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News Briefs Nov 14, 2014

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U.S. troops returning from Africa head to isolation The Pentagon says about 80 troops returning from the Ebola mission in West Africa arrived in the U.S. Nov. 13 and will be isolated for 21 days at a base in southeastern Virginia. Rear Admiral John Kirby is the Pentagon press secretary. Kirby says they will be…

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Lockheed Martin delivers the 200th Romeo helicopter to U.S. Navy

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The U.S. Navy received its 200th submarine-hunting MH-60R “Romeo” helicopter from Lockheed Martin following a patch signing with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven-Two (HSM-72).

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Army robotics researchers look far into the future

Posted November 14, 2014 by David McNally

The U.S. Army envisions a future where robots are integral members of the team performing autonomous actions and maintaining current capabilities.

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Honeywell to power Textron Scorpion aircraft

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Honeywell Aerospace has been selected as the production aircraft engine supplier for the Textron AirLand Scorpion aircraft. Honeywell’s proven TFE731-40AR-3S engine was previously selected for the development stage of the program and this agreement has been extended to the aircraft production phase. The Scorpion is designed to perform a wide range of diverse missions and…

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F-35 takes center stage at Nellis Open House

Posted November 14, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

While visitors at the Nellis Open House were able to get an up-close look at various aircraft that make up the last 70 years of aviation history, the U.S. Air Force's newest fifth-generation fighter aircraft may have produced the most 'oohs and awes' throughout the event Nov. 7, 8 and 9.

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Executive Sweet takes flight during open house

Posted November 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Nellis hosted an open house Nov. 8 and 9, which celebrated the 21st century Air Force and it's accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace. During this celebration, several military aerial demonstration teams, including the American Aeronautical Foundation with their B-25J Mitchell, participated.

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Northrop Grumman receives $210 million to sustain Joint STARS fleet

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The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman a $210 million contract to continue sustaining its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet. The contract is a continuation of Northrop Grumman’s Joint STARS sustainment contract, which was first awarded in 2000. Northrop Grumman is responsible for the logistics, engineering, training, mission support, supply…

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Report: Major federal lab misused contract funds

Posted November 14, 2014 by Susan Montoya Bryan

Managers at one of the nation’s premier federal laboratories improperly used taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and other officials as part of an effort to extend the lab’s $2.4 billion management contract, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General said in a report Nov. 12. A review of documents determined that…

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New technology to reduce soldier’s load

Posted November 14, 2014 by David Vergun

Current and future developments in energy production promise to lower the soldier's combat load and reduce the logistical footprint, said an Army systems expert.

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Research laboratory honors top scientists, engineers

Posted November 14, 2014 by Derek Hardin

Air Force Research Laboratory honored 12 outstanding scientists and engineers at the 2014 AFRL Fellows and Early Career Awards Banquet recently for their exceptional contributions to advancing technologies for the war fighter. Eight were awarded fellow status, the laboratory’s highest award for career contributions, which has only been given to a total of 172 AFRL…

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