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Lockheed Martin, NASA, U.S. Navy test Orion spacecraft ocean recovery

Posted August 8, 2014 by

In a simulated ocean recovery of an Orion spacecraft test article, Lockheed Martin, NASA and the U.S. Navy practiced recovery techniques for retrieving the crew module after it splashes down at sea following its first test flight later this year.

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Eielson AFB selected as preferred alternative for first overseas-based F-35As

Posted August 8, 2014 by

Air Force officials announced Aug. 7 that Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the preferred alternative to host the first F-35A Lightning II squadrons in the Pacific area of responsibility. Eielson was selected due to its ability to support the mission, economic factors and environmental considerations. “Basing the F-35s at Eielson will allow…

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Boeing names Ryan Insitu president, CEO

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Boeing and subsidiary Insitu Inc. Aug. 6 named Ryan Hartman Insitu president and CEO, effective immediately.

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Veterans

Remains of airmen missing since WWII accounted for

Posted August 8, 2014 by Matthew Brown

The remains of two missing airmen have been accounted for 70 years after they disappeared when their plane went down over Papua New Guinea during World War II, U.S. military officials said. The remains of 1st Lts. William Bernier and Bryant Poulsen were identified through DNA and other evidence collected from the crash site in…

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NASA selects proposals for advanced energy storage systems

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NASA has selected four proposals for advanced energy storage technologies that may be used to power the agency's future space missions.

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Headlines August 6, 2014

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News: Victim of Afghanistan insider attack identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene - The first American general officer to be killed by hostile fire in combat since Sept. 11 has been identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. Billionaire Elon Musk chooses south Texas for SpaceX Launchpad - Billionaire Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. plans to build…

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News Briefs August 6, 2014

Posted August 6, 2014 by

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,198 As of Aug. 5, 2014, at least 2,198 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,819 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Boeing to modernize NATO AWACS fleet

Posted August 6, 2014 by

Boeing has received a contract from NATO worth approximately $250 million to install digital flight decks and avionics on 13 of the alliance’s Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, which are based on the Boeing 707 commercial airplane.

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Business

DRS Technologies awarded contract For Halvorsen aircraft loader/transporter overhaul program

Posted August 6, 2014 by

DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced Aug. 6 that it will provide logistics support to the U.S. Air Force’s Halvorsen 25K Aircraft Cargo Loaders around the globe. The Air Force awarded DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. a ten-year IDIQ contract valued at more than $175 million for depot-level overhaul, program engineering support and parts management…

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Researchers focus on reducing weight of Army combat vehicles

Posted August 6, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

Leading experts in military combat-vehicle research, engineering and design gathered July 29-31 to discuss a single goal: reducing the weight of the Army's tanks and infantry fighting vehicles by 40 percent in the coming decades.

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