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Army to launch cruise missile-detecting aerostat at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Sometime early next week, the Army expects to launch the first of two tethered aerostats from a ground base at White Marsh, Md., just north of Baltimore.

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AF delivers Iraqi F-16s for training in US

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jordan Castelan Iraqi air force captain Hama conducts preflight inspections while inside a new to service Iraqi F-16 Fighting Falcon Dec. 17, 2014, located at the nearby Tucson International Airport, Ariz. Hama was part of the first class of Iraqi students training with the 162nd Wing to further enhance interoperability…

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Derek VanHorn Defense

Short-notice: A new way to exercise

When 1st Lt. Matt Lavigne's phone rang late Dec. 10, he knew it was time to scramble into action.

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Japan, Australia to provide F-35 maintenance sites in Pacific region

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe An F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter carrier variant prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 6, 2014. Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific…

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NASA’s Kepler reborn, makes first exoplanet find of new mission

Image courtesy of NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle The artistic concept shows NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft operating in a new mission profile called K2. Using publicly available data, astronomers have confirmed K2’s first exoplanet discovery proving Kepler can still find planets. NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exoplanet found using…


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Northrop Grumman completes delivery of fourth AEHF protected comm payload

Posted  December 8, 2014

The steady production of the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency protected military communications satellite continues on track with Northrop Grumman’s delivery of the fourth payload to AEHF prime contractor Lockheed Martin 4 1/2 months early. The payload’s phased array, nulling and advanced v-band crosslink antennas were integrated and tested with the payload module that Northrop…

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Indian Navy selects Sikorsky’s Seahawk for multi-role helo requirement

Posted  December 8, 2014

India’s Navy has selected Sikorsky Aircraft Corp to fulfill the service’s Multi-Role Helicopter requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, among other maritime roles. Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 S-70B SeahawkÆ helicopters, with an option for eight additional aircraft, along with a complete logistics support and training program.† “India’s selection of the S-70B helicopter…

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Northrop Grumman elects corporate VP, CFO

Posted  December 8, 2014

Northrop Grumman announced Dec. 8 that its board of directors has elected Kenneth L. Bedingfield, corporate vice president and chief financial officer, effective after the company files its 2014 annual report. Bedingfield will succeed James F. Palmer, who has announced his intention to retire in 2015. In his new role, Bedingfield will be responsible for…

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Lockheed Martin names senior VP, Washington operations

Posted  December 8, 2014

Lockheed Martin has appointed Robert Rangel, 55, to senior vice president for Washington Operations and a corporate officer effective Jan. 1, 2015. Rangel succeeds Greg Dahlberg, 63, who has been named senior vice president for Strategic Enterprise Initiatives and will retire in August 2015. In his new role, Rangel will be responsible for leading the…

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NASA’s Curiosity rover finds clues to how water helped shape Martian landscape

Posted  December 8, 2014

NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS illustration This illustration depicts a lake of water partially filling Mars’ Gale Crater, receiving runoff from snow melting on the crater’s northern rim. Observations by NASA’s Curiosity Rover indicate Mars’ Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years. This interpretation of Curiosity’s finds…

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Remaining USS Arizona survivors hold ‘final toast’ to shipmates

Posted  December 8, 2014

On the afternoon of Dec. 7, four of the nine remaining USS Arizona survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack - John Anderson, Lauren Bruner, Louis Conter and Donald Stratton - arrived to USS Arizona Memorial for their final reunion.

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War fighters reap benefits as critical upgrades continue

Posted  December 8, 2014

Courtesy photograph Workers at Tinker AFB, Okla., install critical 40/45 upgrades to E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft during programmed depot maintenance. The AWACS 40/45 program office, headquartered at Hanscom AFB, Mass., is the lead for delivering, and potentially accelerating, the upgrades. The Airborne Warning and Control System 40/45 program office is delivering, and…

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Boeing Business Jets names Longridge to lead VIP jet sales

Posted  December 8, 2014

Boeing Dec. 8 named David Longridge as president of Boeing Business Jets. Longridge will lead a team of people responsible for the sales, support and operations of Boeing commercial products in VIP, government and military service. ìIím very pleased to have a strong leader like David to the lead the BBJ team,î said John Wojick,…

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Headlines December 5, 2014

Posted  December 5, 2014

News: NASA’s Orion blasts off in historic test flight – The towering rocket carrying NASA’s new Orion spacecraft blasted off just after sunrise Dec. 5 in an historic test flight designed to ultimately bring humans to Mars. U.S. House sends massive Pentagon policy bill to Senate – The U.S. House Dec. 4 easily passed a massive Pentagon…

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News Briefs December 5, 2014

Posted  December 5, 2014

Navy Blue Angel slides off runway in Maine A jet from the Navy’s elite Blue Angels flight demonstration team has skidded off a runway in Maine. No injuries are reported. An official at the former base where the fighter was landing to promote an air show says the F/A-18 Hornet slid off the end of…

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