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Prowler retires following 45 years of naval service

Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet, hosted a three-day Sunset Celebration commemorating the retirement of the Navy EA-6B Prowler, June 25-27.

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Northrop, Navy celebrate legacy of EA-6B Prowler

The U.S. Navy's venerable EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman, has been a fixture at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., and in the nation's carrier-based strike forces since 1971.

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NORTHERN EDGE provides environment for testing new capabilities

With 18 experiments and initiatives undergoing field testing in Alaskan training ranges throughout Exercise Northern Edge 15, no other venue is as well suited for high-end operational testing.

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Defense

Ogden ALC completes test flight after F-35B STOVL mods

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Utah completed an F-35B functional check flight here June 18, 2015, after the first depot-level modifications were completed on two F-35B STOVLs for the Marine Corps.

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Fourth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS secure comm satellite shipped

Delivered by the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin, the fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, yesterday prior to its expected August launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.


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Students selected to attend military academies

Posted  June 18, 2015

Eighteen students consider themselves very fortunate to be selected by the U.S. Congressional Knight Military Academy Selection Committee and will soon pursue a four-year education and become military officers.

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Headlines June 15, 2015

Posted  June 15, 2015

News: Arlington burial approved for Guardsman killed in crash – Army Secretary John McHugh has approved an exception to policy that will allow a Louisiana Guard soldier killed in a March 10 helicopter crash to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, officials announced June 12.   Business: Bomber contract loser won’t lack work, Air Force’s…

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News Briefs June 15, 2015

Posted  June 15, 2015

Minister: U.S. weighing placement of army equipment in Poland Poland’s Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak says the U.S. will “soon” take a decision to place heavy army equipment in warehouses in Poland for decades to come. Poland believes its security is threatened by Russia’s hostile actions in eastern Ukraine and is seeking permanent U.S. and NATO…

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Boeing, Garuda Indonesia announce airline’s intent to purchase 30 787-9s, up to 30 737 MAX 8s

Posted  June 15, 2015

Boeing and Garuda Indonesia announced June 15 the airline’s intent to purchase 30 787-9 Dreamliners, as well as up to 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes. Boeing will work with Garuda Indonesia to finalize the order, at which time it will be posted to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.   “The agreement is part of Garuda Indonesia’s…

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Army planning more combined operations with British Army

Posted  June 15, 2015

Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division and the British Army conducted the largest multi-national airborne training exercise Fort Bragg, N.C., has seen in a decade and more integrated operations are planned for the future.

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Boeing, Qatar confirm purchase of four C-17s

Posted  June 15, 2015

Boeing and the government of Qatar recently signed an agreement for the purchase of four more C-17 Globemaster III airlifters. These aircraft will join the Qatar Armed Forces’ existing fleet of four and help meet their ongoing airlift requirements. “We are very pleased with the C-17s from Boeing and look forward to doubling our fleet…

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NASA issues RRP for new class of launch services

Posted  June 15, 2015

NASA’s Launch Services Program has issued a Request for Proposal for new commercial Venture Class Launch Services for small satellites, often called CubeSats or nanosatellites, and experiments on science missions using a class of rockets smaller than any currently available to the agency. NASA plans to award one or more firm fixed-price VCLS contracts to…

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Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine performs first engine start, ground run in first F-35 assembled outside U.S.

Posted  June 15, 2015

Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II, successfully completed its first engine start and ground run in the first F-35 assembled outside of the United States. The event occurred June 2 at the Italian F-35 Final Assembly Check-Out facility in Cameri, Italy, supported by the joint team of Pratt and Whitney, Lockheed…

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Boeing to build third all-electric propulsion satellite for ABS

Posted  June 15, 2015

Boeing YSE: BA] is on contract to build ABS-8, the third all-electric propulsion 702SP (small platform) satellite for ABS, a commercial satellite provider based in Bermuda and Hong Kong. This satellite will expand broadcast and enterprise services to Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Russia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. “The procurement of ABS-8 shows…

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UTC announces intention to exit helicopter business

Posted  June 15, 2015

United Technologies Corp. announced June 15 that it will pursue the separation of the Sikorsky Aircraft business from United Technologies, subject to final board approval. This announcement follows a review of strategic alternatives for Sikorsky announced earlier this year.  A decision on whether Sikorsky will be spun off or sold is expected by the end…

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