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General Dynamics-built digital modular radios connect with Army Manpack radio

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The General Dynamics Mission Systems-built four-channel Digital Modular Radios successfully completed a Mobile User Objective System satellite communications test at the General Dynamics MUOS test facility in Scottsdale, Ariz. Using the MUOS satellite communications and ground station simulators, the DMR radio successfully completed voice calls and data transmission to and from the DMR to an…

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NASA announces teams for 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Posted March 25, 2015 by

NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given Pedaling across a simulated alien landscape of rock, craters and shifting sand is one of the nearly 90 teams of high school, college and university students from across the United States and around the world who competed in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Space & Rocket…

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F-35 aircraft costs drop, report shows

Posted March 25, 2015 by Terri Moon

A recent account of F-35 Lightning II aircraft program costs shows decreases, the Air Force’s F-35 program executive officer told reporters in a media roundtable March 24. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, citing this year’s selected acquisition report on the aircraft, called the roundtable to clarify cost and performance facts in the latest…

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General Dynamics awarded $23 million for Buffalo vehicle upgrades

Posted March 25, 2015 by

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $22.7 million contract for updates and revisions to all logistic requirements and data in support of the Buffalo A2 M1272 vehicle. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. The Buffalo A2 is a heavily armored truck specifically designed…

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News Briefs March 23, 2015

Posted March 23, 2015 by

Arizona Veterans Courts push counseling, not jail for veterans Arizona military veterans who land in court for minor offenses are also landing second chances. Judges and prosecutors across the state have been holding Veterans Courts to make sure defendants who may have physical and mental battle wounds get rehabilitation instead of jail time. The Arizona…

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Upgraded P-3 Orion delivered ahead of schedule

Posted March 23, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin March 18 delivered a U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 Orion aircraft 37 days ahead of schedule. This is the 12th of 14 aircraft in the program to receive Mid-Life Upgrade modifications and phased depot maintenance. The MLU replaces the outer wings, center wing, horizontal stabilizer and horizontal stabilizer leading…

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Armed Aerial Scout still valid requirement, Army says

Posted March 23, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Army photograph by SSgt. Michael Nasworthy The M113 armored personnel carrier, shown above, is to be replaced by the new armored multi-purpose vehicle fleet. Despite cancelling its quest for an Armed Aerial Scout, or AAS, aircraft – a replacement for the OH-58 Kiowa – an Army leader told Congress there is still a valid need…

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Boeing, Hainan Airlines, Sinopec celebrate China’s first commercial flight with sustainable aviation biofuel

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Boeing, Hainan Airlines and Sinopec March 21 celebrated China’s first passenger flight with sustainable aviation biofuel, a key environmental milestone for China’s commercial aviation industry. The regularly scheduled Hainan Airlines flight ñ which carried more than 100 passengers from Shanghai to Beijing in a Next-Generation 737-800 ñ used biofuel made by Sinopec from waste cooking…

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Over 27,000 burial sites to open at Arlington next year

Posted March 23, 2015 by David Vergun

Army photograph by Patrick Bloodgood Construction crews move dirt and prepare the ground at the Arlington National Cemetery Millennium Expansion Project, Feb. 19, 2014. The project also involves restoring an impaired stream that runs through the area. In 2016, Arlington National Cemetery, or ANC, will open “an additional 27,282 burial opportunities,” Patrick K. Hallinan told…

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NASA awards contract for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 spacecraft

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NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital ATK (formerly Orbital Sciences Corporation) of Dulles, Va., for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 spacecraft. The JPSS-2 spacecraft will provide operational continuity of satellite-based observations to enable the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide critical weather…

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