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News Briefs September 29, 2014

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Navy awards ship design grant to UNO The University of New Orleans has received a $210,000 grant from the Navy s Office of Naval Research to test information gathering and analysis techniques intended to improve warship design. The goal for warship designers is to produce a vessel that can be repurposed numerous times throughout its…

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Nellis aggressor squadron inactivated

Posted September 29, 2014 by A1C Thomas Spangler

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler SSgt. Justin White signals to Maj. Sam Joplin to begin taxiing a 65th Aggressor Squadron F-15 Eagle to the runway Sept. 18, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base Nev. The roles and responsibilities of the 65th AGRS, inactivated Sept. 26, 2014, will be filled by the 64th AGRS….

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Raytheon awarded $251 million Tomahawk missile contract

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $251 million contract to procure Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missiles for fiscal year 2014 with an option for 2015. The contract calls for Raytheon to build and deliver Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles to the U.S. Navy and U.K. Royal Navy. Raytheon will also conduct flight tests…

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Orion spacecraft transfers To launch abort system facility

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j68mszdhTmY NASA and Lockheed Martin have finished fueling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved to the Launch Abort System Facility for integration with the launch abort system. Once the launch abort system is integrated and functional testing concludes,…

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A-29 Super Tucano arrives at Moody AFB

Posted September 29, 2014 by SSgt. Eric Summers Jr.

Air Force photograph by A1C Dillian Bamman An A-29 Super Tucano arrives at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Sept. 26, 2014. The A-29 is a multi-role, fixed wing aircraft that will provide the Afghan Air Force air-to-ground capability and aerial reconnaissance capabilities to support its counterinsurgency operations. Afghan pilots and maintainers begin training on the…

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Northrop Grumman advances unmanned systems capabilities for maritime missions

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman developing new, advanced unmanned systems to support the Department of Defense’s capability to deploy global persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and strike capabilities in a faster and more cost-effective way. The next-generation Tactical Exploited Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program is one example of several in progress focused on addressing various customer…

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VA announces awardees of grants that support disabled veterans in adaptive Sports

Posted September 29, 2014 by timchisham

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Sept. 29 the award of approximately $8 million in grants to provide adaptive sports opportunities for disabled veterans and disabled service members of the Armed Forces. Adaptive sports are those sports that have been created or modified for persons with disabilities. Partnering with national, regional, and community-based…

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News Briefs September 26, 2014

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Navy suspends most nuclear work at Virginia shipyard Two safety violations by civilian workers have prompted the Navy to suspend most nuclear work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The suspension of work on Sept. 13 affects the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the submarines USS Maryland and USS Albany, The Virginian-Pilot reported. On…

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Army scientist bolsters nanomaterials research with Singapore

Posted September 26, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

Army photograph by Conrad Johnson Dr. Govind Mallick (left), a research chemist with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and Dr. Lily Giri, a physicist who works as a contractor at ARL, are investigating the topological properties of the nanomaterial using atomic force microscopy under ultra high vacuum system at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Sept. 15,…

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Upgraded P-3 Orion delivered ahead of schedule

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Lockheed Martin photograph by John Rossino Lockheed Martin delivered a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) P-3 Orion aircraft 34 days ahead of schedule Sept. 23 from its facilities in Greenville, S.C. This is the 10th of 14 aircraft in the program to receive Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) modifications and phased depot maintenance. The aircraft received…

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