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Boeing delivers maritime signals intelligence system ahead of schedule

Posted October 15, 2014 by

Boeing has delivered the first system in the U.S. Navyís latest order of the Shipís Signal Exploitation Equipment Increment F program ahead of schedule.’ This early delivery gives the Navy time for additional testing that supports future integration of new system features and software releases. Boeing anticipates delivering all systems in the current order on…

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News Briefs October 13, 2014

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U.S. says Turkey OKs use of bases against militants American defense officials say Turkey will let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, The Obama administration has pressed Turkey for a larger role against…

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High definition Lockheed Martin sensor focuses on flexibility

Posted October 13, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has developed a new high definition 15-inch sensor system called INFIRNO. The sensor systemís modular components can be removed and replaced in the field to meet changing mission requirements and reduce operation and maintenance costs. INFIRNO is a turret-mounted system with high performing optical sensors that enable users to identify, track and engage…

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Seventh Boeing GPS IIF satellite completes checkout, begins service

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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

Posted October 13, 2014 by

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

Posted October 13, 2014 by

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

Posted October 13, 2014 by

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

Posted October 10, 2014 by

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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