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Gaming research laboratory debuts new website

Posted June 8, 2015 by Michela Greco

The opportunity to challenge high school students to adapt commercial off-the-shelf gaming technology to help solve Air Force training problems is one reason why Jennifer Winner said she loves working for the Air Force Research Laboratory. Winner, a researcher with AFRL’s Human Effectiveness Directorate, supported the Gaming Research Integration for Learning Laboratory. The GRILL mission…

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Navy awards Lockheed Martin contracts for cost-saving enhanced laser guided training rounds

Posted June 8, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin received $24.2 million in contracts from the U.S. Navy to produce Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds, a cost-effective alternative to using operational laser-guided bombs during training. ELGTR emulates the flight characteristics of PavewayTM II laser-guided weapon systems and presents pilots with the same information they would see in an actual mission. ELGTR is…

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News Briefs June 5, 2015

Posted June 5, 2015 by

Russian fighter jet crashes, both crewmen survive The Russian Defense Ministry says that a military jet has crashed in the south and both crewmen have bailed out safely. The MiG-29 fighter jet went down June 4 while on a training mission near the Ashuluk shooting range in the Astrakhan region, about nearly 700 miles south…

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Bechtel makes generous donation to museum

Posted June 5, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds David ìJesterî Smith and Lisa Grey of the Flight Test Historical Foundation receive a $25,000 donation from Brian Sheridan and Richard Tighe on behalf of Bechtel National, Inc. The Flight Test Historical Foundation and the Air Force Flight Test Museum are a bit closer to their goal of moving the…

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Airbus Helicopters names director, site manager

Posted June 5, 2015 by

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (June 4, 2015) ñ Airbus Helicopters Inc. has named Robert Boman to the position of director/site manager for the companyís Columbus, Miss., helicopter assembly plant and operations. In this position Boman is responsible for management and administration of the Columbus facility, including compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration and Defense Contract Management…

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Airbus says three of four engines failed on crashed A400M

Posted June 5, 2015 by Greg Keller

Airbus said June 4 that three of the four engines on an A400M military plane failed before it crashed near Seville, Spain last month, killing four people. In a statement, Airbus Defense and Space says the faulty engines were confirmed by Spanish accident investigators after completing their preliminary analysis of the aircraft’s digital flight data…

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Northrop Grumman Remotec unveils next-gen Andros(TM) robot

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Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary Remotec Inc. has unveiled the Andros FX(TM), a more capable and dexterous unmanned ground vehicle designed to defeat a wide range of threats including vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices. Northrop Grumman Remotec will give members of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators a first look at the Andros FX during the…

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U.S., India sign 10-year defense framework agreement

Posted June 5, 2015 by Jim Garamone

In India, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar signed a 10-year defense framework agreement June 3, highlighting the growth of defense cooperation between the two countries. Carter is on a 10-day trip focused on the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region. The agreement signed in India yesterday is an outgrowth of…

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Japan, Philippines to talk about transfer of military goods

Posted June 5, 2015 by Mari Yamaguchi

Japan and the Philippines agreed June 4 to start talks on transferring Japanese military hardware and technology to the Southeast Asian country trying to upgrade its defenses. Tokyo eased restrictions on exports of military equipment and technology last year as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to expand Japan’s military role abroad. Under a…

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U.S., India move forward on joint military research projects

Posted June 5, 2015 by Lolita C. Baldor

After several years of bureaucratic delays, the U.S. and India are moving ahead with two joint research projects for the military that officials hope will set the stage for greater defense cooperation in the years ahead. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar signed a defense agreement June 4, as part of…

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