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NASA seeks additional information for ARM spacecraft

Posted May 18, 2015 by

NASA has issued a Request for Information seeking ideas from American companies for a spacecraft design that could be used for both the agency’s Asteroid Redirect Mission and a robotic satellite servicing mission in low-Earth orbit. In the early-2020s NASA plans to launch the Asteroid Redirect Mission, which will use a robotic spacecraft to capture…

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Defense

Navy announces successful test of EMLS

Posted May 18, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by PO2 Aidan P. Campbell The aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) transits the James River during the ship’s launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier three for the final stages of construction and testing. Ford was christened Nov. 9, 2013, and is under construction at Huntington Ingalls…

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Business

Boeing Business Jets announces two airplane orders

Posted May 18, 2015 by

Boeing Business Jets announced May 18 two new orders at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva. Two undisclosed customers have selected a BBJ and a BBJ 787-8 Dreamliner. “We are pleased to have such a strong start to 2015, and we know that these two customers will love their airplanes and all…

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Veterans

VA launches campaign to increase veteransí economic potential

Posted May 18, 2015 by

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, with leaders from national and local Veterans service organizations, corporate employers and government agencies, has announced the launch of the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative, an effort focused in a total of 50 U.S. cities to promote economic success for Veterans. The initiative is part of MyVA, which is…

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Defense

DOD announces installation realignment in Europe

Posted May 18, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Department officials announced May 15 that the department will fully return the U.S. Army-Europe site in Stuttgart, Germany, to the host nation in 2015. The Stuttgart Administrative Facility has been identified for return to the host nation as excess to the needs of the U.S. military in Europe, the officials said. The site is…

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Business

U.S. judge tosses investor lawsuit against Spirit AeroSystems

Posted May 18, 2015 by Roxana Hegeman

A federal judge May 14 threw out a class-action lawsuit brought by investors against aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems alleging that the company and four of its officers made misleading statements that artificially inflated its stock price. The shareholder lawsuit was filed after an October 2012 announcement that the Wichita, Kansas,-based company had recorded $590…

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News Briefs May 11, 2015

Posted May 11, 2015 by

Philippines, Japan to hold naval drill in South China Sea The Philippine navy chief says a naval drill that Japan and the Philippines will hold in the South China Sea May 12 should not be a cause for concern for China, which is embroiled in territorial disputes with the two countries. Vice Adm. Jesus Millan…

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Jared Trimarchi
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Defense

C-17 fleet celebrates 3M flying hours

Posted May 11, 2015 by A1C Clayton Cupit

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jared Trimarchi A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing and the 315th Airlift Wing is sprayed with water May 5, 2015, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., during an event celebrating the C-17 surpassing the 3 millionth flying hour. Aircrew members from Charleston flew the plane from Robins…

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Military plane crashes in Spain, killing four crew members

Posted May 11, 2015 by Harold Heckle

A military transport plane crashed near Seville airport in southwestern Spain May 9, killing four crew members and injuring two seriously, officials said. The crash of the Airbus A400M, that was undergoing flight trials at the airport, raised questions about the security of the new, propeller-driven transport aircraft. Airbus said in a statement that four…

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Business

Thailand, Romania select Lockheed Martin’s SniperÆ pod for F-16 fleets

Posted May 11, 2015 by

The Romanian Air Force and Royal Thai Air Force recently selected Lockheed Martin’s Sniper†Advanced Targeting Pod for their F-16 fleets, becoming the 18th and 19th international customers to receive this advanced sensor capability. Lockheed Martin will integrate and field Sniper ATPs on existing RoAF and RTAF aircraft and provide initial sustainment support. Pod deliveries began…

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