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NASA Aeronautics set to premiere high-flying sequel

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NASA photograph by Lori Losey The HU-25C Guardian aircraft will look like this when it flies behind NASA’s DC-8 as seen in this image from ACCESS I flights in 2013. It’s the season for sequels. Not only in Hollywood, but over the high desert of California as well. For the second time in as many…

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Headlines April 25, 2014

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News: Russia plans new military exercise near border with Ukraine - Russian military officials said they plan to engage in a new series of military exercises near the Ukraine border in response to ongoing NATO training exercises in Poland.   Business: Zumwalt class costs have risen $2 billion in last five years - The cost of the…

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News Briefs April 25, 2014

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Germany puts military exports to Russia on hold The German government says it isn’t authorizing any exports of military goods to Russia at present “because of the current political situation,” leaving nearly 70 export applications on hold. The Economy Ministry replied to questions from the opposition Greens that “in critical cases” the government will also…

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Headlines April 23, 2014

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News: U.S. conducts spy flights over Russia - After a tit-for-tat series of delays, the United States conducted an Open Skies Treaty intelligence flight over Russian territory April 21, a State Department official said.  Army paratroopers heading to Poland after Russian annexation of Crimea - U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of…

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News Briefs April 23, 2014

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177 As of April 22, 2014, at least 2,177 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. The AP count is one less than the Defense Department’s tally. At least…

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Australia lifts F-35 order from 14 to 72 fighters

Posted April 23, 2014 by Rod McGuirk

Australia announced April 23 that it had increased its order for F-35 Joint Strike Fighters by 58 to 72 to be fully operational by 2023 in a declaration of confidence in the troubled stealth war plane. The government expects the additional 58 U.S. jets, developed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., will cost 12.4 billion Australian…

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Textron eliminating 750 Cessna, Beechcraft jobs

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Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division. The layoffs will occur over the next 60 days. Both aircraft makers are based in Wichita, Kansas, and Textron says about 575 of the affected jobs are based in Kansas. Management and…

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Headlines April 21, 2014

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News: Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him - Almost 10 years after the friendly fire death of former NFL star turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman, a fellow ranger admits that he may have been the one who fired the fatal shot.   Business: Ship study should favor existing designs -…

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News Briefs April 21, 2014

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Navy OKs changes for submariners’ sleep schedules The U.S. Navy has endorsed changes to submarine sailors’ schedules based on research into sleep patterns by a military laboratory in Connecticut. With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the Navy for decades has staggered sailors’ working hours on schedules with little resemblance…

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NASA cargo launches to space station aboard SpaceX resupply mission

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Nearly 2.5 tons of NASA science investigations and cargo are on the way to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:25 p.m., EDT, April 18. The mission is the company’s third…

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