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F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

Four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September.

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Carter announces manufacturing initiative to aid war fighters

The Defense Department is partnering with a large-scale consortium in the creation of a National Manufacturing Innovation Institute to produce hybrid electronics, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Aug. 28 at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif.

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U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin ready to launch MUOS-4 Aug. 31

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 31 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Arming the RPAs

Airmen from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide every munition that is loaded onto an MQ-1B Predator or MQ-9 Reaper at Kandahar Airfield; without them, the RPAs wouldn’t be able to provide combat airpower in Afghanistan.

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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.


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Buttoned Up: Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-4 secure comm satellite encapsulated for Aug. 31 launch

Posted  August 14, 2015

The fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy was encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing Aug. 10.

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Teal Group predicts worldwide UAV production will total $93 billion

Posted  August 14, 2015

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles continue as the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, report Teal analysts in their latest market analysis. New unmanned combat aerial vehicle programs, commercial, and consumer spending all promise to drive more than a tripling of the market over the next decade. Teal Group’s 2015 market study…

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NASA awards grants for technologies that could transform space exploration

Posted  August 14, 2015

NASA has selected eight university-led proposals to study innovative, early stage technologies that will address high-priority needs of America’s space program. The selected proposals for unique, disruptive or transformational space technologies will investigate challenges in the areas of solar cell operations at high temperatures, atmospheric entry model development, synthetic biology applications for space exploration and…

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Two-for-one device houses right radio at right time

Posted  August 14, 2015

Army photograph by Kathryn Bailey The universal radio mount solution reduced the size and weight burden of two separate mounts to meet stringent vehicle space and airplane payload restrictions. A little innovation can go a long way towards helping U.S. military forces successfully facilitate their missions. Even an apparatus no bigger than a breadbox recently…

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U.S. Army copter crash-lands on ship off Japan island; six hurt

Posted  August 14, 2015

A U.S. Army helicopter crashed while landing on a Navy ship during training off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, injuring six people and damaging the aircraft, officials said. The H-60 helicopter made a hard landing Aug. 12 on the USNS Red Cloud cargo vessel around 20 miles east of Okinawa, U.S. Forces Japan said in…

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Mann addresses missile defense future during symposium

Posted  August 14, 2015

The leader of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, or USASMDC/ARSTRAT, explained how the command is ensuring space and missile defense for the war fighter, the Army and the nation during the 18th annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Aug. 12. Lt. Gen. David L. Mann, commanding general, USASMDC/ARSTRAT,…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RS-25 engine completes key full-duration test

Posted  August 14, 2015

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced Aug. 13 that it successfully completed a full duration (535 seconds) verification test of its RS-25 rocket engine that will power NASA’s Space Launch System, America’s next generation heavy-lift launch vehicle. The test, conducted at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, was the sixth test in a seven-test series that began in January 2015…

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Headlines August 12, 2015

Posted  August 12, 2015

News: U.S. Army helicopter makes ‘hard landing’ off Japan – Seven people were injured when a U.S. Army helicopter made a “hard deck landing” on a ship during a training mission off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa Aug. 11, the U.S. military in Japan said. Pilot injured when F-16 crashes in southern Germany – A U.S. F-16…

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News Briefs August 12, 2015

Posted  August 12, 2015

U.S. Air Force F-16 crashes in southern Germany, pilot ejects A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed in southern Germany Aug. 11, the military said. The pilot ejected safely. The crash happened near Bayreuth, in Bavaria. The plane had taken off from Spangdahlem Air Base, in western Germany, for a training flight near the…

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NASA selects proposals to build better batteries for space exploration

Posted  August 12, 2015

NASA photograph Fly wheels, such as the NASA G2 flywheel module above, are one way to store rotational energy for use by spacecraft or machines on Earth. NASA’s looking for new energy storage systems to enable our future exploration missions. NASA’s Game Changing Development program has selected two proposals for Phase II awards targeted toward…

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