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Lockheed Martin acquires high-speed wind tunnel, plans upgrades

Courtesy photograph A RATTLRS cruise-missile inlet undergoes testing at the High Speed Wind Tunnel at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie. Lockheed Martin recently purchased the facility and plans numerous upgrades. Lockheed Martin has purchased a wind tunnel that is one of only two of its kind in the United States, and…

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NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover finishes marathon

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win.

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NASA announces teams for 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given Pedaling across a simulated alien landscape of rock, craters and shifting sand is one of the nearly 90 teams of high school, college and university students from across the United States and around the world who competed in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Space & Rocket…

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

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U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years

More than 300 staff, students and graduate “Testers” of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrated 70 years since the school was established at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., March 12.


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Hammack tells Congress BRAC round needed

Posted  March 9, 2015

The assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment was on Capitol Hill March 3 to discuss the Army’s 2016 military construction budget and explain the need for base realignment and closure. “We need a round of base closure and realignment [BRAC] in 2017,” said Katherine Hammack in testimony before the House Armed…

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Airmen, Marines join forces after aircraft crash

Posted  March 9, 2015

Airmen from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., provided support to the Marines following a non-lethal F/A-18D Hornet crash Feb. 22, in the woods near Statenville, Ga.

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AF research will improve camera for targeting munitions

Posted  March 9, 2015

In order for an imaging munition to find and make its mark, a variety of information is required, including high-resolution video imagery. Future Air Force munitions will likely feature wide field-of-view imaging seekers that provide Air Force warfighters several advantages over using traditional imaging seekers, including improved capability and lower cost. The Air Force Small…

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TELDAT, Raytheon move to next phase of Patriot router development

Posted  March 9, 2015

Raytheon and TELDAT have successfully completed the Critical Design Review phase of their current contract to co-develop and co-produce advanced militarized routers for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system. This milestone validates the capability of the TELDAT design to meet all Patriot system requirements and enables the company to transition into the manufacturing and…

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VA accelerates deployment of nationwide opioid therapy tool

Posted  March 9, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs is accelerating the deployment of a state-of-the-art tool to help protect Veteran patients using high doses of opioids or with medical risk factors that put them at an increased risk of complications from opioid medications. The tool, referred to as the Opioid Therapy Risk Report, is being made available now…

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Saudi Arabia becomes world’s biggest defense importer

Posted  March 9, 2015

Saudi Arabia has passed India to become the world’s biggest arms importer last year as concerns about Iran’s ambitions increase tensions in the Middle East. Saudi spending rose 54 percent to $6.5 billion last year, while India imported $5.8 billion, according to data released Sunday by IHS, a leading analyst of the global arms trade….

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F-35 foes lose fight in land-use permit ruling

Posted  March 9, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Opponents of F-35 fighter planes coming to the Burlington International Airport lost a Vermont Supreme Court appeal over state permitting on Friday, but one justice called the potential jet noise “an alarming wakeup call.” The Vermont Air National Guard is scheduled to get 18 F-35s in 2020. Some people who live near…

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Stamp sheet honors Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients

Posted  March 9, 2015

March 8 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the ground war in Vietnam with the deployment of 3,500 Marines. By war’s end on April 30, 1975, nearly 3 million service men and women had fought in the conflict that would take the lives of more than 58,000 Americans. Of those who served during…

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AF, sister services rally at Pentagon to focus on close air support

Posted  March 9, 2015

Representatives of each military service, joint war fighters, and civilian experts came together to discuss the future of close air support at an Air Combat Command-command hosted summit at the Pentagon, March 2-6. Dubbed the Future CAS Focus Week, the event served as a joint forum for more than 60 participants and senior leaders to…

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Raytheon demonstrates advanced microgrid system and control capabilities

Posted  March 9, 2015

Raytheon and its partners, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Primus Power, and Advanced Energy have successfully demonstrated an advanced microgrid system capable of islanded (off-grid) operation using stored and high penetration renewable energy. The testing effort, conducted at NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility, incorporated Primus Power’s EnergyPodƆ706kVA powertrain, two AE 100kW…

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