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Space

NASA selects advanced space technology concepts for further study

Posted May 8, 2015 by

NASA has selected 15 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, a program that aims to turn science fiction into science fact through the development of pioneering technologies.

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Defense

Raptor test force enters new phase of AIM-9X testing

Posted May 8, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 411th Flight Test Squadron and F-22 Combined Test Force successfully test fired two guided AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles this year as part of the latest phase in getting the Raptor closer to using the missile operationally.

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Deployed Airman’s rosy return to Edwards

Posted May 8, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Araceli Martinez, a military spouse and Commissary employee, expected an ordinary day on the job May 5.

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Defense

First female F-35 pilot begins training

Posted May 8, 2015 by 1st Lt. Hope Cronin

The Department of Defense welcomed its first female F-35 Lightning II pilot at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 5.

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Air defense artillery Soldiers apply ‘train as you fight’

Posted May 8, 2015 by Capt. Corey Robertson

“Train as you fight" is a phrase familiar to soldiers. Whether they are preparing for an upcoming mission or keeping their skills honed to perfection, training in this manner is crucial to maintaining proficiency.

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Business

Australia accepts new Boeing CH-47F Chinook aircraft

Posted May 6, 2015 by

Boeing photograph Boeing has delivered the first two of seven CH-47F Chinooks to the Australian Army at a ceremony in Queensland. The remaining aircraft will be delivered throughout 2015. At a May 5 ceremony at Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville in northern Queensland, Australia commissioned their first two Boeing CH-47F Chinook advanced configuration aircraft….

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‘Futurist’ predicts Far East challenges for expeditionary Army

Posted May 6, 2015 by J.D. Leipold

Cyber, electronic warfare and anti-satellite operations are just a few of the threats facing the United States in the Pacific, said a "futurist," who spoke recently at the Pentagon.

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SpaceX demonstrates astronaut escape system for crew Dragon spacecraft

Posted May 6, 2015 by

A loud whoosh, faint smoke trail and billowing parachutes marked a successful demonstration May 6 by SpaceX of its Crew Dragon spacecraft abort system – an important step in NASA's endeavor to rebuild America's ability to launch crews to the International Space Station from U.S. soil.

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Defense

Global Hawk earns unprecedented third consecutive sustainment award

Posted May 4, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman photograph A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk on a runway in Palmdale, Calif. For an unprecedented third year in a row, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft program was officially awarded the Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for most improved performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness…

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes developmental flight test

Posted May 4, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman photograph An MQ-8C Fire Scout†conducts its†final†developmental test flight April 29 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.† Since its first flight in October 2013, the Navy’s new, larger unmanned helicopter†has†completed 327 flights and logged†over 450 hours. The system has met all of its†performance objectives that allow it to begin operational test…

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