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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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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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NASA’s Spitzer find evidence for an explanet smaller than Earth

Posted  July 18, 2012

Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have detected what they believe is a planet two-thirds the size of Earth. The exoplanet candidate, called UCF-1.01, is located a mere 33 light-years away, making it possibly the nearest world to our solar system that is smaller than our home planet. Exoplanets circle stars beyond our sun. Only…

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Sequestration threatens fiscal 2013 funds, official says

Posted  July 18, 2012

While current Defense Department contracts funded with fiscal year 2012 dollars remain unaffected by sequestration, the looming threat of the budget-cutting maneuver means funding for all DOD contracts in fiscal year 2013 is at risk of being cut, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters today. Little responded to questions about the fate of DOD…

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Air Force’s national museum to receive NASA’s Crew Compartment Trainer

Posted  July 18, 2012

After many months of intensive planning, the first steps have been put in motion to move NASA’s first Shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer from...

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