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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

The Navy's Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Md.

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9th-generation GPS satellite blasts off from ‘The Cape’

The 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's ninth Block IIF-9 navigation satellite for the GPS March 25, 2015, from Launch Complex 37 here.

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NASA asteroid hunter spacecraft data available to public

Millions of images of celestial objects, including asteroids, observed by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft now are available online to the public.

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NASA’s Hubble, Chandra find clues that may help identify dark matter

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with itself less than previously thought.


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Veterans

VA establishes MyVA advisory committee

Posted  March 16, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced March 13 the establishment of the MyVA Advisory Committee. The committee brings together skilled experts from the private, non-profit and government sectors to assist in reorienting the Department to better meet the needs of Veterans. This committee is charged with advising the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with a focus…

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Defense

E-2D Hawkeye maiden deployment

Posted  March 16, 2015

The Tigertails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 bring a new capability to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as their new aircraft replaces the aging E-2C Hawkeye. This is the first time E-2D Hawkeyes will serve as the primary early-warning aircraft aboard a deployed aircraft carrier. “VAW-125 is our…

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Business

Boeing recognized for successful small business mentorship

Posted  March 16, 2015

Boeing and Huntsville, Ala.,-based Victory Solutions Inc. are among 14 pair of contractor-supplier partners selected by the U.S. Department of Defense for the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award. The honor, named for former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn and former Defense Secretary William Perry, recognizes companies who mentor small businesses, sharing expertise that enables them to grow by…

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Headlines March 13, 2015

Posted  March 13, 2015

News: All but two bodies recovered from U.S. military helicopter crash – Search teams March 12 found the wreckage of a crashed Army Black Hawk helicopter and recovered all but two of the bodies of servicemen killed in the March 10 accident off the coast of Florida.   Business: UTC boss: Sikorsky no longer a good…

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News Briefs March 13, 2015

Posted  March 13, 2015

U.S. urges Vietnam to stop Russia refueling at base The U.S. is urging Vietnam to stop letting Russia refuel military planes at a key Vietnamese base, saying it could raise tensions in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. officials have voiced concern in recent months over increased Russian air patrols around Japan and South Korea and as…

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Business

Boeing delivers 50th airplane to EL AL

Posted  March 13, 2015

Boeing and EL AL, the Israeli flag-carrier, celebrated a major milestone March 12 with the delivery of the airline’s 50th airplane purchased from Boeing – a Next-Generation 737-900ER. The delivery is the fifth 737-900ER for the airline following an order placed for eight between 2011 and 2013. Since taking delivery in 1961 of its first…

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Space

Space station crew returns to Earth, lands safely in Kazakhstan

Posted  March 13, 2015

Three crew members returned to Earth March 11 after a 167-day mission on the International Space Station that included hundreds of scientific experiments and several spacewalks to prepare the orbiting laboratory for future arrivals by U.S. commercial crew spacecraft.

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Business

First-ever Italian F-35a ‘rolls out’ of Cameri production facility

Posted  March 13, 2015

History was achieved March 12 when the first Italian F-35A Lightning II rolled out of the Cameri Final Assembly and Check Out facility, marking the first F-35A assembled internationally and the first of eight aircraft currently being assembled.

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Defense

Air Force releases investigation results on F-15D accident

Posted  March 13, 2015

U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa officials have released the results of the accident investigation into the Oct. 8, 2014, crash of a F-15D Eagle near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England. At the conclusion of the accident investigation, the board president, Col. Russell D. Driggers, found clear and convincing evidence that the mishap was…

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NASA spacecraft in Earth’s orbit, preparing to study magnetic reconnection

Posted  March 13, 2015

Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m., EDT, March 12, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection.

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