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SNC demos new radar sensor

SPARKS, Nev., June 25 (UPI) -- A prototype radar sensor use on an unmanned aerial vehicle has been successfully demonstrated for the second time for the U.S. Air Force.

Wildfire forces evacuation of homes near Yosemite National Park

MIDPINES, Calif., June 18 (UPI) -- A wildfire near the primary roadway leading to California's Yosemite National Park prompted the evacuation of at least 150 homes, officials said.

Beechcraft issues statement on LAS dispute

WICHITA, Kan., June 17 (UPI) -- The dust hasn't settled yet in the aerospace industry's battle over the U.S. Air Force's Light Air Support contract for supply trainer/combat aircraft to Afghanistan.

SNC completes counter-IED system deliveries

SPARKS, Nev., June 12 (UPI) -- Sierra Nevada Corp. has completed delivery of systems that counter radio-controlled improvised explosive devices to the U.S. Army.

First flight for Northrop's new UAV

PALMDALE, Calif., May 23 (UPI) -- A new high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle for U.S. Navy maritime surveillance has been flown for the first time by Northrop Grumman.

U.S. Air Force orders Beechcraft T-6 aircraft

WICHITA, Kan., May 14 (UPI) -- Beechcraft Defense Co. has received a $210 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce 35 T-6 training aircraft.

NASA Safety review for SNC's Dream Chaser

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- A comprehensive safety review of a commercial, human space flight services system for NASA has been completed.
NASA signs deal for Russia to ferry U.S. astronauts into space

NASA signs deal for Russia to ferry U.S. astronauts into space

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- NASA says it has entered into an agreement with Russia to ferry U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station aboard Russian Soyuz space capsules.

FLIR imaging system for Super Tucanos

PORTLAND, Ore., April 18 (UPI) -- FLIR Systems Inc.'s BRITE Star DP advanced imaging system is being integrated onto aircraft for Afghanistan under the U.S. Air Force LAS program.

Rockwell Collins benefits from LAS program

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 15 (UPI) -- Rockwell Collins reports it will supply navigation and communications gear for the U.S. Air Force Light Air Support program.

Space Shuttle substitute makes headway

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Former NASA astronaut Lee Archambault will work with aviation and aerospace manufacturer Sierra Nevada Corp. to pursue the company's goal of producing a feasible replacement for the Space Shuttle.

Embraer cuts ribbon for LAS facility

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 27 (UPI) -- Embraer of Brazil has officially opened an assembly facility in Florida for A-29 aircraft it is producing for the U.S. Air Force LAS program.

Beechcraft moves to stop LAS project work

WICHITA, Kan., March 22 (UPI) -- The Beechcraft Corp. is pressing ahead with attempts to win the U.S. Air Force's LAS contract, which has twice been given to Embraer of Brazil.

Air Force overrides Beechcraft LAS protest

WICHITA, Kan., March 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has apparently rejected Beechcraft's latest protest of the LAS program award and is sticking with Brazil's Embraer.
U.S. Army receives mobile ATC system

U.S. Army receives mobile ATC system

SPARKS, Nev., March 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has received its first low-rate initial production air traffic control mobile tower system from the Sierra Nevada Corp.

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Weather hints at a better U.S. crop season

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. weather patterns have indicated a more promising growing season in the Midwest and Northeast this year than in 2012, AccuWeather meteorologists said.

SNC, Embraer weigh in on Air Force award

SPARKS, Nev., March 12 (UPI) -- The flap over the U.S. Air Force choosing for a second time a Brazilian aircraft for its Light Air Support program appears unlikely to be resolved anytime soon.

Beechcraft fights defense Embraer contract

WICHITA, Kan., March 8 (UPI) -- Beechcraft Corp. is protesting a light air support aircraft contract given to Embraer of Brazil and the Sierra Nevada Corp. by the U.S. Air Force.

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Lion kills worker at California sanctuary

DUNLAP, Calif., March 6 (UPI) -- An African lion that killed an employee at a California refuge for large cats was shot by sheriff's deputies, police said.

African, Asian dust affects Calif. weather

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- Dust from African and Asian deserts can have an impact on California's water supply by increasing rain and snowfall, researchers say.

Petroglyphs stolen in Calif. are recovered

BISHOP, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Petroglyph panels stolen from a California rock art site sacred to Paiute-Shoshone Indians have been recovered by federal investigators, officials said.

Raytheon talks disposable satellites

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Raytheon is touting the small, air-launched "disposable" satellites it is building for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Companies prepare commercial spacecraft

Companies prepare commercial spacecraft

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- NASA says three commercial companies now are engaged in activities to confirm commercial spacecraft are safe to carry crews to the International Space Station.
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