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NASA partner Orbital Sciences completes first flight to ISS as astronauts capture Cygnus spacecraft

Posted September 30, 2013 by

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station used a robotic arm to capture and attach a Cygnus cargo resupply spacecraft Sept. 29, marking several spaceflight firsts for NASA and its partner, Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va. The station’s Expedition 37 crew reported the spacecraft – loaded with about 1,300 pounds of cargo – berthed at…

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Defense

DOD spells out closure contingency plan guidance

Posted September 30, 2013 by Jim Garamone

DOD officials Sept. 27 issued guidance to the force in the event appropriations lapse Oct. 1 and a government shutdown results. Officials emphasize they still hope Congress can avoid that but say it is prudent to take such steps. The eight-page document gives basic guidance to commanders and directors on how to handle everything from…

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Business

Boeing, Alaska Airlines announce order for five Next-Generation 737-900ERs

Posted September 30, 2013 by

Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced Sept. 30 an order for five additional Next-Generation 737-900ERs (Extended Range).

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Headlines September 27, 2013

Posted September 27, 2013 by

News: Airplanes fly as mail delivered even if government shuts – Planes will still fly and land safely with the aid of federal air traffic controllers even if Congress can’t reach a deal to fund the federal government. FBI agents will investigate crimes, mail will be delivered, Social Security checks and Medicare payments will go out…

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Bold Quest testing coalition capabilities for future

Posted September 27, 2013 by Sgt. Will Hill

More than 1,000 coalition forces from 12 allied nations gathered at five training centers across Indiana to participate in Bold Quest 13.2, Sept. 8-21.

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Business

AFSOC receives additional MC-130J Commando II

Posted September 27, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by John Rossino   A U.S. Air Force crew ferried an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations Forces tanker from the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., Sept. 25. The Super Hercules aircraft is assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command and will be based at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. The Commando…

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TPS says goodbye to T-38As

Posted September 27, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School here has used the T-38 Talon Supersonic Trainer in its curriculum for decades.

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TPS students test injection-jamming software on F-16

Posted September 27, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

What happens when GPS becomes denied, degraded, or unavailable? It's an important question, and increasingly relevant as dependence on GPS grows.

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Business

Raytheon’s Precision Extended Range Munition completes first Guide to Hit test series

Posted September 27, 2013 by

Raytheon has successfully completed its first two Guide to Hit test series of the Precision Extended Range Munition program for the U.S. Marine Corps. This GTH tested the structural integrity and the kinematic capability of the round when fired from a smooth bore mortar tube. The tests confirmed that after launch, the canards and tail…

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Raytheon A13 intercepts its first UAS target

Posted September 27, 2013 by

In a first-of-its-kind test for Raytheon’s Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative system, AI3 destroyed an unmanned aerial system in flight. The intercept was part of the second guided test flights for the AI3 program and follows its first in-flight defeat of a 107mm rocket earlier in the test series. “Defeating a UAS demonstrates the AI3 system…

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