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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves soldiers' ability to put artillery on target.

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raider™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability.

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Critical NASA research returns to Earth aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m., EDT, May 21 with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

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Soldiers participate during Flags In at Arlington Cemetery

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.


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Air and missile defense radar sails through critical design review

Posted  May 15, 2015

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon have completed the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar critical design review. The outcome confirms Raytheon’s design and technologies as mature, producible and low risk; on track to meet all radar performance requirements, on schedule and within cost.  The CDR assessed all technical aspects of the program, from hardware specifications,…

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Two World War I soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

Posted  May 15, 2015

Courtesy photograph Sgt. William Henry Johnson, left, of the 369th Infantry Regiment, and Sgt. William Shemin, with the 4th Infantry Division, are to posthumously receive the Medal of Honor for valorous acts during World War I. President Barack Obama announced May 13 that he will award Medals of Honor to two World War I soldiers,…

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Lockheed Martin receives $174 million contract for ATACMS missile production

Posted  May 15, 2015

Lockheed Martin received a $174 million Foreign Military Sales contract for Army Tactical Missile System production for the U.S. Army and the United Arab Emirates.

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VA waives resident-rate requirements

Posted  May 15, 2015

In order to make it easier for veterans and their families to receive their GI Bill benefits where they choose, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has used his authority to waive the provisions of Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. This action will ensure all GI Bill® students are…

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Update: JSTARS Recap moves to next phase

Posted  May 15, 2015

A senior Department of Defense official signed a key acquisition memo May 7 that will allow the Joint STARS Recapitalization program office here to begin awarding contracts.

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Raytheon Company appoints VP, Treasury

Posted  May 15, 2015

Raytheon Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy announced today the appointment of Kevin G. DaSilva as vice president, Treasury, effective May 18, 2015, and subject to election by the Board of Directors at its next meeting. DaSilva, 51, will report to Toby O’Brien, chief financial officer for Raytheon.  He succeeds Richard Goglia, who retired from…

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2015 Homeless Count data provides hope for Valley’s homeless veterans

Posted  May 15, 2015

Data on homelessness in Los Angeles county released on May 11 confirmed what many local social service agencies and non-profit service providers already knew: the number of homeless in the Antelope Valley has increased dramatically, from 2,114 in 2013 to 2,818 in 2015, an increase of 33 percent. The sobering numbers do have a silver…

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Northrop Grumman appoints VP, E-2/C-2 Programs for Military Aircraft Systems

Posted  May 15, 2015

Northrop Grumman announced Jane Bishop has been appointed vice president, E-2/C-2 programs for the Military Aircraft Systems division of its Aerospace Systems sector. In her new role, Bishop will be responsible for the continuing development, production and delivery of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based airborne early warning and control aircraft. She will…

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Photonic laser thruster propels simulated spacecraft

Posted  May 15, 2015

TUSTIN, Calif. — Y.K. Bae Corporation announces their proprietary Photonic Laser Thruster has successfully accelerated a 450 gram (~1 lb.) spacecraft simulator with pure laser light for the first time in history. The project was funded by a Phase II grant of NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, which funds the most promising ideas for the next generation…

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Test flight confirms suitability of latest Raytheon AESA legacy Hornet upgrades

Posted  May 15, 2015

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the combat relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft for 15 to 20 years. Hornet fleets upgrading to the new APG-79V(X) radar will receive Super Hornet-like capabilities, including: * extended detection ranges * simultaneous air-to-air…

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