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General Dynamics Completes Successful Critical Design Review for Knifefish Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

Posted April 12, 2013 by PR Newswire

FAIRFAX, Va., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has successfully completed the critical design review for Knifefish, the surface-mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle (SMCM UUV), one month ahead of schedule. The General Dynamics team will now begin the development of the system hardware and software to integrate the approved design via…

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Imaging data needs drive $17 billion remote sensing satellite market

Posted May 25, 2012 by Staff

In a new study, “The Market for Civil & Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites,” Forecast International projects that the worldwide civil and commercial remote sensing satellite market will be worth $17 billion over the 2012-2021 timeframe. Over that period, some 108 remote sensing satellites will be produced. Demand for remote sensing satellite data continues to increase….

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Army scientists scout energy solutions for the battlefield

Posted April 26, 2013 by Joyce P. Brayboy

What if scientists and engineers could scavenge energy for warfighters, like bottom feeders scavenge in the ocean? The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, along with the Army science and technology community, is pursuing novel technology aspects of the Army’s Operational Energy Strategy. Energy Scavenging is just one way ARL experts are getting more from…

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Boeing, Raytheon, Harris to pursue GPS control segment sustainment contract

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff

Boeing is leading a U.S. industry team that includes Raytheon and Harris Corporation to pursue future development and sustainment work on the Air Force GPS Control Segment Sustainment contract. The control segment is the ground hardware and software that controls the space vehicles and their payloads. The GCSS contract will extend the current GPS Operational…

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Seal Beach opens new energy efficient training building

Posted June 22, 2012 by By PO1 Eli Medellin

Base and Marine Corps staff celebrated the grand opening of a new energy efficient office and training building aboard Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., June 14. The new building is designed to be certified to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards through the use of sustainable materials, incorporating energy and water efficiency, on-site…

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NASA’s car-sized rover nears daring landing on Mars

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

NASA’s most advanced planetary rover is on a precise course for an early August landing beside a Martian mountain to begin two years of unprecedented scientific detective work. However, getting the Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars will not be easy. “The Curiosity landing is the hardest NASA mission ever attempted in the history…

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Sierra Nevada Corporation successfully completes Dream Chaser nose landing gear test

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems has successfully completed testing of the nose landing gear for the Dream Chaser(r) orbital crew vehicle. This milestone evaluated the impact forces experienced by the landing gear at the front of the vehicle, the nose, in order to ensure safe runway landing capability of the Dream Chaser during approach and…

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Growing missile threat needs robust defenses, official says

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

The United States is well protected against the current threat from limited intercontinental ballistic missile attacks, but the threat is growing, underscoring the need for a robust and flexible defense system, a senior Pentagon official said in Washington, D.C., March 26. Development and deployment of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System protects the United States against…

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Boeing claws back ground lost to Airbus

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Pan Pylas

Boeing beat Airbus in the aircraft order stakes at this year’s Farnborough Airshow, booking potential deals worth more than double the size of its European arch-rival. Though the highlight of its week was unveiled July 12 in Chicago, Ill., where it announced a United Airlines order for 150 aircraft, Boeing said it took total orders…

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Nation’s newest missile warning satellite exceeding performance expectations on path to operational certification

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

The first Space Based Infrared Systems geosynchronous earth orbit satellite, currently undergoing a rigorous operational certification process, is meeting or exceeding performance requirements, and on track to be delivered into operations. Within two months after launch, SBIRS began sharing initial GEO-1 satellite data with technical intelligence mission partners in order to enable early assessments of…

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