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Seventh Boeing GPS IIF satellite completes checkout, begins service

Posted October 13, 2014 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ The recently launched Boeing Global Positioning System IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and is providing greater accuracy and capability to the constellation relied upon by the U.S. military and global users. Launched Aug. 1, GPS IIF-7 is the seventh of 12 Boeing GPS IIF satellites now in service and meeting…

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Lockheed Martin receives $90 Million Contract for Qatar Apache targeting, pilotage systems

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Lockheed Martin has received a $90.6 million foreign military sale contract from the U.S. Army to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Qatar Emiri Air Force. Qatar marks the 14th international customer for the M-TADS/PNVS system. Fielded in 2005, M-TADS/PNVS provides Apache pilots with long-range, precision engagement and…

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BMT trainees complete last run on closing obstacle course

Posted October 13, 2014 by SrA. Krystal Jeffers

Air Force photograph by SrA. Krystal Jeffers Basic military trainees swing around a bar as part of the basic military training obstacle course Sept. 24, 2014, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The obstacle course was approximately 1.5 miles long depending on what 14 obstacles were open. The course was permanently closed the same day…

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Rockwell Collins, Elbit Systems of America introduce Digital EyePiece NVCD for JHMCS

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Rockwell Collins Elbit Systems of America Vision Systems has introduced a new enhanced night vision solution for fixed wing aircraft. The Digital Eye Piece Night Vision Cueing Display is fully qualified and available to fit all fielded JHMCS helmet mounted displays. This new and affordable solution allows pilots to fly and train at night just…

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NASA mission finds widespread evidence of young lunar volcanism

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NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University image NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided researchers strong evidence the moon’s volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago. Scores of distinctive rock deposits observed by LRO are estimated to be less than 100 million years old. This time period corresponds to Earth’s Cretaceous period, the heyday…

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News Briefs October 10, 2014

Posted October 10, 2014 by

Australia launches first airstrike in Iraq An Australian jet fighter has made the country’s first airstrike against an Islamic State target in Iraq since the Australian government committed its air force to combat missions, defense officials said Oct. 9. The Australian Defense Force did not say what type of facility had been attacked or where…

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NASA’s Hubble maps temperature, water vapor on extreme exoplanet

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NASA/ESA photograph This is a temperature map of the “hot Jupiter” class exoplanet WASP 43b. The white-colored region on the daytime side is 2,800 degrees Fahrenheit. The nighttime side temperatures drop to under 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. A team of scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has made the most detailed global map yet of the…

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Navy to commission amphibious assault ship America

Posted October 10, 2014 by timchisham

Navy photograph by PO1 John Scorza Guests tour the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) as part of San Francisco Fleet Week 2014. America is scheduled to be commissioned near the end of fleet week, Oct. 11. The Navy will commission its newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), during a 1…

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Lockheed Martin delivers first-ever DAGR capability to U.S. Army

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-YHEaWOqRI&feature=player_embedded Lockheed Martin has enabled the U.S. Army to conduct more realistic live fire training and accelerate learning with the delivery of the Digital Air Ground Integration Range. DAGIR is the first range in U.S. Army history to integrate air and ground assets across a digitally powered range, providing higher-fidelity performance data so that soldiers…

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VA processes more than 1.3 million veteransí claims in fiscal 2014

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More than 1.3 million Veterans received decisions on their Department of Veterans Affairs disability compensation and pension claims in fiscal year 2014 ñ the highest number in VA’s history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking production by more than 150,000 claims. This second year of record-breaking production comes as VA continues to transform the way it provides…

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