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Headlines April 22, 2015

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News: Virgin Galactic will fly again – Virgin Galactic hopes to begin testing a new version of SpaceShipTwo by the end of the year according to the company’s chief executive.   Business: Poland selects Patriot, Caracal helos – Poland has selected the U.S. Patriot system and the Airbus Caracal helicopter as the European nation faces an increasingly…

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AFRL redesigns mock UAV, ‘Surrogate Predator’

Posted April 22, 2015 by Jeanne Dailey

The Air Force Research Laboratory's Surrogate Predator program has given the war fighter a way to train in the U.S. before deploying overseas.

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X-47B demonstrates first autonomous aerial refueling

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Northrop Grumman) and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial refueling with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft April 22, marking the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has refueled in-flight.

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RDECOM program puts Army scientists shoulder-to-shoulder with Soldiers

Posted April 22, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

For 30 years now, the Army has embedded scientists and technology experts in the field - to ensure the exchange of new technology and the feedback it yields - moves efficiently between the researchers who develop it and the soldiers who use it.

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Headlines April 20, 2015

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News: Sale of U.S. arms fuels the wars of Arab states – As the Middle East descends into proxy wars, sectarian conflicts and battles against terrorist networks, countries in the region that have stockpiled American military hardware are now actually using it and wanting more. U.S. spending $1 billion to reassure European allies – From Army rotations…

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Triton UAS conducts first flight with search radar

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The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS equipped with a new search radar completed its inaugural flight April 18 over Patuxent River, Md., air space.

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Innovative technology destroys old munitions

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Army officials have brought a state-of-the-art system to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to destroy several historic munitions, beginning in late April.

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Northrop Grumman names VP of Electronic Systems

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Northrop Grumman has appointed Robert J. Gough vice president of the Combat Avionics Systems business unit within its Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately. In his new position, Gough will have executive responsibility for the sector’s combat avionics portfolio, including radars for the F-16, F-22A, F-35 Lightning II, and other aircraft as well as other avionic…

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Headlines April 17, 2015

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News: Army extends benefits to Hood shooting victims – The Army will provide “all possible benefits” to victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting who recently were awarded the Purple Heart, the service announced April 16.   Business: Rolls-Royce lands biggest deal in its 109-year history – U.K. engineering company Rolls-Royce has won the largest order in…

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NASA awards radiation challenge winners, launches next round

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NASA awarded $12,000 to five winners of a challenge to mitigate radiation exposure on deep space missions and launched a new follow-on challenge to identify innovative ways of protecting crews on the journey to Mars.

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