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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tests engine made entirely with additive manufacturing

Posted June 25, 2014 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on a Bantam demonstration engine built entirely with additive manufacturing. The tests were a key step in the development of a more cost-effective engine family for booster, upper-stage and in-space propulsion. “The demonstration of this engine, made completely with additive manufacturing, is another…

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News Briefs June 23, 2014

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Military museum in California closes unexpectedly A Northern California museum dedicated to California’s involvement in U.S. military history has closed quietly and unexpectedly. The Sacramento Bee reported June 22 that the California State Military Museum in Sacramento closed in March amid a dispute between a nonprofit foundation that operates the facility and the California Military…

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Army training, technology evolving

Posted June 23, 2014 by Mike Casey

Army photograph by Mike Casey A 1st Armored Division Soldier trains on the Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer, at Fort Bliss, Texas. The exercise combined live, virtual and constructive training as part of the Integrated Training Environment. The Integrated Training Environment is evolving to a single synthetic environment that combines constructive, gaming and virtual systems…

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Lockheed Martin launches LV-2 target for ground-based midcourse defense test

Posted June 23, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin successfully flew an LV-2 intermediate-range ballistic missile target June 22 for a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system conducted by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. Lockheed Martin launched the unarmed missile target from a ground platform at the Reagan Test Site, Kwajalein Atoll, in the Marshall Islands. Preliminary analysis shows that the…

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Missile test important step for missile defense system

Posted June 23, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

Missile Defense Agency photograph The Missile Defense Agency’s Flight Test 06b Ground-Based Interceptor launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., June 22, 2014. The Missile Defense Agency and its joint partners completed the first intercept using the second-generation exoatmospheric kill vehicle, or EKV, during a test over the Pacific Ocean June 22. All components seemed…

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Delivery of General Dynamics/Rockwell Collins-built AN/PRC-155 manpack radios support U.S. Army fielding requirements

Posted June 23, 2014 by

The first two-channel AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios ordered by the U.S. Army and built by General Dynamics C4 Systems (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Rockwell Collins (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) are being delivered to the U.S. Army. The order, placed in January for 1,500 additional PRC-155 Manpack radios, is part of a Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract supporting the…

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Airmen wrap up African partnership program

Posted June 23, 2014 by SSgt. Ryan Crane

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Ryan Crane CMSgt. Bill Wunderlin 130th Rescue Wing loadmaster, demonstrates how to hook up a winch during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa lead African Partnership Flight in Dakar, Senegal, June 19, 2014. USAFE-AFAFRICA Airmen are in Senegal for APF, a program designed to improve communication…

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Boeing signs rotorcraftmMaintenance agreements with Royal Netherlands Air Force, Fokker

Posted June 23, 2014 by

GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands ñ Boeing has signed separate agreements with the Royal Netherlands Air Force and Fokker Technologies to explore advanced maintenance opportunities for Dutch rotorcraft and expand efforts to make the Netherlands a regional hub for military and civilian aircraft support services. Boeing and the RNLAF signed a strategic partnership agreement that builds…

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Acting Secretary: VA accepts special counsel’s findings

Posted June 23, 2014 by

The Veterans Affairs Department accepts the findings detailed in a letter from the U.S. Office of the General Counsel to President Barack Obama substantiating reports that whistleblowers who pointed out shortcomings in the department’s health care system for veterans were not heeded, the acting VA secretary said June 23. At VA, we depend on the…

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News Briefs June 18, 2014

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,185 As of June 17, 2014, at least 2,185 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,813 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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