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Northrop Grumman begins MQ-8C Fire Scout flight tests in Mississippi

Northrop Grumman recently began flight tests for MQ-8C Fire Scout aircraft produced in Moss Point at the Trent Lott International Airport, a major milestone for the company and the region’s aerospace economy.

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Digital engineering strategy streamlines how defense systems are designed

While the 2018 National Defense Strategy directs reform as one of its key efforts, the Defense Department is undergoing considerable change in how it does business -- including how it improves the outcome of national defense systems.

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Boeing awarded $2.9 billion for fourth KC-46A tanker production lot

The U.S. Air Force Sept. 10 awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers.

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Northrop Grumman IAMD battle command system pairs with sensors, shooters for ‘live air’ test

The Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System successfully detected, tracked and simulated engagements of air targets during recent testing at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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Vets4Veterans hosts 9th Annual Car and Bike Show

A car and motorcycle show, a parade, food, and fun, the works. It's all in the program for this Sept. 16 with the 9th Annual Vets4Veterans Classic Car and Motorcycle Show hosted at Poncitlan Square in the Palmdale civic center complex.

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U.S. Navy awards Raytheon up to $104 million for long-range radar operations

Posted  April 27, 2016

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Supply Systems Command has awarded Raytheon up to $104 million to conduct operations and maintenance for the Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar program. ROTHR is a long-range surveillance radar used by the U.S. government in counter narco-terrorism operations. Raytheon designed and built ROTHR and will provide operations support, modernization and maintenance of the…

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Lockheed Martin upgrading system that manages virtually everything flown by U.S. military forces

Posted  October 19, 2015

Lockheed Martin is upgrading the battle command system that directs flying operations for all airborne assets of the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, including fighters, bombers, tankers, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters and cruise missiles. The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to update the Air Tasking Order Management System , which…

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NASA contract extends Lockheed Martin-built IRIS space observatory for deeper look at sun

Posted  September 19, 2016

Delivering the most detailed images of the sun's lower atmosphere ever recorded from space, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, built and operated by Lockheed Martin for NASA, has received more time to deliver groundbreaking space science.

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Around the Air Force: June 21

Posted  June 22, 2016

In this look around the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination for Air Force chief of staff, and the new Blended Retirement System gives Airmen more retirement options.

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Detroit

Posted  August 15, 2016

The Navy accepted delivery of future USS Detroit (LCS 7) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Aug. 12, 2016.

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