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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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AF consolidates three field operating agencies

Posted  June 4, 2012

Three San Antonio-based field operating agencies officially consolidated with the June 1 initial operational capability announcement, Air Force officials said June 4. The Air Force Personnel Center, Air Force Services Agency and Air Force Manpower Agency, FOAs under the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, are now the new Air…

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Boeing delivers Air Lease Corporation’s first Next-Generation 737-800

Posted  June 4, 2012

Boeing celebrated June 4 its first new airplane delivery to Air Lease Corporation from their order placed during the 2010 Farnborough Air Show. The Los Angeles-based leasing company took delivery of a...

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News Briefs June 4, 2012

Posted  June 4, 2012

Drone crash caused by loss of coolant An Air Force investigative report says a Predator drone crashed in Afghanistan in January because of a loss of engine coolant. The aircraft and one air-to-ground Hellfire missile were destroyed on impact just outside a fence at Kandahar Air Base. There were no injuries or property damage. The…

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Initiative could help improve ISR operators’ processes

Posted  June 4, 2012

The Electronic Systems Center Command and Control Constellation program recently held an operational demonstration in Bedford, Mass., to evaluate a new prototype capability to improve command and control of...

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Has ASW market lost its Cold War glamour on Wall Street?

Posted  June 4, 2012

According to Richard Sterk, Senior Analyst at Forecast International, hunting submarines “hasn’t been sexy since the end of the Cold War.” Sterk sees an irony in this perception because, as he states, “tracking non-nuclear-propelled submarines in coastal waters is many times more challenging than stalking a big, lumbering Soviet boomer.” Forecast International’s “The Market for…

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Boeing demonstrates SATCOM on the move between Australia, U.S.

Posted  June 4, 2012

Boeing has successfully demonstrated its SATCOM on the Move product on a live Ka-band satellite network. The company transmitted secure voice, video, and data from High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled...

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Space realities require new way of thinking, official says

Posted  June 4, 2012

The U.S. has fine-tuned its methods to promote responsible use of space and strengthen international partnerships, Ambassador Gregory L. Schulte, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, said during the 2012 Women in Aerospace Conference in Washington, D.C., June 1. In his keynote address at the conference, Schulte outlined the plan to protect…

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Vietnam opens sites to joint POW/MIA investigators

Posted  June 4, 2012

The Vietnamese government will open three areas to help resolve the fate of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War, DOD officials said in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4. Following a meeting at the Defense Ministry, Vietnamese Defense Minister Phoung Quang Thanh announced his government would allow American personnel to examine three areas once off…

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200th flight for the first F-35B

Posted  June 4, 2012

U.S. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Fred Schenk flies a mission May 10 in F-35B Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft BF-1. The mission expanded the aircraft's flight envelope in short takeoff and vertical landing mode...

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Boeing delivers final Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft to Australia

Posted  June 4, 2012

Boeing delivered the sixth and final Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force May 2. “I would like to congratulate Boeing in achieving another key milestone in the delivery of the Wedgetail capability. 2 Squadron now has a full complement of aircraft and additional capability that will enable Initial…

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