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AF releases rocket propulsion system prototypes request for proposal

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The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., released a formal solicitation June 2, seeking proposals for shared public-private investments in rocket propulsion system prototypes. This solicitation is part of a comprehensive Air Force plan to transition off the Russian supplied RD-180 propulsion system used on the Atlas V rocket…

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Veterans visit D.C. monuments, memorials through Honor Flight Network

Posted June 1, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

Whether standing at the Air Force memorial or silently observing the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, a program gives military veterans the chance to see monuments and landmarks in the Washington metropolitan area.

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Headlines April 24, 2015

Posted April 24, 2015 by

News: More than $1 billion in U.S. emergency reconstruction aid goes missing in Afghanistan – A total of $1.3 billion that the Pentagon shipped to its force commanders in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2014 for the most critical reconstruction projects can’t be accounted for by the Defense Department, 60 percent of all such spending under an…

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LA County Air Show features exciting lineup

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The United States Air Force Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team will rock the skies of LA County headlining the Los Angeles County Air Show March 21 and 22 at William J. Fox Airport.

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F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative

Posted January 23, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

"The workshare initiative is an example of how Arnold Engineering Development Complex consistently improves the test experience," said Dan Blaettler, program manager of U.S. Air Force Engine Component Improvement.

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Army researchers develop pocket-sized aerial surveillance device

Posted November 21, 2014 by Jeffrey Sisto

Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are developing technologies for a pocket-sized aerial surveillance device for soldiers and small units operating in challenging ground environments.

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F-35 and F-22 combine capabilities in operational integration training mission

Posted November 21, 2014 by SSgt. Marleah Robertson

The U.S. Air Force deployed four F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., to Eglin Air Force Base, earlier this month for the unit's first operational integration training mission with the F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing here.

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Send your name on NASA’s journey to Mars, starting with Orion’s first flight

Posted October 10, 2014 by

If only your name could collect frequent flyer miles. NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars. Your name will begin its journey on a dime-sized microchip when the agency’s Orion spacecraft launches Dec. 4 on its first flight, designated Exploration Flight Test-1. After…

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The future is now: Navy’s autonomous swarm boats can overwhelm adversaries

Posted October 6, 2014 by David Smalley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITTvgkO2Xw4&feature=youtu.be As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the†Office of Naval Research announced Oct. 5 a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle to not only protect Navy ships, but also, for the first time, autonomously swarm offensively on hostile vessels. The first-of-its-kind technology successfully demonstrated over…

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Northrop Grumman to provide navigation system for Solar Probe Plus satellite

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Image courtesy of NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory The Solar Probe Plus, with solar panels folded into the shadows of its protective shield, gathers data on its approach to the Sun. WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.- Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to supply its space inertial…

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