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Richard Branson welcomes astronauts home from Virgin Galactic’s first spaceflight

History was made and a long-anticipated dream realized in Mojave, Calif., Dec. 13 as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, landed from her maiden spaceflight to cheers from Sir Richard Branson and the teams from Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company.

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DOD Scaling Up Effort to Develop Hypersonics

The Defense Department is looking to step up its development of hypersonic weapons -- missiles that travel more than five times faster than the speed of sound -- DOD leaders said at the National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored "Hypersonics Senior Executive Series" in Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2018.

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Dec. 16 marks anniversary of Vandenberg’s first nuclear-capable launch

On Nov. 6, an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., down the Western Test Range over the Pacific Ocean.

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Northrop Grumman successfully tests Orion spacecraft’s launch abort motor

Northrop Grumman along with NASA and Lockheed Martin successfully performed a ground firing test of the abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Promontory, Utah.

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Exoskeleton event brings teams together to advance exoskeleton technology

Several key organizations recently came together to advance exoskeleton technology for the Soldier during an intensive three-day Operations and Maneuver and Technology Interchange meeting.

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U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K helicopter completes first external load test

Posted  April 20, 2016

Sikorsky photograph A CH-53K King Stallion conducts its first hover with a 12,0000-pound load Apr. 19, 2016, at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. A CH-53K King Stallion, the U.S. Marine Corps’ newest helicopter, completed its first external load flight test Apr. 19 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center…

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News Briefs – July 3, 2017

Posted  July 3, 2017

U.S., Philippine navies patrol troubled waters in Philippines U.S. and Philippine navy ships have patrolled waters in the southern Philippines, where kidnappings by ransom-seeking Abu Sayyaf militants have sparked a regional security alarm. U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Arlo Abrahamson says a Navy combat ship, the USS Coronado, and the Philippine navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz…

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Dugway tests system for easier UAS transit

Posted  May 11, 2016

A radar-based system tested at Dugway will soon allow military operators of unmanned aerial vehicles to fly within the National Airspace System to help maintain their skills.

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Three San Diego-based destroyers relocating to Washington

Posted  September 30, 2015

Navy photograph by PO2 Jacob Estes The guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) is underway off the coast of Southern California. The U.S. Navy announced the homeport change of three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers Sept. 30. USS Gridley(DDG 101), USS Sampson(DDG 102), and USS Kidd(DDG 100) will relocate from San Diego to Naval Station Everett,…

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News Briefs – July 27, 2018

Posted  July 27, 2018

Proposal would shift F-16 unit to Air Guard base in Tucson The U.S. Air Force wants to move an F-16 fighter squadron that trains Taiwanese pilots from one base in Arizona to another. The Air Force said it is proposing that the 21st Fighter squadron with its 14 jets and 191 personnel be moved from…

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