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Boeing St. Louis facility to supply parts for new 777X

Posted October 6, 2014 by

Boeing announced Sept. 6 it will produce 777X parts at its site in St. Louis, Mo., bringing back inside the company work that is currently performed at suppliers or performed overseas for the current 777 program. The design for these parts will be done in St. Louis, Boeing Aerostructures Australia and other Boeing sites. The…

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The future is now: Navy’s autonomous swarm boats can overwhelm adversaries

Posted October 6, 2014 by David Smalley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITTvgkO2Xw4&feature=youtu.be As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the†Office of Naval Research announced Oct. 5 a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle to not only protect Navy ships, but also, for the first time, autonomously swarm offensively on hostile vessels. The first-of-its-kind technology successfully demonstrated over…

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NASA mission points to origin of ocean of storms on Earth’s moon

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NASA/GSFC/JPL/Colorado School of Mines/MIT image Earth’s moon as observed in visible light (left), topography (center, where red is high and blue is low), and the GRAIL gravity gradients (right). The Procellarum region is a broad region of low topography covered in dark mare basalt. The gravity gradients reveal a giant rectangular pattern of structures surrounding…

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U.S. initiates prototype system to gauge national marine biodiversity

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USF/WHOI/MBARI/NASA image NASA satellite data of the marine environment will be used in prototype marine biodiversity observation networks to be established in four U.S. locations, including the Florida Keys, pictured here. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA are funding three demonstration projects that will lay the foundation for the first national network to…

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VA wards contract for independent assessment of health care

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The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Oct. 1 that the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit company that operates multiple federally funded research and development centers, has been awarded a contract to support the Independent Assessment of VA health care processes, as required by the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. MITRE Corporation will serve…

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News Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted October 3, 2014 by

Six implicated in National Guard bribery scheme Six people were implicated Oct. 1 in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said. The Department of Justice unveiled the charges the individuals face in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Court documents show…

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65th AGRS inactivated

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Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler Lt. Col. Gregory Wintill, former commander of the 65th Aggressor Squadron, cases the 65th AGRS flag at the Flanker Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept 26, 2014. The 65th AGRS has helped to train thousands of service members by acting in the aggressor role…

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Boeing delivers first new-build MH-47G special ops Chinook

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Boeing completed initial flight and delivery of the first, new-build MH-47G configured Chinook helicopter to the U.S.Army Special Operations Aviation Command Sept. 29, 2014 ñ a full month ahead of schedule. It is an honor to be trusted to design, produce and deliver this advanced capability for the Army Special Operations customer, said Steve Parker,…

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First DOD general officer completes F-35 qualification training

Posted October 3, 2014 by Samuel King Jr.

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U. S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, has a laugh with Airman 1st Class John Patterson, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, after completing his final qualifying flight in the F-35A Lightning II Sept. 26, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Silveria became the first…

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Pratt & Whitney increases capacity by signing long-term supplier agreements

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At its semi-annual Partner and Supplier Forum, Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, announced it has signed an additional $6 billion in long-term agreements since May. In total, Pratt & Whitney has signed more than 135 agreements with a projected spend of $16 billion to support the company’s expected production increase. The agreements,…

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