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772nd innovation team creates mobile, reconfigurable cockpit

There's an old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention."

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Cyber Command deputy details formation of Cyber Mission Force

The deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command detailed the command’s efforts to build capabilities and capacity in the Cyber Mission Force during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee June 22, 2016.

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Navy’s final satellite in MUOS constellation launches successfully

The Navy's fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite launched at 10:30 a.m., EDT, June 24, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket in the 551 launch vehicle configuration.

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Army training looks at human dimension

During the month of June, nine squads of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment are participating in an integrated training program at Fort Benning, Ga., that focuses on human performance enhancement.

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Warrior Games conclude with medal ceremony, concert

After a week of intense international competition, the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games drew to a close at West Point, N.Y., June 21, 2016, with a medal ceremony and concert, followed by fireworks.

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Modular, adjustable: A test plane for any occasion

Posted  June 17, 2016

Area-I Inc. photograph The Prototype-Technology Evaluation Research Aircraft, or PTERA, was flown and tested in Georgia skies in 2014. The aircraft, a 10-percent scale model of a medium-range twinjet airplane, can be used to test any number of aeronautical technologies, from advanced control algorithms to avant-garde wing designs. Looking to make a plane that was…

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NASA hybrid electric research plane gets X number, new name

Posted  June 17, 2016

With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.”

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Raytheon achieves two milestones in development of next-generation controls for GPS

Posted  June 17, 2016

Raytheon has passed both a qualification and a critical design review milestone as part of its development of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, or GPS OCX. This new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability,…

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Comptroller says DOD will continue audit accountability plan

Posted  June 17, 2016

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Defense Department Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer Mike McCord, right, testify on the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2016. The Defense Department is getting closer to full audit accountability…

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft to risk Jupiter’s fireworks for science

Posted  June 17, 2016

NASA/JPL-Caltech image This artist’s rendering shows NASA’s Juno spacecraft making one of its close passes over Jupiter. On July 4, NASA will fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the cloud tops of our solar system’s largest planet. As of Thursday, Juno is 18 days and…

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