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Celebrate with NASA as agency commemorates Hubble’s 25th anniversary

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is turning 25 this year. The observatory has transformed our understanding of our solar system and beyond, and helped us find our place among the stars. NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary with a variety of events highlighting its groundbreaking achievements and scientific contributions with activities running April…

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders receive Congressional Gold Medal

Leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate presented the Congressional Gold Medal to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders April 15 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center Emancipation Hall.

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F-35 program on right track, director says

Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15, 2015. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came…

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Raytheon to test new multi-mode seeker for Tomahawk cruise missile

Using company-funded independent research and development investment, Raytheon is preparing for a multi-mode seeker test designed for a Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile.

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Army plans intelligence system to be lighter weight, easier to use

Future versions of the Distributed Common Ground System - Army, or DCGS-A, will be less complex and easier to use, Army leaders told lawmakers.


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Ready, set, retrograde

Posted  April 8, 2015

As the United States seeks to lessen its footprint at locations across Southwest Asia, the word retrograde has been on the lips of Department of Defense decision-makers for months.

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NASA joins forces to put satellite eyes on threat to U.S. freshwater

Posted  April 8, 2015

USGS/NASA Earth Observatory Toxic algal blooms like this one in Lake Erie in 2011 can cause human and animal health risks, fish kills, and degrade drinking water supplies. NASA has joined forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Geological Survey to transform satellite data designed to probe ocean…

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America successfully completes contractor trials

Posted  April 8, 2015

Navy photograph by PO2 Jonathan A. Colon The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) is underway off the coast of San Diego preparing for final contract trials. America is the first ship of its class and is optimized for Marine Corps aviation. The Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), completed final…

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U.S. Navy kicks off naval engagement activities with Vietnam

Posted  April 8, 2015

The U.S. Navy began the sixth annual Naval Engagement Activity with the Vietnam People's Navy April 6, as both nations celebrate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2015.

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Northrop appoints VP operations, command, control division

Posted  April 8, 2015

Northrop Grumman annouced it has appointed Christina (Chris) Williams, vice president, operations, for its Command and Control division within the company’s Information Systems sector, effective immediately. Williams will report directly to Sam Abbate, vice president and general manager, Command and Control division, and will have executive responsibility for the division’s business operations including operations optimization,…

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Raytheon completes Mississippi factory expansion

Posted  April 8, 2015

Raytheon completed a 20,000-square foot addition to its factory in Forest, Miss., already one of the biggest in the state. The extra room will allow the company to support anticipated growth in airborne radar and electronic warfare systems. “Raytheon has been part of this community’s fiber for more than three decades,” Fred Darlington, a vice…

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Gen 3 HEL completes beam quality evaluation

Posted  April 8, 2015

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced April 8 that an independent measurement team contracted by the U.S. Government has completed beam quality and power measurements of GA-ASIís Gen 3 High Energy Laser System using the Joint Technology Office Government Diagnostic System. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and…

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Headlines April 6, 2015

Posted  April 6, 2015

News: The Pentagon’s $10-billion bet gone bad – Trying to fashion a shield against a sneak missile attack, military planners gambled on costly projects that flopped, leaving a hole in U.S. homeland defense.   Business: U.S. says would back India buying U.S. aircraft carrier technology – The U.S. government would support selling General Atomics’ electromagnetic launching system…

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News Briefs April 6, 2015

Posted  April 6, 2015

Korean War soldier’s remains to be returned to Richmond The remains of a soldier who had been missing since the Korean War are being returned to Richmond, Va. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the remains of Army Cpl. Lindsey C. Lockett are scheduled to be flown to Richmond April 9. The Department of Defense POW/MIA…

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Army accepts 100th Apache ‘Echo’ model

Posted  April 6, 2015

Army photograph by Capt. Jesse Paulsboe Soldiers, from the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., became the first in the Army to field the latest version of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, Feb. 21, 2013. In late March, the Army accepted delivery of the 100th AH-64E Apache helicopter. The “Echo” model is…

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