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NASA, ULA launch Parker Solar Probe on historic journey to touch sun

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Aug. 12 to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission.

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Army, Air Force team on sensor to shooter prototype for multi-domain battle

In a high-intensity conflict against a sophisticated adversary, the speed and accuracy of long-range fires could be the difference between advance and retreat.

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Space Force to become sixth branch of armed forces

The Defense Department will establish a sixth branch of the armed forces, the U.S. Department of the Space Force, by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence announced Aug. 9.

Navy photograph by Ed Whitman Defense

NRL’s sun imaging telescopes fly on NASA Parker solar probe

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s unique expertise in sun-viewing telescopes will be an integral part of the historic NASA Parker Solar Probe mission scheduled to launch Aug. 11 to better understand how the Sun affects our solar system. 

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Northrop Grumman opens new facility bringing innovation, jobs to Oxnard, Calif.

Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, joined Northrop Grumman executives and local officials Aug. 10 for the formal opening of Astro Aerospace’s new facility in Oxnard, Calif.

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Space & Technology

Boeing WGS-8 satellite nearly doubles bandwidth for military users

Posted  December 9, 2016

Boeing’s eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload.

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Raytheon in final phase of GPS OCX software build

Posted  March 21, 2018

Raytheon’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, is in its final software development phase. This phase focuses on increasing automation and building controls for both L1C, a civilian GPS signal aimed at increasing international access, and M-code, a military GPS signal with better anti-jam capability. Once complete, the team will begin integration…

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U.S. Navy awards Lockheed Martin $26 million contract for ELGTR

Posted  August 7, 2017

Lockheed Martin has received a $26.5 million contract award from the U.S. Navy to produce Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR). The contract includes a base year order with options for four additional years. Under the contract, which extends ELGTR production into late 2019, Lockheed Martin will deliver ELGTRs and refurbish reusable shipping containers. Execution…

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GA-ASI conducts first flight of Avenger Extended Range

Posted  November 14, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Nov. 10 the successful first flight of its new Avenger® Extended Range aircraft, an extended range version of its multi-mission jet-powered Predator® C Avenger which has accumulated more than 13,000 flight hours to date.

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 25

Posted  August 28, 2017

On this look Around the Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile contracts are awarded to Boeing and Northrop Grumman, Sailors receive Aerospace Ground Equipment training, and a look at Desert Defender Combat Readiness training.

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