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NAWCWD team achieves automatic target recognition milestone

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Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division personnel at Naval Weapons Station China Lake, Calif., developed software that enables a radar to accurately alert the warfighter to adversary submarine periscopes on the cluttered and choppy surface of the ocean.

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USS New Orleans leaves BAE Systems Shipyard

Posted December 5, 2014 by Ens. Chloe J. Morgan

Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departed BAE Systems Shipyard for Naval Base San Diego after a five-month planned maintenance availability (PMA), Dec. 3. The “Big Easy” spent the summer and fall undergoing an extensive maintenance period, receiving more than $16 million in repairs and upgrades to equipment and systems throughout the…

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Infrared search, track system achieves Milestone C approval

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The Navy’s infrared search and track  system received Milestone C acquisition approval Dec. 2, authorizing low-rate initial production of the sensor pod.

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ONR earns DOD manufacturing award for F-35

Posted December 3, 2014 by Eric Beidel

The Office of Naval Research received one of the nation's top manufacturing awards for an innovative, cost-saving method for making advanced cockpit enclosures, or canopies, for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program Dec. 2.

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NORAD prepares to track Santa’s flight

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The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa website, http://www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec. 1, featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese. Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Windows,…

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DOD seeks future technology via development plan

Posted December 3, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

The Defense Department seeks technology and innovative ideas as part of its Long Range Research Development Plan within the Defense Innovation Initiative, a broad effort that examines future capabilities, dominance and strategy, a senior DOD official said Nov. 24. The newly-released LRRDP Request for Information will provide a way for DOD technology scouts to collaborate…

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Air Force identifies nickel-free material for F-35 aircraft systems

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Nickel-based materials are used in several components of todayís fighter aircraft; however, working with these materials can be dangerous for installers and requires special handling procedures. Through a Small Business Innovation Research contract with the Air Force, Triton Systems, Inc., located in Massachusetts, developed a nickel-free material technology that is positioned for transition to several…

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New combat rescue helicopter HH-60W to perform personnel recovery mission

Posted December 1, 2014 by Daryl Mayer

The Air Force has officially designated the new combat rescue helicopter as the HH-60W. The need to acquire a new personnel recovery capability resulted in the June 2014 contract award to Sikorsky for eventual production and fielding of up to 112 aircraft with a potential value of approximately $7.9 billion. “The formal designation of HH-60W…

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AF funds thermal management research

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Courtesy photograph Dr. Sayangdev Naha, ADA Technologies’ principal investigator, tests the thermal resistance of thermal grease in an ASTM D5470 Thermal Interface Material tester. Managing heat that is generated by electronic subsystems in next-generation aircraft is a vexing challenge for aerospace system designers. In the interest of meeting this challenge, the Air Force recently provided…

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Fort Sill Soldiers, Singaporean armed forces train together

Posted December 1, 2014 by Leah Lauterberg

Throughout the past two weeks, Fort Sill has been alive with the sounds of helicopters and artillery as battalions from the 214th Fires Brigade and 75th Field Artillery Brigade hosted the Singapore armed forces, during Operation Daring Warrior.

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