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Boeing delivers first U.S. Army multiyear II configured Chinook

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Boeing July 29 delivered the first multiyear II configured CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army one month ahead of schedule. The delivery was celebrated in a ceremony at the production facility in Ridley Township, Penn. “This delivery is an example of teamwork and commitment to the troops in the field,” said Col. Rob Barrie,…

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Posted July 30, 2014 by Audra Calloway

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

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The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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General Dynamics to continue work on U.S. Air Force GPS III program

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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) III Network Communications Element for space vehicles seven and eight. The Air Force’s next-generation GPS III satellites will improve position, navigation and timing…

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

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NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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Javelin joint venture demonstrates vehicle-mounted missile launch

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The Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture recently fired a Javelin missile from a remote weapon station integrated onto a wheeled vehicle at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. The test demonstrated Javelin’s vehicle-launch capability to an international customer that has expressed interest in purchasing vehicles integrated with Javelin. The Javelin missile launched successfully and…

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

Posted July 30, 2014 by Maj. Wilson Camelo

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.

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Royal Australian Air Force scores direct hit with JSOW C

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The Royal Australian Air Force has successfully tested a Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapon C against a hardened wall target at the RAAF Woomera Test Range. Launched from an F/A-18F Super Hornet at an operationally representative stand-off range and altitude of 25,000 feet, the JSOW C scored a direct hit. The RAAF test marked the third…

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AF launches successful satellite mission

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The 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., supported a successful United Launch Alliance Delta IV vehicle carrying Air Force Space Command mission assets for the Air Force July 28.

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NASA’s Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan vists Armstrong Flight Research Center

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NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Surrounded by small remotely piloted aircraft, Albion Bowers explains to Ellen Stofan how technologies are tested on small platforms prior to full scale tests. NASA’s chief scientist Ellen Stofan visited NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, California, July 23, touring various research projects and facilities and talking with center…

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