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News Briefs – January 6, 2014

Posted January 6, 2014 by

Florida space center home to secret spacecraft Kennedy Space Center will be the testing site for a top-secret Air Force space plane. Boeing is working on the spacecraft, and the company announced Jan. 3 that it will convert a former space shuttle building for the X-37B orbital test vehicle program. An undisclosed number of workers…

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U.S., French navies work together to ensure security, stability

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Navy photograph by Po3 Taylor M. DiMartino The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) sails alongside the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, flagship for Task Force 473. Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is conducting operations with Task Force 473 to enhance levels of cooperation and…

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Northrop Grumman, Navy complete nine flights of Triton unmanned aircraft system

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Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have completed nine initial flight tests of the Triton unmanned aircraft system, marking the half-way point in a process called envelope expansion.

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Rescue squadron deactivates at Camp Bastion

Posted January 6, 2014 by 1st Lt. Trevor Martin

The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aircrew of the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and pararescuemen of the 651st Expeditionary Rescue Flight, deployed here, sat alert for the last time Dec. 31, 2013.

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Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner visits New Zealand in international debut

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Boeing has flown the 787-9 Dreamliner to Auckland, New Zealand, home of launch customer Air New Zealand, marking the 787-9's international debut and longest flight since the robust test program began.

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Generational changes important to air dominance

Posted January 6, 2014 by Jim Garamone

The last time American soldiers or Marines came under attack from enemy military aircraft was during the Korean War.

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NASA’s Fermi makes first gamma-ray study of a gravitational lens

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An international team of astronomers, using NASA’s Fermi observatory, has made the first-ever gamma-ray measurements of a gravitational lens, a kind of natural telescope formed when a rare cosmic alignment allows the gravity of a massive object to bend and amplify light from a more distant source. This accomplishment opens new avenues for research, including…

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Army team to destroy Syrian chemical weapons afloat

Posted January 6, 2014 by C. Todd Lopez

Some 64 specialists from the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard the ship MV Cape Ray to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.

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Global Hawk aids in Philippine relief efforts

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The inherent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk Block 30 Unmanned Aerial System were used to support massive international humanitarian assistance and relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Due to Global Hawk’s long endurance, persistence and range, the Block 30 was the only high altitude asset able to support…

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Headlines January 4, 2014

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News: Issa bill would end Saturday mail to repeal military pension cut – A top House Republican has proposed legislation that would  replace the controversial new cut in pension benefits for working-age military retirees by allowing the U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery.   Business: Critical vote looms for Boeing machinists – Members of Boeing’s largest…

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