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Headlines May 29, 2015

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News: U.S. Army chief opens door to embedding U.S. troops with Iraqi forces – After the fall of Ramadi, the Iraqi Security Forces need military and political leadership, Gen. Raymond Odierno says.   Business: No acquisition strategy yet for LCS frigates – Details of the new Littoral Combat Ship frigate program’s acquisition strategy are still being reviewed,…

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F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Posted May 29, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently returned from a "roadshow" to Europe where they provided High Angle of Attack academics to U.S. Air Forces in Europe pilots.

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New Boeing Avionics Facility to enhance ROKAF readiness, affordability

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Boeing formally opened a new avionics maintenance and repair center in the Yeongcheon Industry District of Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone May 28.

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ONR testing high-speed planing hulls

Posted May 29, 2015 by Katherine H. Crawford

Earlier this month, scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research performed experiments to better understand the motions, forces and pressures generated by waves on boats with high-speed planing hulls.

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Headlines May 27, 2015

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News: U.S. Air Force certifies SpaceX for military launches – SpaceX has been certified for military space launch, the U.S. Air Force announced May 26. The long-awaited announcement is a game changer, with SpaceX becoming only the second provider cleared by the service to launch national security payloads into orbit.   Business: Northrop Grumman CEO issues…

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Commercial Crew milestones met; partners on track for 2017 missions

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NASA has taken another step toward returning America’s ability to launch crew missions to the International Space Station from the United States in 2017. The Commercial Crew Program ordered its first crew rotation mission from The Boeing Company. SpaceX, which successfully performed a pad abort test of its flight vehicle earlier this month, is expected…

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Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security space missions

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Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

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Army’s mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

Posted May 27, 2015 by Argie Sarantinos Perrin

With vehicles that are equipped with a new high-bandwidth networking radio, soldiers can move across the battlefield, rapidly exchanging mission-critical voice messages, images and video with their commanders.

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Human-robot teams compete June 5 at DARPA finals

Posted May 27, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

In eight days, 25 human-robot teams will compete on the rubble-strewn field of a mock disaster, the robots driving cars, using tools and communicating with their human partners over degraded communication links, just like in a real disaster.

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NASA’s Europa mission begins with selection of science instruments

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NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.

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