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Virtual battlefield represents future of training

A four-man team of Soldiers sits in a nondescript building on Fort Belvoir, Va., each at his own desk, surrounded by three monitors that provide them individual, 3D views of an abandoned city.

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Northrop Grumman showcases vehicle active protection system for U.S. Army

Northrop Grumman demonstrated advanced Vehicle Active Protection System technologies against Anti-Tank Guided Munitions during the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center sponsored Soft-kill Rodeo in Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 5-31.

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Dragon back on earth as crew revs up ISS science

NASA photograph International Space Station Configuration. Four spaceships are parked at the space station including the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply ship and Russia’s Progress 70 and 71 resupply ships and the Soyuz MS-11 crew ship all from Roscosmos. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is back on Earth after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean Jan….

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Community thanks Congressman Knight for his service

With a few tears, as well as a lot of laughs and hugs, friends and community members packed a large meeting room at the Embassy Suites Palmdale to say thank you to outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Knight and his wife, Lily, for generously serving the community for over 30 years.

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U.S. Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft

On Jan. 10, the U.S. Air Force has accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, setting the stage for the aircraft’s delivery to McConnell Air Force Base, in Wichita, Kansas, in the coming weeks.


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Defense

Innovation in tight spaces

Posted  January 7, 2019

As Hurricane Michael churned toward the Emerald Coast of Florida, F-35A Lightning IIs from the 33rd Fighter Wing based at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., here evacuated to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to avoid the storm’s path and potential catastrophic damage.

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MQ-1B accident investigation report released

Posted  January 7, 2019

An MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft crashed Sept. 4, 2017, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility while forward-deployed and participating in a combat support mission. At the time of the mishap, the aircraft was being operated by an aircrew from the 432d Air Expeditionary Wing, Creech Air Force Base, Nev. According to an…

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Northrop Grumman receives $3.6 billion IDIQ contract for infrared countermeasures systems

Posted  January 7, 2019

Northrop Grumman has received a $3.6 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity award for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure systems and support from the U.S. Air Force. Under the IDIQ, the Air Force may issue task or delivery order awards up to the ceiling amount specified in the contract.

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Headlines – January 4, 2019

Posted  January 5, 2019

News Chinese spacecraft becomes first ever to touch down on dark side of the moon – A Chinese spacecraft has made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon as it transmitted a never-before-seen image of the unexplored surface. Lunar explorer Chang’e-4 touched down at 10.26am local time, state media reported, and took…

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News Briefs – January 4, 2019

Posted  January 5, 2019

Pakistan army says it shot down India drone over Kashmir Pakistan’s military says it has shot down a second Indian spy drone in two days flying in Pakistani airspace over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. In a statement, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor says Pakistani troops downed the drone Jan. 2 along the…

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