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USS Roosevelt marks 200,000 trap

Navy photograph An F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Capt. Daniel Grieco, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Benjamin Hewlett, deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, completes the 200,000 arrested landing aboard Theodore Roosevelt. Capt. Daniel C. Grieco, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt…

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USS California returns from maiden deployment

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, from its maiden deployment Jan. 24.

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Army proves new watercraft capabilities

The Army established a new proven watercraft capability on White Beach Naval Base, Okinawa, Jan. 20-22, that can improve efficiency and save time in future sea operations.

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft captures best-ever view of dwarf planet

Zoomed out – PIA19173 Ceres appears sharper than ever at 43 pixels across, a higher resolution than images of Ceres taken by the NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2003 and 2004. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles from Ceres Jan….

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Improved Army system, training to increase vigilance

Soldiers of an Army research center have worked to improve training for fellow soldiers on a quick-reaction intelligence capability that better supports the system in the field and potentially reduces reliance on reach-back and in-field contractor support.


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Army researchers gather to discuss aviation initiatives

Posted  January 16, 2015

Army researchers and engineers are gathering at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Jan. 14-16, to discuss research initiatives and focus on closing technology gaps on futuristic aviation-sustainment concepts that could forever change Army aviation – from air-vehicle design to usage and maintenance and real-time mission planning. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has partnered with the…

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Northrop Grumman names VP, general manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies

Posted  January 16, 2015

Northrop Grumman has named Thomas H. Jones, vice president and general manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies, for the company’s Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately.     In this new position, Jones will have executive responsibility for all AC&T strategic planning, activities and operations, including advanced architectures and advanced technologies. He will also oversee the shaping of…

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VA announces appointment of new members to advisory council

Posted  January 16, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing the appointment of new members to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses. VA will appoint Stephen L. Hauser, MD as committee chair for a term through September, 2016. Hauser is the Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the…

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Headlines January 14, 2015

Posted  January 14, 2015

Business Raytheon working on Tomahawk with active seeker More than 2,000 Tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired at live targets since 1991. In every case, the missile has been aimed at a fixed, non-moving target. Air Force wants to improve DCGS imagery The Air Force Distributed Common Ground System is retiring its current systems of…

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News Briefs January 14, 2015

Posted  January 14, 2015

Navy looks to private contractors for more sub maintenance With U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the Navy is turning to private companies to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels. The commander of the Navy’s submarine force, Vice Adm. Michael Connor, says routine overhauls that once took…

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Boeing names new Commercial Airplane Program, Site leaders

Posted  January 14, 2015

Boeing announced Jan. 13 a number of leadership changes to the 737 and 767 commercial airplane programs, as well as the Renton, Wash., and North Charleston, S.C., sites. Beverly Wyse is named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. Scott Campbell replaces Wyse as vice president and general manager of the 737 program…

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National Training Center prepares Soldiers for battlefield

Posted  January 14, 2015

At the National Training Center, or NTC, asymmetric training often takes center stage.

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Single Predator B amasses 20,000 flight hours

Posted  January 14, 2015

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Jan. 12 that a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, signifying the highest flight time of any Predator B. The milestone was achieved while performing a 17-hour combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on Dec. 23. GA-ASI…

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Kratos awarded contract for MBRAT VIE Chinook avionics training systems

Posted  January 14, 2015

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced Jan. 12 that the U.S. Army has purchased two of Kratos’ Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainer Virtual Immersive Environment training systems with the CH-47F Chinook Avionics configuration. The order is valued at approximately $1.4 million, including life cycle support services for the next four years. The work will…

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From research to railgun: Revolutionary weapon at Future Force EXPO

Posted  January 14, 2015

Navy photograph by PO2 Kristopher Kirsop One of the two electromagnetic railgun prototypes on display aboard the joint high speed vessel USS Millinocket (JHSV 3) in port at Naval Base San Diego. The railguns are being displayed in San Diego as part of the Electromagnetic Launch Symposium, which brought together representatives from the U.S. and…

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