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Space

NASA selects nine space radiobiology research proposals

Posted October 6, 2014 by

NASA's Human Research Program will fund nine proposals for ground-based research that will help enable extended and safer human exploration of space by quantifying and, ultimately, reducing the risks posed by space radiation.

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Defense

Fleet Forces announces carrier schedule changes

Posted October 6, 2014 by

U.S. Fleet Forces announced Oct. 6 a decision to change the future schedules of two Norfolk-based aircraft carriers.

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Defense

Navy realigns critical support workload to ‘Specialized and Proven Aircraft’ Program Office

Posted October 6, 2014 by

The Navy’s Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office has expanded its mission, taking over management of the F-5 N/F and F-16 A/B adversary aircraft as well as the acquisition of Contracted Air Services, a move that became effective Oct. 1, naval officials said.

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Business

Northrop Grumman conducts successful demonstration of its AQS-24A system for U.S Naval Forces Central Command

Posted October 6, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman, in support of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Bahrain, announced the successful demonstration of an unmanned mine-hunting mission.

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Headlines October 3, 2014

Posted October 3, 2014 by

News: Army chief talks new deployments; ‘grave’ readiness concern – Soldiers will soon see new deployments and rotations to hot spots around the world, even as the Army slashes its active-duty force to fit a tightening budget.   Business: U.S. State Department opens door to maritime defense weapon sales to Vietnam – The United States will allow…

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Business

Sikorsky unveils S-97 Raider™ helicopter

Posted October 3, 2014 by

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., Oct. 2 unveiled the first of two S-97 Raider™ helicopter prototypes, signaling the start of activities in the program’s test flight phase and a major step toward demonstrating the new – and first – armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2™ Technology designed for military missions. “Today, Sikorsky unveiled…

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Defense

Cyber: The new Red Flag battleground

Posted October 3, 2014 by SrA. Jette Carr

Air Force photograph by SrA. Brett Clashman The Red Flag 14-1 cyber protection team works on defense procedures inside the Combined Air and Space Operations Center-Nellis during the exercise Feb. 5, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The CPT’s primary goal is to find and thwart potential space, cyberspace and missile threats against U.S….

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Defense

Green Flag gains new dimensions

Posted October 3, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

The final rendition of Green Flag-West for fiscal year 2014, brought in many firsts. Green Flag 14-10 took place Sept. 12 to 26.

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Tech

NASA helicopter test a smashing success

Posted October 3, 2014 by

The successful crash test of a former Marine helicopter could help lead to safer civilian and military helicopters, according to NASA aeronautics researchers.

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Business

Scaled Composites marks 10th anniversary of milestone flight

Posted October 3, 2014 by

A decade after winning the Ansari XPRIZE with one of the most innovative vehicles ever flown, the employees of Scaled Composites, a Northrop subsidiary, continue to push the boundaries of aviation and the emerging commercial space industry.

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