norton Schwartz also recognized the efforts and accomplishments of the…

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Lockheed Martin F-35 carrier variant completes first formation flight

Posted  April 22, 2012

For the first time, two Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft launched together and conducted formation flying at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., April 18. The test aircraft, known as CF-1 and CF-2, were piloted…

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Panetta, Dempsey agree international accord needed on Syria

Posted  April 22, 2012

Syria is in the midst of a tense, fluid and dangerous time, and the U.S. military stands ready to do whatever mission the president and Congress assign to it, top Defense Department leaders told the House Armed Services Committee April 18. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the…

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