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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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Navy LCAC C4N suite completes critical design review

Posted  October 3, 2014

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Navy successfully completed the Critical Design Review for a new Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Navigation suite for landing craft, air cushion, Naval Sea Systems Command announced Oct. 2. The LCAC C4N suite, also known as the command module electronics package, is the user interface the crew uses to operate…

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Search, rescue ops conclude unsuccessfully for missing aircrew

Posted  October 3, 2014

MANAMA, Bahrain – U.S. forces in the North Arabian Gulf concluded a search and rescue operation for a missing U.S. Marine Corps aircrew member today at 3 p.m., GMT, after efforts to locate him were unsuccessful. The Marine is presumed lost at sea. The Marine aircrew member went into the water Oct. 1 when the…

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Scaled Composites marks 10th anniversary of milestone flight

Posted  October 3, 2014

A decade after winning the Ansari XPRIZE with one of the most innovative vehicles ever flown, the employees of Scaled Composites, a Northrop subsidiary, continue to push the boundaries of aviation and the emerging commercial space industry.

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NASA selects nine space radiobiology research proposals

Posted  October 3, 2014

NASA/SOHO image NASA’s space radiobiology research aims to mitigate the harmful effects of the space radiation environment on astronaut health outside of the relative protection of the Van Allen belts (pictured in blue). NASA’s Human Research Program will fund nine proposals for ground-based research that will help enable extended and safer human exploration of space…

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Reunions – October 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

Oct. 3-5 674th AC&W Radar Sqdn. Osceola, Wisc. For more information, contact Thomas Berry at (920) 358-7456 or email tomberry316@gmail.com   Oct. 6-8 47th Air Police Carolina Beach, N.C. For more information, contact Stokely Davis at (336) 583-2938.   Oct. 7-12 Burtonwood Assn. Portland, Ore. For more information, contact Jim Bentley at (813) 689-0199 or…

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Headlines October 1, 2014

Posted  October 1, 2014

Veterans: Substantial VA staff will face discipline - A substantial number of VA employees will face punishment for the veterans treatment scandal, the new national commander of the American Legion predicted Sept. 30, indicating that the slow pace of discipline has more to do with the hoops the department must jump through than it does a…

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News Briefs October 1, 2014

Posted  October 1, 2014

Egypt president gives army control of arms imports The Egyptian president has amended a law, giving the country’s army control over weapons and ammunition imports. The Sept. 30 statement from the presidency says Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi changed articles stipulating that a permit for weapons’ imports has to be granted by the Interior Ministry, which is in…

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ATK successfully tests Orion launch abort motor igniter

Posted  October 1, 2014

NASA and ATK successfully completed a static test of the launch abort motor igniter for the Orion crew capsule’s Launch Abort System. Conducted at ATK’s facility in Promontory, Utah, this test is the next step toward qualifying the igniter for production. The LAS will be placed on top of the Orion spacecraft, the first spacecraft capable…

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Small UAV coalition launched to advance commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles

Posted  October 1, 2014

Leading technology companies Oct. 1 formally announced the formation of the Small UAV Coalition to help pave the way for commercial, philanthropic, and civil use of small unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States and abroad. Chief among the organization’s goals is to advance a regulatory environment that will support safe, reliable, and timely operation…

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NAWCWD manned for unmanned systems

Posted  October 1, 2014

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division scientists, engineers, technicians and operators are involved in all levels of Unmanned Systems research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation.

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