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New process to save Army money, yield cheaper rounds

Posted February 25, 2015 by Kevin Jackson

A new process at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, or MCAAP, will make more recovered projectile bodies viable for reuse in the production of field artillery training rounds and provide the military with a cheaper and safer munition, Army officials said.

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Headlines February 23, 2015

Posted February 23, 2015 by

News: Republicans, Democrats want more DOD spending – Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided about how much the country should spend on the military, but a growing number of all Americans say the Pentagon budget is too small.   Business: New armed UAV export rules help U.S. firms – New U.S. rules loosening restrictions on exports of…

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NASA test fires new rocket with Army-developed igniter motor

Posted February 23, 2015 by

When the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center test fired the Peregrine rocket, Feb. 10, members of the local Army research and development community watched with great interest.

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U.S. Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aircraft flies in to Australia’s Avalon Air Show

Posted February 23, 2015 by

A Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system landed Feb. 21 at the Avalon Airport in Australia for display at the Australian International Air Show.

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For Navy’s C-20A ‘CATBIRD,’ a chance for nine lives

Posted February 23, 2015 by

Navy photograph C-20 Final Flight: U.S. Navy Gulfstream III C-20A taxiing after its final flight Feb. 2 from Cahokia, Ill., to Carbondale, Ill., arriving at Southern Illinois University. A U.S. Navy Gulfstream III C-20A aircraft scheduled for disposal received new life when it was donated Feb. 3 to Southern Illinois University. The CATBIRD was removed…

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Jurczyk named head of NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate

Posted February 23, 2015 by

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Steve Jurczyk as the agency's Associate Administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate, effective March 2.

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Headlines February 18, 2015

Posted February 18, 2015 by

News: Carter takes over at Pentagon – President Obama’s fourth secretary of defense took office Feb. 17, bringing in a new team to run the Pentagon for the final two years of the two-term administration.   Business: Pratt and Whitney subpoenaed by Pentagon inspector over pricing – The Pentagon inspector general has subpoenaed United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt…

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Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary

Posted February 18, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic affairs.

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Ground vehicles join unmanned arsenal at NAWCWD

Posted February 18, 2015 by

Ground unmanned vehicles have been a staple in the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division arsenal, joining other successful unmanned aircraft and systems.

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Boeing to build all-electric propulsion satellite for SES

Posted February 18, 2015 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing will build for SES S.A. a new, all-electric 702SP satellite that will enable SES’ airline customers to provide in-flight entertainment and WiFi over North America, Central America and the Caribbean. This is the 12th satellite in more than 25 years that Luxembourg-based SES has ordered from Boeing, and the first…

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