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Boeing delivered all P-8As to U.S. Navy on schedule, on cost in 2014

Posted January 9, 2015 by timchisham

Boeing last month delivered the eighth P-8A Poseidon of 2014, completing all planned deliveries to the U.S. Navy for the year on time and on cost. That airplane, the 21st overall for the program, flew from Seattle to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 8. It joined other P-8As being used to train Navy crews….

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Navy names new Virginia-class attack submarine

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Jan. 9 that SSN 795, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Hyman G. Rickover. Mabus named the submarine to honor U.S. Navy Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, the man credited for developing USS Nautilus (SSN 571), the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine. Virginia-class submarines provide the…

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Boeing delivers F-22 training center with advanced visual system

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Boeing has improved the realism of ground-based F-22 Raptor training by delivering the first simulators for that aircraft with an immersive, 360-degree visual environment. Two simulators were installed, each paired with the Constant Resolution Visual System, Boeing’s patented display that provides high-resolution imagery for pilots to train with nearly 20/20 acuity. Boeing has delivered what…

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NASA satellite set to get dirt on soil moisture

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https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCBBEbKVwm4?enablejsapi=1&rel=0 A new NASA satellite that will peer into the topmost layer of Earth’s soils to measure the hidden waters that influence our weather and climate is in final preparations for a Jan. 29 dawn launch from California. The Soil Moisture Active Passive mission will take the pulse of a key measure of our water…

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US Air Force’s European consolidation results announced

Posted January 9, 2015 by Capt. Sybil Taunton

The Office of the Secretary of Defense announced the results of the European Infrastructure Consolidation review Jan. 8, which will realign several missions in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa within seven years. Under the EIC, the Defense Department will divest three installations in the U.K., including realigning missions from Royal Air…

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Air Force, small business developing critical processors for satellites

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The Air Force Research Laboratory and a small business partner are developing technologies that they expect will enable successful use of high-power processors that operate on satellites with funding from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program. A next-generation, micro-chip carrier is currently in development by ThermAvant Technologies LLC, located in Columbia, MO., and…

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Court tosses lawsuit against Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems

Posted January 9, 2015 by Roxana Hegeman

The remaining age-discrimination claims against Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems were tossed out by a federal judge Jan. 7, a major blow to a lawsuit that’s spanned nine years. When Boeing sold its commercial aircraft operations in Wichita, Kansas, to the parent company of Spirit AeroSystems in 2005, 90 former Boeing workers claimed they lost their…

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News Briefs January, 7, 2015

Posted January 7, 2015 by

SpaceX calls off launch to space station SpaceX called off its planned flight to the International Space Station Jan. 6 because of rocket trouble. The unmanned Falcon rocket was supposed to blast off before sunrise. But the countdown was halted with just over a minute remaining. The soonest SpaceX can try again is Friday morning,…

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U.S. Army awards Lockheed Martin contract for ATACMS modernization

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Lockheed Martin has received a $78 million contract from the U.S. Army for upgrades to the Army Tactical Missile System. The program will take hardware from early-production ATACMS Block 1 missiles and develop an enhanced and affordable weapon system capable of eliminating targets without the risk of unexploded ordnance, which meets the U.S. Army’s long-range…

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Hubble goes high-definition to revisit iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’

Posted January 7, 2015 by timchisham

NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)/J. Hester, P. Scowen (Arizona State U.) Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a bigger and sharper photograph of the iconic Eagle Nebula’s “Pillars of Creation” (right); the original 1995 Hubble image is shown at left. Although NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has taken many breathtaking images of the universe, one…

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