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Storm fails to quench liftoff of secret reconnaissance satellite

The fiery launch of an Atlas V (541), among the most powerful of the venerable Atlas family, briefly dispelled the gloom over Californiaís Central Coast on the evening of Dec. 12. A team of personnel from United Launch Alliance and the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base completed the countdown sequence at 7:19…

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Navy demonstrates unmanned helicopter operations aboard Coast Guard cutter

http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1412/DOD_102145893/DOD_102145893-512×288-442k.mp4 Coast Guard photograph An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAS is tested off the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center has been testing UAS platforms consistently for the last three years. The U.S. Navy completed an MQ-8B Fire Scout demonstration aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter…

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GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the worldís most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Forceís next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System. Successful completion of Exercise 4 on…

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NASA analysis: 11 trillion gallons to replenish California drought losses

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

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Governor Brown’s Military Council visits Aerospace Valley

Members of the Governor’s Military Council visited Edwards Air Force Base and Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, to learn a little more about the Antelope Valley’s defense industry and to get a closer look at some of America’s leading aerospace companies.


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World

News Briefs June 6, 2012

Posted  June 6, 2012

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,870 As of June 5, 2012, at least 1,870 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,554 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Defense

Handhelds connect soldiers at Army network exercise

Posted  June 6, 2012

As he maneuvered his squad across the desert, securing objectives in villages along the way, SSgt. Jesus Vasquez tracked his squad’s movements not with a note pad or map, but with an Army-issued handheld device.

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Business

Nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship delivered two months early

Posted  June 6, 2012

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team delivered the nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship, Fort Worth, to the U.S. Navy two months ahead of schedule.

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Defense

2012 DOD Maintenance Symposium set for Nov. 13-16

Posted  June 6, 2012

The 2012 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition, which is administered by SAE International, is set for Nov. 13-16 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. The mission of the 2012 DOD Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition is to create an environment that enables attendees to share relevant information, identify critical issues,…

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Warriors of yesterday, today commemorate D-Day together

Posted  June 6, 2012

When Eugene Cook jumped into Normandy during the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, he landed several miles from his intended drop zone. Alone in the dark French countryside, the young 101st Airborne...

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Space

Sierra Nevada completes Dream Chaser preliminary design review

Posted  June 6, 2012

Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems has successfully completed a preliminary design review of the design, architecture and performance of its Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle. This marks a new milestone in the company’s effort to develop transportation for astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station. SNC is one of several companies working…

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Northrop Grumman hosts student engineering competition for annual WORTHY Mentoring Program

Posted  June 6, 2012

Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility recently sponsored a student competition focused on engineering to…

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World

NATO strikes overland transport deals

Posted  June 5, 2012

NATO has concluded agreements with Central Asian nations allowing it to evacuate vehicles and other military equipment from Afghanistan and completely bypass Pakistan, which once provided the main supply route for coalition forces. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said June 4 that Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan had agreed to allow the reverse transport of alliance equipment….

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U.S., British service members honor French village for D-Day support

Posted  June 5, 2012

Air Force reservists and other U.S. and allied military members paid their respects to the people of this small French village June 1 as part of a number of ceremonies recognizing the 68th anniversary of the...

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Business

Boeing, Raytheon, Harris to pursue GPS control segment sustainment contract

Posted  June 5, 2012

Boeing is leading a U.S. industry team that includes Raytheon and Harris Corporation to pursue future development and sustainment work on the Air Force GPS Control Segment Sustainment contract. The control segment is the ground hardware and software that controls the space vehicles and their payloads. The GCSS contract will extend the current GPS Operational…

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