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Raytheon awarded Title III contract to advance its industry-leading Gallium Nitride technology

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of the Secretary of Defense have awarded Raytheon a $14.9 million contract to further enhance its process for producing gallium nitride-based semiconductors.

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NASA astronaut, crewmates launch to space station to continue research

Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m., EDT, Oct. 19.

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Navy’s common control system validates interoperability during tri-service demo

The Navy recently tested its Common Control System during a tri-service demonstration that showed the potential use of unmanned systems for automated medical casualty evacuations.

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Airmen provide mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska

Over the course of 12 days in October with temperatures dropping below freezing in the “Last Frontier” Airmen from the 621stContingency Response Wing provided rapid global mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1.

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NTTR: Tip of readiness spear

Spanning Southern Nevada lies the crown jewel for tactics, training and operational testing for the Department of Defense: the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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Long-serving DSCS satellite takes over role of linking Antarctic researchers to world

Posted  October 13, 2016

Nearly 21 years after its launch, a Lockheed Martin-built satellite within the Defense Satellite Communications System recently turned its attention to a new mission—supporting the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole, where communicating with the rest of the world has always been a challenge.

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GA-ASI highlights presence in Pacific Rim at Japan International Aerospace

Posted  October 13, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced Oct. 12 that it will have a significant presence at the Japan International Aerospace show in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 12-15, including hands-on demonstrations of its Advanced Cockpit Block 50 Ground Control Station simulator. GA-ASI’s booth is located within the U.S. Pavilion in West Hall 3, W3-022. GAASI is the…

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C-17 missions still continue into Afghanistan

Posted  October 13, 2016

The imposing C-17 Globemaster III moved through the darkness during a longer trip than is typical at the Rock, the busiest aerial port in the area of responsibility.

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Northrop Grumman successfully flies optical bar camera on RQ-4 Global Hawk

Posted  October 13, 2016

Northrop Grumman successfully flew an Optical Bar Camera broad-area synoptic sensor on an RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft system, marking the first time the legacy U.S. Air Force camera has been flown on a high altitude unmanned aircraft.

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USS Nimitz successfully completes sea trials

Posted  October 12, 2016

Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulled into San Diego, Oct. 10, after completing a successful six-day sea trials and officially marking the completion of a 20-month extended planned incremental availability.

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